Junction: a wilderness-survival murder-mystery with alien beasts, coming in spring 2019 from Flame Tree Press.

When Japanese nature show host Daisuke Matsumori finds himself on an alien world, he hopes to rekindle his passion for his work. Travelling through a newly-discovered wormhole in the Papuan highlands, he joins biologist Anne Houlihan on Junction, a patchwork planet of competing alien ecosystems.

When their exploratory party crashes in the alien wilderness, Daisuke and Anne try to lead bickering soldiers and civilians back to civilization alive. As they trek across one unearthly biome after another and members of the party continue to die, however, Daisuke wonders whether human politics might be more deadly than alien biology. One of his companions might be a murderer.

Or, if you prefer, “Lewis and Clark meet Agatha Christie on an alien planet.” Find out more here.

STATUS: Slated for publishing in spring 2019 by Flame Tree! (click here for details)



Still Curious? Check out…

The Dissection of the Shmoo (speculative biology)

The Map of Junction

The Nun and the Ern (languages)

The Biomes of Junction (canon)

The Biotic Zones of Junction: Plants, and Animals (out of date)

Bibliography: (non-fiction)

Inspiration list: (fiction)

Fan Art!

Other information about Junction

And of course, the playlist: