David P. Forsyth holds a masters degree in international relations and has pursued diverse interests and career paths. He is a licensed pilot and certified scuba diver. An avid reader of sci-fi, action-adventure, techno-thriller, horror, fantasy and apocalyptic fiction, Mr. Forsyth's professional endeavors have ranged from international trade to travel marketing, and from charter aviation to construction management. David lives in Southern California with the love of his life, Pamela. His goal is to become a successful enough author to focus on writing, and explore the world. He also buys the occasional lottery ticket.
“Like the Rogue asteroid in Forsyth’s blistering tale of a modern apocalypse, Sedulity took me by complete surprise when I started reading…and didn’t let go until I had devoured the entire novel—in short order!...This isn’t simply a story about the trials and tribulations of the crew and passengers of the Sedulity. Forsyth’s vision extends far beyond my simple assumption, and promises to deliver an incredible post-apocalyptic series on par with Lucifer’s Hammer. I eagerly await the second installment.” - Steven Konkoly, Bestselling author of THE JAKARTA PANDEMIC, THE PERSEID COLLAPSE, and BLACK FLAGGED
“The Sovereign Spirit Saga takes the zombie apocalypse in a disturbing new direction. David P. Forsyth brings a fresh, exciting voice to the genre and keeps the thrills coming hard and fast.” – Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of ROT AND RUIN, FALL OF NIGHT and CODE ZERO
Some Apocalyptic Thoughts from David Forsyth:
Why do some people find stories depicting the horrific end of civilization appealing? I can't speak for everyone, but as the author of apocalyptic novels, I have given that question some serious thought. Having grown up with the constant threat of nuclear annihilation, I was always attracted to doomsday books featuring various post-apocalypse survival scenarios.
One of the most popular type of apocalyptic themes these days features zombies. Zombies engender feelings of fear and revulsion. A well told zombie tale is full of tension, suspense, and the expectation of violent conflict. Most importantly, zombies are the perfect villains because it is cool to kill them!
The audience doesn't feel sorry for them, at least not after they become zombies. So the reader, or viewer, wants to see them cut to pieces. They want to be exposed to vivid and gratuitous violence inflicted on the undead hordes threatening the vestiges of humanity.
We live in a day and age when the impossible has become common place. Technology has changed our lives in ways that we are only beginning to appreciate, making life both easier and more complex. Things like cell phones and cloning were only science fiction when I was a boy. So who's to say that zombies are impossible? Apocalyptic stories showing how bad life could become also remind us of how far we have come and that the farther our civilization advances, the farther it has to fall in the event of an apocalyptic event.
Even those who feel that life has treated them unfairly can relate to a fictional world where their destiny is suddenly up to their own survival drive and ingenuity. Where good and evil are truly black and white. Imagine a world where simply staying alive places you in the top 1%! If that idea is at all appealing to you, then you are a potential fan of apocalyptic fiction and might like the books I write.