Avid4 Dystopia

Mat Blackwell


Mat Blackwell is a multi-award-winning writer and reclusive bearded troglodyte. He has written jokes for performers as varied as Waleed Aly, Paul McDermott, Corinne Grant, Amanda Keller, Sammy J, Wil Anderson, and Barry Humphries. He also co-created and co-wrote the hilariously grotesque sharehouse-convict-black-comedy BRUCE (brucetheseries.com), which was the 3rd-most awarded webseries of 2017. When he’s not cranking out the gags for TV, or penning satirical novels for discerning adults, Mat writes philosophical essays on music, art, humour, and morality. BEEF is a contemporary satire about love, meat, and infidelity, set in an Australia of the incredibly-near future. It is a multi-generational tale of unseen consequences, and the pressures of legacy. But most of all, it’s the tale of an awkward middle-aged sociophobe’s attempts to not have an affair with a wildly attractive psychic, who insists they are going to end up together, like it or not, because “it’s destiny”.

Jesse Booth


Jesse works in the IT field along the Wasatch Mountains. When he’s not fiddling with systems and computers, he can be found reading or writing. Jesse is also a musician and composer.

Book: The Network (https://www.amazon.com/Network-Jesse-Booth-ebook/dp/B00FEQG73E/)

John Briggs

Stephen Hawking’s warning that humanity should never respond to alien communication has gone unheeded for too long, and now the human led United Planetary Coalition is faced with a seemingly insurmountable threat from a brutal and merciless race known as the Jaari. With mounting casualties and obliterated colonies, the desperate UPC turns to conscripting prison convicts into active military service, with promises that these men and women will be turned into the next generation of super soldiers—the Avatars. This includes disgraced starship Captain Joaquin Lafontaine, who sees this opportunity as a means to redeem himself.  However, the program is shrouded in mystery. Joaquin will discover the Avatar program’s true nature, and will struggle not only to defeat the Jaari against all odds, but to also retain his humanity—and perhaps his very soul.

RL Bull

The apocalypse has already happened. Humanity fought, and won, but paid a heavy price. No one expected it to happen again. A brutal virus is spreading across the divided country- it’s cause unknown. All hope seems to lie in the capital- Carrion City- the last standing defence against an invisible plague. But as survivors flock to the city walls, it seems that not everyone has chosen the same side. Not everyone wants humanity to survive this time. With humanity teetering on the edge of extinction, a group of strangers must band together to uncover the truth and fight for the very survival of their species.

Davon Custis


Malik Soules has never seen such an amazing sight. There lay the city of Imperia: gutted, destroyed, cracked with broken windows, every skyscraper went slanted within this deep underground cavern. What happened to this place so long ago? He accidentally stumbles upon a machine called REQUIEM. By mistake, it sends him into a strange new world: where futuristic technology rules and sheer terror fills the hearts of ordinary citizens. He can’t seem to escape this nightmarish dream! (Revised Second Edition 03/31/2018: includes Part I and Part II) ***Side note: Original First Edition included only Part I prior to 03/31/2018***

Greg Hickey


Greg Hickey is a former international professional baseball player and current forensic scientist, endurance athlete, author and screenwriter. His debut dystopian fiction novel Our Dried Voices was a finalist for Foreword Reviews’ INDIES Science Fiction Book of the Year Award. His second novel, a literary choose-your-own-adventure titled The Friar’s Lantern, was published in 2017 by Black Rose Writing. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Lindsay.

Mark Kloss


WITHIN THE DARK DYSTOPIA THE SAVAGE GAME BEGINS Amid continuing betrayal and easy death in the dystopia that is now the City of London, the live TV show called Game Hunter pits human against zombie. Tremayne and Red are half-turned teenage zombies. He has the unwanted ability to drain and feed life, she has the careless bravery of the condemned. Together they are forced into the impossible task of saving their zombie cousins. Under the eyes of millions, they prepare to play the first of three shows against Game Hunter’s toughest killers until the siren sounds victory or death. The end result will determine much more than anyone can possibly know. This breathless trilogy truly turns zombie stories on their heads.

