Stephen Moss - book author
Stephen Moss was born in England, but spent time as a child in wildly diverse places, including several years in Brazil, Belgium, and Malaysia.
He eventually settled in New York, but still travels avidly, something he uses as inspiration and input to his writing. Stephen is a fan of Hard SF by masters such as Iain M. Banks, Orson Scott Card, Peter F. Hamilton and the many other fantastic writers creating masterpieces every year.
His first novel, Fear the Sky, combines his passions for science fiction with a solid, realistic foundation, with his passion for travel. The novel takes place across the globe, from London, to Brussels, to DC, to the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan, to the back streets of Tel Aviv. The few places in the book which Stephen hasn't been to in person, he researches avidly, wanting to put his characters into the reality of their surroundings, and knowing that the settings for his stories are as important as the individuals he then paints into them.
While Fear the Sky is Stephen's first published work, the second book in the series, Fear the Survivors, is nearly finished, and the third and final installment is already well in hand. If you would like to know more, and know when the next installment is available, you can find Stephen on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheFearSaga, or you can send an email to TheFearSaga@gmail.com.
Stephen Moss is the author of books: Fear the Sky (The Fear Saga, #1), Fear the Survivors (The Fear Saga, #2), Fear the Future (The Fear Saga #3), Fear the Future: Volume 3 (The Fear Saga), Explorations: Through the Wormhole
These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.
Their technology is vastly superior to ours, and they know they cannot possibly lose the coming conflict. But they, like us, have found no answer to the destructive force of the atom, and they have no intention of facing the onslaught of our primitive nuclear arsenal, or the devastation it would wreak on the planet they crave.
So they have flung out an advanced party in front of them, hidden within one of the countless asteroids randomly roaming the void.
They do not want us, they want our planet. Their Agents are arriving.
While alien Agents stalk the earth, a team of exhausted scientists and military outcasts struggle to fight them amongst a planet on the brink. The brink of plague, the brink of war, and the brink of an invasion larger than they can possibly imagine.
But they have allies. Two of the alien Agents have forsaken their homes, their families, their very species to stop the greatest act of genocide any of them has ever known. John and Shahim have great abilities. They carry with them the knowledge we need to save humanity and take us into a new and marvelous age.
But Lana and the remaining enemy Agents are far from defeated. As they begin to reap havoc among the diseased and bereft, Neal, Ayala, and Barrett must find a way to achieve the impossible, by fair means or foul they must unite the world’s disparate nations. And they must do so quickly, for the Armada is fast approaching, and behind the great fires of their decelerating engines, the huge fleet is readying itself for war.
Praise for Volume 1: Fear the Sky
“Likely the best science fiction I have read in a really long while.”
“Great plot very well developed, interesting characters, well described.”
“Has the best elements of a thriller, a post-apocalyptic drama, and a military espionage novel.”
“Easily one of the most imaginative books I've read in recent memory.”
“Stephen Moss' extremely well researched and creative thriller is put forth in shockingly elaborate style.”
“My favorite read this year!”
Piloted by a six-year-old girl, the godlike Skalm guards the Districts of TASC. Her family is long dead. Her adopted father is a synthetic copy of an alien, her nanny an artificial mind, connected via subspace to every part of the globe, feeding the young girl information, finding prey to satiate her growing thirst.
But the young girl is but an innocent, a victim, one of millions the war has already claimed. Her innocence has been sacrificed by a man with singular purpose: a man who will stop at nothing in order to prepare earth for the coming conflict.
For the armada is approaching, its far off engines now bright as stars in the night sky. They mean to kill us. They have the power to do so. And as oblivion’s maw opens up to engulf us, we brace ourselves for battle.
We will fight to the last. Live or die, we will leave a scar upon our attackers that will last an age, even if we, ourselves, do not.
Foreword: (Explorations: Through the Wormhole) • essay by Nathan Hystad (Series Editor)
The Challenge / short fiction by Ralph Kern
Through Glassy Eyes / short fiction by P. P. Corcoran
Here, Then, Forever / short fiction by Chris Guillory
AI Deniers / short fiction by Rosie Oliver
Flawed Perspective / short fiction by P. J. Strebor
The Lost Colony / short fiction by Josh Hayes
The Aeon Incident / short fiction by Richard Fox
The Doors of the Temple / short fiction by Jo Zebedee
Dead Weight / short fiction by Thaddeus White
Webbed Prisms / short fiction by Charlie Pulsipher
Anathema / short fiction by Jacob Cooper
When the Skies Open / short fiction by Shellie Horst
A Second Infection / short fiction by Stephen Palmer
Personal Growth / short fiction by Stephen Moss
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