A Writers of the Future semi-finalist
A multi-millionaire heiress commits suicide after a biotech company implants an experimental treatment device in her brain. Her grieving, lawyer husband sues the company for millions more.
In comes a private investigator, ex-cop Albert Jimenez. Hired by the biotech company to dig up dirt on the "grieving" husband. Albert expected the usual: greed, a mistress, emotional manipulation, a marriage on the rocks.
Instead he found something far more sinister.More info →
After the destruction of Washington, D.C. by nuclear terrorists on June 19, 2019, the country turned to the America United movement and elevated the movement's leader, Gov. Everton, to the Presidency. A veneer of normalcy returned to the country, undercut by rumors of secret prison camps and mass ar...More info →
Earth barely survived the 21st Century. Nuclear terrorism, civil war, and famine killed billions. Thousands fled on warpdrive ships to planets around distant suns.
After the United Nations gained control over Earth, it opened wormholes to the colonies, to prevent a repeat of chaos on a galactic scale.
Enter operative Stone Chalmers. Spy. Assassin. Instrument maintaining the UN's order on the galaxy. Opposing him are hostile forces on colony worlds... and within the UN itself.More info →
Earth barely survived the 21st Century.
Thousands fled the chaos on rogue warpdrive ships to settle colony planets. When Earth reunified in the 22nd, its fleets rediscovered the colonies and hunted down the warpdrive ships.
Every warpdrive ship but one.More info →
One bitterly cold Iowa night, an assailant slits the throats of twenty genetically modified pigs. Pressured by a giant biotechnology company and the county's power brokers, Deputy Matt Schaffer must untangle a web of clues to find the assailant--and bring justice to a desperate small town.More info →
With advanced biomedicine banned in the United States, rich and powerful Americans traveled to India to extend their lifespans and augment their bodies and minds.So too did Americans who wanted wealth and power. Middle-class, middle-aged Americans like Liam Kleinschmidt and his wife.More info →
The Confederated Worlds implanted in his brain the skills to make him a soldier. He had to learn for himself how to survive interstellar war.More info →