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Atomic Drive-In [Kindle Edition]

Mike Bogue

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Book Description

A world-bridging ’57 Chevy whisks friends Brent Sanders and Jerry Mahon to a nuke-ravaged USA. There, Brent and Jerry join the patrons of a drive-in movie theatre to wage nightly combat against gigantic mutant monsters. Amidst this life and death apocalypse, Brent falls in love with Lori Carpenter, a mysterious young woman who conceals a terrifying truth. For despite the atomic horrors Brent has already confronted in this post-nuked America, he doesn’t know the true meaning of fear until he discovers Lori’s dreadful secret, and then there is no turning back . . . In addition to Atomic Drive-In, the book includes five short stories featuring – in order of appearance – paranormal plants, roads not taken, Kaiju infestation, nanotech revenge, and Frankenstein’s Monster at Christmas.

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About the Author

Mike Bogue’s work has appeared in Scary Monsters Magazine, G-FAN, Castle of Frankenstein, Wonder, and Daikaiju! 3: Giant Monsters vs. The World. In addition, Mike has a regular column in Scary Monsters Magazine called “Kaiju Korner” that celebrates the world of Japanese movie monsters. His pastimes include reading, singing, and keeping tabs on his newborn bald spot.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 150 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GJ92UI6
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you loved The Twilight Zone 1 July 2014
By Arkansas Book Reviewer - Published on
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If you loved The Twilight Zone, monster comic books, the original black and white Godzilla movies, you will love Atomic Drive-In by Mike Bogue—a book with all of the imagination, creepiness, monsters, mutations and mystery you can handle!

Bogue delights in this modern-day sci-fi book that includes six page-turning tales: Atomic Drive-In, the title and first tale, will bring two monster movie-loving guys back to 1962 to a fortified drive-in where radiation-effected survivors of the latest nuclear blast are being treated and protected from the mutated creatures, animals and humans that attack, and where the friends vie for the love of one pregnant girl (and with a transparent abdomen no less!). In Mrs. Finney’s Special Vine, a young boy’s desire to do a good deed and help the town’s crazy elderly lady with her mysterious “special vine” sets him up for a relationship he doesn’t expect to find—both with Mrs. Finney herself, and her vine, Virginia Bailey. In Going Back, two twelve-year-olds, Sara and Nick, fall into young love just before Sara’s family is to move away. Five years later they will meet again, then another five years after that, only to find that their relationship has changed. Still in love with her, Nick is shocked by the changes he sees in Sara, but when a wonderful reversal in time occurs and sends them back to those special moments of first love, Nick will take it and make the most of it. And lastly, in A Calculated Sacrifice, readers will enjoy a surprise twist to a human sacrifice to monster gods, cringe in Sleeping Dragons as a jealousy-turned-evil experiment backfires, and sympathize with a monster who only wanted a friend in A Gift for the Monster.

Bogue is a creative storyteller! With clever plots, in-depth characters and writing that excels, his sci-fi tales come to life with all of the feel of the ol’ classic 50′s sci-fi thrillers. Young adults and up will enjoy these six fascinating, entertaining, and intriguing tales included in Atomic Drive-In and will most likely have you wanting to get your hands on an old Japanese monster movie or get reacquainted with The Twilight Zone.

With a lifelong passion for everything monster, Mike Bogue’s love and talent for the genre shine through in his writing. Fans of the genre and Bogue’s work can view his biography for more information on monster magazines and his regular column “Kaiju Korner”, celebrating the world of Japanese movie monsters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection of Stories 8 Mar. 2014
By Gerald D. Matzke - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoyed this collection of stories by Mike Bogue because he touches on emotions that many people feel when they have an interest in something that many other people feel might be a bit strange. He touches on the special bond that attendees of G-Fest have with each other. He touches on the disappointment when long time friends drift apart to the point that their common interest in all-things-kaiju no longer seems to exist. The final story is told from the point of view of the monster himself. That's something you don't see often. Each of the stories was well written and interesting enough that they were hard to put down. I look forward to more from this author.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 Aug. 2014
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Great read. If you like this read Big in Japan too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Romp... or Stomp... Through the Atomic Age 5 Sept. 2013
By Mark Rainey - Published on
Mike Bogue constructs a grotesque post-apocalyptic world, described in details more typical of contemporary genre authors, but at its heart, the story remains true to its 1950s roadshow-inspired origins. A few niggling problems do spoil the flow of the narrative, such as the characters going back and forth between worlds in the interludes between monster attacks; for the most part, they're unnecessary and feel more like padding than true development. Still, you just don't get that many knock-down-drag-out tales about giant monsters, mutants, and alternate realities, and Mike pretty capably covers all the bases. ATOMIC DRIVE-IN is a glowing tribute to those terrific movies that scared the pants off countless baby boomers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars PURE GENIUS 5 Sept. 2013
By Crystal Taylor - Published on
I haven't read the book.....yet, but I KNOW it will be AMAZING!! I have known Mike for years and he truly has the mind of a GENIUS. A "Mad Scientist" type genius, but a genius, just the same!

If you like old 50's type sci-fi, and you like a well written story, then THIS is your book!
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