Latest Release (Set in the Portal Future)
The concluding part 4 of the Drago Tell Dramis 2781 sequence
Major Drago Tell Dramis is celebrating the fact that the saboteur has been caught, and the Earth solar arrays will be safe now. The arrest of a member of the main board of Hospital Earth has consequences though. As Drago hits orbital levels of fury, and declares his own personal war against Hospital Earth, he’s hit by even more unexpected problems.
There’s a joke that says one birth member of the Tell clan attracts trouble, two birth members of the Tell clan invite minor disasters, while three is the critical mass that triggers cataclysmic events. As the danger mounts, the question is whether Drago and his two cousins, Jaxon and Gemelle, can prove an alternative theory. Are three members of the Tell clan really the critical mass that resolves cataclysmic events?
This extra-long novel concludes the Drago Tell Dramis 2781 sequence of Hera 2781, Hestia 2781, Array 2781, and Sol 2781.
Cover depicts the combination ship.
(Best read after the short story Hera 2781, and the novel-length Hestia 2781 and Array 2781.)
All Other Books:-
Set in the Hive Future
Prequel Novella – PERILOUS
Amber is one of over a million seventeen-year-olds in one of the great hive cities of twenty-sixth century Earth. She’s worried about her future, fearing her lack of any obvious talent will mean she’s sent down into the depths of the hive, but her friend, Forge, is addicted to taking risks. When he chooses exactly the wrong moment to put himself in danger, Amber must stop worrying about the future, and concentrate on surviving the present. (Optional series extra. Read before or after Telepath.)
Amber is one of over a million eighteen-year-olds in one of the great hive cities of twenty-sixth century Earth. She’s about to enter the Lottery of 2532, which will assess her abilities and decide her hive level, her profession, her whole future life. When Lottery discovers Amber is a rare and precious telepath, she must adapt to a new life protecting the people of the crowded hive city.
Becoming a telepath was hard. Being a telepath is harder. Amber’s job is hunting down criminals before they commit their crimes, but this time her team arrive too late. Someone is already dead. Someone that Amber knows. Amber is determined to catch the murderer, but she doesn’t realize who she’s up against, or the true danger of opening her mind to the thoughts of others.
Being a telepath means there is always a new challenge. Amber’s job is hunting down criminals before they commit their crimes, but this time a simple case leads on to something far bigger. Amber’s team have to face the unknown and break all the rules they usually follow, while Amber has extra burdens she can’t share with anyone. She has a personal mystery to solve, and questions she wants answered, but curiosity is a dangerous trait in a telepath.
Being a telepath means your greatest strength can also be your greatest weakness. While preparing to celebrate the New Year festival of families, Amber’s team have to deal with a case where the stakes grow increasingly personal. The help of Amber’s borderline telepath counsellor, Buzz, becomes crucial.
Set in the Game Future
In the year 2519, people on Earth don’t grow old and die any longer, their bodies are frozen and they start a new life in the virtual reality of the Game. Jex is almost eighteen, and dreaming of when she’ll begin her long-planned idyllic life in Game, when a bomber attacks a Game server complex. Eleven thousand immortal players die, and Jex is questioned as a suspect in the bombing. With this on her record, Jex will never be allowed to enter Game, but then one of the legendary founder players of Game offers her the chance to save her future by joining his investigation into the bombing.
Set in the 25th Century Portal Future
The Scavenger Exodus Series
(This can be read either before or after the Earth Girl Trilogy.)
Book 1 –SCAVENGER ALLIANCE
2408. Humanity has travelled to the stars through interstellar portals, but the rebels and criminals were left behind on a ruined Earth. Eighteen-year-old Blaze is one of the last seven hundred people scavenging a living in an increasingly lethal New York. She’s survived this long by being too unimportant to kill, but the alliance is on the brink of starvation, and an old enemy is trying to seize power. When an aircraft carrying three off-worlders crashes in New York, Blaze is forced to step into the spotlight.
Book 2 –SCAVENGER BLOOD
Blaze must adjust to being deputy leader of the alliance, and help her father deal with the twin threats of a fugitive Cage hiding somewhere in the area, and his old supporters causing trouble. When a hunting party fails to return, the situation starts spiralling out of control, and the alliance’s off-worlder guests have a key part to play.
