Going to writer's conferences and pitching your book? I recommend custom business cards with your pitch on the back!
As I complete works and get them published,
these pages will be expanded to provide more details about each
story and/or collection. For now, here is a list of my
RIPPED (a techno-thriller)
I'm currently seeking representation for this novel. What if, when
you died, your brain could be RIPPED into a computer,
uploading your consciousness into a lightning-fast program that
The Last Tomorrow (a techno-thriller)
I'm currently seeking representation for this novel. Yesterday was an illusion
Tomorrow never arrives
SHORT STORIES & NOVELETTES:
The Road to NPS (7,400 words, with
author of The Outback Stars trilogy)
The working title was "Ice Road Suckers," a story
about an ice road trucker on Europa (an icy moon of Jupiter).
It's now available in mass-market paperback, as part of Jonathan
Strahan's anthology, Edge of Infinity published by
The Stars Beneath Our Feet
words, with Sandra McDonald, published in the Futuredaze anthology). What happens when a teenage boy in love tries to impress the girl of his dreams (who barely knows he exists) with an invitation to a secret adventure: stowing away on a spaceship to a new orbiting colony? What could possibly go wrong?
Technesia (9,500 words)
Inspired by watching NASCAR on TV: your headset
should tag the people and places you see. But what happens when
this technology fails?
Apophis 2029 (10,000 words)
In 2004, scientists feared the asteroid Apophis
was on an April 13, 2029 collision course with the Earth. Later
observations predict a 2029 near miss but a possible Earth
impact in 2036. Even if it misses us it will return every seven
years, until some day our luck will run out. Small as
asteroids go (only 1000 feet wide), a land strike will still
devastate an area the size of Connecticut. But an ocean strike
is much more likely. The resulting tsunami will destroy coastal
communities around the globe—a hundred million lives lost, a
trillion dollars damage. We must prevent this catastrophe.
This story is about a mission to deflect Apophis.
Infertility (6,000 words)
The year is 2056, and humanity is expanding into
space in a series of habitats in Earth orbit. But no woman born
in space has ever gotten pregnant without at least visiting the
Earth. Does this spell doom for the long-term future of humanity
Ghost Rights (6,000 words) (the first of a
series of short stories on this theme of life after death)
Today I celebrated the 25th anniversary of my
The First & Last Time Machine (2,000
A humorous take on the perils of building a time
Portalnaut (9,000 words)
Two astronauts learn that jumping through
wormhole portals is not as easy as it sounds.
Ewakening (2,000 words)
What's it like to be the first person to wake up
as a computer program?
The Dark Within (6,000 words)
The true nature of dark energy is explored - and
it's not nice.
And my works-in-progress:
Leo's Call (currently at 40,000 words,
starts nice and slow, ends fast and horrifying. How can
The Awakening (currently a 6,000 word thriller short story
about awakening AI)
The Wall At The End Of The Universe (a
far-future sequel to The Last Tomorrow)
Beneath The Peridot Seas (We are not
alone, even on the Earth)
The Cometwealth (When the population
is in the trillions, scattered over millions of worlds,
can we remain ONE people?)
The Dhreesah Crusades (Joint custody
of the Earth is not an option)
The life of a detective in a world of
universal surveillance is not as simple as it seems.
Terran Technologies, Inc.
Travelling salesmen ride alien starships
to sell our unique technologies, arts, and cuisine to
civilizations throughout the galaxy.
Moore's Demise (stories about the end of Moore's
Fermi Paradox (stories about why we appear to be
alone in the universe)
Terran Technologies, Inc. (3,000
words, sexy SF humor)
I knew we were in trouble well before the translator
console said “If war is what you want, then war is what
you will have.”
Adventure on Axar VII (7,000 words,
Our travelling salesmen visit a human
outpost - populated only by women.
APOPHIS 2030 (The fight to possess
APOPHIS 2035 (The Babysitter) needs a
better name - it's about the first day care center in
ALPHA 2044 (middle-grade SF about the
first girl born in space)
Party Line (2,000 word WIP, SF mystery/humor)
Investigating a murder in a world where everyone
records everything, and nothing is quite as it appears.