N.A. Le Brun

Between 1972 and 1993 the Global Sector Council forced single mothers to have abortions.When those babies were aborted, their souls were stolen and attached to lab made children. Those children, together with a group known as the Rebellion are now fighting back. Freya ‘Freddie’ Faith Raner takes us on a whirlwind adventure as she and her soul sister search for their soul mother, look to over throw the global government, and make friends, and enemies, along the way. A dystopian novel set in a parallel universe which split from our own timeline in the aftermath of the Second World War. Utopia isn’t all that it seems, in a world where religion has been abolished, LGBT people have rights the world over, and food, shelter, and education are taken as given.

A.C. Miller


My name is A.C. Miller and I’ve been a writer since as far back as I can remember. I started with short stories as a kid, then I hit that poetry phase in high school and now, I focus all my attention on my current unnamed YA Dystopian trilogy. The first book in the series (also, my debut novel), entitled “Nimbus” was released on Nov. 22nd, 2017, and my grandma told me I need to hurry up and get the second one out, or I’m not invited to dinner anymore.

Clarke W. Owens


600 ppm, A Novel of Climate Change

It’s 2051. Sea level rise has flooded American coastal cities. The West is a waterless desert. Refugees migrate northward. Food and water are rationed amid endless war. When Jeff Claymarker’s friend is wrongly convicted of murder, the only clue to the truth comes from a stash of flash drives belonging to Jeff’s late uncle, a Washington climate scientist.

L.C. Perry

L.C. Perry is a young indie author and avid reader of Young Adult, Romance, Dystopia, Paranormal, Suspense and Action novels. Her love for reading started with Candy Apple books and blossomed with the book Gamer Girl by Mari Mancusi. In the seventh grade, she discovered her passion for writing and started her first novel. Throughout middle school and high school, her main hobby was surrounded by books. When she isn’t reading or writing, she is listening to music, watching anime, eating sweets, hanging out with family/friends and daydreaming. She is now currently attending Emory University.

Geoffrey Pierce

Manna City

Nista is nine months pregnant, starving, and living in a cave. Her husband, Dane, think she’s gone crazy. And the first time she heard the voice of her unborn child, she thought she’d gone crazy, too. But the child has told her too many things, shown her too many things that have come to pass. She knows…someone is coming to usher them away from their isolated purgatory. Someone is coming to lead them through the unforgiving desert – teeming with lawless killers and savage beasts – to the last bastion of civilization, a mythical land of plenty called Manna City.

Kristen Tsetsi

Kristen Tsetsi is a former journalist, former adjunct English professor, and former cab driver. The Age of the Child is her third novel.

Patrick Witz


“Through Button Eyes” is a multi-genre compilation of fifteen previously unpublished short stories that will most assuredly take readers on a thrilling emotional roller-coaster ride of excitement, fear, laughter and tears. The stories range from tender coming of age to sci-fi adventure; romantic moments to brutal murder; magical fantasy to family tragedy… and one humorous zombie. This exciting anthology embraces a spectrum of genres where the seven authors skillfully integrated one seemingly innocuous plot point into every story, a button! (Genre Blends: Science-Fiction, Thriller, Dystopia, Fantasy, Horror-Comedy, Speculative-Fiction, Swashbuckler, Action/Adventure, Tragedy, Literary Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Memoir, Coming of Age, LGBT). “Through Button Eyes” was selected from thousands of national and international entries as one of the five medal finalists in the Anthology Division of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA). Authors: Patrick Witz, Annemarie Olsen, David Loofbourrow, Davin L. Kent, Jane Haworth, Evelina Dunn, Kathleen Coleman

Patrick Witz has from his youth always been fascinated with science, strange discoveries, technology, earth and other worldly places presented in National Geographic and Popular Mechanics. He is a steadfast believer that knowledge and imagination are a powerful combination and readily admits he will forever be a student of the arts, be it creative writing, photograph, or any other artistic interest or endeavor. In his writing, Patrick likes to blend genres and his eclectic nature leads him into a labyrinth of fictional paths. Patrick’s writing goal is to bring his written words to life in reader’s minds… therein to strum emotional cords; sculpt intriguing characters; create captivating dialogue; and paint intricate colorful settings. One can say Patrick’s diversity is the spice of his writing – sometimes sweet, every now and again bitter, often mixed with a sprinkle of humor, a pinch of peculiar flavor, and finished off with an unsuspecting or emotional twist.