James Peters - book author
James Peters fell in love with Science Fiction at a young age, becoming hooked on the works of Asimov, Anderson, and Pohl (among many others), as well as the mixed bag of anything labeled Science Fiction on television or at the movies while growing up. While in grade school, he was given an assignment to write a journal about anything he wanted. He quickly filled the pages with a Buck Roger’s type adventure of robots, spaceships, and pew-pewing lasers, discovering his inner passion to write.
He writes with a gritty blend of character-driven action, wry humor, and social commentary that transports the reader through wild worlds of speculative fiction and fantasy. He’s known to cross the borders of different genres into new territory, along with an occasional ‘wink and nod’ to pop culture and other authors, then shock the reader with an unexpected turn of events.
Sit back, open your mind and enjoy the ride. Your adventure awaits.
James Peters is the author of books: Black Swan Planet, Black Swan Antithesis (Black Swan Planet, #2), Cold Cosmos: Last Night on Earth, Sphere of Influence, Sebastian Smith's Super Spooky Story, The Hundred Worlds, Endless Worlds Volume I: Seven Stories of Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction, Endless Worlds Volume II: A Collection Of Dark Faerie Tales
A tyrannical United Nations pulls the strings of its colony worlds, ruling with an iron fist. Corporate interests take precedence, and brushfire rebellions smolder on the edges. One system, home to the only alien species yet discovered, with human allies throws off the yoke and calls itself Independence.
Jon Del Arroz - Gate Keeper: A UN operative works to stop the destruction of the Gate that allows star travel to systems.
Doug Dandridge – Leverage: A former UN Marine living on Mars rebels and strikes back at the Special Forces unit sent to kill him.
James Schardt - The Only Planet We Have: First contact with the alien Karan sets the stage for a revolution in their society.
Lucas Marcum – Unrest: Decades after first contact, UN oppression of the Karan leads to strange alliances.
James Peters - Sailing to Independence: A chance encounter with a dying man puts a spacer on the trail of a thousand year old treasure.
Jamie Ibson - Above My Paygrade: A new, unknown alien threat is kept under wraps by police brutality and betrayals.
Sean McCune - Debt Repaid: A retired Marine joins with a motley crew to uncover layers of conspiracies and potential death when they run afoul of the UN.
Daniel Humphreys - Finding Sara: A private detective is hired to find a runaway woman and encounters far more than he bargained for following her from system to system.
Bart Kemper - Miracle Machine: UN operatives on Earth conduct an operation to catch a rebel courier, with unintended consequences.
J.K. Robinson - The Jump: The crew of a smuggling ship carrying a forbidden cargo must outwit a UN patrol craft or die trying.
J.F. Holmes - The Big Picture: Mercenaries contract to carry out some dirty work, but there’s a hidden agenda running through all the players.
Scott Bascom - One Fish, Two Fish: Genetic engineers under contract to the mob work to perfect their product while keeping their own heads on their shoulders.
T. Allen Diaz - The Witch’s Spell: Corporate interests drive a deadly form of warfare and the order of the day is betrayal.
John M. Olsen - Three Strikes: A woman with a murdered family works to deliver her revenge against the government that killed them.
Sean McCune - After Party: The crew of a starship comes face to face with an alien terror aboard an abandoned space station.
If you enjoy high-quality short stories that will excite you, then this is for you!
E. R. Robin Dover’s “The Trees” (Horror)
"In a remote desert region of southwestern New Mexico, centered along the Rio Grande, is an ancient grove of trees permeated with an evil that has always existed. In silence, it screams out to be touched – and does so with one mind. It calls out for the succulent meat within its shells to be consumed. When the time is right, it gives up its fruit – spreading influence and forbidden knowledge – disseminating control found only in a very special evil. There have been conspicuous disappearances. The Grove expands afterward. Joel Johnson made sacrifices that changed the Grove. But Joel has also changed. He is deeply in love with this forest of darkness, witnessing things no one else has seen. He feels them absorbing and consuming him. And he likes it.
Evil exists for the sake of itself. There is no rhyme or reason. And it’s destined to create a one-of-a-kind – something grotesque – something like a man…"
S. J. Bryant’s “The Unconnected” (Science Fiction/Cyberpunk)
"Tanguin is a mercenary hacker delving deep into the servers of a megacorporation to pay for her parent's addiction. She must fight past anti-hacker software in the form of roving gangs and malicious killers, when she discovers that nothing is what it seems."
James Peters’ “Carbon to Carbon” (Science Fiction)
"A ruthless mercenary is hired to eliminate the last surviving member of a family killed by a negligent mega-corporation. Is there any shred of humanity left in this killing machine? This story mixes two parts testosterone, one part social commentary, seasoned with a touch of dark humor."
Matthew Wright’s “Missionary” (Science Fiction)
"Trapped on a haunted starship, chaplain Cam Suttler has to find new strengths in himself to rally the crew before darkness destroys their minds."
Ken Mann’s “Ravens Nest” (Fantasy/Horror)
"In search of assistance after a breakdown, Patrick must find an escape from a mansion that holds him captive, evade the demons that taunt his mind, and find his missing girlfriend."
K. C. May’s “The Awakening” (Science Fiction)
"Dr. Benjamin Sykes, a brilliant neurosurgeon and engineer, has developed a device to cure psychological and neurological disorders. He awakens a comatose schizophrenic, only to learn the patient believes his hallucinatory friend is a manifestation of God. Can Ben find a way past his consuming need to fix people and separate the delusion from the religion without destroying the patient he's worked so hard to save?"
Peter Koevari’s “Dusted Dreams” (Horror/Science Fiction)
"Warhawk Log, March 17th, 2118: It was meant to be a dream mission. Set up a last resort Data Center for the Earth Defense Network, have the trip of a lifetime to Mars, and return home to my waiting family. The terrors I encountered, I never saw coming. I am Hamid Miya, and this is my story."
The Last Citadel Of The Innocent - Matthew Wright
While trying to rescue his parents from the clutches of city Enforcers, the young soldier finds himself trapped in a war of ancient powers – and has to find the strength in himself to make a terrible choice.
Lorelei - Ken Mann
Hunting a banished sorceress, a kingdom must find a way to revoke a curse that thrusts neighbouring realms on a collision course for war.
The Liar's Tale - James Peters
A travelling bard tells the tale of a selfish, petulant prince who is granted his birthday wish, trapping him in the midst of a battle between a tyrannous beast and his new friends.
Gil And The Mystic Quill - Peter Koevari
A talented young artist is given a quill with magical properties, and must face an evil tyrant who desperately wants to obtain his powers and use it to further enslave and dominate the lands.
Ravendark - N. R. Marxsen
King edmund is finally gifted with a daughter and condemns his twelve sons to death, the brothers escaping and discovering their sister, princess raven, is their only hope in lifting a treacherous curse.
The Blacksmith and The Beast - Anita Templer
A young man in service to his king journeys to slay a dragon threatening a scorching destruction of his country.
The Witch’s Song - Francis burns
A young woman must uncover the truth behind her nightmares, in order to stop a witch's curse that threatens her village.
Fairy Tale Hunters - Renee Marski
A princess joins a team destined to rid the world of its hidden evils while bound by magic that gives them the ability to do so at a price.