Tethered Worlds: Unwelcome Star

For fans of Dune, the Honor Harrington series, & Jack Campbell’s Lost Fleet series.

Imagine using a technology so different, that it appears as magic…


“…one of the most fully imagined sci-fi worlds I have ever experienced outside of Frank Herbert’s genre-defining “Dune” series.” –D.A.Cartier

Jordahk thought he was average. He was wrong. He thought his planet too far from the centuries-old stalemate line to see any action. He was wrong about that too.

To save his world from annexation he must retreat with his eccentric grandfather, seeking help from the farthest planets. But what can stop the domination of mankind’s supreme star-spanning government?

There is an ancient technology with the power to break the conventional–but it can also break the user. And only a special few can wield it. But Jordahk suspects his grandfather knows more than he’s telling…


Meet Gregory Faccone

You might think part-time mystery man Gregory Faccone has lived ten lifetimes. He’s experienced the ocean’s cool dawn, and baked in 130° deserts. He’s worked amidst the concrete canyons of major cities, and on a dark, rainy night, driven a remote road carpeted with frogs (true story, really).

Classically trained in creative arts, he performed a long tenure developing electronic entertainment with smaller dev houses and the biggest names like Electronic Arts and SONY. He collaborated with Universal Studios, Warner Bros., and Paramount, adding content to popular franchises from Star Trek, to comics, to even medical dramas like ER.

Gregory’s editing skills, refined in the crucible of competitive entertainment, can be put to use for your novel or creative endeavor. See his Editing Services page and get your dream moving forward today.

To share his creations beyond fleeting game systems, Gregory had to venture into the written word. It has stood for centuries, and although the ways we read evolve, novels continue unimpeded. A reader’s bond with a quality literary work is unlike any other. When Gregory starting creating a unique science fiction universe, he knew the medium for which it was destined. The fantastic framework for his science fiction series, Tethered Worlds, took two years to create before he jumped into writing the first entry.

Gregory is influenced by Arthur C. Clarke’s axiom: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” So jump into Tethered Worlds and go on an adventure based in the centuries to come. While the technology is advanced, the nature of mankind is unchanged. It continues to wrestle with flaws, and is preserved through selflessness and nobility.

Rogue Stars: 7 Novels of Space Exploration and Adventure

Sometimes you have to go Rogue … Jump into seven full-length novels exploring the last great frontier. Rogue Stars has alien invasions, artificial intelligence, galactic intrigue, and heroes that will defy orders to do what is right. Blast off to new worlds. Download this collection today.

Meet C. Gockel

Why You Can’t Catch a Rocket to Mars: Some Personal Reflections on Science and Society, by Lyndon N. Smith

Have you ever wondered why you can’t catch a rocket to Mars? Or Jupiter, or Pluto, or the nearest star? The latter is an exciting prospect, since it is orbited by an ‘exo’ (earth-like) planet that might support life. This richly illustrated book will explain why getting there is not as crazy an idea as you might think. It will also help you understand what has been holding back science and technology for many years, or decades, and what we can do about it; as well as providing a fascinating glimpse into a wide range of fantastic future possibilities. Artificial intelligence, or AI, which is presented as a key means for us to achieve these goals, is discussed in depth. The author, Lyndon N. Smith, is a professor in AI at a major UK university, with a background in physics and engineering, and over 25 years of research experience (on both sides of the Atlantic). After publishing 180 scientific papers and a number of academic books, he explains in this unique, provocative, and accessible book, not only what amazing tasks can be achieved by modern AI techniques such as ‘convolutional neural networks’ – but also how they actually work! This is followed by an enlightening survey of potential and definite threats that we all face (with possible responses), that include Brexit, contact with extra-terrestrials (ET), near Earth objects (NEOs) colliding with the Earth, viruses, and global warming. There is then a discussion of fascinating technological developments that we may expect to see in the near, and far, future. Here topics addressed include: transport, robotics (from Robby the Robot through to Data), elimination of the need for instrumentalities, prospects for abundant power, manufacture of any objects we desire, as well as the likelihood of a number of miscellaneous miracles that include: invisibility, truly useful nanotechnology, and space elevators. The author goes on to discuss the effects we may expect such advanced technologies to have on our lives, including the prospects for eternal life and attainment of velocities in excess of that of light for interstellar travel; with all the astonishing implications the latter would have for overcoming the previously mentioned threats, as well as facilitating human exploration and possible colonisation of the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond. As though this wasn’t enough, a range of predictions are then given of the amazing technological developments expected in the far future. The author encourages us to ‘reach for the stars’ and concludes that we have it in our power to realise a new Golden Age for humanity – providing we can find the wisdom to avoid destroying ourselves in a nuclear Armageddon and instead focus our efforts on the powerful potential of future research and development. If you have any interest in science and technology, and its effects on society – and more specifically your future life (and who hasn’t?), you will find this book engrossing and enlightening. As well as employing a highly accessible and breezy style, the author makes liberal use of quotations and allusions to well-known figures from popular culture. The result is a very engaging book that you will not be able to put down nor stop thinking about. You will wonder why we don’t hear more about how all the technologies that surround us can and should help improve our quality of life (much more than they currently do), both now and in the future. You will understand why we need to spend more time and effort on looking to the future rather than agonising over the past. And, you will never view Sherlock Holmes or Star Trek in the same way again!

