C. E. L. Welsh
Christopher Edward Lee Welsh was born the son of a soldier and weaned on Japanese television and classic Rock n Roll when it was just Rock n Roll. His first encounter with the fantastic in books was George MacDonald, given a boost by C.S. Lewis, and locked down forever by J.R.R. Tolkien. He knew he was going to be a writer by age 9. He did not know that it would take him twenty years to get there. He writes and publishes books under the name C.E. L. Welsh, because if you have four names and you are a writer you are legally obligated to use all of them.
His published works include Graphic Novels (Harry Houdini, Space Race) by Campfire Comics, short stories (Shiver, A.I. Trigger), novellas (Tubifex, Coffeyville), and his debut novel, CLUTCH: Book One of The Wrecked Earth, published in 2012 by Rockfall Books. His other writing credits include many supplements (Aliens: The Ruthdii for Precis Intermedia, Villains – The Brotherhood of Mahlik for Dog Soul Publishing) and stories (Techi’s Solution, Walk of Swords for Noumenon by Abstract Nova) written for the Role Playing Game industry.
His daily life is spent chasing down the Muse with a rusty crowbar when he is not analyzing software for defects or annoying his wife and children with magic tricks and Kung Fu demonstrations.
Chris is currently writing SUNDER: Book Two of The Wrecked Earth, for publication in the winter of 2014.
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Seven Stones: An Anthology of The Wrecked Earth
Seven Stones includes seven stories of The Wrecked Earth, the setting of C.E.L. Welsh’s debut novel, CLUTCH, and its upcoming sequels.he Wrecked Earth is our world... or it used to be until the meteors started falling.
Clutch had just taken nine-year-old Jorge under his wing when they had to flee their home before it was overrun. After a few days sheltering at a farm
the last Tribesman begins having second thoughts about the wisdom of his commitment. When their latest shelter becomes ground
zero for a meteor strike his instincts take over and help him make up his mind.
A Wrecked Earth Short Story that takes place in 2029.
Clutch and Jorge pay a visit to a kindly old couple on a lonely farm, hoping to find a useful trade. When they sit down for a meal they wind up with more than
they bargained for. Clutch and Jorge must deal with dangers to their safety and their morality before the day is done.
"Imagine Conan, raised by a biker gang, in the world of Mad Max." - Darin DeVore, Between The Bubbles
In 2033 the Earth you know has changed.
Meteors fill the sky and pummel the Earth. Cities have crumbled or vanished in atomic fire. Mankind struggles to rebuild, but can barely survive. The old maps are useless. The old ways are dead. All that matters now is power…
A Harry Houdini Short Novel
Coffeyville, Kansas, is known as the “Town that stopped the Dalton Gang.” Many shots were fired in the early days of Coffeyville…but there was one lone bullet, fired some years after the Daltons were laid low, that passed unnoticed by most. One man, however, would never forget; a young Harry Houdini, still some years before fame would find him.
Albert and Giada are two scientists in love, and they want to share that love with their robot, ADAM. Love, however, can’t be programmed, and so they search for the elusive Artificial Intelligence Trigger that will spark real emotion in their creation.
The dark sea lifted him up once more. This time the moonlight broke from the strangling cloud cover and revealed the undulating waters before him. Adrift, his legs moving with just enough energy to keep him afloat, he thought he was living a plane crash survivor's worst nightmare. That was when he saw them...
Jack’s just trying to make it through another day when a mysterious email from an old friend sets him investigating a YouTube video of a strange, unknown life form. The “thing in the sewer” becomes an obsession that haunts his dreams and draws him into a dark place; when his old pal disappears Jack goes looking, convinced the answers lie down a path far from his normal life.
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