Major Karnage

DON'T TALK TO HIM ABOUT THE WAR!!!!

It has been 20 years since The War, and Major John Karnage has finally settled into retirement: locked up in an insane asylum, with an explosive device embedded in the back of his neck to curb his violent tendencies.

Karnage and his troopers have been deemed unfit to live in normal society. Like a bit of old chewing gum stuck under a coffee table, the world has left The War and its scarred, unstable veterans behind. The military has been disbanded and World Peace has descended upon the Earth. Its inhabitants live happy, profitable lives under the global rule of the benevolent Dabney Corporation. All is tea and roses in this new, sanitized world . . .

Until a terrifying threat from beyond the stars rears its squiggly head! An invading armada of aliens threatens to destroy the Earth, and it's up to Major Karnage to stop them—as long as he doesn't accidentally blow his own head off first.

Reviews of Major Karnage:

A great, sit-your-ass-down-and-lose-your-mind kind of a read . . . if you want to escape from the norm for a few hours, Major Karnage will satisfy your psychotic-alien-war-lust like few others.
Zajac's writing has a strong element of the absurd . . . A recommended read for space fiction fans.
It's essentially an oversize comic book adventure, but the pedal stays on the metal with non-stop action from start to finish. Many of the individual elements will strike genre fans as being familiar . . . but given the sheer imaginative exuberance and frantic pace nothing about it seems stale or clichéd. Zajac also shows how it doesn't take much of a twist to turn tried-and-true conventions to parodic effect. A lot of genre fiction walks just such a fine line.

Other Reviews

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Author Info

Most of Gord's previous writing experience has been in television, but please don't hold that against him. He has written several short stories, one half of a novella, and one book. He lives in Halton Hills with his wife and son.