Imperial Knight

An Empire of twenty million worlds and a boy who wants to be an Imperial Knight. Robots, Alien Wars, Terrorism, and Imperial Intrigue in the far Future! “A gripping sci-fi plot…exciting adventure…echoes classics like Dune…” – Publishers Weekly’s BookLife Prize

Meet James Evans

James Evans lives and works in South Wales in the UK. He graduated with a Law degree from Bristol University but ended up in software engineering. He lives with his partner and six young cats – yes, that’s three extra :-). Check out the HUMANI series website: sites.google.com/view/jamesevans-humani/home

Rescuers From Illur

Very few in the worn encampment even notice the boy they have known since birth. With feelings of not being liked or cared for, Edan spends his days exploring and only returns for meager shelter during the night. Believing he is fine on his own, the quiet boy has adapted to rely only on himself. Strangers arrive at a camp built around a structure that was long ago a wondrous house. They come on the heels of fear, but bring knowledge and the promise of travel to a thriving society. The possibility of prosperity within a world of hard work and nothingness would mean tremendous change for those living in the camp. Edan is wary, but interested in the strangers and soon connects with one who believes she is meant to save his people. As Edan’s bond grows with the captivating girl, Vita, the strangers ready themselves to return to Illur with the people of the encampment. Even though he has every reason to go, it is a struggle for Edan to leave the only place he has known to travel somewhere he hopes exists. Trust is hard won for a boy who is used to being alone, but loyalty seems rooted in his soul. He wants to believe, for himself and all the others of his camp who wonder if they can find a better life in Illur. When the strangers come, will you go with them? Book 2 of Divine Land of Illur series – Snare of Illur out on May 10th, 2022

Meet Cajah Reed

With in-depth education and experience in psychology, sociology, and welfare work, Cajah has unique insight into various behaviors within society. She uses this knowledge to construct immersive worlds, dynamic interactions between characters, and inventive storylines. This author is also conscious of the impact trauma can have on individuals and the immense work it takes to build trust. Due to this, she digs deep into internal conflicts within characters to tell the emotional and often raw story in an authentic way.

Journey to the Hopewell Star

★★★★★ GOLD MEDAL WINNER, 2021 READERS’ FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (Young Adult – Sci-Fi)
A mysterious star could bring stability to her world…or lead her to a blistering end.

Quiet and introverted twelve-year-old Sam Sanderson is comfortable living a simple life on her family’s peaceful farm. That is, until a mysterious visitor arrives one night, thrusting her on a formidable and dangerous journey across galaxies.

With little direction and no training manual, her mission is to find the elusive Hopewell Star to save a dying planet. But with time running out, a destructive business mogul tracking her every move, and deadly disasters threatening her community, she’ll have to rely on her wits, courage, and friends to make things right and restore peace to both worlds…all while surviving seventh grade.

From discovering the secret of the Hopewell Star to locating a lost civilization, this book has it all: exhilarating adventures, mystery and intrigue, and fascinating characters—you won’t be able to put it down!

Praise for Journey to the Hopewell Star:

GOLD MEDAL WINNER, 2021 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards
WINNER of the Literary Titan Gold Award (December 2020)
GOLD AWARD RECIPIENT, MOM’S CHOICE AWARDS®
“A RED RIBBON WINNER and highly recommended” – The Wishing Shelf
Book Awards 2020 (UK)
A Must-Have New Brunswick Book of 2020 – Atlantic Books Today
LONGLISTED for The Miramichi Reader’s “The Very Best!” Book Awards 2021

“[A] spellbinding story that is impossible to put down.” – Readers’ Favorite

“A well thought out, entertaining fantasy adventure that works on several levels.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Young adult author Hannah D. State effortlessly blends science fiction and fantasy in Journey to the Hopewell Star, an engaging story featuring an alien culture and a destructive megacorporation that is as enjoyable as it is timely.” – IndieReader (starred review)

