Bio: Lawrence Barker's fiction has recently appeared in the anthologies Carnival (Lone Wolf Press), The Labor Pool, Grave Possessions, Dead Winter (all from Cyber Pulp), and Tales from the Dark River (a spoken word CD produced by the Atlanta Radio Theater Company), as well as a variety of periodicals, including Thirteen Stories and Zahir. His darkly fantastic poetry has recently appeared in Astropoetica, Random Planets, Scifikuest, Erotic Fantasy (Tales of the Paranormal), and others. He lives just outside Atlanta, where he continues to produce fiction that, in the words of one editor of his work, is 'so Southern you can taste the tobacco juice'.
What is the Blood Red Sphere? Hamilton Helios, cactus juice addict, PTSD survivor and scavenger doesn't know, but everyone else on Mars seems to think he does. Why are Earth's central government, the break-away barons of the Oort Cloud, the native Martians, and more than a few sadistic criminals willing to kill for a nondescript sphere of red lacquer? Helios wishes he knew. Whatever the reason, secret agents, psychopathic religious fanatics, law enforcement officials, and wild Martians are all o... more info>>
Four days ... That is all the time Evrandal the Feral has to save her child, Broglin, from slavery in the dreaded mines of Tuscum. Four days to rescue a daughter who does not even know Evrandal is her mother. Evrandal the Feral, a creature half-human and scorned by society, forbidden by Holy Law from entering the Shrine of the Four Mothers, must now journey through the wild deserts of Vrantum to distant cities to find out who killed a somewhat seedy alchemist. She must protect herself from the w... more info>>