On a planet where magic and technology are inextricably intertwined, Tol, a gruff inner city Goblin cop, finds himself in the unlikely role of saviour when the world’s access to The Slice, a reservoir of magical energy, is threatened by a fiendish criminal plot. And Life is only getting more complicated for Tol as the Chosen One, when his younger brother becomes king by defeating all comers in a network hacking contest, only to then staff his cabinet with the legendary and nefarious hacker, Boogla. And not helping Tol in the least, are the intrepid reporter Selpla and her crew as they battle their way to the uber story of the century, through magical super-storms, vicious wildlife and a robot that grafts random animal parts onto wandering pets. In Goblinopolis, Robert G. Ferrell has crafted an entirely new comedic world of magic, mayhem and technocracy that devoted readers of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld will love and new fantasy readers will devour and be left wanting more.
About the Author
Robert G. Ferrell was born in Houston, Texas, USA, in 1957. He holds a B.S. in Biology, (almost) an M.S. in Avian Ecology, and has drifted in and out of graduate programs in Pre-Biotic Chemistry and Medicine. He has been writing for publication since the late 1970s, garnering recognition for technical writing, fiction, poetry, and humor. He was a finalist for the Robert Benchley Society Humor Writing Award in 2011 and a semifinalist in 2012. Robert has been published in three humor anthologies: “My Funny Valentine,” “My Funny Major Medical,” and “Open Doors: Fractured Fairy Tales.” He was also a finalist for the 2012 Atlanta Review Poetry Competition, and his recent novella, “Theopraxis” was a finalist in the 2012 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. He has been a popular columnist for ;login: magazine since 2006.
Robert lives with his wife Adrienne and roughly three cats in rural Wilson County, Texas. When not writing, Robert can be found engaged in ham radio, playing recording music, reproducing medieval calligraphy and illumination, or doing the gob-smack in his pool.