Cover Reveal: Mushroom Blues, by Adrian M. Gibson

17 Jan 2024

Welcome to a new cover reveal!

Today we have the joy of help reveal the cover of Mushroom Blues, the debut novel of Adrian M. Gibson (part of #thebreakin group), and which starts The Hofmann Report series. Let's first take a look at the blurb:

BLADE RUNNER, TRUE DETECTIVE and DISTRICT 9 meld with the weird worlds of JEFF VANDERMEER and CHINA MIÉVILLE in Adrian M. Gibson’s fungalpunk noir debut.

TWO YEARS AFTER a devastating defeat in the decade-long Spore War, the island nation of Hōppon and its capital city of Neo Kinoko are occupied by invading Coprinian forces. Its Fungal citizens are in dire straits, wracked by food shortages, poverty and an influx of war refugees. Even worse, the corrupt occupiers exploit their power, hounding the native population.

As a winter storm looms over the metropolis, NKPD Detective Henrietta Hofmann begrudgingly partners up with mushroom-headed patrol officer Koji Nameko to investigate the mysterious murders of Fungal and half-breed children. Their investigation drags them deep into the seedy underbelly of a war-torn city, one brimming with colonizers, criminal gangs, racial division and moral decay.

In order to solve the case and unravel the truth, Hofmann must challenge her past and embrace Fungal ways. What she and Nameko uncover in the midst of this frigid wasteland will chill them to the core, but will they make it through the storm alive?

You might be salivating just with the blurb, so the first question. When it is this book released? March 19th, 2024

Before going to the cover, here is more info about it:
Book/Author: Mushroom Blues (The Hofmann Report #1) by Adrian M. Gibson
Cover Artist: Felix Ortiz (Instagram|Artstation)
Typography/Cover Design: Adrian M. Gibson
Genre: Science Fiction / Mystery / Police Procedural / Dystopia / Fungalpunk
Available formats: Paperback, hardcover, eBook, audiobook

As you can see, the cover has been illustrated by Felix Ortiz, and the typography has been made by the own author. Additionally, Adrian will be narrating the audiobook.

And it's time!

Mushroom Blues Front Cover
Full PB spread
HC Spread
Art by Felix Ortiz

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Adrian M. Gibson

Adrian M. Gibson

ADRIAN M. GIBSON is a Canadian author, podcaster and illustrator (as well as occasional tattoo artist). He was born in Ontario, Canada, but grew up in British Columbia. He studied English Literature and has worked in music journalism, restaurants, tattoo studios, clothing stores and a bevy of odd jobs. In 2021, he created the SFF Addicts podcast, which he co-hosts with fellow author M. J. Kuhn. The two host in-depth interviews with an array of science fiction and fantasy authors, as well as writing masterclasses.

Adrian has a not-so-casual obsession with mushrooms, relishes in the vastness of nature and is a self-proclaimed “child of the mountains.” He enjoys cooking, music, video games, politics and science, as well as reading fiction and comic books. He lives in Quito, Ecuador with his wife and sons.

Mushroom Blues is his debut novel.