The Clans: a civilization that worships war. Soldiers altered in body and mind. Men and women bent to the blade. They slash through space, cutting through their enemies like a laser cuts through flesh. No one can stand against them. Star Commander Richard Bekker of Clan Ghost Bear is smart, tough, and ruthless—the perfect Clan warrior. Victory is all he has ever known. That’s about... [click here for more]
Solaris VII is the Game World, a planet of spectacle and intrigue entirely devoted to ferocious gladiatorial combat. Except on Solaris, the gladiators aren’t people—they’re BattleMechs, thirty-foot high, walking engines of war. David Singh is a down-on-his-luck ’Mech pilot with just enough skill and raw guts to attract all the wrong kind of attention. Singh’s dream... [click here for more]
She won't allow a silver-tongued smuggler distract her from her mission...
Patricia Silverton privately battles the smugglers infesting the sky city of Abashiri, determined to take back her home. Only, the next smuggler on her list isn't willing to allow an arrest stand in his way of making the next delivery. He's everything she doesn't expect in a smuggler, but she musn't... [click here for more]
A day of fun descends into a day of fear.
Liam Taggert hopes a trip to one of the big amusement parks on the planet of Mydore will take his children's minds off their mother's situation. It worked… until Kevin disappeared, kidnapped by unknown abductors.
While his father and the Galactic Patrol race to find him, Kevin awakes in a strange place, unsure how he got there...... [click here for more]
It should have just been a quick, albeit deceptive, dig for an alien AI braincore on the planet of Shake Hands, a frontier world eschewing high tech and outsiders... Then someone tried to kill Pree and her crew.
"Screaming Metal" is a Twitter novella (31,000 words) written in microfiction format (25 words or less per "paragraph") partially posted on Twitter in 2015 and Vocal in 2017-2018.
Inspired... [click here for more]
Summer comes to a crashing end…
Ten-year-old Kevin Taggert prefers to stay home with his video games, but his parents insist he join a summer sports program. Exactly on the day the Vordac raid Earth. With his little sister depending on him for protection, Kevin must find the strength and wisdom to keep them both safe.
Before they both end up dead, or even worse:... [click here for more]
She will not go quietly.
After overseeing the downsizing of a construction facility at Arcturus, Zada Harper comes face-to-face with a friend from her past... whom she just helped lay off. Before she knows it Zada finds herself the next target of the ISC Corporation layoffs. She is suddenly without a job and forced into automatic arbitration for a severance settlement.
She... [click here for more]
Pirates... out here?
The last thing reporter Steve Gortney expects is pirates raiding the strange space-elevator on the farming backworld of Vorstogen. While he's thrilled for the exclusive on a pirate raid-in-progress, he soon finds his own life in danger from a secret the pirates are willing to kill to keep hidden.
Meanwhile, the space-elevator has a few secrets of its... [click here for more]