Book Review – Darwin’s Radio by Greg Bear

I’m always in the process of reading something or possibly two books at a time. Strange, I know, but it happens. My TBR (to be read) pile is teetering hypothetically. Late last night or quite frankly early this morning, I completed Darwin’s Radio by Greg Bear.

It’s along the same broad lines as my series in a post pandemic sort of way. There’s a pandemic of sorts but the premise and outcome are completely different. I wasn’t sure where the story was going when I first began to read and honestly I had to push through what I think the author himself, stumbled through before he knew where he was headed. However, as I persevered I became enthralled with the ideas presented. I don’t like to give spoilers but as many of us contemplate the universe and all it’s mysteries, one person’s imagination can capture a possibility…a hypothesis no matter how far-fetched, it may actually turn fiction into fact given a decade or two.

Darwin’s Radio should be read by anyone who wonders. Don’t let the first two chapters hold you back, persevere, it’s worth it in the end. And then, sit back and ask yourself how plausible this scenario is. How do we explain our past and what might nature try to present to us in our future. Darwin’s Radio is a story that makes you think and contemplate what might come our way.

The Last Infidels is Available on Amazon Kindle


It’s finally here! The Last Infidels is now available on Amazon Kindle. This is a very special book to me. I now mark time and events in life during whichever book I’m writing at the time.

While writing this one my life literately changed. A past nightmare was righted in my personal life; finally, I’m at peace.

Though this book takes a turn for the current residents of Cascade there are at least two more title in this series left to be written. I’m working hard on book four now and five is already planned. I may go back and write a prequel as well. Would everyone want to meet Sheriff’s original master? He was alive and well when the pandemic started. I’m sure you’ll be surprised who he knew and what circles he traveled in. What about Campos? He also has a back story. Many readers were sorry to see him go so early in the series but it couldn’t be any other way, in the end.

There are many twists and turns coming as the story unfolds before me. I hope you’ll enjoy the direction. It’s both scary and realistic. It’s a reality I hope we never see but fathomable all the same.

So, take some time on Sunday to relax and read The Last Infidels before work tomorrow and let me know what you think. If you enjoy the book please leave a review too.

Until later Graham Fans,

A. R. Shaw

Only 2 More Days! Release of The Last Infidels

GRLIOnly 2 more days until the release of The Last Infidels ! So if you’ve purchased the PreSale, make time to read on Sunday! It’s very exciting to finally see your hard work come to fruition. The release comes with a little trepidation. I so hope it’s received well.

I’m busy working on book four and trying to get this website to work with all the online tools at the same time.

It seems to be an author you have to wear many hats, writer, manager, social media expert, advertiser, web management, programmer, SEO specialist, marketer… It’s crazy.

Just Arrived!


This afternoon as I’m writing the beginning scenes for book four of the Graham’s Resolution series, my dog Oak alerts me to the sound a few seconds before my own ears register the telltale sign of the UPS trucks arrival. I’m excited, because I know what’s coming…The Last Infidels paperbacks!

Though I’ve personally made the conversion to Kindle eBooks, there is still nothing that compares to holding an actual book, especially one you’ve created, in your own hands. These guys will receive my signature and then head to my local independent bookstore Aunties, for sale. A few will remain on my own growing shelf and then, in a few months, they’ll be joined by book four.

6 More Days until The Last Infidels

Only six more day to go before all the Pre-Orders are automatically downloaded to your Kindles; or, until you can purchase your own e-copy.

In the meantime, I’m busily writing book four and anticipating the eventual end of the Graham’s Resolution series this year. I see possibly two more books and perhaps a prequel, but we shall see.

After that, I may do a few standalones and then start another series.

What would you like to see more of in the post-apocalyptic genre?

New Release Date

GRLIMarch 1st
will be the new release date!PreOrder your copy today and it will download automatically to your Kindle!

In the meantime, if you need a quick read over the weekend, you can enjoy Deception on Durham Road. This novella is a part of Author, Steven Konkoly’s, Kindle Worlds Perseid Collapse series.