I got the artwork today for my next novel, which is called Lord Byron's Prophecy. It's coming out in 2015 from Lethe Press, the same publishers of The Survivors. I don't know how LPB's will be received, but it's the manuscript that's dearest to my heart, and it's quite long for me at 110,000 words (though I'm sure edits will cut it down a bit). After I read Michael Cunningham's The Hours, I realized how much I enjoyed the structure of the three characters' parallel lives and their union through a single work of art. I decided to try that structure myself. LBP is about the writing of Byron's apocalyptic poem "Darkness," a powerful, bleak work that describes humanity's descent into chaos when the sun extinguishes. In LBP, Byron is haunted by the growing notion the poem might be prophetic. Meanwhile, in the present, an aging literary professor haunted by his past and experiencing dementia begins to see the same visions as Byron, and his troubled son reaches manhood in a world where the prophecy might finally be coming true.
Sean Eads is a writer living in Denver, CO. Originally from Kentucky, he works as a reference librarian.