This Raygun FRONT high rez (3)April 22 is Earth Day, a day to celebrate the planet, enjoy the fruits of the earth, and preserve the environment. As part of that celebration, Flying W Press will make the Kindle Edition of “John M. Whalen’s This Ray Gun for Hire . . . and Other Tales,” available free over the Earth Day Weekend. What better way to save some trees?

Tomorrow and Sunday you can click on the link below and get a free Kindle of the book that Amazing Stories said was like “Tarantino writing space opera.”

“This Ray Gun for Hire” features nine stories that take place in the Universe that I created for “The Big Shutdown.” Five of the tales focus on Frank Carson, enigmatic hired gun working in the strange, noir world of the planet Tulon in the 22nd Century, where right and wrong are decided by how many Universal Credits you have in your bank account. The other stories tell of other characters who live in this grey world, including a millionaire who believed he could buy his daughter’s love until his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a young man seeking revenge for the loss of his own father. Another has two Anti-Grav Cycle-riding Highway Patrol Cops keeping the town of Carbonville safe from crime– it’s CHiPs in space!

This free offer is my way of saying thanks to all those who have have been foolish enough to encourage me to keep writing by buying and reading my books. And maybe, if you take advantage of the freebie, just maybe you might write a review of “This Ray Gun for Hire”  on Amazon afterwards. Reviews help a lot.  And, of course, it’s always possible that if you’ve never read any of my stories, once you read “This Ray Gun for Hire,” you might want to read some of the others. Who know? Stranger things have happened.

Have a great Earth Day! Here’s the link to Amazon.