Meet Prof. Lyndon N. Smith

About Prof Lyndon Neal Smith PhD Lyndon N. Smith has a strong interest in science and technology, and a particular fascination with developments in physics and engineering that can have potentially revolutionary effects on the way we live. He feels that scientific and technological developments of recent decades have been less dramatic than was expected, say, seventy years ago and that an investigation into why this is the case and what we can do about it is well overdue. His background includes degrees in physics, robotics and engineering, as well as 26 years of research experience in the UK (and USA), which has resulted in 180 technical papers, two books and the supervision of 20 PhDs. As well as being a professor at a major UK university, he is also something of a bibliophile; but has had a long-standing concern about the lack of accessibility of many science and technology related publications, in terms of the associated difficulties with public engagement with science, as well as reducing the likelihood of science having a strong and beneficial impact on society. He believes that one way to increase the accessibility of science is to employ an informal style, and to make liberal use of quotations and allusions to well-known figures from popular culture. This is what he has aimed to do with his new book. His intention is to make you wonder why we don’t hear more about how modern technologies can revolutionise our lives. He believes we need to spend more time and effort on looking to the future rather than agonising over the past. And he uses discussion of people and events from the past, as well as various predictions of the possible future, to throw light on the situation for science and technology, and what developments we might expect going forward. Lyndon lives in Central Somerset, with his wife and son.

Sci-Fi Novel Mega Pack: 5 Standalone Stories

In this Mega Pack, you’ll find five separate Sci-Fi novels, in genres ranging from Space Opera, all the way to Cyberpunk. Filled with imaginative settings and social commentary, these stories are sure to please! Novels contained in this Mega Pack: The Designer World Engine Future’s Guardian Journey Home Pulses

Meet Paul Haedo

Paul Haedo is an author, poet, philosopher, and all-around free spirit, who enjoys writing and reading in his spare time. Paul believes that there is no limit to the number of topics that one can read and write about, an all-around jack of all trades reader and author is something to aspire to, not shy away from. Such a sentiment is reflected throughout his work, in the many different topics that he writes about, in the different arguments that he proposes, and in the worlds that he creates. No matter the topic, or the book, Paul tackles it just the same; with an intense passion for wisdom, and a great desire to see others share in the wisdom and joy of reading and writing.

The Ascension Myth Complete Omnibus (Books 1-12)

How Molly has survived military life this long, we’ll never know.

When her implanted computer interface is hacked by a nascent AI, Molly has to escape. 

Grab the ENTIRE Ascension Myth Series today in one GIANT boxed set! Over 3,000 pages of Space Opera excitement!

Between the militaries’ high tech security shields and advanced personnel protocols, it makes getting out in one piece for Molly nigh on impossible.

What’s more, her new “companion” has a spunky attitude which only complicates matters further.

And her biggest problem?

The swiftest and most efficient way to get out is also the most embarrassing.

This boxed set includes all 12 books:

  1. Awakened
  2. Activated
  3. Called
  4. Sanctioned
  5. Rebirth
  6. Retribution
  7. Cloaked
  8. Bourne
  9. Committed
  10. Subversion
  11. Invasion
  12. Ascension

If you like your space opera with snark, action and characters that support each other, you will love The Ascension Myth where we find out if a dysfunctional genius can change the universe.

Go up to the top and click ‘Buy Now’ or ‘Read for Free’ and start reading the fully complete Ascension Myth Series today!

We double-dog dare you NOT to fall in love with Molly.

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This series has some cursing. Perhaps hilarious cursing, but cursing nevertheless. We suggest you don’t read this series if cursing bothers you.