The Horse is honored to be publishing Kurt Baumeister’s speculative satire PAX AMERICANA in 2017, a blisteringly ironic political thriller that has already garnered plaudits from Shya Scanlon (Forecast, Border Run, and The Guild of Saint Cooper), and Sean Beaudoin (Welcome Thieves).
“Like an episode of Archer written by Kurt Vonnegut, Baumeister takes us into a hilarious and high-velocity world of espionage and global politics in this send-up of God, country, and the possibility of doing good in a world gone bad. It’s fast-paced fun, watch out for paper cuts as the pages fly by.”
–Shya Scanlon, author FORECAST, BORDER RUN, and THE GUILD OF SAINT COOPER
“If there is to be an American peace, it’s certainly not going to come on the pages of this lit match of a novel. Kurt Baumeister has fashioned exactly the old school pre-and-post Bond techno X-travaganza everyone bored with explorations of the Louvre has been waiting for. PAX AMERICANA is both dark satire and deeply satisfying, an adrenaline rush that runs through suspect politics, spirituality software, and the sacredly profane. It’s a blast. Buy it now.”
–Sean Beaudoin, author of WELCOME THIEVES
Kurt Baumeister has written for Salon, Electric Literature, The Weeklings, The Nervous Breakdown, The Rumpus, The Good Men Project, and others. An Emerson MFA and Contributing Editor with The Weeklings, his monthly Review Microbrew column is published by The Nervous Breakdown. Pax Americana is his first novel.