Uncategorized

“THE BITTERS OF NEW RANGIROA” AND “SPERMJACKERS” FREE UNTIL DEC. 25TH

Free Fiction!

Between now and the middle of January, you probably won’t have time to do much reading, but in case you do, here are a couple of short stories for you to consider. If I had to give them movie-style ratings, they’d fall somewhere between PG-13 and R. They’re free, too, until Dec. 25th. Look at it this way, you can always download them now and read them later.

Have you ever tried to make a little money on the side and had the whole effort go pear-shaped? We all have. “The Bitters of New Rangiroa” presents us with a group of colonists on an alien planet. (That’s a touch redundant, but read on.) They attempt to liven up their humdrum lives and make a few bucks in the process. Unexpected discoveries of an aphrodisiacal nature and consternation ensue. read more

Uncategorized

“Barge No. 5” and “Comrade Stalin Goes to Church” Free from 12/13 to 12/17

Special Kindle Select editions of “Barge No. 5” and “Comrade Stalin Goes to Church” are being offered for free between Dec. 13th and Dec. 17th.

“Barge No. 5” Ever wonder about difference between revenge and justice? Ever go looking for information about something and find out way more than you’re comfortable knowing? In this science-fiction story, a documentary-film director wants to complete a human-interest piece about garbage disposal aboard a Lagrange colony. He discovers more about life and death than he had ever bargained for. “Dumping the trash” takes on an unexpected meaning. read more

CURRENT

Milestone Reached

Yesterday was something of a milestone. I finished the 134K-word draft of the first three volumes of a science-fiction series I’m writing.

The working title for the series is THE JOLLY TARS IN OUTER SPACE. The first three volumes have working titles of RENDEZVOUS WITH DESTINY, ENCOUNTER WITH SWEET BETSY,  and ENGAGEMENT WITH GUILLOTINE. Destiny, Sweet Betsy, and Guillotine are ship names.

By the time I’m finished, each book should come it at about 55K to 60K words.

This series is part military science fiction/space opera and part satire, and so far it has been a blast to write. My publisher and I are working on the covers and interior layouts. read more

Uncategorized

“Danny’s Game” and “Cannon” are Available for Free until Dec. 12th

Here we go again . . . Act now, just in time for this year’s spectacular blowout shopping season, and other overbearing slogans.

Special Kindle Select editions of “Danny’s Game” and “The Cannon and the Voice of the Generations, Special Edition” are available for free until Dec. 12, 2017.

“Danny’s Game” presents a military science-fiction story, with a twist. A troop transport carries Private Danny Winslow, Martian Alliance Army of Defense, toward Earth. He intends to teach those pasty-faced, nosy, interfering Earther scum a thing or three about real fighting. Just like he’s teaching his buddies about playing poker. At the moment, however, he holds two low pair. A tricky hand. Trickier still, the boredom of grinding through hand after hand. read more

COLLECTIONS

Dangerous Ambitions is Available Now

Dangerous Ambitions, a full-length collection of science-fiction short stories, is now available.

Here’s the sparkling and unforgettable pitch:

Have you ever wanted to do something that didn’t work out the way you’d imagined it would?

I remember trying to ride my motor scooter over a pile of dirt, thinking the “jump” would be great fun. I ended up breaking my arm. No big deal in the scheme of things, but a broken arm is small potatoes compared to some of the “stuff” people—and governments, by the way—get themselves into. Sadly, the boys have never been home by Christmas. read more

Uncategorized

Dangerous Ambitions is Free Until Dec. 7th.

This time around I’m offering a single title, Dangerous Ambitions, a full-length collection of science-fiction short stories.

Here’s the sparkling and unforgettable pitch:

The Special Kindle Select edition of Dangerous Ambitions is being offered for free between Dec. 3rd and Dec. 7th.

Have you ever wanted to do something that didn’t work out the way you’d imagined it would?

I remember trying to ride my motor scooter over a pile of dirt, thinking the “jump” would be great fun. I ended up breaking my arm. No big deal in the scheme of things, but a broken arm is small potatoes compared to some of the “stuff” people—and governments, by the way—get themselves into. Sadly, the boys have never been home by Christmas. read more