© Edward J. McFadden III 2012
Friday 6 | 6 | 2014
Crossroad Press is happy to announce the release of Ed's third novel, Hoaxers.
NOW available in Hardcover, Paperback, and eBook! (Audio coming soon!)
Kearny and Donny MacGregor are famous hoaxers whose lineage can be traced to
a long line of conmen and tricksters. Hours before the brothers perform a
successful crop circle
hoax, they are
creating an earth
light hoax for the
mayor of Stony
Creek, the Bigfoot
capital of northern
California. Earth light
is a general term
used to describe
unknown lights in the
sky, and the mayor of
Stony Creek believes
that this second
help pull the town
from its revenue slump. After several successful earth light hoaxes, a loose group
of truth seekers forms, led by Sheriff Nicki Stanford and local Bigfoot debunker
Possum, and the chase is on.
GET YOUR COPY NOW!
Friday 5 | 23 | 2014
After more than ten years away from the editing game, Ed has edited a fiction
anthology called Lucky 13: Thirteen Tales of Crime & Mayhem. Get your copy
Your luck can change
in an instant. A flip of
a coin can ruin a life,
or change it for the
better. But is luck
real? A random blip in
the space time
wrath or favor of a
higher power? Is it
magic? Is it just a
matter of numbers
and probability? Can
it be controlled? Luck
is elusive, a mystery
wrapped in an
enigma. Luck is
Relative. Good luck. Bad luck. Hard luck. Your luck can run out, or you can luck
out. Is luck truly a lady?
TAKE A CHANCE... With these thirteen tales of horror, fantasy, science fiction,
and everything in between as talented writers from every conceivable genre
weave tales of luck. What it means to them, and more importantly, the world at
large. Tales by Trent Zelazny, Jessica McHugh, Matt Schiariti, Sarah A. Hoyt, Brady
Allen, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Patrick Thomas, Robert E. Waters, g. Elmer
Munson, Diane Raetz, Georgina Morales, John L. French, and Michael Laimo. The
odds of reading a great story are in your favor. But the age old question
remains... do you feel lucky?
Friday 4 | 4 | 2014
Edward J. McFadden III | Interview
Edward J. McFadden III Is another one of
those exceptional authors The Daily
Bookworm has the privilege to interview
for you. We thank Edward for taking
time away from his busy day and allowing
us to distract him from working on his
current project for our interview.
TDBW: When did you start writing?
Edward: I don't recall exactly when I started writing, but my first memory of
writing anything substantial was in my first year of college. I took a...read the
entire interview here.
Friday 4 | 4 | 2014
Some love from Ed's home town paper,
The Bayport-Blue Point Gazette.
Monday 3 | 24 | 2014
Great review of Ed's story Counting Sheep Among the Stars in Apocalypse 13 at
From the review:
"These are the best of the 13:
Counting Sheep Among the Stars by Edward J. McFadden
III. The crew of the International Space Station has nearly
run out of supplies in addition to any hope, many months
after some type of planet-wide catastrophe down on
Earth. Out of food and supplies, the crew must jettison
from the station, hoping to land near the site of an
anomaly that is ripping apart space-time - where they
learn the history of the anomaly. Apparently the disaster
was the result of an experiment with the Large Hadron
Collider at the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (French for the
European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva, Switzerland) or CERN
Complex that went wrong. Remnant groups of humanity have survived the
aberrant singularity only to find themselves hunted down by strange ultra-
dimensional "beasts." Can the crew of the space station close the rip in space-
time before Earth is ultimately lost?"
Friday 3 | 21 | 2014
Ed's story Breaking Down appeared in Vol 9., Iss #3 of Tales
of the Talisman Magazine. READ IT NOW!
Thursday 2 | 13 | 2014
Some nice reviews of
Anywhere But Here
from Luke's Reviews
Monday 2 | 3 | 2014
Get Issue #10 of Encounters Magazine for FREE! It contains Ed's
short story, Correction Protocol.
Friday 12 | 20 | 2013
Padwolf Publishing has announced a huge Christmas
SALE! Get Our Dying Land, Anywhere But Here, and a
slew of other titles for only 99cents!
