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eConscience Beta

Release Date: Nov 1st 2017

Peacekeeper Incorporated’s breakthrough in nanotechnology could bring repeat offense crime to an end, freeing society from the need for criminal incarcerations. But first, they have to finish testing it. With funding on the line, and time to prove out the project getting short, the lead scientist must find a way speed things up. That’s unfortunate for his guinea pig, and anyone who would stand in his way.

Can the goal of ending most crime justify committing one… even a few?
And what happens when you conflate altruism with egotism?

Find out In eConscience Beta, where two lab techs and an uncouth petty criminal must outwit a brilliant but sociopathic scientist who’ll stop at nothing to establish his legacy as the man who ended crime.


A Space Adventure Anthology

Release Date: June 2018

Matter conversion technology–Matt-Con–has broadened the scope of mankind’s existence. It has opened up the real possibility of viable colonies on other planets in our solar system, and even space itself. Anywhere matter can be captured or energy from the sun can be felt, the possibility of expanding human habitation exists.

In this volume:

The space station Chariot of Helios–on its way to Mercury to become a power collection station for Earth’s growing need for energy to power matt-con tech–encounters a strange anomaly that threatens ship and crew.

Null Gravitas

Sometimes even life in space needs a bit of humor. This short is a romantic interlude just prior to the events of Escaping Aurora.

Escaping Aurora
The sudden destruction of mankind’s first atmospheric terraforming platform leaves three unlucky exonauts struggling to survive in the skies of Venus aboard a cobbled-together airship. Meanwhile, the commander of the space station above battles obstacles that might keep her from rescuing her stranded husband and crew in time.In preparation for this, I have spent a lot of time learning to use Gimp 2 to design my own cover, bookmarks and other sundry media/ad items. There has been a steep curve to the software, but I’m getting there. It’s a great free resource that’s well worth taking the time to learn.

Quicksilver,” a science fiction space adventure short story.

Available as part of the

Planetary Fiction: Mercury anthology published by Superversive Press in January 2018.

Planetary Anthology: Mercury

Release Date: Jan 2018


Innermost of worlds, blasted by the sun by day and frozen by night, Mercury remains an enigma. Mythical Mercury was also the messenger and trickster, and known for blazing speed and wit. Here are thirteen tales of science-fiction and the fantastic featuring Mercury.

Throughout history, the planets of our solar system have meant many things to many people; Planetary Fiction explores the themes associated with these heavenly bodies as well as their astronomical, mythological, and in some cases even alchemical significance.

Included in this volume are

In the Palace of Promised Immortality by John C. Wright
Schubert to Rachmaninoff by Benjamin Wheeler
The Element of Transformation by L. Jagi Lamplighter
In Tower of the Luminious Sages by Corey McCleery
The Haunted Mines of Mercury by Joshua M. Young
Quicksilver by J.D. Beckwith
Ancestors Answer by Bokerah Brumley
Last Call by Lou Antonelli
Deceptive Appearances by Declan Finn
mDNA by Misha Burnett
The Star of Mercury by A.M. Freeman
Cucurbita Mercurias by Dawn Witzke
The Wanderer by David Hallquist

Thirty-Seven Shades of Yellow – Terraforming Venus places human pioneers in a constant struggle against a raging environment, but the real challenge is finding that special someone with whom to fight the fight.

Available as part of the

Planetary Fiction: Venus anthology published by Superversive Press in Feb 2018.

Planetary Anthology: Venus

Release Date: Feb 2018


The second planet from the sun, a world of sulfurous gas and tremendous temperatures where the landscape features—mountains and valleys—are all named for love goddesses. Venus herself is the goddess most known for allure and romance.

Here are twenty stories featuring Venus, the planet, the goddess, or just plain love—both romantic and otherwise. Planetary Fiction explores the themes associated with these heavenly bodies as well as their astronomical, mythological, and in some cases even alchemical significance.

Included in this volume are 

Just Look, I’ll Be There by A. M. Freeman
Morning And Evening Star by David Hallquist
Ninety Seconds by Bokerah Brumley
The Wrong Venus by Lou Antonelli
Enemy Beloved by Monalisa Foster
Texente Tela Veneris by Edward Willett
The Happiest Place On Earth by Misha Burnett
Love Boat To Venus by Declan Finn
Venus Times Three by Margot St Aubin
Avalon by Dawn Witzke
The Rituals Of Venus by Joshua M. Young
First Cat In Space by  Dana Bell
Venus Felix by W. J. Hayes
The Rocket Raising by Frederic Himebaugh
Star-Crossed by Julie Frost
Honeymoon In Fairland by L. Jagi Lamplighter
Thirty-Seven Shades of Yellow by J.D. Beckwith
The Fox’s Fire by Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Smiley The Robot by Amy Sterling Casil
Stones In High Places by Jane Lebak

Xolotl Resurrected– A convergence of breakthroughs in quantum intelligence and materials technology has lead to the birth of matter conversion. Can the idealistic inventors prove its viability to the world, and share it, while still protecting against its misuse? They have the power to create anything, so why not start with a miracle?

Available as part of the

Planetary Fiction: Earth anthology published by Superversive Press in June 2018.

Planetary Anthology: Earth

Release Date: June 2018

18 tales of explorers, lost worlds, strange and wondrous creatures, gods & goddesses of old, miraculous inventions, aliens, bots and post humans, brought together in this anthology of discovery and daring.

Come explore the legends and chronicles of planet Earth and the space beyond in the fourth volume in the Planetary series.

Included in this volume are:

Silesian Treasure by WJ Hayes
This Planet is a Hole by Lou Antonelli
Extinction Point by Richard Paolinelli
I Hate Mars! By Arlan Andrews
The Mantle of Gaia by Jody Lynn Nye
Reality Run by Alfred Genneson
Escape From The Lost Land by Nathan Dabney
Unacceptable Losses by John M. Olson
Climate of Change by Marie Genneson
Welcome to Mars! by A. M. Freeman
The Dawn of Reason by Dan Gallagher
Under A Wayward Sun by Josh Griffing
The Hidden Conquest by Hans Schantz
Complicit in Their Bondage by J. Manfred Weichse
Ringrun by Ben Wheeler
Xolotl Resurrected by J.D. Beckwith
We’ll Always Have Earth by Bokerah Brumley

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