The latest from JE Solo — Edge: Three very short stories — with pictures!
It’s dark. Very dark.
“Hysteria: A SuperHero Origin Story” – a woman scours the city in search of estrogen patches…
“Last Words” – a woman has only one hundred words left to speak…
“Nana” – a family takes Nana out for a Sunday drive…
Three short, illustrated stories by JE Solo.
Edge: Three Short Stories is available now via these outlets:
Buy “Edge – Three Short Stories” on Payhip (PDF and EPUB, includes Paypal option)
Buy “Edge – Three Short Stories” on Amazon (Kindle and Paperback)
From the House of Zolo – JE Solo’s long awaited debut novel PHREAK
“An important and timely novel. JE Solo is a visionary.” – Tracey Waddleton, Author of Send More Tourists, the Last Ones Were Delicious
“This book is a quick witted, word-playing journey that gives us what we all need right now: hope.” – Susie Taylor, Author of Even Weirder Than Before
“An astounding novel. This is what can be accomplished when amazing authors throw off the shackles of convention … and write from the soul: it is raw, fierce, and poignant.” – Matthew LeDrew, Author, and founder of Engen Books
In a near-future world, where corrupt government and corporate interests rule the smallest details of Island life, an unusually sensitive child is born. Growing up on a landscape overrun by militarized police, ecological devastation, and botched genetic modification experiments, Phreak’s survival depends on their heightened senses and the skills they learn at the knee of their life-hacking father. As the collapse of Island society draws closer, Phreak must fight back to protect what they love. Phreak is a richly detailed and compelling first novel about the power of the individual. Solo deftly layers satire and social commentary to create an unforgettable story of resilience and survival.
“Phreak often worked against my narrative expectations with its fragmented, time-jumping, and vignette-style approach, and in the process delivered a singular character whose clear and deeply felt recollections warn us how close we are to delivering a similarly bleak future to the next generation. You’ll want to get your hands on this novel as soon as possible.” – Richard Leis, Author and Poet
“Don’t wait in line, treehuggers! Grab JE Solo’s book, it’s a gorgeous sabotage.” – Jenne Nolan, Activist
PHREAK is on Virtual Book Tour
In the first video below, House of Zolo editor, Erika Steeves, speaks with JE Solo in the first event of the HOZ 2020 Virtual Book Tour. Erika and JE meet in a cozy virtual bunker on the Odyssey Contemporary Art and Performance Simulator in Second Life and talk about writing, working in virtual space and JE reads Chapter 1 from their debut novel Phreak. More virtual events coming soon as JE tours NEOS VR, VR Chat, and World of Warcraft. In the second video JE is interviewed by Colleen Power for the Colleen Power Hour on CHMR FM Radio. They discuss speculative literature in Canada, launching a book during a pandemic, and the process of creating of Phreak.