This past week we gave the spotlight to Norylska Groans, Michael R. Fletcher & Clayton W. Snyder’s Grimdark Noir novel! Our Roadies brought a wide selection of content to this show with reviews and other posts. Now it’s time to bring the show to an end and it’s my pleasure to present you with the encore, including some extra content. Come and learn a bit more about the world of Norylska Groans through Clayton’s playlist!
Clayton Snyder is the author of SPFBO semi-finalists River of Thieves and The Obsidian Psalm, and a host of other novels. As a hybrid author he has self-published, placed novels with small presses, and had several short stories published, including Mother Time, Father Death, at Helios Quarterly garnering a WSFA nomination. His most recent, Injustice, at Three Crows Magazine, was compared to Gene Wolfe’s work. He currently splits his time between work and writing. He has worked as a systems admin, chainsaw operator, and once did a brief ill-advised stint as a bodyguard.
Michael R. Fletcher is a science fiction and fantasy author, a grilled cheese aficionado, and a whiskey-swilling reprobate. He spends his days choreographing his forklift musical (titled “Get Forked”), and using caffeine as a substitute for sanity. Any suggestions that he is actually Dyrk Ashton in disguise are all lies.
with the weight of her crimes. In a city where winter reigns amid the fires of industry and war, soot and snow conspire to conceal centuries of death and deception.
and the weight of a leaden sky threatens to crush her people. Katyushka Leonova, desperate to restore her family name, takes a job with Norylska’s brutal police force. To support his family, Genndy Antonov finds bloody work with a local crime syndicate.
with the weight of her dead. As bodies fall, the two discover a foul truth hidden beneath layers of deception and violence: Come the thaw, what was buried will be revealed.
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JUNE 30TH – THE KICKOFF
Out of This World SFF – review
“This was such a different read from the usual fantasy for me, and I think that is why I ripped through it so quickly. I read it first thing in the morning, I read it while I was cooking, I stole minutes to read it when I was supposed to be working, I mean, I was transfixed by this book so much. I can’t yell enough about it honestly. I hope that it gets the readership that it deserves because it would be a crime otherwise. Think Robert Jackson Bennett’s Divine Cities trilogy crossed with a little Philip Kerr and Dostoevsky and you are in the general neighborhood of NORYLSKA GROANS. This is an amazing read that should garner praise from every corner of the fantasy universe. It certainly gets mine, that’s for sure.”
Beneath A Thousand Skies – review
“It’s been a while since I had a bookhangover this strong, and I think Norylska Groans is a book that takes you by the throat and gives you a good shake while your reading, and then lingers in the back of your mind, haunting you and demanding your attention long beyond that final page. It’s one I already want to reread, just to soak in the atmosphere and the writing, and to look for all the little details that I might have overlooked this first time. Dark. Brutal. Engrossing.”
@chapter.mjthomas – review + IG spotlight
“The grimdark setting is exceptional with the details and the fantasy elements are just amazing.
If you can handle some gore and noir then, this is one of the best “dark” book you will come across.“
Fantasy Book Critic – interview
@danthewandererboy – IG spotlight
G-n-R – You Could Be Mine
Glorious Sons – Heavy
Glorious Sons – S.O.S.
Megadeth – Sweating Bullets
Megadeth – Architecture of Aggression
If you are interested in Norylska Groans and would like to get in contact with Michael R. Fletcher and Clayton W. Snyder, you can find them on social media
Michael R. Fletcher
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