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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 big 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).
Words your mother won't like? Definitely.
Imaginary Sex? Of course.
Satirical Viewpoints? Overwhelmingly.
The End Is Near(er)
Things go from bad to worse very quickly at the University of Centrum Kath. When a 'good' idea backfires and results in the largest unrest since the Choso Insurrection, can even Professor Wingut save us this time?
Welcome to Aphroditto, the largest virtual reality pleasure center in existence. Once you leave Apphroditto, its like you were never here. But some customers don't remember their time in the Puppy Room. And they certainly don't remember doing that!
Something is going very wrong and very much according to plan.
Koven has a simple mission. Deliver a guitar to a delinquent kid to help them become a musical phenomenon. But its on Infelos Neso, a planet known for two things: orange toxic air and Aphroditto. And Tanit still won't answer his messages. Can Koven overcome himself enough to win her back? He's desperate. Can the Jackson Five help him?
What about Rusa? Can he really believe that an android actually misses him? Do her calculations equate to human emotions?
And from inside the Great Void, the first battered spaceship re-emerges. What in the heck does that mean?
The University of Centrum Kath loves you. XOXOXO
Book Two, double the snark.
Calcus Majoris indicates there is a 63.82% probability that your planet, Earth Five, will self-destruct soon.
If you haven't blown up yet, then read Mortuis Luna and see where it all goes wrong. It will make an entertaining story while you get things in order for your coming demise. It might even cheer you up a little.
Mechs are killing all animal life in the miniverse next door to our universe.
The survivors of Good and Evil from the Final War are fleeing back into our universe.
Can Koven Modi and Rusa save them from Mech destruction?
Can they save us from a Mech fleet invading our universe.
Can Koven save himself?
Will he ever get laid again?
The election campaign for the Chancellor position at the University of Centrum Kath is in full swing. Jugglers, Interior Designers, Musicians, Actors, all sorts join the thousands of candidates. There might even be one or two qualified people too. 'It's Morning in the Universe' versus 'Make the Universe Great Again' battle it out with 'I Bring the Revolution' for best campaign advert.
Will Earth Five (your planet) self-destruct and screw up the Sociology Departments budget? Professor Trill is desperate to avoid a prorated custodial payment. He's already spent more than that.
Meet Hong, a young woman from North Korea who has a special ability, she can hit far away objects with smalls pieces of metal propelled from tubes at a high velocity. She arrived in Orlando with one million dollars in counterfeit currency. Will she become the hero of her nation? Or will she be chained to a NK missile and blasted out over the Sea of Japan?
Why is Vegemite so important to the universe?
'A wild ride of a story' said someone who reviewed the outline before I started writing.
If you've ever wondered just how things work out among the stars read 'The Finite Void'.
As always, there is a money back guarantee if your planet self-destructs before you read my story.
A fresh perspective on life and love out in the universe.
The Finite Void
Now all three in one place.
Koven Modi is a rookie field historian with The History Department at the University of Centrum Kath, the largest repository of learning and knowledge in the universe. He's having a bad week. He might get killed and his girlfriend might break up with him.
Welcome to the universe once we've finally conquered the urge to blow up everything. The last empire has fallen. The last megalomaniac has been laid to rest.
But a universe at peace is still a very dangerous place.
The History Department is responsible for all history: past, present and future.
To assist them, they operate Calcus Majoris, the largest probability calculator in existence. It calculates the odds of all significant positive and negative outcomes in the universe. The results help them carefully choose points of intervention in order to change the future. Sometimes it is a helping hand at just the right moment. Sometimes its murder.
But the universe is mostly demilitarized. The Federation of Planets was created after the Final War and acts to promote peace and resolve disputes fairly.
However there are planets in quarantine having met none of the criteria for contact. Planets in contact quarantine are all called Earth and given a numerical designation. For example, you are on Earth Five. What? Don't act surprised. Look around. Wars, famine, ecological disaster, murderous mythologies, sporks, Trump? And nobody comes over to visit.
Five trillion. Trillion with a 'T'. That's how many died in the Final War between the forces of Good and Evil versus the rest of us. Fortunately the rest of us won. But we came so close to destroying the universe that we had to make very serious changes.
Rusa is an android that is sentient but she doesn't realize it. When she is assigned to help Koven on his mission on Earth Seven she begins to experience things no android has ever done before. Is the calculation that you would prefer to be in the company of a certain person no matter where they are or what they are doing rather than be in your current circumstance, is this calculation the same as missing someone? Rusa believes it is.
