The Razor (Hardcover)

By J. Barton Mitchell

Tor Books, 9780765387929, 400pp.

Publication Date: November 27, 2018

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Compact Disc (11/27/2018)

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J. Barton Mitchell's The Razor is a riveting science fiction thriller about a man struggling to survive the chaos on a prison planet.

Brilliant engineer Marcus Flynn has been sentenced to 11-H37 alongside the galaxy’s most dangerous criminals. A hard labor prison planet better known as the Razor, where life expectancy is short and all roads are dead ends.

At least until the Lost Prophet goes active…

In a few hours, prison guards and staff are evacuated, the prisoners are left to die, and dark mysteries begin to surface.

Only Flynn has the skills and knowledge to unravel them, but he will have to rely on the most unlikely of allies--killers, assassins, pirates and smugglers. If they can survive each other they just might survive the Razor…and claim it for their own.

About the Author

J. BARTON MITCHELL is a screenwriter, comic book writer, and author. He studied creative writing at the University of Houston before going on to receive a B.S. in Film Studies from the University of Texas. After selling screenplays to Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox, he created and wrote the comic book series Poe, published by Boom! Studios in 2009. Mitchell lives and writes in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles.

Praise For The Razor

"If Quentin Tarantino and James Cameron had co-directed The Shawshank Redemption, it would look like The Razor." —David Gill, author of Black Hole Sun

"J. Barton Mitchell's The Razor is cutting-edge SF." —Matthew Costello, author of Star Road, Doom 3, and Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier