Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Proxies of Fate Paperback


Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$2,321.21 $7.95
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Big Spring Books
Editors' Picks in Spring Releases
Ready for some fresh reads? Browse our picks for Big Spring Books to please all kinds of readers.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 362 pages
  • Publisher: Pill Hill Press (February 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617060062
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617060069
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,466,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Matthew Moses currently resides in southern Indiana after four years spent between California, Europe, and South Africa while working in the independent film industry. He has a degree in Political Science from Indiana University with minors in history and psychology and has been published in several research publications. His freshman novel, Anti-Christ: A Satirical End of Days, was published in January of 2007. His sophomore novel, Proxies of Fate, is slated for a 2010 release.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Costlow on March 2, 2010
Format: Paperback
Proxies of Fate takes the action of an adventure movie and mixes it with the detail and depth of character of an epic novel to produce this, an exciting adventure set in the past and spanning two cultures (four, if you count the aliens).

So how would the world of the depression react to a for-real superman appearing out of nowhere? And how much difference in world events could even a super-powered man make. Could he defeat armies? Could he save a country from brutal occupation?

These issues are explored and answered by Matthew Moses, but he never lets them get in the way of the action. An exciting read, and highly recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William Hermann on February 22, 2010
Format: Paperback
The most apt description of this book is literary graphic novel. It takes pulpy sci-fi, alternate history, and comic book subtext and creates a unique narrative populated with deep characters.

Set during the Depression, two men are granted incredible powers by two alien races hovering in a truce over the planet. These two men are to serve as proxie for the two alien races in order to settle the fate of the planet. The consequences are profoud and history is definitely altered.

The author does not shy away from the darker images that the tumultuous 1930s had from the atrocities committed by the Japanese in China to the abuse heaped on the Okies in California. It is obvious the author did a great deal of research into the period and it is that verisimillitude that gives the story a very real feel.

Read this book!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nye Joell Hardy on March 30, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have to preface this by saying that I love science fiction books from the forties and fifties. I love the style of writing, the clarity of purpose, the truly ingenious imaginations, the freeness of them. They were written before you had to pad a novel out to 500 pages to get a company to publish it. They feel pure to me.

PROXIES OF FATE is a very satisfying book because it captures all of that, perhaps because it is set in The Great Depression. There is a sense of pure adventure here, coupled with intellectual/thoughtful inner monologues that I thought were all but forgotten in our bloggy world. I forgot I was reading, and I was in the story.

There are dueling characters here, and my favorite was The Dragon King, hands down: monstrous body, boyish face, injured innocent heart, unspeakably violent. Just thrilling. If you are a fan of unfettered stories, I do recommend this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Search
ARRAY(0xa4c35ef4)