Tarak: Blood Dictates All

On Tarak, blood dictates all.

The universe is vast and tamed, managed by a galactic-wide government called the Syndicate. Planet Tarak is an exception. Located on the rim of civilization, its people are independent and as fierce as its roving planetary storm held back by their high-tech biodome.

Through their hardened militaristic and scientific advancements, Tarakians have become the most formidable society in the universe, governed by a king with an unmatched bloodline, the Sight ability that even the Syndicate fears. Tarakian King Relaa will do anything to maintain his power and keep his planet safe from threats both internal and external while staying out of the Syndicate’s affairs.

But some threats not even he can see. A galactic civil war is brewing and even the isolated Tarakians will have to join.

Ehreo is a high-ranking Citadel agent on Tarak investigating a terrorist scheme that reaches right to the top of Tarakian society. What he discovers puts him in the crosshairs of a centuries-old prophecy . . . one that no one knows has already been set in motion by King Relaa, which may be the key to everything or could spell disaster for all.

Is Relaa as invincible as he thinks? Will Ehreo succeed or will Tarak crumble from within or succumb to assault from without? The galaxy is going to war. Billions will die. How will Tarak intervene with its own rebellion secretly underway?

Find out in Tarak.

Featuring the rich and complex worldbuilding of Game of Thrones meets Dune meets Star Wars, Tarak is full of action, political intrigue, and suspense. From the radiation-enhanced blood of the elegant Tarakians to mutated rebels to global superweapons to raging planetary storms and biodomes to the brutal warrior culture of its monarchy, Tarak is one immersive and memorable sci-fi ride.


Meet Sage Patel

When I started writing, I didn’t know what the f*ck I was doing, and candidly I still don’t. But I’ve always been told I’m a good storyteller.

I grew up in the hospitality industry, working front desk to maintenance and eventually went to business school, twice. I dove deep into financial modeling and strategy but something always ate at the back of my mind in the wee hours of night staring into the abyss of a soon to be #REF excel spreadsheet.

Since I was a child I told myself stories to fall asleep. Eventually I wanted to write them down. With no formal writing training I opened MS Word and let my thoughts pour out of me and just kept going.

Tarak, my first novel, is my pride and joy. It will be a multiple book series with unlimited potential for future stories. I wrote this for those who find home in worlds beyond our own.

The Binaries: part one

After holding his dying younger brother in his arms, the defector became disenfranchised with the world he lives in. It is obvious the arch-appointee is the villain and despite not having any superpowers he seemingly has a spell over the people. Each of his fingers is adorned with a gold ring yet the people praise his modesty and humbleness. He is the source of all of their misery, but he is the protector of their zone and without his leadership and protection, those vile people of the other zones would climb over the wall and steal what little they had. And what little they did have is given to the arch-appointee. Every morning the giant beast that lives on the other side of the world disk (people here believe the world is flat) would eat the sun. The only way to lure it away from the life-giving sun is to feed it gold. Gold that people don’t have and have gone into great debt to obtain. If you think simply not paying the gold would solve the problem, you would then be deemed an outcast, a non-normal which the common person fears the most. If someone were to tell the people the arch-appointee is a charlatan and there is no giant beast trying to eat the sun, then they would be met with the violent rage of the people. How does one liberate those who don’t even know they are slaves and being in debt is slave-hood.But the defector has a powerful force on his side, a force much stronger than the lies of the arch-appointee. That force is the truth and he must find a way to expose the powers that be who they truly are.

Meet J. S. Manning

The hardest thing to write is a bio. It isn’t because I don’t know what to write, but I don’t know what to filter out. I studied art and originally wanted to travel and draw, yet my journey seeded ideas and visions of a literary universe. The best thing about being self-published is that there are no obstacles to bringing out an entire world from my imagination. I am an Australian who has travelled and lived abroad by working as an international teacher.

Bloodstained Skies: The Core of Rage

After years of tension, war has finally come to the Union worlds. Hordes of rebels, seeking revenge for their lost worlds, ravage the Peripheral Zones. One of the leaders of the rebellion is Charon Antares, a strict and shrewd warrior who doesn’t accept any weaknesses or cowardice. He has been struggling for years to liberate his planet, Zetherion, from the Union control. When another one of his braver mission ends in disaster, the rich and powerful sovereign plans to deprive him of his authority. To save his status, Antares agrees to execute her insane order that may cost the lives of thousands of his people. A young and easy-going girl named Cerridwen lives in a peaceful world. One day, by accident, she comes in Antares’s way. When she finds out about the tragedy that happened to her family, she vows revenge, but without collaboration with Antares and the rebels, she will not be able to fulfil her plan. Meanwhile, a group of the Union scientists decides to end the rebel’s invasions, once and for all – they build a deadly, inhumane weapon out of sight of the government. For fans of: Halo, Warhammer, Star Wars

Meet Dagmar Rokita

Dagmar Rokita is a Polish writer and an artist. She writes and illustrates dark sci-fi series called “Bloodstained Skies”. There are two things that inspire her: imaginary world of geek culture and the deepest corners of human psychology. Huge doses of heavy metal and history are her creative fuel. She wants to become a famous artist because she needs money to buy sophisticated food for her cat.

Oblivion’s Cloak

First Lieutenant Shaara was dead this morning.

Her captain is furious at her. She wasted company resources getting herself killed, and it’s coming out of her paycheck. Now, she’s sitting across from the first other human being she’s seen in six years. His name is Adnan. He claims to come from Earth—but that’s impossible. Earth died a long time ago. If Adnan’s telling the truth, he and the decaying ship the captain pulled him off are nearly a thousand years old.