Friday 10 | 18 | 2013
There is a dead zone in Arizona the size of Rhode
Island, and no one can figure out what caused it. On
the fringe of the dead zone, Adan Drengle lives on
his almond farm alone, preferring the company of
plants to that of people. Adan has a very unique
gift: he can commune with plants, communicate and
exchange physical life energy. He could see the world as plants do. But the land
was dying. Why? How soon? These are the questions that constantly tormented
him because if he didn't commune with plants, he would die. When Adan is
confronted by his
because his farm
wither and die,
he is forced to
reveal some of his
leads him on a
quest to find The
Heart. Adan soon
learns that the
time has come to
fight for the land,
and those he
Praise for OUR DYING LAND:
"Our Dying Land is a thrilling dark fantasy with a unique premise and intriguing
characters. Eco-horror at its finest! - Tim Waggoner, author of BONE WHISPERS
"Our Dying Land is not a standard fantasy quest: author McFadden blends in hints
of his own background writing horror, as well as science fictional tropes. The
whole combines to give a satisfying view of what may be lurking just under our
"Our Dying Land has a nice blend of mystic realism, hard sf, and fantasy elements
that work well together to drive a thoroughly SFnal plot. A socially relevant book
that still manages to be entertaining." - Bud Sparhawk
Monday 9 | 23 | 2013
"Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war!" They have fought for us
for centuries, not because of the ideals of service to King and
Country, but out of unwavering loyalty and devotion to their
human Masters. The future, it would seem, is no better than the
past, as some animals become expendable weapons, or
augmented semi-machines, while others receive the honor and
dignity of being treated as fellow soldiers. In tribute, we bring
you seventeen new stories of our animal comrades-in-arms.
Read Ed's story Friendly Fire NOW!
Friday 8 | 16 | 2013
The Black Death of Babylon
and Anywhere But Here are
now available at Audible.com.
Both books were read by the
immensely talented Jack
Friday 4 | 19 | 2013
Ed's short story Sins of Our Mother was featured in the 2013
Halloween edition of Gothic Blue Book.
Saturday 5 | 11 | 2013
More than 75 Long Islanders braved the break in
the thunder storms May 11 to attend the Wine &
Sign Event at Loughlin Vineyard, in Sayville, and
to listen to live music by Bill Shuren, and meet
local authors Roy Mauritsen, Patrick Thomas, and
Edward J. McFadden III.
Guests sampled Loughlin's varied inventory of
wines - while talking literature, and listening to the tunes of local musician Bill
Shuren. Edward J. McFadden III was signing his thriller The Black Death of
Friday 4 | 19 | 2013
Padwolf Publishing, Inc. has announced the release date for Ed's new
dark SF/F thriller Our Dying Land. Paperback and eBook editions will
be released on October 18th, 2013.
Sunday 3 | 31 | 2013
Will it evolve into a unified utopia where anything is
possible? Or will it topple into chaos and fear? What
does it mean to be human? How will alien invasion
shape the very nature of our ecology? Can
overpopulation lead to long, long nights of anxious
sleep? How will advancements in multimedia affect
future politics and propaganda? How will crime be
investigated and solved when time is no barrier? How
will the common man deal with the apocalypse? And
how will displaced humans-returning home from
centuries in space-view that which they left behind?
Join us as some of the best science fiction and fantasy
authors today tackle these questions and more in
thirteen stories about the future of our wondrous and
delicate blue planet. FANTASTIC FUTURES 13.
Read Ed's story The Long Night. Fantastic Futures 13 is now available.
Friday 3 | 22 | 2013
For some, death is not the end. There are those who
are doomed to walk the earth for all eternity, those
who are trapped between one plain of existence and
the next, those who, for whatever reason, cannot or
will not let go of the lives they left behind. These are
the vengeful spirits, the tortured souls, the ghosts that
haunt our realm. Welcome to FROM BEYOND THE
GRAVE, a collection of 19 original ghost stories.
Read Ed's story A Stitch In Time Saves Nine.
Wednesday 2 | 6 | 2013
ANYWHERE BUT HERE to be released April 5th, 2013, as a
Single by Padwolf Publishing.
What would you do if your son and his dog disappeared
into a rip in space-time? You would follow. Join Willie as
he races across the pathways of time and space to save his
son, and possibly the universe. But causality cops, a hoard
of zombies, a cosmic junkyard, Blue Heaven, and the
Intron all stand in his way. The fabric that holds everything
together is in danger of ripping, and if time falls out of
sequence, everything will be lost.
