What is this?

So what is this, anyway?

The First Man is an original, serialized novel by me, Robin Parrish. I’m the author of many other novels, including the Dominion Trilogy, Offworld, Nightmare, Vigilante, Corridor, Persecuted, and more. The First Man is my latest work, a suspense/thriller/mystery/supernatural mashup.

New chapters are published weekly(ish) and it’s 100% free to read online, right here at firstman.robinparrish.com. If you prefer ebook formats like .epub or .mobi, those are available to purchase for $.49 a chapter. Or you’re welcome to pre-order the complete novel right here; you’ll receive the entire ebook after the final chapter has been published.

You’re probably wondering why I’m doing The First Man this way. It’s a fair question. There are several reasons.

First, I love serialized stories. It’s a form of prose like no other, that allows me to tell a kind of story that couldn’t be told any other way.

Second, The First Man is unique, like nothing I’ve written before. Saying more than that would be a spoiler. All I can tell you is that it’s the kind of story that every kind of reader can dig — whether you’ve enjoyed my past novels or not.

Third, finding time to write has gotten harder over the last year or two, so doing it in pieces this way helps make it more manageable for me.

The number one thing people always want to know when you’re telling a serialized story — be it a serial novel or a TV show or a comic book or whatever — is whether there’s a plan. “Are you just making everything up as you go along? Or do you know what’s going to happen and how it’s going to end?”

I promise you, dear reader, I know exactly where The First Man is going and how it’s going to end. I have a detailed outline for the entire story and it has a very specific ending. And if you’ll take this journey with me, I believe you’ll find that it’s worth reaching that ending.

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