Wherever he’s from, he’s Shaara’s responsibility now. Which is the last thing she needs. But it’s either that, or the captain sells Adnan into slavery. Shaara knows what that would mean. Most humans do. And something inside her won’t let her abandon Adnan to it: revenant memories, stabbed awake by the look in his eyes.

Facing those memories won’t be easy. It’d be far easier to ignore the feeling driving her forward. Far easier to let it all go to hell, and drift back to sleep.

Until a shadowy new faction starts stoking the fires of war. They’re looking for Adnan; Earth’s last survivor holds the key to unleash a terrible, indiscriminate vengeance on the galaxy that wronged them. Who they are is a mystery—to everyone but Shaara. Hard as she’s tried to forget, she knows them all too well. Which means she’s the only one who can stop them.

The question is: does she want to? Maybe the galaxy’s earned a little vengeance.


Meet Dylan McFadyen

Dylan has been writing science fiction stories since he was old enough to write. He’s been writing original science fiction stories—discounting admittedly awesome fully illustrated Star Trek and Star Wars fan fiction—since he was twelve.

Other than sci-fi and storytelling, Dylan loves history (which is just another form of storytelling, if you think about it). He has a master’s degree in international relations and conflict, and to this day spends as much time reading history as anything else.

When not reading or writing, Dylan enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Victoria, particularly watching yet more stories, from brilliant favorites like Battlestar Galactica and The Expanse, to joyously terrible films like Miami Connection and Samurai Cop. He also enjoys long walks with their dog, El Doggo, who is the fabled Goodest Boy.

Finally, Dylan enjoys shooting sports, and like all good children of the 90s, video games. He’s played more hours of modded XCOM 2 than some babies have been alive.

He also has a Lord of the Rings tattoo, which in a way tells you everything else you need to know.

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.

Cease Fire: A Space Adventure Book 1

Stranded in uncharted space, Karma is finding it harder to keep information from the crew.

But what she knows will affect their chances of survival.

At least with the crew knowing about the device it means that she can work with them to get it back online and find a way home.

That would be the plan, but for a pesky distress call.

A distress call they have to answer.

The problem with responding to distress signals in unknown space, with untold threats all around, is that you also run the risk of needing to send out your own distress call.

Which presupposes that there are friendly folks somewhere around. And that you’re not going to attract the attention of any lurking hostiles.

Not only that, but their side quest could very well result in losing crew members.

And we’re not just talking about red shirts.


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“If you like Star Trek and devastatingly handsome androids, you’ll love this series!”

Similar to: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, and Firefly.

New Orders: A Space Adventure

The year on the human home world calendar is 2220.

Life is a bit like the sci-fi shows of the 20th Century in some ways.

In others? Not so much.

I’m on a League of Civilizations star ship. Yep. Star Ship. In space.

Currently trying to physically, and emotionally, recover from a crash where I lost my partner. All would be going fine except we also have to survive an encounter with the deadliest lifeform in the universe.

A lifeform we were starting to think was just legend.

No big deal.

If it were just about the lives on board that would be one thing. But it’s not. What we do next will impact everyone, in all the League civilizations. That’s hundreds of billions of sentients. They could all be wiped out.

I’m running out of options.

And time.

Oh yeah, and as if dealing with trying to save everyone in the universe wasn’t enough, I also have to contend with a crush on the ship’s first officer who also happens to be… yes, you guessed it, a synthetic life form.

Fuck my life.

Surviving either of these things intact is going to be a challenge.

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If you like Star Trek and devastatingly handsome androids, you’ll love this series!

Similar to: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, and Firefly

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.

Legacy of Pandora

Alone beyond the edge of Civilization.

A routine exploration mission explodes into chaos 2.8 billion miles from home and throws Commander Jephora Cochrane and the crew of the prospector ship Jakob Waltz into a crisis that will test their experience to the limit.

After a puzzling message from Fleet Chancellor Roja adds to the confusion, Cochrane isn’t sure who he can trust. Yet somehow, regardless of their hidden secrets, he must push his crew to new levels to save their ship.

Together they make a discovery that will alter the course of history. A secret, buried at the edge of the solar system, which is the key to changing everything.

But only if Humanity can survive until the truth gets out.

Get Legacy of Pandora and unlock a half billion year old mystery that will shape the future of civilization.

Book One of the Shan Takhu Legacy.


Meet Eric Michael Craig

Eric Michael Craig is a “harder-edged” Science Fiction writer living in the Manzano Mountains of New Mexico. He is the former Director of Research for a private consulting laboratory in Phoenix, where he experimented with inertial propulsion and power generation technologies.

When not writing, Eric is active in Intentional Community Design, plays guitar and bass, occasionally dabbles in art of various forms. He also owns way too many dogs.

Wanderer’s Escape (Bargain Book)

The Empire will kill him for stealing this ship… but they have to catch it first!


To the Empire the Wanderer was just another booby-trapped ship to claim, and Jess was just another worthless slave who could be sacrificed in the process.
Things didn’t go to plan.  Jess survived the dangers, and when he sat in the pilot’s chair the ancient ship came to life for the first time in centuries.
Acting on instinct Jess seized the chance, firing up the engines and fleeing the Imperial forces.
Now Jess and the ancient self-aware ship are on the run, their freedom and their very existence on the line.
The smart thing to do would be to run like hell and never stop, but Jess finds he can’t ignore pleas for help from those in danger.  With the powerful Wanderer at his command he can truly make a difference… but at what cost?
Get Wanderer’s Escape now and see why tens of thousands of people have loved following the Wanderer’s journey, leaving comments including “In the end, I was gripping the arms of my chair as I rooted for the heroes.”, “A fast-paced, can’t-put-it-down Sci-fi.” and “One of the best books I’ve read this year.”

Meet Simon Goodson