J.C. Hutchins' sci-fi thriller novel 7th Son: Descent will be
released in North American bookstores on Oct. 27.
When dozens of publishing houses rejected 7th Son
in 2005, J.C. reckoned the book would never be published. But convinced
the story he'd told was worth sharing, he took to the "podwaves" in
2006 and released 7th Son: Descent
as a free serialized podcast novel.
The story — a modern-day tale about human cloning, memory recording,
government conspiracies and a villain bent on global chaos — captured
the imagination of tens of thousands of listeners. Thanks to the
quality of the story and the evangelism of these fans, an editor at St.
Martin's Press took notice of 7th
Son: Descent. The company offered to publish it. Hutchins is one
of a few "podnovelists" who have landed such a deal with a major
To celebrate the Oct. 27 release of the book, J.C. is releasing the
"print edition" of 7th Son: Descent
in several serialized formats: PDF, blog text, and audio. We think
J.C.'s personal story — and the 7th
Son novel — is worthy of support, and are helping distribute
the text version of the novel at Boing Boing for the next ten
What's the book about? Here's the jacket copy: As
America reels from the bizarre presidential assassination committed by
a child, seven men are abducted from their normal lives and delivered
to a secret government facility. Each man has his own career, his own
specialty. All are identical in appearance. The seven strangers were grown — unwitting human clones — as part of a
project called 7th Son.
Intrigued? Check out the first serialized installment of 7th Son at the link below. You can
support the book by purchasing a copy at Amazon,
& Noble or Borders,
or printing this
PDF order form and presenting it at your favorite bookstore. You can
learn more about the book at J.C.'s site.