“Christian Carvajal offers a refreshing twist to your everyday apocalyptic genre. And rather than hands us the curmudgeon’s end-of-the-world-bleakness, he refreshes the notion with a cosmic humor.” — Martin R. Kimeldorf


In Sugar Roses, Oklahoma, events tumble rapidly toward the End of the World. We’re introduced to a cross-section of this fervently Baptist college town as it struggles to comprehend a series of supernatural phenomena: roadkill returned to life, a little girl who speaks classical Greek, an ominous shortwave signal, and a demonic voice that calls itself the Megatron. No less foreboding is the news from around the world, in which Christian fundamentalists and Muslim terrorists alike seem hellbent on hastening the Apocalypse. Who or what caused these mysterious events? And if they do presage the foretold Rapture, what on earth–or beyond–will come after? Lightfall is a secular, satirical thrill ride, in which all humanity’s glories and vanities can be seen in one lyrical, hypocritical microcosm. The Lightfall is coming…


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About the Author

Christian Carvajal was born in San Pedro, California but spent fifteen years in small-town Oklahoma. He holds an MFA in theatre directing and has acted and directed in four states. He spent seven years in the Los Angeles film and television industry, where he worked as an actor, extra, writer, and assistant for a major studio. His writing has appeared in newspapers, online, and in Cinefex magazine. He currently teaches mathematics at Olympic College in Bremerton and Shelton, Washington, where he’s hard at work on his second novel.