An End Times Novel of the Zombie Apocalypse
It happened very fast. Within weeks, isolated news reports of people acting in strange and often violent ways became frequent and widespread. Terrifying videos were uploaded to the internet in shocking numbers from across the globe. Chaotic images of societies in rapid decline.
Then—everything went dark. No electricity, no internet, no broadcasts on the emergency radio station.
Now—howling, angry, bloodied creatures claw to get into Johnny Salibi's house, where he lives with his wife and young daughter.
But Johnny and his family are safe. He's boarded up the windows. The door is locked and secure. They will ride things out until the government can get things under control again. They're safe. . .
. . . except that they're not.
Johnny must try to protect his wife and daughter in a world suddenly turned apocalyptic. But things will not go according to plan. Johnny will learn that the zombie plague is not what he or anyone else thought it was. He will learn that the government is not in any position to rescue them. And he will also learn that an unlikely group of survivors might hold the key not only to survival, but to salvation.
Combining elements of zombie fiction, apocalyptic literature, and spiritual thrillers, this is the gripping tale of a man whose faith in God is put to the test with life and death—and even greater—consequences.
Biblically Inspired Science Fiction Humor
These are the adventures of James Kollins: greedy, petty, selfish captain of the galactic warship DeVille; a man obsessed with the holodrama Captain Courageous and the Women Who Love Him; a man completely unforgiving of his much-maligned first officer. A man who has just met the Creator of the universe, though he doesn't quite realize it yet, and whose life is about to change in ways he never dreamed possible, though he doesn't quite know it yet.
Find out what happens when an overgrown child in charge of a large military ship, and sadly lacking a conscience and possessed of a strange sense of humor, comes into contact with God Himself, who isn't above playing a few tricks of His own.
You'll be plunged into interstellar war and ultramodern espionage, witness textbook-poor diplomacy and longstanding family feuds, and even encounter a seemingly evil empire of cute babies.
It's a safe bet you'll laugh while reading this book; a virtual lock you'll crack a smile or twenty; and inconceivable that you won't groan and shake your head on a regular basis. In the tradition of Isaac Asimov's pun-in-cheek "feghoots," each of these twelve short-shorts ends in a play on words and phrases that will leave you wondering what's wrong with the author.
Part loving Star Trek parody homage, part spiritual journey, The Lost Stories is a series of cosmic and comic adventures that is silly, fun, and also demonstrates the power of God working in the life of even the most self-obsessed warship captain you've ever met.
A Novella in Three Parts
A ravenous creature that devours its victims, leaving nothing behind.
A hero intent on stopping it before the creature kills again.
A powerful magician, left for dead in the ruins of his father’s castle, alive and thirsting for vengeance.
This is the tale of a hero and a villain, of sword and of sorcery, of two brothers at war.
Forthcoming Winter 2014/15.
13 Short Tales
Why doesn't God do something to stop the evil and suffering in the world? Some people who call themselves the "Atheists Against God" think they know the answer. And they know what they're going to do about it, too.
A hired gun—who doesn't use a gun and won't be hired by just anyone—realizes that his profession is killing him, but finds it hard to quit. Until he discovers that his talent has more uses than he ever dreamed possible.
A young boy learns that his best friend is an alien. But does that mean they have to stop being friends?
Meet interesting, complex characters; explore worlds both strange and all-too-familiar; and discover the answer to thought-provoking mysteries in this collection of 13 short stories by Karl El-Koura. Twelve of these short tales were previously published in magazines between 1998 and 2010, while the bonus story is exclusive to this collection. Organized in three sections—Fear, Faith, and Love—this anthology also contains an introduction by the author, as well as forewords to accompany each story (an afterword in the case of the bonus story).
Spanning a wide range of genres (including science fiction, fantasy, horror, detective fiction, military fiction, and superhero fiction) and a wide range of lengths (from the shortest story at 250 words to the longest at 7500 words), Ooter's Place and Other Stories of Fear, Faith, and Love is an eclectic collection. Join the author as he introduces you to stories both light and dark, fun and serious, always entertaining.