Set in the 28th Century Portal Future
The Drago Tell Dramis 2781 sequence
(This can be read either before or after the Earth Girl Trilogy.)
A Short Story introduction to a full-length novel sequence – HERA 2781
Lieutenant Drago Tell Dramis is a newly trained fighter pilot heading out on his first mission. This is the moment he’s dreamed of for years, but his dream is turning into a nightmare.
A Drago Novel – HESTIA 2781
Drago Tell Dramis’s first mission as a newly qualified fighter pilot ended with him and his team leader becoming Military heroes. Now they need to avoid nosy reporters and stay out of trouble. They most definitely won’t be going to Hestia, the perpetual trouble spot of Alpha sector.
A Drago Novel – ARRAY 2781
Drago has now learned the secret that his Betan clan has been hiding for almost a decade. He’s currently alternating between moods of pitying his second cousin and fighter team leader, Jaxon, and wanting to strangle him. They both have to put their feelings aside though, and concentrate on using lumbering solar array transport ships to help with the repairs of the five Earth solar arrays, because Earth is critically short of power.
A Drago Novel – SOL 2781
Drago is celebrating the fact that the saboteur has been caught, and the Earth solar arrays will be safe now. The arrest of a member of the main board of Hospital Earth has consequences though. As Drago hits orbital levels of fury, and declares his own personal war against Hospital Earth, he’s hit by even more unexpected problems.
Set in 2788, the year before the Earth Girl trilogy
Prequel Short Story Collection – EARTH 2788
A lot of readers told me they’d like to know more about the backgrounds of the other characters in the Earth Girl trilogy as well as Jarra.
(These stories will be of special interest to people who’ve read at least the first book in the main Earth Girl trilogy.)
Earth Girl Prequel Novellas featuring Jarra
(These can be read either before or after the main trilogy. New readers will get a first introduction to Jarra and her 28th century future earth, while existing readers will learn more about Jarra’s past and what made her into the girl they met in EARTH GIRL.)
Novella 1 – EARTH AND FIRE
Tortured by the knowledge the stars are forever out of her reach, Jarra dreams of learning to fly a plane so she can at least make the skies of Earth her own. Go into the fire with Jarra!
Novella 2 – EARTH AND AIR
The second in the Earth Girl prequel novella sequence. Jarra is spending the summer at New York Fringe Dig Site with her school history club, but sprawling ancient ruins of New York contain the lethal legacies of the past as well as its treasures.
Don’t breathe! (Read after Earth and Fire.)
Earth Girl Prequel Novella featuring Amalie
June 2788. Amalie’s the last unmarried girl in Jain’s Ford settlement. Amalie turned seventeen six months ago, and she’s had nineteen perfectly respectable offers of marriage. Everyone is pressuring her to choose a husband, or possibly two of them. When Amalie’s given an unexpected chance of a totally different future, she’s tempted to take it, but her twentieth offer of marriage is one she can’t possibly refuse. (This can be read either before or after the main trilogy.)
Set in 2789, the Main Earth Girl Trilogy
Book 1 –EARTH GIRL
The year is 2788. Humanity uses interstellar portals to travel between hundreds of colony worlds, but Jarra is one of the unfortunate, despised few born with an immune system that means she can only survive on Earth.
Book 2 – EARTH STAR
Earth is in danger, and Jarra is caught in the centre of the maelstrom. Earth is the only world where Jarra and the others born with her immune system problem can survive, but will the rest of humanity consider their home world worth fighting for?
Book 3 – EARTH FLIGHT
Jarra’s actions have repercussions that spread further than she ever could have imagined. Her life, and everything she’s fought for, is in danger. It’s time to risk it all!
Set after the Earth Girl trilogy
Earth Girl Aftermath Stories 1 – EARTH PRIME
The first of two collections of scenes and stories set after Earth Flight and during the preparations for the expedition to Fortuna. The Earth Girl trilogy was told solely from the narrow viewpoint of Jarra. These collections include stories told from the viewpoints of other characters in the Earth Girl trilogy, and reveal personal details and information that Jarra didn’t know. Earth Prime focuses on Jarra, Fian, and the other archaeologists. (Best read after the Earth Girl trilogy.)