which novels appeal to which readers?
mixed genre novels
Readers who enjoy the hard SciFi combat novels of David Weber, John Ringo, David Drake, William Dietz, Steve White, Travis Taylor, Michael Z. Williamson, John Varley, Charles Sheffield, James P. Hogan and Larry Niven will enjoy my Vigilante, Assassin, StarFight and Aliens series novels.
The Vigilante Series novels are Star Vigilante, Nebula Vigilante, Galactic Vigilante and Anarchate Vigilante. Book 5 in the Vigilante series is Alien Vigilante, which I hope to release in late 2017.
My Assassin Series novels are Stellar Assassin and Alien Assassin, both of which are now out and available. Book 3, Human Assassin, will come out sometime in the future.
The Aliens Series novels are Earth Vs. Aliens, Humans Vs. Aliens, Freedom Vs. Aliens and Aliens Vs. Humans, all of which are now out. One other novel is planned for this series. That title is Humans Rule Aliens.
Similar in combat SciFi appeal are my standalone novels Retread Shop, Galactic Avatar and Speaker To Aliens.
If you like tales of Humans struggling with Aliens on the galactic scale, these novels will reward your time. Also, they are all Standalone novels with no cliff-hanger endings, although the Vigilante, Assassin and Aliens series novels have continuing characters and plot elements.
Readers who enjoyed the SciFi novels of Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Alan Dean Foster, Anne McCaffrey and Andre Norton will most enjoy my Young Adult novels Little Brother's World, Genecode Illegal, Mother Warm and the newly released The Memory Singer. Little Brother's World looks at genetic engineering as the "be all" rationale of a Brazil-like culture on a far future colony world, while Singer explores a young Aussie teen girl whose parents, aunts and uncles set up a Memory Singer cabaret in an Alien-run star system. She decides to take a Walkabout in the space station, to dangerous results.
For a Salvage Archaeology Dig In Space adventure, try the novel Ancestor's World, co-written with A. C. Crispin in her StarBridge universe. It is also available in audiobook format. And readers who prefer post-apocalyptic contemporary fantasy novels like Hunter Games, Divergent and World War Z can check out The Gaean Enchantment.
Future novel releases that are mostly written but need reworking include the Star Scouts. It should come out sometime in 2018.
Finally, readers who prefer short stories can take a taste of 16 stories in my collection Judgment Day And Other Dreams. The stories cover the range from space adventure to Earth-based surprises to dark fantasy. The collection has received multiple five-star reviews on Amazon!
My newest scifi novel is Star Glory, which is book 1 in the Empire series of Star Navy adventures. Its hero is Nate, a young man who grew up on a Colorado cattle ranch. Before he could find a real job or go to college, Nate is drafted by the EarthGov to serve on one of its starships, the Star Glory. Before he knows it Nate is a Petty Officer handling the ship's antimatter injector tubes. But when the Star Glory arrives at its target star system, it and its two fellow ships are attacked by a terrible fleet that belongs to the Empire of Eternity, an alien culture that rules the Milky Way galaxy. Humans face a deadly choice--join the empire as the lowest of 'Servants', or die! His ship barely escapes with a little help from Nate and then it becomes a race to find some other aliens not controlled by the empire, in the hope humanity can stay independent and free. It came out May 20, 2017.
If you like space navy stories, try the space fleet action thriller Battlecry! It explores what happens when both human and the Swarm wasps are attacked by amphibian-type aliens who think the universe is theirs to own! It is book 3 in the series that began with Battlestar.
Click on the photos below and to the right to reach the Amazon pages for Star Glory and for Battlecry.
Also newly released is Mother Warm, book 3 in the YA series that began with Little Brother's World. It came out on March 12, 2017.
What are my upcoming novels?
Next, I plan to release Star Threat, which is the sequel to Star Glory. After that will come Battleally, book four in the StarFight series that began with Battlestar. Jacob, Daisy and his smaller fleet find they are assigned to help the wasps take back their colony world from the terrible amphibian aliens of the Pod!
Later on will come Find The Aliens, fourth book in the Escape Series that began with Escape From Aliens. The novel follows Bill, Jane and their Special Forces fleet buddies as the fleet led by starship Blue Sky aims to find new Alien allies to form a NATO Of The Stars. But the Buyer culture of slave-taking Collector ships is present on 413 stars. It is ancient and not about to be displaced by some upstart species like humanity.
One of my most popular series has been the Humans Versus Predator Aliens sequence of Military SciFi that began with Earth Vs. Aliens. This series explores what happens when First Contact happens with Aliens who are 'keystone predators'. In the Aliens universe, only 'predator' people roam the dark starways, ruling over 'herbivore' subject peoples who are treated as resources . . . for rare minerals, food and power challenges. In Sol system Jack Munroe fights these predatory Aliens to prove that Humans are never anyone else's conquest! Then he heads out to other stars to liberate subject peoples and to form a Freedom Alliance! The storyline is far from politically correct! Book One in the series is Earth Vs. Aliens, followed by Humans Vs. Aliens, Freedom Vs. Aliens and now Aliens Vs. Humans!
I pretty much write single genre science fiction novels. However, I have mixed genres in a few novels.
The epic Hard SF/Hindu mythic novel Galactic Avatar was released in 2013 and has garnered four and five star reviews on Amazon, along with some unhappy reader reactions. The poor reactions were due to the novel's exploration of sexual relations among the last 16 Human survivors of the destruction of Earth by Aliens known only as the Skrill. But bonding through sex sharing is the way they cope with their Survivor's Guilt.
What made this novel mythic in scope was the answer I got when I asked myself "What happens to the souls of 8 billion dead Humans when Earth is destroyed?" The answer that came to me was that, of course, those souls would journey with the 16 survivors who discover they have become the 'avatars' of various Gods and Goddesses from Earth's religions. All in a setting where a supermassive black hole is used to 'jump' to a new home in Andromeda Galaxy!
Another mixed genre novel is The Gaean Enchantment. While it is primarily a post-apocalyptic contemporary fantasy novel set in a near-future time where Earth has entered a new kind of space, there is a magic realism element throughout the novel.
Earth magic based on Gaean planetary energies become the 'new way things work' and the lead couple cope with this Change as best they can while on a cross-country drive to save the husband's three children from social chaos in Reston, Virginia.
One could call this novel a mix of contemporary fantasy, paranormal romance and post-apocalyptic doomsday story!
There is a sequel to Enchantment that I hope to release sometime in 2017. Its title is The Turning Of The Tide.