Tanit just wants Koven to be a better boyfriend. She dreams of restoring an old spaceship she has orbiting Centrum Kath and setting her photon sails to cross the universe with Koven lecturing at the finer universities. Two semesters here, a semester there. The Glass Fields of Ki, The Gerald Supernova, all of the wondrous sites in the universe waiting for them. But Koven needs to step up and he's just not doing it. He want's to. Really he does. But, there was this thing that happened a long time ago. He won't ever tell you about it.
Professor Klept and his dog are missing. Calcus Majoris indicates there is a 43% probability that Professor Klept’s current experiment will cause the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies to collide. Tens of thousands of field historians are desperately looking for old man and his dog. But there is treachery at the University of Centrum Kath. The Sociology Department and the History Department are in a cold war and Klept is at the center of a push to increase Sociology Department funding.
Riots, an election for Chancellor of the university, and North Korean assassins? And why is Vegemite so important in the universe? Will Earth Five self-destruct and bankrupt the Sociology Department?
For these answers and a lot more answers than questions, A Partial History of the Universe is just what you need.
Get A Partial History of the Universe now before your planet self-destructs.
Three days from today the pandemic starts. Abandon the cities brothers and sisters.
September 2037: Vizzie Campbell, Earth's last believer is dying on her small farm in rural Texas. It is the most significant event across the planet. Her death marks the end of the darkest period in human history. It also coincides with our first alien contact. Earth is ending its quarantine period and preparing to take its place among the other planets of our galaxy. In orbit above Earth Parker Lin leads the negotiations on the terms of our integration into galactic life. But the negotiations are not going as planned. Earth has not met all of the conditions required to end the quarantine and was removed only after a referendum. Where did we fail? Can Parker Lin keep the negotiations from failing?
They call her Little Lion now. She is smart and she is dangerous. Her father has the satellite comms monopoly after the pandemic. It is the backbone of all network and comms services. Can she destroy the comms network and bring the post-pandemic dystopia to its knees?
Let’s back up just a little:
Two days from today Earth experiences a beautiful world-wide aurora that baffles scientists. The next day a pandemic starts. There is no vaccine, no cure.
Six BILLION people die. 97% of those perish in the first year. 83% of the population of Earth succumb to the sickness.
We call them ‘The Fevers’. They experience excruciating pain, intense paranoia, and incredible hyperactivity. The madness of the fever combine with the pain propel them to kill, kill those of other faiths. It is the only way to stop their pain. The death of their victims brings them relief in the form of bliss, a tidal wave of bliss, more powerful than the strongest drugs.
And so it begins.
Haafiz and Walid are picked up in East London on Day 2 of the outbreak and taken to the O2 Arena with one hundred thousand others. But as the fever claims more victims inside of the arena, it becomes harder to keep groups apart. It is all going horribly wrong and the only person with a plan is a young thug that attends a school for the gifted.Can they survive as it reaches crisis levels?
A medical emergency is declared in Alice Springs, Australia and is evacuated. A massive shuttle operation begins. Hundreds of planes land at Alice Springs everyday. The first planes bring doctors and scientists and engineers to the middle of the Australian outback. But as Alice starts to fill with refugees, the planes begin to be shot down. Is there a leak in the Prime Minister Harold Haavist’s office? Can Allen Silverstein, an atheist Jew, save the exodus?
This is your future and it begins three days from today. Abandon the cities brothers and sisters.
You only get one chance to survive.
Get The Last Believer now before its too late for you too
Imaginary Sex: Yes (mild)
Satirical and Controversial Viewpoints: Overwhelmingly
You don't just wake up one morning in a dystopia. There is a path. There is a story.
Anderson was a soldier. 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! Will Anderson unleash a new Reign of Terror?
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 mass arrests are coming.
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. Will he survive his own mistakes? Was it all really his fault?
In a trade war the winning country is the one whose people lose the most.
Nobody expected the American response, especially Americans.
A decade ago Carl Millibank told a reporter that he would become America's first trillionaire. He is running the the American response. 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.
Imaginary Sex: Yes
Satirical Viewpoints: Overwhelmingly
60 Million. That's how many people were sent to the transformational labor camps.Welcome to the American Dystopia.
Ten years later and the initial boom is over. America is in a recession and only phony government statistics tell us that everything is fine.
The Income Paradox has arrived.
