The Harvest Cycle is an upcoming apocalyptic novel by David Dunwoody. It blends Lovecraftian horror with sci-fi action, drawing further inspiration from sources as diverse as the works of Isaac Asimov and Lewis Carroll.
The novel was first presented as an online serial in 2008, with related stories appearing in Dunwoody's collection Dark Entities and the anthology Robots Beyond. It will be released in print and ebook formats in the second half of 2012, along with an audio release by Audible.com.
It has been fifty years since the first Harvest. Hideous creatures, lethal and lightning-fast, were sown into the beds of Earth's oceans eons ago. Now every year, in service to a mad god, they rise from the depths and hunt humans.
Man hides underground in fear of the Harvesters. But he is also sought by other predators: the robots that for years were his companions are now driven to exterminate him in a warped mission of mercy.
In a race against time, a group of humans cross the United States in a desperate plot to destroy the Harvesters before the next cycle. As if psychotic robots, lobotomized cops and flesh-eating nomads weren't enough of a challenge, they may just invoke the wrath of the ancient god itself...