Tuesday 1 | 1 | 2013
Ed will be editing a book of short stories called Lucky 13: Thirteen tales of Crime
and Mayhem. The book is scheduled to be released in 2014.
Tuesday 12 | 25 | 2012
Apocalypse 13 hit #1 during its free promotion!
Monday 11 | 26 | 2012
Deconstructing Tolkien was the #1 best seller in SF
Literary Criticism during its free promotion, and rose
as high as #3 on the paid Amazon best sellers list.
See SFscope and SFsignal.
Wednesday 10 | 24 | 2012
Several cool press clippings for Ed's novel The
Black Death of Babylon: Sayville-Bayport
Patch, SFScope, Bay Shore Town News.
Friday 10 | 12 | 2012
Ed has sold stories to the anthologies: From Beyond the Grave from Grinning Skull
Press, and Defending the Future: Dogs of War from Dark Quest LLC.
Monday 10 | 1 | 2012
Post Mortem Press is pleased to announce the release of Edward J. McFadden's
first novel The Black Death of Babylon.
Some advance praise for The Black Death of Babylon:
The story is beautifully written-this allows seasoned
fans of mystery, horror, and SF to find this book
irresistibly hard to put down. --Michael Laimo, author
of DEAD SOULS and DEEP IN THE DARKNESS.
A fun, dark, globe-hopping adventure that's part
action thriller, part mystery, and part atmospheric
horror tale." --Tom Piccirilli, multiple International
Thriller & Bram Stoker award-winning author of THE
LAST KIND WORDS.
Don Oberbier investigated anomalies, but he had
never encountered one as powerful as the Black
Death of Babylon. When a Professor at prestigious Babylon University snaps and
starts killing people with the disease, Don has the campus quarantined. He learns
that the universities alumni directory contains a list of those to be murdered, and
the investigation picks up speed as Don tries to catch the killer before everyone
on the list is infected.
Sunday 8 | 5 | 2012
Padwolf Publishing will be re-releasing Ed's book
Deconstructing Tolkien as an eBook to coincide with
the release of the first Hobbit film. It contains new
material pertaining to the Hobbit films, and the
immensely talented Roy Mauritsen gave the old cover
DECONSTRUCTING TOLKIEN has something to offer just
about everyone, no matter where your particular
passions may lie. In this collection of essays, stories,
discourses, and tributes, Ed McFadden has gathered
together a wide range of topics, perspectives, and
outlooks on some of the most intriguing factors
concerning THE LORD OF THE RINGS. LORD OF THE
RINGS is a masterpiece that can be examined and re-
examined through the course of one's life. The
complex narrative, written with nonlinear gambits, plot-twists, stratagems, and a
fusion of secondary stories, offer themselves up to continual review and
analysis." -from the introduction by Tom Piccirilli, author of THE LAST KIND
WORDS, two time International Thriller award winner, and four time Bram Stoker
Friday 04 | 13 | 2012
Ed's novelette "Starwisps" is in the superb anthology Fantastic
Stories of the Imagination. Several positive reviews have
already appeared at Flamesrising.com, SFScope.com, and
Tangent Online. Go get your copy now! "Fantastic Stories of
the Imagination is Warren Lapine's new anthology, taking an SF
magazine sensibility into the anthology market. He brings 14
very diverse stories by a wide range of authors from great
masters such as Mike Resnick and Harlan Elision to more
recent discoveries (at least to me). These stories do not
disappoint. In reviewing the ones below I applied my peculiar
standard which is that it matters little whether I personally like a story but
rather whether I felt the author was successful at telling their story. Likes vary
too much. Still I am pleased to report there were no stories that I didn't like, this
was a strong field worthy of Churchill Downs and no nags started this race.
Starwisps by Edward J McFadden. This tale takes us off our Earth for the first
time into a fantasy world with an unlikely airship called the airscrew and Prince
trying to save his people. This loosely Steampunk tale put me in mind of the
works of Jack Vance in the Dying Sun series though less cynical and bitter. In the
end it is the tale of a Prince and a Commoner there is a chance of happily ever
after and they have a dog. What more could you ask for?" -SFReader.com