EVOLUTION RIVER SERIES
by R. L. Clayton
It is the beginning of the Genetic Age, and the next step of human evolution has arrived.
We must grow beyond Earth to survive, and a new species will be born.
Evolution takes us beyond space and time to the end and the beginning.
The EVOLUTION RIVER SERIES is the culmination of a lifetime of wondering “Who are we and where are we going?” With a care of an engineer in mining and algaculture, the technologies are apparent in his stories. This series is another example of his non-conventional thinking. The tradional good versus evil storyline is changed, and it is difficult to define those terms. His understanding of people is apparent in his characters.
Having lived in Tucson, Arizona for more than fifty years, he brings us a view of the Arizona desert now and perhaps in the future and the incorporation of the Tohono O’odham legends into his stories reflect the history of the area. Clayton’s hobbies include cooking, reading, hiking, his 1929 Mercedes kit car, and old firearms. He and Linda are going strong after more than forty years of marriage. His daughter and her family are the lights in his life.
THE EVOLUTION RIVER SERIES follows human evolution from today eons in the future
by CB McKenzie
Winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize from St. Martin’s Press
Short-Listed for THE MWA’S EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL 2014
Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association “Best of” 2014.
ESQUIRE MAGAZINE’S “Best Christmas Picks” 2014
“One of the strongest debuts to come along in years.” Best of 2014- Cleveland Plain Dealer.
“Top 6 of 2014,” Mystery People, Austin.
“An outstanding first novel writen with clarity and authority and featuring a Southwest whose spare beaaty covers unspeakable crimes and a detective who’s tough, honorable and authentic to the core” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
” … like that perfect arrowhead you stumble onto out on the trail, and then notice that it has bloodstains on it – a charged and unique southwest story that rings with an authenticity rarely seen in crime fiction”- Craig Johnson
“Bleak but elegantly told …” Marilyn Stasio New York Times Book Review
CB McKenzie has through-hiked the Appalachian Trail, modeled for Giorgio Armani, worked on an organic farm and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. Like him on Facebook.