“Maybe Robert Kroese’s latest sci-fi novel, The Big Sheep, isn’t co-authored by Phillip Dick, but it does the late great author some serious homage. At the same time…and this is remarkable… Kroese has conjured up a thoroughly original, stunningly intelligent plot that both thrilled and delighted me. It also made me laugh. A riveting, hallucinatory joy-ride into a dangerous future by a terrific author writing at the top of his game.”
–Vincent Zandri, New York Times and USA Today bestselling
author of The Remains and When Shadows Come
I know you guys are as excited as I am about the release of my new novel, The Big Sheep, so I wanted to make sure you guys know how to pre-order it so you’ll have it on (or very shortly after) the release date on June 28. So here is every possible way to order a copy:
If you order a hardcover from Schuler Books, you can have it shipped to you anywhere in the U.S. for $1–or you can pick it up in the store for free. I will be at the Grand Rapids, MI store on Tuesday, 6/28 from 7 to 9pm if you’d like to meet me in person.
If you don’t want me to scribble in your book and you’re an Amazon Prime member, this is probably your cheapest/fastest option.
The Big Sheep is also available from the iTunes store, but I don’t seem to be able to link to it directly. Just go there and search, you big baby.
So… that was a little short of ten million. Still, how many ways do you really need, right? It’s just one book, after all. OR IS IT? (It is.)
What’s this book about, anyway?
Los Angeles of 2039 is a baffling and bifurcated place. After the Collapse of 2028, a vast section of LA, the Disincorporated Zone, was disowned by the civil authorities, and became essentially a third world country within the borders of the city. Navigating the boundaries between DZ and LA proper is a tricky task, and there’s no one better suited than eccentric private investigator Erasmus Keane. When a valuable genetically altered sheep mysteriously goes missing from Esper Corporation’s labs, Keane is the one they call.
But while the erratic Keane and his more grounded partner, Blake Fowler, are on the trail of the lost sheep, they land an even bigger case. Beautiful television star Priya Mistry suspects that someone is trying to kill her – and she wants Keane to find out who. When Priya vanishes and then reappears with no memory of having hired them, Keane and Fowler realize something very strange is going on. As they unravel the threads of the mystery, it soon becomes clear that the two cases are connected – and both point to a sinister conspiracy involving the most powerful people in the city. Saving Priya and the sheep will take all of Keane’s wits and Fowler’s skills, but in the end, they may discover that some secrets are better left hidden.
People more successful than me like it too!
“As original a plot as I’ve run across in a long time. The Big Sheep is a sheer delight!” – Hugh Howey, NYT Bestselling author of Wool
“Fun, fast, and addictive. Kroese gives us a sci-fi /noir detective story that manages to catch the reader off guard again and again.” – Peter Clines, author of The Fold, 14, and the Ex-Heroes series
“An enthralling blend of sci-fi and noir, The Big Sheep left me salivating for a second helping of Erasmus Keane’s adventures.”
– Rick Gualtieri, author of The Tome of Bill series
“Maybe Rob Kroese’s latest sci-fi novel, The Big Sheep, isn’t co-authored by Phillip Dick, but it does the late great author some serious homage. At the same time…and this is remarkable… Kroese has conjured up a thoroughly original, stunningly intelligent plot that both thrilled and delighted me. It also made me laugh. A riveting, hallucinatory joy-ride into a dangerous future by a terrific author writing at the top of his game.”
—Vincent Zandri, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Remains and When Shadows Come
Holy crap have you still not ordered it??
The Big Sheep is available for pre-order now from all your favorite retailers. Get a signed hardcover, order the Kindle version from Amazon, or buy it any of the roughly ten million other ways I specified above. Order it from your local bookstore for all I care. Just go get it!