The Mutant Hunter series was born out of two unpublished novels Cox wrote in 1985 and 1986. Meant to be the first two books of a post-apocalyptic series, he found no publisher (or agent) willing to take them on. The books are crude, more violent than Cormac McCarthy’s “Blood Meridian” and are now buried in an ammunition box in Cox’s back yard.

No Blood and the Hydrates were born in these chaotic novels and through their own cunning wit, managed to survive into the Mutant Hunter epic.