In honor of the November release of my next novel, The Cestus Contract, I wanted to show off the trailer we had put together for it back in March 2013 when I was still in the very early stages of writing it. The thinking behind this book trailer was that I’d seen a lot of book trailers — a lot of really bad or pointless ones for the most part — and I wanted to do one of my own for the Weir Codex books. However, I didn’t want to do what other authors/publishers had been doing with trailers. No static clip art images, no video of the author, or poorly acted renditions of scenes. That stuff all leaves me cold.
What I decided upon was to do a recreation of one of the scenes from The Cestus Contract as a level of an old-school side-scroller video game. Like something you’d have played from NeoGeo, CapCom or Konami back in the late 80s or early 90s.
So, sit back and enjoy this 16-bit animated look at a scene from chapter 6 of The Cestus Contract.