a hole in the fence

Welcome

This is the home of writer Steve M, author of a few novels and series.

Sit anywhere you want. Put your feet up. Not real big on rules around here. There is a fresh bag for the Volcano if you want to fire it up.

Yes, that is a picture of me. At the time it seemed a good idea. It was me making fun of drunk English teenagers in the English town I was living in at the time. Personally, I don't drink. I tried, alcohol really hates me. Sicker than shit every damned time.

If you prefer, just imagine me with my chin between my thumb and index finger, looking into the distance like some cheesy CEO photo.

Or imagine me as the man standing in front of you with a gun saying, 'get in the fucking van.'

 

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Science Fiction Satire 

What if weapon technology advances so fast that a military science fiction universe would be a death sentence?

Simply put, we'd create a weapon that can destroy everything and some idiot would use it.

Welcome to the universe after we finally conquer the urge to blow up everything.
Think of it like this, 'Out there' the grownups are in charge, by necessity.

But even a universe at peace, is still a very dangerous place.

22 years ago, a spaceship crashed on Earth Seven, a primitive 3 rated planet under contact quarantine. The boy who found the wreckage is now the man who will unite the planet under his rule. Allor heals the sick with alien technology. Allor will end the cult wars. His sister runs an informant network and collects the heads of his rivals. His mother has created a religion to worship him. Oh, dear!

All planets in contact quarantine are called Earth and given a numerical designation. For example, you are on Earth Five. What? Don't act surprised. Look around. War, famine, poverty, ecological disasters, murderous mythologies, Trump? And no one comes to visit, not a single tourist? You’ve had plenty of clues.

The History Department sends Koven Modi, a rookie Field Historian, to Earth Seven to investigate the use of comms technology on a planet with a medieval civilization. Koven is not the best person for the job, he's the only one left. Everyone else is out looking for missing Physics Professor Klept and his dog, who might just cause the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies to collide. Koven's goals are simple. He wants to avoid getting killed, avoid work as much as possible, and avoid getting dumped by Tanit, his girlfriend.

Earth Seven is a story that challenges basic sci-fi assumptions and offers new alternatives. What started as simple thoughts, 'Why do they always ..., what if …,' resulted in Earth Seven, a small book of slightly larger ideas.

An example? OK.

How would you like to be the most popular pizza topping in the galaxy? Yea, I didn't think so. Out among the stars, we're all vegetarians. What? Ohhhh, you believe pizza was invented on Earth Five? Well that's delicious, but incorrect.

Read Earth Seven now BEFORE your planet self-destructs (currently a 63.82% probability).

Science Fiction Satire, because you've earned it.

Words your mother won't like? Definitely.
Imaginary Sex? Of course.
Satirical Viewpoints? Overwhelmingly.

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A Crime Thriller 

All I could think of was that I would go to prison.
And they would get the money too. I planned for everything, everything except a homeless kid.

What would you do? 4 grow houses. Million of dollars. It was 2014 and the business was changing rapidly.
The kid was looking for a dry place to sleep, away from the cops, away from the shit on the streets.

Some tests we're not supposed to fail. I wasn't ready to be tested.

Follow our narrator through the worst day of his life. Dark clouds and bad choices.
Jackson, Mississippi is a tough town. Been that way as long as people can remember.

Read Forced Entry, the unexpected gut punch. The first one is on me.

Words your mother won’t like: Definitely
Imaginary Sex: Of Course
Satirical Viewpoints: Overwhelmingly

 

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I've packed us a lunch, we're going on a road trip to Dystopia

 In a trade war, the winning country is the one whose people lose the most. China tried to finish off western manufacturing. But they never expected the American response. Nobody did, especially Americans.

You don't just wake up one morning in a dystopia. There is a path. There is a story.

Anderson was a soldier in better times. Now between his divorce, credit card debt, and a truck without insurance, the American dream is nowhere in sight. Then he is offered a job by a mysterious man named Martin – five million dollars is a lot of money! 5 targets in 5 weeks. Who is he working for? What are their goals?

You’ve seen it online. The cute questionnaire with the elephant that asks, ‘which cartoon character best fits you?’ Answer as if your life depends on it. It does. Social Media is a weapon of the government. It always has been, but now mass arrests are coming. You are your threat score. We’re crossing the threshold from ‘do something wrong’ to ‘be someone wrong.’ What if those RETWEETS you made were for government messages designed to get you to self-identify? Remember that LIKE on that controversial picture from the news last week?

Bobby Calhoun is a young Houston television reporter with a comfortable life. He’s got a good job, a pretty fiance, and he manages to slide through without too much effort. Two days from now he will be in over his head and on his way to becoming the most hated man in America. Was it really his fault? No one had heard of ZLM 150151. No terrorist history on them at all. Home grown. Then they made their intentions known with the first five murders. Bobby didn’t ask them to contact him. He thought he was helping. Can he survive his own mistakes?

A decade ago Carl Millibank told a reporter that he would become America's first trillionaire. He's doesn't talk to reporters anymore. Millibank is running the the American response. Carl is a detailed planner type. Plan-Do-Check-Act. Contingencies and risk mitigation. Timelines and deadlines. A formidable man, considered a degenerate by those who know him well. Can he keep America on the road to dystopia?

Wide-spread systemic failures are coming and they are all according to plan. Then a rapid shift to the new model. The biggest change to America in over 150 years is starting and there is nothing you can do to stop it. It begins two days from today with the murder of a cop in Houston.

Read The Robespierre Conspiracy now while its still legal.
Then delete it, just to be safe.

Words your mother won’t like: Definitely
Imaginary Sex: Of Course
Satirical Viewpoints: Overwhelmingly

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