Kickstarter Friday: The Milburn Zombies

It’s Kickstarter Friday, once again, and I’m gonna tell you about The Milburn Zombies. Dreamed up by Grant Miles, The Milburn Zombies is a made-for-tv movie about a zombie outbreak in the small town of Milburn. With two weeks left to go on the kickstarter, there is still time for it to reach its funding goal if these details interest you.

First, a brief chat with Grant Miles, creator of The Milburn Zombies.

Could you tell us a little about the Milburn Zombies?

The Milburn Zombies is a made for television/home video movie written produced and soon to be directed by myself. The story takes place in present day when an unexpected outbreak occurs and dominates the small town of Milburn, a hero and his apprentice emerges to save the day.

What made you want to take it to Kick-starter?

On kick-starter, some great creative products get funded. This opportunity is a fantastic way for entrepreneurs to access and obtain needed finance.

Has the response been everything you expected?

I’ve really had some great positive feedback from the viewers; it would be nice if more viewers would invest in the dreams of an artist.

What do you think is the most likely to happen, apocalypse-wise?

Everything would shut down, The President of the United States of America would appear on your flat screen televisions, I pads, IPhones, tablets and tell all the citizens to remain indoors while the military set up around your cities to wipe out all infected personal. If you need food, water etc. We will have certain timed drop off areas in your neighborhood’s to accommodate. Stay home, stay off the streets and remain calm until this situation is over.

Any survival tips for our readers?

Yes. Shelter is a must…stock up on food, water, ammunition and any firearm or shotgun of your choice.

Are you ok with living under the benevolent dictatorship of myself or the other two ICoS ladies?

Hell yeah!!! I love it when a woman tells me what to do!

Now, tell us anything you want about anything you want.

If you are interested in acting or becoming an extra in this film send me your headshot and resume to:

P.O. BOX 5693
FRESNO, CA 93755

If you are interested in funding The Milburn Zombies (and I’m of the opinion that more zombie TV and film is a good, good thing) then pop along to it’s kickstarter.

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Osiris by E. J. Swift

“Nobody leaves Osiris. Osiris is a lost city. She has lost the world and world has lost her . . .”

Rising high above the frigid waters, the ocean city of Osiris has been cut off from the land since the Great Storm 50 years ago. Most believe that Osiris is the last city on Earth. Adelaide is the black-sheep granddaughter of the city’s Architect. A jaded socialite, she wants little to do with her powerful relatives — until her troubled twin brother disappears mysteriously. Vikram, a third-generation storm refugee, sees his own people dying of cold and starvation. He hopes to use Adelaide to bring about much-needed reforms — but who is using whom? As another brutal winter brings Osiris closer to riot and revolution, two very different people attempt to bridge the gap dividing the city, only to find a future far more complicated than either of them ever imagined.

Osiris [1. provided free by Night Shade Books] is a difficult book. It’s beautifully written, intricately plotted and has a well-imagined setting, but even with all those things, I’m not entirely sure that I enjoyed it.

Osiris is another slow starter, which I’m not opposed to in fantasy books, but it’s almost too slow. I kept finding myself excuses not to read it – not because it was bad, but because amidst the glorious prose and careful plotting, I felt a core of coldness, or lack. An emptyness. I just didn’t care. I didn’t care about Adelaide, I didn’t care about her brother, Axel, I didn’t care about Vikram or the uprising. I just didn’t care.

Which is not to say Osiris is a bad book. I cannot be more clear on this – it is, in fact, a very good book. There are a lot of things that I should have loved about it – decently written female MC! Prose that rises above the merely competent! Interesting and unique setting! Uprising and rebellions! I should have loved it. I should have been using this space to rave about it, to tell you to go spend your hard earned money on Osiris, I should have wanted a physical copy so I could read and re-read until the spine creased and the pages fell out. But I just didn’t.

I did manage to finish it, but it was because I requested the eARC myself and didn’t feel I could just stop. The ending is sufficiently satisfying and powerful – or it would be if I’d had a strong enough emotional connection to the book. It sets up nicely for future books in the series, as well, if that’s something that appeals to you.

This isn’t a great review – all I can do with a review is put across my own personal opinion, and in this case it’s quite simple. Osiris is a good book, but it left me cold.  I don’t think it’s the fault of the writer. It’s not you, E. J. Swift, it’s me.