In the American future, much has changed --
Now there is a northern wall and a southern wall on our borders
Getting into America is hard - getting out is even harder
Abortion is illegal again
Being LGBT is back in the shadows and illegal again
Church attendance is necessary to avoid the camps
Atheists now face a death sentence in god-fearing America
All pregnancy tests are transmitted to your church and they manage the pregnancy - even helping you choose an appropriate biblical name
English is the official language. Speaking anything else is a crime
Our military is now available for hire by other countries, and has become our largest source of government revenues.
In short, it's the sort of America some people dream of.
Strong and Wrong.
Bobby only survived the camps because of his one act of bravery. He's not a brave man. But desperation causes some people to be something they are not.
Sydney Delos is Vice President and keeps it all running. He has the President's ear and is her right-hand.. Still, he knows it's not working the way it was advertised. And he's scared. The person he loves the most is at risk from the rules he administers. Then, there is the Hinton Confession.
Chris Hinton ran the CIA for twenty three years. On his death bed, he confessed to the Reno bombing, San Diego and Boston, too. He confessed to every act of terrorism he orchestrated on behalf of the Democratic Party in order to swing elections their way. But as a life-long Republican, he didn't mention a single act done for his side, and there were many.
Now Vice President Delos must decide whether to use the confession to transform the electoral map forever.
Enrique Saba is a member of The Inbreds, a card and chip copying gang that live outside of the law. They steal your data then they steal your money. This small-time thief dreams of getting his mother and sister safely to Spain.
Americans are tired. Americans are poor. Americans have become their own huddled masses.
Americans are angry. Only a spark is needed..
And it is coming.
Its been almost ten years since the fall of Washington. In the aftermath the biggest changes in American history were put into effect.
Our federal government is much smaller now and is called Central Functions. It's run from Lebanon, Kansas by former Vice-President Sydney Delos.
The Nines hate Sydney Delos.
They were the beneficiaries of old transformational labor and the prison camp system. They consider Delos a traitor that turned on his own.
They hate the 100 million dollar personal wealth limit, the forced divestiture and the new constitution being readied for referendum. It will require a super-majority of 70% to undo what Delos has done to them.
They will do anything to stop Delos. And they may get help from Delos himself.
Sydney is now 82 years old and dementia has him firmly in its grasp. He's desperate to hang on and not even his vast collection of clones may be able to save him.
Enrique Saba is Sydney's right hand and his heir apparent.
Ricky isn't the wide-eyed young thief anymore. He's had a taste of power.
Remember Bobby Calhoun?
He now lives in a cave in New Mexico near the Mexican border.
Finally he has the video evidence that proves he did not start the Houston Massacre.
But he has a larger problem, the 20 million dollar reward for his capture.
America believes he was responsible for the destruction of Washington.
You know how the Dystopia came to be.
You know how it ended.
Now find out about the Utopia and whether it survives.
Gun, gun, guns. Anna Hanks hated guns.
Then she saw her husband shot down.
Could you handle it? Anna can’t.
What is the best anchor to reality during a trauma-induced psychotic break?
Anna thinks she has a choice, but she doesn't.
She could let the police do their job. But she's always been one of their toughest critics. And she has history with them.
Anna is a member of the co-op that owns and operates the local cannabis dispensary and the coffee house next door. The police have done everything they could to make it difficult for them since they first opened their doors. She doesn't expect much help from them, despite the promises and sympathetic words. And that’s not good enough for her.
In its purest form revenge is a parasite that ends with either satisfaction or death of the host.
Anna could make her own justice. But it's dangerous and she has no experience. Fortunately Anna has friends. With help from a strange collection including hookers, a post-operative princess, a cop named Cuddles, and a fictional detective, Anna goes to war!
Anna Hanks. Mother. Wife. Activist. Judge. Jury.
Lioness is a fast and menacing ride through the intersection of revenge and madness. Anna should be on her way to a padded room, heavy sedation and many therapy sessions.
But she's got this one thing she needs to take care of first.
Read LIONESS Now.
Anna Hanks. Woman. Relentless.
Imaginary Sex? Yes
Satirical Viewpoints? Overwhelmingly
(Previously published as MILF MONEY, but that title just seemed to disappointed a lot of people expecting erotica. Live and learn do I.)
What would you do?
4 grow houses. Million of dollars.
It was 2014 and a refugee from the corporate world was in his 19th month and dreaming of the finish line.
The kid was looking for a dry place to sleep, away from the cops, away from the shit on the streets.
All I could think of was that I was going to prison. And they'll get the money too.
What would you do?
Some tests you're not supposed to fail.
I wasn't ready to be tested.
Follow our narrator through the worst day of his life.
No breaks in sight, nothing but 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 noir gut punch.
The first one is on me.
