Gauntlet Press has announced they’ll be publishing a new John Shirley novel (Welcome to Freedom) in the fall of 2009. Here is the author’s description:
“After a disaster wrecks a long section of the California northern coast, the town of Freedom, which has attempted to live without federal interference as much as possible, finds it has a little too much chance to go it alone. Vicious human predators take advantage of the situation, waves of brutality roll through the area, and a young man new to town has a coming of age confrontation with what it takes to survive at any cost … The town wants to maximize its freedom from outside help, influence and control. See what happens when you have real freedom day after day, and no rules? Is it heaven – or hell?”
Gauntlet will begin taking orders in January.