Sometimes it’s impossible to mend what has been broken…
Each of them is fleeing something different, but they’ve all come to the same place. When their ship is attacked and marooned in deep space, three dozen refugees pass the time by sharing stories. Things that have happened to them, events they’ve witnessed, and rumours they’ve heard.
As time passes and despair sets in, they must rely upon each other to survive. But when the chips are down, will they all be pulling in the same direction?
Featuring stories from two dozen brilliant writers from around the world, All The King’s Men takes a look at the lives of those on the periphery, ordinary people struggling to make sense of their lives and dreams in a galaxy torn apart by civil war.
All The King’s Men is a comics and prose anthology focused on ordinary people struggling to make sense of their lives and dreams in a galaxy torn apart by civil war. The book is 700 pages long, printed in black-and-white, and contains two dozen science fiction stories, ranging from deeply personal character studies to action-packed parables.
The universe of All The King’s Men is a cohesive one. This ambitious structure allows the stories to complement each other thematically, and to build in unison to an epic finale that brings closure to dozens of narrative threads.
The book was published in December, 2016. An online launch event was held on Kickstarter, but has now concluded. Other events will be announced soon.
You can preview the first fifteen pages of the All The King’s Men anthology in this ashcan right here: http://shanewsmith.com/wp-content/uploads/ebooks/ATKM-Ashcan.pdf