Launches October 13, 2021!
DRONE RIDER, a thrilling and gritty new cyberpunk series, pits one woman against catastrophic new foes in a post-apocalyptic world.
By day, drone rider Betta Graham herds migrants from her cubicle in dismal Chicago, via her remote-controlled robotic bunnies and dogs. Her flocks beg for a place in the sealed domes by Lake Michigan. By night, Betta frolics in virtual with her lover Valentin.
But when she's forced to become a cyborg, allies become enemies, friends turn foes, and even her boyfriend is not the man she thought he was.
Because confusion is the tool of the true adversary – sentient AIs, rogue artificial intelligence developed to direct Earth’s defenses.
How can humanity prevail against AI, when sensors lie to them, diplomacy is rewritten to fuel hostilities, and weapons have minds of their own?
A cyborg like Betta is uniquely vulnerable – and potent – in the opening salvo of global cyber war.
Aloha System ColoniesClick for full-size image.
Denali, Mahina, and Sagamore are colonized. Pono and Denali traverse normal elliptical orbits centered on the Aloha star. Perspective applied to compact the top diagram.
Thrive Floorplan Book 3
Two layers of containers are attached to the bottom of the ship in a 2 x 2 x 2 array, spaced with working corridors between them. Each container is 8.5 feet wide and tall, and 40 feet long (2.5 x 2.5 x 12.2 meters).
Launched July 11, 2021!
She cannot die. But this moon is killing her people.
Sass Collier took years to buy a spaceship, a dream born in humiliation and defeat.
Four decades ago, Sass arrived on the unpromising moon Mahina with refugees from Earth, the home planet now falling out of living memory. As a marshal, she mediates disputes between the elites of the capital and destitute settlers wresting a living from the moondust.
Then an ‘air drop’ kills hundreds, maybe thousands.
Settlers tucked their children into bed, then enjoyed an hour of free time before they slept. And out of the blue, they suffocated to death.
This isn’t the only injustice on Mahina — far from it. But it’s the final straw, the match that lights rebellion aflame. Irate as anyone, Sass becomes a ringleader. Settlers demand a shot at a better life!
Until the rebels go too far. Must she betray everyone?
Petticreek Five is an origin story for the humorous Thrive space colonization series. If you enjoy the motley crew of Firefly and the world-building of Heinlein, try Thrive!
Thrive Luna Regroup, Thrive Colony Corps Space Adventures Book 3.
Launches June 14, 2021!
Thrive’s Earth tour concludes on freaky Luna, where the hidden agendas of three worlds collide. Will their expedition end in triumph, or a rout?
Sass and Ben team up to tackle Luna, final world of their Earth junket. Disgraced, Sass seeks redemption. Cautious Ben haggles for life-altering technology in exchange for saving Mars.
Luna is the elder space colony, crowded and weird. Wage slaves scurry to pay air taxes, bombarded by augmented reality ads. Corporations rule, led by frail eunuchs old as Sass, cruel and cunning. Ben finds the jaded Loonies hard to relate to.
Yet the team is adopted by friendly folk on day one, eager to take them sightseeing!
Too bad they’re not Loonies. There’s a fourth player here. Will Sass and Ben get played?
Don’t miss the rollicking conclusion of Thrive’s Earth homecoming trilogy!
Recommended for fans of Robert A. Heinlein’s Moon and Mars stories, Firefly, Lindsay Buroker's Star Kingdom, and Dennis Taylor’s Bobiverse.