“Wonderfully imaginative!” – Cary Caffrey, bestselling author of The Girls From Alcyone

“Five stars for a fine debut novel!” – The Miramichi Reader

“A wonderfully engaging fantasy adventure for YA. Cleverly plotted and totally unique, I’d highly recommend it.” – A ‘Wishing Shelf’ Book Review

“Refreshing…well-written and thoughtful.” – Literary Titan

“A page-turner full of surprises.” – The Prairies Book Review


Meet Hannah D. State

Hannah D. State is an award-winning Canadian author. She graduated from McGill University with a BA and earned her MPL from Queen’s University. Hannah is bothered by inequality, violence, greed, complacency, snakes, entering a dark room, and not getting enough sleep. She enjoys writing about strong-willed characters who don’t fit the norm and who overcome great obstacles with perseverance, self-discovery, and help from others. Sometimes Hannah can’t keep up with her characters’ ideas and plans, so she takes breaks, drinks coffee, does yoga and tai chi, and takes nature walks to calm her mind and really listen. Journey to the Hopewell Star is her first novel. You can find her author page on Facebook.

Witherpools: A Story Collection

We see a man who must face his day of reckoning (“Captive”); tourists who head into the wilderness looking for wild tigers (“Tiger Walk”); tiny children who select victims and then reveal their every nuance of thought, of behavior (“Human”); butchered beings who prey insidiously on humans (“Witherpools”); a psychologist and his disturbed patient who head into backcountry and are stalked by a grizzly bear (“Yellowstone”); a disturbed man who plans to gun down four people (“Johnny Apple”); three men who attempt to save an eight-year-old girl from alien invaders (“Green Smoke”); a man who discovers he is no longer earthly, no longer mortal (“Dark Running”); and many more tales of dark pleasures and strange enchantments.


Meet Jason Durant

Jason Durant is the author of fantasy and paranormal novels. He has written Witherpools: A Story Collection, Kiss da Wolf: A Novel, and A Wound in the Earth: A Novel. These titles are available in eBook and paperback on Amazon. He has found inspiration from writers as diverse as Hemingway, Hawthorne, Poe, and Twain.

Forgotten Erf

A British science fiction novel, with a hint (maybe more than a hint) of humour. Oliver is a would-be time traveller. He’s been working on a time machine in his garage for ages. He won’t tell his wife what he’s building, as he’s usually in enough trouble with her as it is. One of his experiments causes his next-door neighbour to disappear, in a bright green flash. One day, in an attempt to escape from his wife, he accidentally falls into his machine and ends up in a field. He thinks he’s travelled through time, but soon starts to realise that things are not quite as they seem.

Meet Layton Bushel

About Layton Bushel Layton was found under a tree in the middle of a golf course, on a desert island. He was picked up by a passing golfer, who quickly put him down again. Layton didn’t say what the golfer was passing. He eventually escaped from the island. Not an easy task, when it’s chasing you. Being able to swim would’ve helped. Fortunately, islands can’t swim either. I don’t believe Layton, as the island doesn’t actually have a golf course. About the author As you’ve probably guessed by now, ‘Layton Bushel’ isn’t my real name. I wanted an unusual pen name, and didn’t want my real name on the cover, as there are a lot of others with the same name as me, especially in Scotland. My real name is Alastair Warren (yes, I’m English). I’m a retired former engineer. I’ve worked in railway signalling, at an MOD site, at a satellite ground station, a cheese factory and a helmet factory (not all at the same time). Writing books is new to me. I’ve only written one book so far, called ‘Forgotten Erf’. It’s a rather daft Sci-Fi novel. It’s not meant to be taken too seriously. Friends and relatives seem to like it. (The book, I mean. What were you thinking of? I didn’t even mention rice pudding.) Influences include Douglas Adams, Doctor Who, the Goons, Monty Python and the Goodies (not that Doctor Who is particularly funny). The book wasn’t written to make lots of money. However, if it makes just a few people happy, then it’s been worth writing. If you buy or download it, I hope you enjoy it.

