Synopses & Reviews
WHAT KIND OF MAN MAKES A LIVING IN HELL?
His name’s Roland. Soldier class, a former mercenary, he’s on a full-time mission to scrape a living out of the most dangerous planet in the galaxy.
Is he qualified? He’s well armed, he’s ruthless, and he’s tougher than skag hide. And, oh yeah—he’s strapped with some of the most exotic weaponry this side of the Vault, not to mention possessing fists like chunks of steel.
Zac Finn and his wife and young son had better get on the right side of Roland, because a stopover in orbit has turned into a nightmarish fall to the unforgiving landscape of the Borderlands. Zac hopes to find a strange new alien treasure in the Borderlands to turn his down-spiraling life around. But his wife, Marla, and his son, Cal, just want to survive, and reunite, because catastrophe has left them separated by hundreds of klicks. Their chances aren’t good . . . and Roland is all that stands between them and the planet’s kill-crazed Psychos and murderous bandits—not to mention the grotesque primals, giant wyrm squids, insane tunnel rats, voracious skags, brutal bruisers, and ruthless mercs. . . .
An original novel set in the universe of the Rated M for Mature video game created by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games.
in this original novel based on the blockbuster and groundbreaking videogame series—from acclaimed and award-winning author John Shirley!
An original first-person, role-playing shooter game that combines the intuitive reward systems of action games and the frantic pace combat of first-person shooters, Borderlands features a groundbreaking content generation system allowing for near-endless variety in weapons and item drops. The game allows for four players to share the same game experience simultaneously online, and players can freely join or leave each others games at anytime, or choose to play in the full single player mode. These features, when supplemented with a rich and deep backstory that touches upon the mysteries buried beneath the surface of a danger-filled planet, combine to form a breakthrough experience that challenges the conventions of todays gamers.
Vivid, surreal, and suspenseful, Borderlands: The Fallen is an intensely thrilling read from an author whose stories “give off the chill of top-grade horror” ( The New York Times Book Review ).
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About the Author
John Shirley is the author of many novels, including Borderlands: The Fallen, Borderlands: Unconquered, Bioshock: Rapture, Demons, Crawlers, In Darkness Waiting, City Come A-Walkin', and Eclipse, as well as the Bram-Stoker-award winning collection Black Butterflies and Living Shadows. His newest novels are the urban fantasy Bleak History and the cyberpunk thriller Black Glass. Also a television and movie scripter, Shirley was co-screenwriter of The Crow. Most recently he has adapted Edgar Allan Poe's Ligeia for the screen. His authorized fan-created website is DarkEcho.com/JohnShirley and official blog is JohnShirley.net.