The sound of the dirt hitting the plastic as I buried the body echoed in my ears for days.
Close my eyes and the auditory hallucination began again.
Not sure if I can come back from where I'm going.
My whole life I've been cursed by one thing: my mistakes are big ones.
Some men deserve to die.
The story picks back up in the aftermath of the Jackson grow house disaster.
Despite the planning, the paranoia, the attention to detail and the control, things keep spiraling out of control.
Meet Jenny, the suburban housewife in Biloxi, Mississippi that can do differential equations in her head.
She’s smart that way.
Not so smart in other ways.
She lives across the street from a grow house.
Can the narrator pull out of the slump?
Can he get out alive?
Read More Mistakes now while its still legal.
Sometimes when you try to run as far away as you can, you come full circle and must face up to where you come from and who you are.
“Nothing in the whole wide world binds people together like murder.”
The latest episode looks deeper into the life of the narrator, bringing the traditional family values of meanness, hatred and racism into focus.
Bill has been a southern ‘fixer’ for decades. Old ways and old methods are his specialty. Most people fear him; smart ones avoid him.
The narrator hates his uncle. Bill has a dream, a dark and evil project that drives him. The old man sees an opportunity to advance the schedule and welcomes his nephew back into the family, a group he left decades ago.
Some men don’t die soon enough.
The FORCED ENTRY series may be the best crime thriller series you read all year.
What is legal in Colorado will get you killed in Mississippi.
4 grow houses, 8 million dollars.
Now all three episodes together.
He was in his 19th month and cruising towards the finish line.
The kid was looking for a safe place to sleep, away from the cops and the shit on the streets.
Jackson, Mississippi is a toxic place. Been that way for a long time.
Take a ride through the Cannabis business in the dirty south.
Hang on tight.
Enter into the paranoid, claustrophobic world from the perspective of a grower with a problem; his mistakes are always big ones.
Follow our narrator as he starts the worst day of his life.
Then it gets worse.
It's not about fate or destiny.
It's about mistakes.
A downward spiral is hard to turn around.
It require drastic measures and steely resolve.
Our narrator may not have what it takes.
What would you do?
Forced Entry is the action-packed series that challenges you to think about problems beyond the page.
Read Forced Entry now while it's still legal.
...if 4 people took cannabis growing to the next level.
...if it is more science than anything else?
...makes them successful?
...makes them dangerous?
Mike, Charlie, Allen and Danny are the Mississippi Sativa Cooperative -- two botanists, an engineer, and a security specialist. They are not the first members of the cooperative and they hope to hell they are not the last.
They operate the largest cannabis grow operation in the southern United States. This is their story.
The Mississippi Sativa Cooperative is a thriller told from the other side.
Read The Mississippi Sativa Cooperative now, while its still legal.
A decade ago the Mississippi Sativa Cooperative secretly sent a racist, murderous cop to prison. He got out today. He's coming.
The Mississippi Sativa Cooperative will never be the same.
Nothing feels as good as beating a man to death with my bare hands.
Five words you never want to hear: Percy Galt's coming for you.
Only dead lawyers tell the truth.
When Charlie Hodgekiss, a junior law partner dies mysteriously, the most prestigious legal firm in Florida soon learn about his clients. They are the largest cannabis distribution network on the East Coast.
Debbie and Carl are their clients and refugees from New Orleans. No, they didn't run from a hurricane. They ran from the cops. Two of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Dangerous too.
They run the Florida operation. But the business is changing fast and they need to adapt or get out.
Bill and Jackson are also their clients and have been growing together since they were in college with Charlie. But a woman has strained their friendship. Now they only see each other when its time to sell to Carl and Debbie.
Distrust is dangerous in their profession
Professor Mark Strange was savagely attacked as a child. He’s carried the scars and the cane with him ever since. When salacious pictures of him and girlfriend are posted all over campus he is suspended without pay.
Mark is starting to realize he is something horrible. A sexual predator. He reaches out for help. He isn't expecting what he finds. While working on his PhD., Prof. Strange developed a model for evaluating conflicting historical accounts. Problem is that it is similar to models used by the NSA to evaluate raw intelligence data. The government tried to suppress his doctoral dissertation. This gave him 'rockstar' status in the sedate world of historians. A powerful shadow group want to test Professor Strange and his methods. A robbery gives them their chance.
Can a Professor Strange survive his own investigation?
Can Mark reverse the downward spiral of his life?
Read Higher Education Now While It's Still Legal
Imaginary Sex: Yes
Satirical Viewpoints: Overwhelmingly