Michael Bunker

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This week join us as we speak to USA Today Bestselling author Michael Bunker. His latest is the Amish Science Fiction book,  BROTHER FRANK (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015).

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Michael Bunker

Michael Bunker is a USA Today Bestselling author, off-gridder, husband, and father of four children. He lives with his family in a “plain” community in Central Texas, where he reads and writes books…and occasionally tilts at windmills.

Michael is the author of several popular and acclaimed works of dystopian sci-fi, including the Amazon top 20 bestselling Amish Sci-fi thriller the Pennsylvania Omnibus, the groundbreaking dystopian vision Hugh Howey called “a brilliant tale of extra-planetary colonization.” His latest is  BROTHER FRANK.

Michael has written the epic post-apocalyptic WICK series, The Silo Archipelago (set in Hugh Howey’s World of WOOL), as well as many nonfiction works, including the non-fiction Amazon overall top 30 bestseller, Surviving Off Off-Grid.  Michael has been featured widely on Ozy.com as one of their Rising Stars, on NPR, and HuffPost Live.

In 2014, Tales From Pennsylvania was released, a fanfic short story anthology featuring 10 top speculative fiction authors writing fanfic short stories in the world of Michael Bunker’s novel, Pennsylvania. There are more than 20 authors currently writing fanfic in the world of Michael Bunker’s Pennsylvania.

This past November, Variety Magazine announced that Michael had sold a film/TV option for his bestselling novel Pennsylvania to Jorgensen Pictures. JP is currently developing Pennsylvania for production into a feature film or Television series. Michael is writing the first draft of the screenplay.

Michael was commissioned by Amazon.com through their Kindle Worlds program to write the first commissioned novel set in the World of Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle. That book is entitled Osage Two Diamonds.

What critics are saying about Michael Bunker:

“Both classically beautiful and stunningly original, Michael Bunker’s fiction comes at you sideways and leaves you eager for more.” ~ Ted Kosmatka, author of The Flicker Men and Prophet of Bones

“Michael Bunker is a new breed of sci-fi author… gutsy, prolific, and obsessed with his craft. Read himnow before he becomes a household name.” ~ Isaac Hooke, author of Atlas and  The Forever Gate

Pennsylvania is a brilliant tale of extra-planetary colonization. With parallels to the European settlement of the America’s, Michael Bunker draws on his Amish roots and lifestyle to portray that tenuous balance between mankind and its machines. He also knows better than most the difficulty of surviving on civilization’s frontier. I daresay the wait for the next great Amish science fiction author may be finally at an end.” ~ Hugh Howey, New York Times Bestselling Author of Wool, Sand, and Peace in Amber

*For more information, please see Michael Bunker.com. Michael’s recent interview on Medium.com gives background and insight into his life and works. You’ll also find him on Facebook and Twitter.