The Gold Bugs Affair: A Basil & Moebius Adventure


Alaric Moebius and Basil Fox are two lovable scoundrels looking to make a quick fortune. Basil is a former SAS trooper turned Queen’s Guard by day and thief by night. Moebius is an Oxford-educated charmer with a knack for getting into trouble. Together they chase adventure under the patronage of “The Collector,” a mysterious billionaire with a taste for rare and valuable supernatural objects of the occult.
Created by award-winning director RYAN SCHIFRIN, this second original short story sends the unlikely duo through the streets of Bogota, Colombia to the ancient peaks of Tihuanaco in the Andes in search of valuable — and perhaps deadly — golden insects sought by the Collector for their unique power. But they’re not the only ones on the hunt…

Written by renown fantasy author RICHARD LEE BYERS (“Forgotton Realms,” “The Reaver”), this treasure-hunting tale expands on the series of prose and graphic novel adventures available from Magnetic Press. With cover art by the astounding, award-winning DAVE DORMAN (“Star Wars,” “Wasted Lands“)!



Roughly every month, a brand new, original BASIL & MOEBIUS ADVENTURE, written by a collection of the fan-favorite sci-fi authors, will be released exclusively on Amazon’s Kindle store and Kindle eBook app! Download and start reading today!

  • “Of Biblical Proportions” by Timothy Zahn (Available NOW!)
  • “The Gold Bugs Affair” by Richard Lee Byers (Available NOW!)
  • “Knife’s Edge” by Timothy Zahn (Available July 8, 2015)
  • “The Paris Excursion” by Ryan Schifrin (Available September 2, 2015)
  • “The Picture of Aleister Crowley” by Richard Lee Byers (AvailableSeptember 23, 2015)
  • “Hammer of the Gods” by Timothy Zahn (Available October 14, 2015)
  • “The Black Volga” by Richard Lee Byers (Available December 2, 2015)
  • “Dealbreaker” by Timothy Zahn (Available January 6, 2016)
  • “The Hungery Shadows” by Erik & Greg Bear (Available February 5, 2016)
For more information, including press kit, creator interview and preview pages, visit the Basil & Moebius webpage: