This website is an online companion to For Those In Peril On The Sea, the debut novel from Colin M. Drysdale, which has been described by one reviewer as ' ... different and superior in concept as well as content ...' and was given a much-coveted and rarely awarded five stars out of five by Foreword Reviews (click here to read the full review).
Primarily set in the northern Bahamas, this book weaves its story of post-apocalyptic survival into the local sub-tropical seascape and the sailing culture that can be found there. With its evocative use of real locations haunted by zombie-like infected and atmospheric depictions of the trials of life at sea drawn from the author's own experiences, For Those In Peril On The Sea provides a new and unusual take on the traditional post-apocalyptic and zombie genre.
Uniquely, the author has created an interactive map to accompany this book which allows the reader to explore the real locations where the events in the book are set and see the routes taken by the characters as they move around the local landscape. This map can be viewed by clicking here.For Those In Peril On The Sea is available from Pictish Beast Publications both as a Kindle ebook and in print. If you wish to purchase it in the US, you can click here. To purchase it in the UK, click here. For all other countries, either visit your national Amazon site or click here to purchase from Amazon.com. If you'd like to purchase the first edition which was only released as a paperback in the UK, click here.
If you wish to find out more about this book, you can click here to read the prologue and the first two chapters for free.
What You Can Find On This Website:
1. Information About For Those In Peril On The Sea: This section includes a trailer based on the cover art from the book, a preview of the first three chapters (including a PDF version that you can download and read offline), a summary of reviews the book has received and links to where you can purchase it.
2. Additional Information About The World Of For Those In Peril On The Sea: This section is provided for those who have already read the book and who wish to find out more about the world in which it is set. If you're planning on reading the book, you should do this before you read anything this section as it may provide details that ruin your enjoyment of it. If you haven't decided if you want to read it yet, the prologue and the first two chapters can be found here.
The information provided in this section includes Additional Background Information About The Main Characters from the original outlines written by the author, Interactive Maps which provide you with more information about exactly where the events in the book take place and a comparison of Infected, Zombies And Triffids in film and fiction. There is also additional information about the Geography Of The Region where the book is set, and about The Science Behind The Infected, as well as a section called Sailing Away From The Apocalypse, which is a tongue-in-cheek consideration of whether you should try using a sailboat to escape the apocalypse if it were to happen to you.
3. Information From The Author: In this section, there is more information on the author of For Those In Peril On The Sea. This includes a section About Colin M. Drysdale, a Q&A with the author, a list of his Top Ten Favourite Post-Apocalyptic Stories from film, TV and literature, and a link to his Blog. There is also a section which hosts short stories written by Colin M. Drysdale. These are free for you to download. Finally, in this section, you'll also find a page called What Would You Do If ... Dilemmas Of A Zombie Apocalypse where you can vote on how you'd deal with various zombie-related situations.
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