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Die Laughing
Die Laughing

Die Laughing



266 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $15.99 (CA $20.99) (US $15.99)

Publication Date: August 2011

ISBN 9781925148466

Rights: WOR

IFWG Publishing International (Aug 2011)


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If you’re a comedian and the world’s fate is in your hands, it’s no laughing matter. Die Laughing, a humorously dark science-fiction novel, is set in the 1950s of flying saucers, communist paranoia, and live television.Beamed aboard an alien spaceship, Las Vegas funny man Sam E. Lakeside is forced to participate in a plan to rob the earth of its oil. When the shape-shifting aliens and their leader – a power-hungry mobster – murder Sam’s best friend and manager, Sam vows revenge.He recruits a blacklisted comic book writer and the mobster’s girlfriend, and drags them cross-country to thwart the aliens. Their journey takes them to New York City and The Steve Allen Show, where the key to the alien’s conquest lies. Sam, embroiled in an escalating tangle of violence, love, and lies, is forced to choose between what he wants most in the world – to be a star – or the planet’s survival.

Author Biography

Louis K. Lowy’s stories and writings have appeared in numerous publications including Coral Living Magazine, New Plains Review, The Florida Book Review, Ethereal Tales, Bête Noire Magazine, Pushing Out the Boat, The Chaffey Review, and The MacGuffin Magazine. He is a recipient of the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. His humor poem “Poetry Workshop” was the second place winner of the 2009 Winning Writers Wergle Flomp Contest. Louis moved from Pittsburgh, PA to South Florida at the age of seven and has lived there ever since. Before becoming a full-time writer, Louis was a professional firefighter. He also played bass guitar in original bands, including Hemlock, whose recordings for Warner Brothers Records included the dance hits “Disco Break” and “Body Rhythm.” Google Hemlock Disco Break for info and YouTube clips. Louis has said, “I always loved writing. In the many bands I played in, I composed nearly all the lyrics. It was a natural progression to move into story writing. Notice I didn’t say ‘easy’. It’s a struggle everyday to find the right words to match the right thoughts. Most of the time – to my disappointment – I fail, but every once in a while I get it right. When I do, I get nearly the same thrill I did when I heard “Disco Break” on American Bandstand, or when I was on the fire department and we helped to jolt a heart into beating again. He resides in Miami Lakes, FL with his wife, daughter, and their two cocker-terriers, Huey and Dewey. They have a son studying Asian Literature in Tokyo.