Fiction by Matthew Lowes
Rithik is a hunter of artifacts among the ancient cities of a long-gone, advanced civilization. Infected with ghost flesh, a fatal disease caught in the ruins, he is banished from his village and must find his way in the wastelands. With the help of a mutant dog, he ventures into the post-apocalyptic underworld in search of the answers to life and death. In the dark forgotten depths, they discover extraordinary secrets and terrible dangers hidden by the catastrophic downfall of ages past. And in the farthest reaches of the labyrinth, Rithik must face the greatest enigma of all—himself.
*Contains my science fiction horror story “A Darkquick Sky” along with stories by a number of award winning authors from ShadowSpinners.
This collection of twelve short stories is brought to you by the writers of ShadowSpinners, a collective blog dedicated to exploring the darker side of fiction. Join us for a journey through the shadows. Wherever you end up, it is sure to be fascinating. Within these pages you’ll discover a wide range of genres, from literary to fantasy to horror and beyond. Humorous, terrifying, thought provoking and strange, but never predictable, these twelve stories explore the hidden corners of human experience.
The Lovecraft eZine, Issue #34, March 2015
Every Day Fiction, March 2014
“WATCHING THE SNOW FALL”
Sounds of the Night, August 2011
“THE MENACE OF DUPERE”
The Fringe Magazine
“THE MUSIC OF TIMOTHY SHEAN”
Dark Recesses Magazine, Aug 2009
SNM Horror Magazine, June 2009
AlienSkin Magazine, Jan07/Dec08
“LEGEND OF THE CRYSTAL ROBOTS”
Worlds Apart #2, July 2007
“VAULT OF THE HEAVENS”
Anotherealm, 2006 Vol. 4
Planet Magazine, 2006
Universe Pathways, July 2006
Novels in Development
JOURNEY TO ELARA
The Three Earths: Book I
Anna Karova lives in a run down apartment at the edge of a modern city, but when assassins from the fallen realm of Maleistria try to kill her, she must travel to the world of Elara to find hope for herself, and ultimately, the future of humanity. She is accompanied by Mouse, a young mute girl, Ken Ashbury, an apprentice to a wealthy and powerful secret society determined to control the destiny of mankind, and Faedyn, a mysterious exile from Elara.
Journey to Elara is the first book in an epic trilogy that spans three parallel worlds.
DARK MAGE OF MIDGARD
The Three Earths: Book II
Anna Karova and Ken Ashbury are swept up in a war that is spreading across three parallel worlds. Only Anna can change the course of the future, but can she stop a war that has already begun?
Dark Mage of Midgard is the second book in an epic trilogy that spans three parallel worlds.
CRYPT AT MALEISTRIA
The Three Earths: Book III
The war has spiraled out of control. The giants have woken, and the three earths will end in apocalyptic fire, unless Anna and Ken can find a way stop it.
Crypt at Maleistria is the final book in an epic trilogy that spans three parellel worlds.
A man suddenly loses his past. The FBI investigates the strange death of an agent. A group of computer hackers encounter an emerging artificial intelligence in the form of a massive multiplayer game-simulation. There’s a mysterious woman, a memory drug, a UFO and a ninja! Is everything connected?
Mnemoyne’s Veil is a novel that explores an alternate near future world through several interlocking narratives.