Monday, May 6, 2013

Tunnel Out of Death Press Release

By Jamil Nasir

“The author’s fifth novel (after The Higher Space) tells the story of multiple universes, time travel, and the ability to correct earlier mistakes employing the power of hindsight. Action and ideas come together easily in his blend of sf adventure/suspense
and metaphysical fiction.”
Library Journal

Tor Books is excited to publish the fifth novel from imagination powerhouse Jamil Nasir, TUNNEL OUT OF DEATH (Tor Hardcover; On sale May 7, 2013; $25.99). Flowing through multiple dimensions, with elements of science fiction, urban paranormal fantasy, and noir detective tales, this exquisitely layered story will turn any preconceptions on their head and show just how alien our world can be.

Heath Ransom is a former police psychic turned cyborg “endovoyant” private investigator. While on the case hunting a consciousness gone astray, Heath falls through a tear in the very fabric of reality and into an astonishing metaphysical shadow play. Caught up in a war between secret government agencies battling across various ethereal planes, and exposed to a terrifyingly mysterious nonhuman entity known only as “Amphibian,” Heath’s life, reality, and sanity are in grave danger.

Jamil Nasir was born in Chicago, Illinois, but spent much of his childhood in the Middle East, surviving two major wars. He returned to the U.S. in 1970, and started college (at age 14), studying hard science, philosophy, psychology, Chinese history, and many other things, finally graduating from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors of General Studies degree. He also attended the University of Michigan Law School. Between stints at school he hitchhiked around North America, working as a carpenter, fruit picker, warehouseman, gardener, shop clerk, and paralegal, among other occupations. He currently works on large regulatory and litigation cases at a Washington, D.C. law firm, and lives in a suburb of Washington with his two daughters. He holds a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo. His other hobbies are photography and rampant metaphysical speculation.

will pull you into a world both teasingly familiar and frighteningly foreign. An exotic adventure of the conscious, this novel is unique in a sea of worn tropes—don’t miss out. I hope you will consider sharing this book with your readers!

Praise for Jamil Nasir

“Worlds break and buckle under the weight of man’s imagination, doors to new universes yawn open in suburban subdivisions, and dreams become deliriously—sometimes frighteningly—real.”
—Strange Horizons

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