A genre-bender (think Animal Farm blended with The Big Sleep, spiced with a dash of Gulliver's Travels and served with a side of Blade Runner), The Gwousz Affair is a dystopian-mystery vel in which the Western world is largely ruled by highly intelligent bovines. Yet at the heart of the vel lies a story that is pure ir. Cornelius Planke is having a bad decade. First, his wife of twelve years gives him the bum's rush for ather guy. Then he is canned from the force for good reason that he can think of. Now an underemployed P.I., he finds himself on the case and looking for the killer of a young Developed heifer. The hard-drinking Planke wades into an underworld peopled by Neo-Carnivores, the Meat Mafia, bovine Salvationists, Skullhead scientists, dezoe actors, and rebel Euro-Domestics who are fighting for the rights of undeveloped ungulates in the colonies. Along the way, he falls for the seductive Dween, a Developed ewe. Trapped in a web of deceit, lies, and untold dangers, Planke soon realizes that thing is as it seems-and more importantly, that the present caper may cost him his heart, and probably his life. Gritty, funny, speculative, and gripping, The Gwousz affair is cutting edge Sci-Fi Noir for the 21st century.
After a ten year stay in Korea, Gary Anderson returned to the West with his wife and two children. They now live outside of Princeton, New Jersey. He has published two previous novels, Animal Magnet and Best of All Possible Worlds and his work has appeared in a number of magazines recently, including Umbrella Factory, Gadfly, Menacing Hedges, Literary Orphans, CV2, and more.