PR: Denver Moon The Minds of Mars, by Warren Hammond, Joshua Viola

Denver Moon The Minds of Mars, by Warren Hammond, Joshua Viola press releaseThe past holds secrets, can one P.I. dig deep enough to save a dying world?

Authors Warren Hammond and Joshua Viola join up to produce a new cyberpunk franchise where Red Fever stalks the streets.

Hex Publishers would like to invite you to immerse yourself in the Denver Moon world with a novella, comic editions, graphic novel, short story, soundtrack and a PlayStation 4 dynamic theme on June 5, 2018.

“Take the Mars of Total Recall, the cybertech of Ghost in the Shell, the noir of Blade Runner, the action of Cowboy Bebop, and accelerate them to twelve times Earth escape velocity, then you will find yourself with the pure awesome joy that is Denver Moon.” — Matthew Kressel, multiple Nebula Award and World Fantasy Award finalist

Denver Moon, P.I., works the dark underbelly of Mars City. While investigating a series of violent crimes linked to red fever–a Martian disorder that turns its victims into bloodthirsty killers–Denver discovers a cryptic message left by Tatsuo Moon, Mars City co-founder and Denver’s grandfather. The same grandfather who died two decades ago.

Twenty-year-old revelations force Denver on a quest for truth, but Tatsuo’s former friend, Cole Hennessy, leader of the Church of Mars, has other plans and will stop at nothing to keep Denver from disclosing Tatsuo’s secrets to the world.

Hellbent on reclaiming her grandfather’s legacy, Denver–along with her AI implant, Smith, companion android, Nigel, and shuttle pilot, Navya–set out on a quest to find the answers they hope will shed light on the church’s true agenda, the origin of red fever, and the mysteries surrounding Tatsuo’s tragic death.

“This is Mars done as well as Elton John did it, as well as John Carpenter did it, as well as Total Recall did it. Move over, Andy Weir. Step aside, John Carter. Denver Moon is swaggering into this red landscape…” — Stephen Graham Jones, bestselling author of Mongrels and Mapping the Interior

Written by Colorado Book Award winner Warren Hammond, author of the KOP series (Tor Books) and Tides of Maritinia (Harper Voyager), and Colorado Book Award finalist Joshua Viola, co-editor of Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow (Hex Publishers). Available June 2018.

Denver Moon will be available in different formats.

The novella, Denver Moon: The Minds of Mars (paperback, hardcover and eBook) June 5, 2018
Comic editions (Floppy/softcover, and digital on comiXology) will be available on the following schedule:
Issue 1: Murder on Mars – Available on comiXology Jan. 31, 2018 or in print June 5, 2018.
Issue 2: Rafe’s Revenge – July 3, 2018
Issue 3: Transformations – Fall 2018
Graphic novel, Metamorphosis, which contains the 3 comic book issues (Hardcover and digital on comiXology) – Winter 2018
Short story, Metamorphosis, which the stories are based on. (eBook.) – June 5, 2018
Soundtrack featuring Celldweller, Scandroid, and Blue Stahli with an original track by Scandroid.
PlayStation 4 dynamic theme – June 5, 2018.
Pre-orders are open now at and through major retailers such as Amazon, B&N, and Kobo.

Visit the Denver Moon website at

Denver Moon is an official sponsor of the Philip K Dick Sci-Fi Film Festival and a sponsor of Dink, an independent comic book event in Denver.

Warren Hammond grew up in the Hudson River Valley of New York State. Upon obtaining his teaching degree from the University at Albany, he moved to Colorado, and settled in Denver where he can often be found typing away at one of the local coffee shops. He is known for his gritty, futuristic KOP series from TOR Books. By taking the best of classic detective noir, and reinventing it on a destitute colony world, Warren has created these uniquely dark tales of murder, corruption and redemption. KOP Killer won the 2012 Colorado Book Award for best mystery. Always eager to see new places, Warren has traveled extensively. Whether it’s wildlife viewing in exotic locales like Botswana and the Galapagos Islands, or trekking in the Himalayas, he’s always up for a new adventure.

Joshua Viola is an author, artist, and former video game developer (Pirates of the Caribbean, Smurfs, TARGET: Terror). In addition to creating a transmedia franchise around The Bane of Yoto, honored with more than a dozen awards, he is the author of Blackstar, a tie-in novel based on the discography of Celldweller. His debut horror anthology, Nightmares Unhinged, was a Denver Post and Amazon bestseller and named one of the Best Books of 2016 by Kirkus Reviews. His second anthology, Cyber World (co-edited by Jason Heller), was an Independent Publisher Book Awards winner and Colorado Book Award finalist and named one of the Best Books of 2016 by Barnes & Noble. His short fiction has appeared in The Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Found anthology (RMFW Press), D.O.A. III – Extreme Horror Collection (Blood Bound Books), and The Literary Hatchet (PearTree Press). He lives in Denver, Colorado, where he is chief editor and owner of Hex Publishers.

Hex Publishers is a publishing house proudly specializing in genre fiction: horror, science fiction, crime, dark fantasy, comics, and any other form that explores the imagination. Founded by writers, Hex values both the author and the reader with an emphasis on quality, diversity, and voices often overlooked by mainstream.
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