Welcome Aboard!

Welcome to the home port of the Sovereign Spirit, a ship of survivors sailing through the Pacific Ocean when the world as we know it is consumed by a virus that turns people into rabid cannibals. These books have been described as Battlestar Galactica -vs- The Walking Dead, or a Star Trek of the Zombie Apocalypse. The adventure begins in Voyage of the Dead (available in paperback and e-books for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iTunes, etc.). The apocalyptic odyssey  continues in Flotilla of the Dead and Deluge of the Dead. The Sovereign Spirit Saga: Volume 1 is an 800 page trilogy edition that includes all three of the first books at a discounted price.  A collection of prequels, Interludes in Hell, was recently released and includes the thrilling novella Lukan. Volume two of the Sovereign Spirit Saga will launch in 2014. Welcome Aboard and Bon Voyage!

For a limited time only, VOYAGE OF THE DEAD is FREE to download at: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and Smashwords, etc…  Don’t miss the boat!  Note: If you don’t have an e-reader, you can download a Free Kindle App for virtually any computer, tablet, or smart phones.

Latest News:David P Forsyth at the Long Beach Comic and Horror Con (Nov. 23-24, 2013)

I’ll be on a panel with several New York Times bestselling authors to discuss the topic “Location, Location, Location” at 1:00pm on Saturday, 11/23/13. The Sovereign Spirit is more than a setting. It plays the title role. And what better place to discuss it than the Long Beach Convention Center?

Much of this website is designed for those who have read my books, other pages are for those who are simply curious..  In short, I hope it offers something for everyone. It’s a new and exciting approach to the zombie apocalypse with as much hope and adventure as horror and dread.

I have a few other projects that might be of interest to authors and fans of zombie and apocalyptic fiction. ApocaCon started at the Long Beach Zombie Walk on Oct 27, 2012 and is growing each year. Join the movement at the Facebook ApocaCon Group and watch for ApocaCon booths manned by apocalyptic authors at more events near you.

ApocaCon booth at the 2013 Long Beach Zombie Walk.

ApocaCon panel on apocalyptic fiction at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore (Oct. 27, 2013). Left to right: Peter Clines, Craig DiLouie, David P Forsyth, Christopher Fennell, “The Angery American” (Big Chris), Saul Tanpepper, Shawn Chesser.

In other news, Outbreak: Visions of the Apocalypse is a collection of apocalyptic stories by 20 great authors, including Hugh Howey, Rhiannon Frater, Craig DiLouie, Sean Liebling, Shawn Chesser, DA Roberts, Dan Williams, Saul Tanpepper, Julie Rudolph, and many more. Each of them contributed their own vision of how a zombie apocalypse would unfold. I was honored to compile and edit this collection which was recently released by Permuted Press. Best of all, the proceeds go to a great charity. Direct Relief International is a top rated medical relief agency. DRI would be on the front lines of any global pandemic, including a zombie apocalypse. So you can feel good about buying this book!

SovereignSpirit.net is an exciting Role Playing Blog where fans can interact with “The Commodore” and other characters aboard the Sovereign Spirit, while joining the online Network of survivors being compiled by Scott’s son Billy.  There you will find entertaining status reports, questions, and messages from readers describing their fictional adventures and predicaments during the Zombie Apocalypse described in my books.

The Toy Box is an interactive Glossary featuring some of the vessels, vehicles, aircraft, weapons and locations described/mentioned in the book(s).  Spoiler warning: the Toy Box is intended as a Companion to readers.   Refer to it as needed while reading the books.

Your first comment on this website is moderated. I have also added Captcha codes after receiving over 300,000 spam attacks (which is why I neglected this website for most of 2013). The email you provide will only be used for important updates on the Sovereign Spirit Saga (new releases) and events surrounding it.  I hope you also Like and comment on the “Voyage of the Dead” Facebook page and follow me on Twitter @DavidPForsyth .  Thanks for stopping by. Welcome Aboard and Bon Voyage!

10 thoughts on “Welcome Aboard!

  1. Great site and your Good Reads thread should get pretty interesting. That ship up there reminds me of the Queen Mary docked in Long Beach. The ship creeped me out and I couldn’t go on board. Think Fire Trap. Then there is that Russian tub – I mean sub – docked next to it. What a hunk of junk. Lots of zombies in there, I’m sure.

  2. Hi David,

    Just finished your “Voyage of the Dead” and left you a review on Amazon. I really liked the book, although I’m not really a fan of the apocalypse/zombie genre (if there is such a thing.) I though the book was well written and creative, not just another “shoot em in the head” zombie story.

    A few constructive comments: You’ve got a couple of typos in your Kindle edition manuscript. Orphan letters in mid-sentence, “the” when you meant “then,” nothing major, just a few. I didn’t put this in my review because I didn’t want to take away from the compliments I left you. If you have the time to edit it again (and I’m sure you’ve done it dozens of times already) you might want to take a look. Also, you use the word “fare” when you mean “fair.” I caught that 3 or 4 times. I guess I’m anal or something, it really jumped out at me.

    Best wishes – it looks like you’re well on your way to a successful writing career.

    Dave Felder

    • Thanks for the constructive comments and the great review, Dave. I’m new to this and do plan to get an editor as soon as I finish the 3rd book in the series. If you go on to read the second book now you will find as many or more typos (I have), but I consider this Kindle release to be the Beta test. What matters is that you liked the story!

      I loved your review and my latest Tweet was: “”Spare yourself a $12 movie ticket to see yet another rehash of Night of the Living Dead and read this book instead.” http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006Y3XF4A:) Thanks again!

  3. I’ve just finished flotilla of the dead and voyage and I love them. I haven’t ever read a zombie novel I only ever watch films but I love it. The excitement made me actually shout out ha ha. I have to say not knowing anything about weapons I did end up skimming by the details of some that was being named but that’s just me as it goes right over my head. I love that you know so much about all these different things, weapons, boats, flying etc.,

    I’m really looking forward to the next book, keep up the good work.


    • Thanks for the feedback, Rachel. Be sure to click on the Toy Box page here. It’s an interactive glossary with photos and links to ships, weapons, aircraft and other toys described in the books. Let me know if my descriptions in the book do them justice. :)

  4. Hi David,
    I’ve just finished Sedulity. I think you may have another winner here! I hope so, I had it finished within a couple of days. I don’t suppose you have a timeline as to when book 2 will be coming out?
    Just one little gripe though, WHY THE HECK DIDN’T YOU LET ME KNOW you were putting out another book! :) Seriously, it was a great read and I’m really looking forard to how you develop these characters.
    As an aside, my father was Greek and a merchant marine captain.

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