The Treasure of San Guillermo -  a New Tales of Zarkon Book

S. Zarkon - Science Fiction, Suspense and Fantasy Stories

S. Zarkon lives reclusively in the beautiful Sonoran Desert in Arizona, which frequently serves as the setting for his stories. "I love the desert. It's the epitome of peace, solitude and tranquility. The beauty is breathtaking and the diversity of life is amazing. Upon first glance, it appears barren and lifeless. But if you have patience and look closer, the flora and fauna that call the desert home are truly amazing."

Influences for the writer come from many media sources of the twentieth century: science fiction comics like Strange Tales and super hero comics from Marvel and DC; stories by sci-fi/fantasy greats such as Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, James P. Hogan and J.R.R. Tolkien; television shows like Outer Limits, Star Trek and Rod Serling's Twilight Zone and Night Gallery; space movies such as Star Wars and Aliens; and suspense/thriller films by Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch, the Coen Brothers and Christopher Nolan, who are all masters at constructing intense, suspenseful scenes, utilizing a variety of strange, intriguing characters.

S. Zarkon enjoys weaving suspenseful tales with quirky characters in unusual surroundings where the reader may be surprised, unsettled and disturbed by the strange twists and turns which transpire. Stories explore the shadowy side of humanity and reality with a smattering of dark humor. Racism, greed, fears, phobias, fetishes, isolation, avarice, jealously, sexism, materialism, environmentalism, pride, hubris, egoism and the unflinching and sometimes brutal truth of science and nature are frequent themes in Zarkon's writings.

Many of Zarkon's stories are also set in the later part of the twentieth century – from the 60s to the 90s. This time period - before the advent of the Internet, cable television, smart phones, social media and 24/7 advertisement bombardment - offers situations with fewer distractions and boundless possibilities for tense, gripping action.

The books in the Tales of Zarkon series and novellas are available for purchase as e-books at Amazon. Peruse the respective pages on this site for more information on each reasonably priced item.