Wilson's perfectly plotted stories engross their readers in a world where environmental concerns are paramount. His characters are unafraid to fight for their ideals, and yet they retain a humanity that allows readers to identify with them, which illustrates Wilson's penchant for carefully crafted fiction. - Darci Schummer, a talented writer and poet
Wilson has a way of writing that lets him transparently share his passion for environmentalism while entertaining us with a vivid plot and this collection of shorts displays his talent marvelously. - M. Chase Whittemore, the editor of Evolve
Thoughtful, insightful, and intuitive: readers will share in a book that decodes the human condition. - Hunter Liguore, author of The Forsakens & the editor of The Last Man Anthology
A narrative that careers through space & time, ‘The Many Lives of Inez Wick’ brings us serious environmental issues in a swirl of hard-bitten fragments—Edward Abbey meets Quentin Tarentino. - John Hayes, author of The Spring Ghazals
As our world continues its slow crumble, Wilson soldiers on, writing with a clear eye and strong voice. 'The Many Lives of Inez Wick' entertains and, more importantly, gives cause for reflection. - David Oppegaard, author of The Suicide Collectors & Wormwood, Nevada
Wilson, with his easy to read prose, writes the kinds of dark short stories that get you caught up in the characters lives, and investing in outcomes. His stories are about now, about current topics crowding the headlines, and he's not afraid to investigate the issues of the day, darkness and all! - Alexandra Wolfe, author,blogger, editor, and manager ofThe Hive Mind
Table of Contents
"The Many Lives of Inez Wick" is a collection of short stories that focus on the sometimes eco-heroine, Inez Wick, as she treads the underbelly of domestic terrorism, occasionally blowing up resource exploiters and pouters.
The Bike Mechanic - Inez Wick is desperate for help. She's just blown up a water bottling factory and needs to escape Homeland Security. However, her search for help has led her to Dan Seward, an ex-activist with a secret past that he'll fight to protect.
Lady Aqua - Inez Wick thought that the water bottling factory was empty as she set homemade explosives. Her intention wasn't to take lives but to send a message to wakeup the community. The water bottling factory was pumping so much water the downstream river had dried up.
Beyond Peaking - Inez Wick, in a life seemingly unconnected to her others, works hard in a office by day, and by night she only wants to retreat into the world of TV mysteries. However, tonight, her mysteries will be interrupted by a special announcement by the President of The United States - the world's oil wells have been depleted.
Dog Fight - Here, Inez Wick has been abducted by sex traffickers that force her to fight in gladiatorial matches to the death.
No Compromise - Inez Wick returns to her true calling. She's in China on a mission. She must infiltrate a coal power plant, set explosives, and get out quickly.
Apophis- In an academic world ruled by men, Inez Wick plays along hoping that her doctoral advisor and lover will soon graduate her. However, something isn't quite right with her equations that predict that Apophis, a large asteroid on a near-mis course towards earth, will pass between safely between the earth and the moon.
Spilling Sunlight - A glimpse into Inez Wick's the back story. She's just turned sixteen and want's nothing more than to spend time her father. However, her father is a roughneck, and he's off to manage Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico.