In the tradition of Star Trek and Mass Effect, Adam Exitus exists in a grand, richly detailed universe layered with lore and written with passion and imagination. It considers humanity's place in our galaxy's grander understanding of life (and artificial life) through a philosophical, and almost hallucinogenic style reminiscent of Philip K. Dick.
It also deeply explores the science behind its universe, much like Asimov, without hindering the adventure and action lovers of Timothy Zahn or Kevin J Anderson might expect. Underneath it all, a deep discussion on the origins of man and religion fans of Battlestar Galactica will enjoy.
At the intersection of these greats of the genre arrives a new voice, Nicholas Abdilla, who delivers his first novel, Adam Exitus, book one in the 10-part Adam X space saga. Ten years in the making and adapted from his original comic series, we invite you to join us on the ground floor as it finds its place in the history of great sci-fi literature.
Adam Exitus was edited by award-winning author Chris Stead, and published by Old Mate Media. For more infomation, interviews and news about the sequel, please visit www.oldmatemedia.com
"Why did they kidnap me? I'm not rich. I don't have a lot of family to extort. I have certainly not been a police officer long enough to make any enemies. But instead of waking to the incessant ringing of my alarm clock back in my small city apartment, I awoke in the dirt. In the jungle. Naked. What is happening? Where are their demands?
Then I found her; beautiful and graceful, without a mark to show for her life trapped here. Wherever here is. How did she survive in this jungle? In fact, how is she keeping me alive? 14 days now, she has hunted, caught, cooked and provided without ever saying a word. She has listened to everything I've said, but never responds. Is she in on it? Am I in some weird experiment, or is it all a dream? But it can't be a dream, because I keep having terrible nightmares. About bright lights, and pain, and figures at my door their voices in my head. Of jumping off cliffs, being eaten by monsters and hanging myself. How can you have such vivid nightmares inside a dream?
Then there is the X, tattooed on my head. Who kidnaps someone and then tattoos an X on their forehead? What's it all mean? I've had enough! Tomorrow I'm taking control and repaying my debt to this girl. Tomorrow I escape."
What Readers Are Saying about Adam Exitus:
"A pace and urgency that had me sacrificing sleep in trade for a few more page" - Wayne Hills
"A non-stop roller coaster ride through time and space. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good classic sci-fi adventure story!" - Ron Mac
"My only other gripe would be that I wanted more!" - Soren
"I loved this book, imaginative and interesting concept and great characters." - G Ky Adams
"I love this book. It builds up steadily and ends with a thrilling climax. Can't want for the next one!" - Wander49
"Loved it! Kept me glued to the pages to see what would happen next." - LoveBooks202
"Fantastic book and very entertaining! The author, Nick, has a great sense of humour and an amazing imagination!" - Mikita Andrea
"Would 100% recommend!" - Crizzie Gee
Amazon = 5 Stars
iTunes = 5 Stars
Goodreads = 5 Stars
Hello and thank you for reading my first published novel. I hope you liked it! However, you should know it's far from my first creative work. I've been writing and drawing comics since the age of four - although admittedly my early stuff is not so great. My dad was an artist you see, so he was a major influence and inspiration for me in first putting pencil to paper. But the thing is, I also loved to tell stories. Through these two passions I gradually became obsessed with comic books as a storytelling medium. I never took any specific classes as I grew up, instead just developing my skills through practice. Hours and hours, day after day. Both my primary and secondary schools where always very encouraging when it came to writing and drawing. I won various awards for my efforts, which was great. But my proudest moments were when my works were put into our school libraries. The positive feedback from my peers was instrumental in giving me the confidence I needed to put myself out there and to never give up. At age 15 I decided I needed a brand name for my collection of books, and Nick Ab's Comix was born. When school was over, I registered the name Nick Ab's Comix and took my work online. I spent a long time trying to build up a fan base on Myspace, and later (and still if you search for it) on Facebook. I posted content to the site weekly, and the adventures of Adam X became my largest ongoing series. Once I'd clocked up some decent numbers, I felt brave enough to try approaching other companies to see if they liked my work. I was over the moon when I got picked up by my favourite magazine, Game Informer. The fastest growing magazine in Australia at the time. I worked on a comic strip called Game Guy for them, which appeared every month for the next few years. However, when that ended, I realised I'd neglected some of my other stories. I decided I wanted to move away from comics for a while and write my first true novel. Choosing Adam X as the star of that book was an easy decision, as I had invested so much in the lore and the story. I had a full ten book narrative arc already mapped out, so there was a considerable body of work focused around Adam already in existence. It felt only natural to turn that into my first series of novels. And here we are! Book one, Adam Exitus, is out and available across the world! Thank you again for taking the time to read it. I hope you enjoyed it, and would love to hear your thoughts in the reviews on your store of purchase, and/or through social. This will be influential in how things pan out with the second book in the series, which I am busy working on right now. So until then, stay safe and be happy! If you'd like to learn more about Nicholas Abdilla, you can read an interview over at www.oldmatemedia.com Chris Stead is an author, editor, designer and publisher. He not only produces his own books, but also works with other indie authors and illustrators seeking to get their projects completed. He is best known for his work as one of the world's leading video game journalists. A multiple award winner, for the bulk of his career he worked as the editor of major magazines and websites in the video gaming space, including Game Informer, GamePro, Official PlayStation Magazine, Red Bull, Maxim, Krash and more. In 2013, he quit his high profile role as editor of Game Informer Australia to found his own company, Old Mate Media to focus on self-publishing original work. He now as 10 books available for purchase, as well as eight episodes of an iPad magazine called Grab It, which was nominated for a digital magazine of the year award in 2014. Predominantly Chris writes, creates and designs interactive children's books. Now a father of three, he has started releasing the first of these books through iOS and Amazon, with an aim to making them physical books in the future. The lead series is called The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly, but he has also released a number of single books with different artists. Most recently he released the sci-fi novel Adam Exitus, and a Guide to the Nintendo Switch game console. Chris currently has 12 other books in production, due for release through 2017. The Old Mate Media website features updates on these titles, as well as free guides for other authors, and a free review service.