Three Immortals

He is an interstellar war hero who never lost a battle. Can he save his nation from destruction by an invading galactic superpower?

Kel Chaada is a master tactician who quickly rose from soldier to leader. When his military successes threaten to unravel the web of lies protecting humanity’s immortal rulers, his life gets crushed. Betrayed and cast out, Kel flees to the fringes of the galaxy.

He enters the realm of ancient alien civilizations and discovers the legendary powers they have to share. The hostile machines and silicate monsters Kel was taught to fear may be the allies he needs.

Kel returns, leading two alien battle fleets. Will he be a savior or conqueror?

Three Immortals is the first book in the Galacticide universe of distant future space opera novels. If you enjoy science fiction adventures with high stakes, fascinating aliens and a grand scale story, you will love Bert-Oliver Boehmer’s interstellar battle epic.

Only available on Amazon.


Meet Bert-Oliver Boehmer

Bert-Oliver Boehmer is a science fiction writer and author of the new novel “Three Immortals”. After two decades of working with innovative software and bioinformatics companies, he turned his passion for futuristic technologies, exotic biology, and artificial intelligence into the foundation of a vast space opera universe.

Bert-Oliver holds a degree in computer science and has traveled this planet extensively. Since 2020, he focuses on telling stories about what we might find elsewhere and elsewhen.

He lives with his wife and daughters in Southern California, where his Jeep leaves tire tracks on many trails.

From The Emptiness: The Austere Time of The Crystal

In these fantasy tales, we see a convergence between multiple dimensions where the world of two different existences faces adversaries that challenge their continued future. The book tells the story ‘From the Emptiness’ where entities were more drawn to the dark than the light. Light, in its highest authorities, summons time to seize it from existence. Also told is the story of ‘The Austere Time of the Crystal’ where the lives of young mortals are rattled and attacked by a greater power.


Meet O.T. Babalola

O.T. Babalola is a young creative with a gift of bringing his imagination to life. He started working on the book ‘From the Emptiness’ at a very young age in the early 2000’s. His dream was to publish the book and provide his audience with a fun escape that is both entertaining and interesting.

Tethered Worlds: Unwelcome Star

For fans of Dune, the Honor Harrington series, & Jack Campbell’s Lost Fleet series “…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 baked in 130° deserts, and on a dark, rainy night, driven a remote road carpeted with frogs (true story, really). He performed a long tenure developing electronic entertainment with the biggest names including Warner Bros., Paramount Studios, Electronic Arts and Sony. He created content for popular franchises from science fiction (Star Trek), to superhero (Superman); even a medical drama (ER). But the written word lasts, and forms a close bond with the reader. So Gregory created a unique science fiction universe. The foundation for the “Tethered Worlds” series took two years to build before the first installment, Unwelcome Star, was written. Gregory is influenced by Arthur C. Clarke’s axiom: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Jump into Tethered Worlds and go on an adventure based in the centuries to come. While technology advances, the nature of mankind remains unchanged. It continues to wrestle with flaws, and is preserved through selflessness and nobility.

Seven Strengths: A Tale from Turaset

In a small village on planet Turaset, seventeen-year-old Celeste yearns for excitement. She travels to a vibrant city where folk show her more of the world than she ever knew. But city folk have their reasons to cozy up: Celeste’s family carries a strange power that threatens the oil industry, and the titan in charge wants her dead.

Meet P. L. Tavormina

P. L. Tavormina is a North American middle-aged mammal living during Earth’s Anthropocene. Dr. Tavormina has identified human disease genes at the University of California and catalogued ecological changes in the wake of petroleum disasters at Caltech. Now, she’s writing fiction to make climate science easier to grab onto. Additional short stories are freely available at pltavormina.com.