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The Siren Stone Series

Is Back in New Editions from Dark Helix Press

The Shrine of the Siren Stone is available now in Kindle. Print edition to come.

The Moon Under Her Feet is coming soon.


The Moon Under Her Feet

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With a new introduction by the author

Publication Date Forthcoming

Father Mark Wycliffe is a Roman Catholic priest and space engineer. On the Moon, he meets Jessica, a teenage girl in a Catholic school uniform. Jessica loves to shop and hang out in nightclubs. But Jessica also claims to be Jesus Christ.

Will Jessica use her special powers to start a nuclear Armageddon? Will Father Wycliffe, the Virgin Mary, scientists, and clergy be able to stop Jessica from carrying out her Father's will? While the mortals and Jessica's immaculate mother try to foil her, Jessica happily splurges on designer clothes, luxuries she never had in first century Judea.

The Moon Under Her Feet combines space opera, ghost story, and theology in a way never before seen in science fiction. From Derwin Mak, the author of "Transubstantiation," winner of the 2006 Prix Aurora Award, Canada's national science fiction award, for Best Short-Form Work in English.

"A clever, often brilliant, weaving of two story lines... Mak brings science and theology together in ways few other science fiction writers would even contemplate."

-- John-Allen Price, author of The Mutant Chronicles

Read sample excerpts here in pdf.


The Shrine of the Siren Stone

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Available now on Amazon Kindle:

ASIN: B016COE5TY (Amazon Kindle)

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Another novel in the universe of The Moon Under Her Feet from Derwin Mak, the author of “Transubstantiation”, winner of the 2006 Prix Aurora Award, Canada’s national science fiction award, for Best Short-Form Work in English.

Ishiro is an otaku, an anime-obsessed geek without a decent job or loving parents. His only friends are Mr. Endo, owner of a maid café in Akihabara, and Yuko, a waitress in a French maid uniform. Ishiro falls in love with Yuko, but she turns out to be an android using him to learn about human love. Does she have real feelings for him or is she just programmed to act like a girlfriend? When Mr. Endo splits the couple apart, Ishiro joins the Japanese Navy and goes to war, and Yuko's behavior becomes increasingly human and rebellious. Their paths cross again at the mysterious Shrine of the Siren Stone, where a telepathic meteorite holds the secret of the human spirit...

"It's Romeo and Juliet meets Benny and Joon in a futuristic Japan. Then stuff blows up! The Shrine of the Siren Stone is a wonderful, female-friendly story and a welcome departure from the stereotypes of the science fiction genre. The plot twists surprised me, I got teary-eyed in a few places, and I laughed out loud in others. What's not to love?" - Liana K, host of Ed and Red's Night Party! on G4.

"Derwin Mak creates a dazzling mix of artificial intelligence, future warfare, otaku romance, and Japanese religion. His characters are comic, then heroic, and finally self-sacrificing. He achieves something of great rarity in science fiction: a novel of heartfelt poignancy." – John-Allen Price, author of The Mutant Chronicles.

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Last updated on October 14, 2015.
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