Library

Here are all the books I have uploaded so far. Click on the About to read about how the book came to be written. Click on the Sample to read the first 20-30 pages.

Planet Masters

Larson McCade, a rogue adventurer, has come to the planet Seltique, culturally isolated from the rest of galactic civilization. He claims to be researching a pro-galaxy group, known as the Core, which was exterminated in an historic revolution. He makes several powerful friends along the way, including Valyn Dixon, to whom he is more attracted than he ought to be. But there is something else he wants, and he is willing to risk his life to get it. But on a planet like Seltique, he might get more than he is bargaining for.

Star God

There is a strange force among the Three Peoples of the Seven Worlds. Many believe that they are going crazy. Or that they have been visited by God. Or that it contact with a superior alien intelligence. And none who believe one way can accept the beliefs of the others, resulting in social disintegration and economic breakdown. The UCCSW has hired Satinas Paan, the best of the Free Lance Agents, to go visit another, reclusive people and ask for help. There is, however, a price.

Pursuit of Diana

The alien stranglehold on Earth has been broken, and victory is sweet until alien leader Diana uses her powers to escape. The alarm is raised, and the familiar beat of fear rises in the heart of the resistance. Diana must be stopped. Resistance member Donovan sets off in the alien Mother Ship in pursuit of the fleeing Diana, praying that he will be able to capture or destroy her before she can trigger another invasion of earth. During Donovan's absence, the victory continues to unravel. The battle once one, must start again.

The Crivit Experiment

A new alien plot has been hatched — as vicious and inhuman as the Visitors themselves. In the Piedmont Muntain Region of North Carolin their top biologists, led by the coldly brutal Visitor Leon, are breeding crivits — a new life form of great power, appetite, and ferocity, which burrows in the sand and waits to pounce, destroy, and devour. The Visitor plan is to turn them loose in great numbers up and down the eastern beach costs, where they can disrupt communications and kill thousands of people

Scientist Mark Casey, with the aid of some resistance-inspired students, has uncovered the scheme but cannot locate the secret breeding frounds. For that he needs the help of the locals — who distrust him and his fellow outsiders almost as much as the deadly visitors!

Below the Threshold

Psychologist Jack Page treats many who are struggling to deal with the reality of an alien invasion of Earth. But suddenly the Viet Nam veteran’s patients are losing their fear of the reptilian Visitors. Suddenly they are accepting, even welcoming. Suddenly resistance is fading. If Jack Page can’t find the cause and stop it, the last hope of Earth is doomed. But the insidious subversion is reaching out for everyone …

Jewels of the Dragon

Kohltri … a deadly outlaw planet where every man, woman and child carries a gun at the hip… A refuge for outcasts, cutthroats and thieves, the hostile planet holds infinite mysteries — and endless dangers…

Young Rikard Braeth had traced his missing father to the strange planet Kohltri. And now — from the dark alleys of a vicious city of criminals, to the ancient ruins of a vanished culture — Rikard must follow in his father’s footsteps on a deadly quest for a vast fortune. He must face the unspeakable remains of a lost people. He must solve the riddle of the glittering, power-charged dragons that stalk the planet, destroying anyone in their path. He must face the terrifying truth of his father’s disappearance and the mysterious treasure guarded by misshapen life forms.

And if he is to survive, Rikard Braeth must learn to kill — with razor-sharp speed and accuracy…

Crown of the Serpent

Tathas….A race of pseudo-humanoids. Native to the deadly planet of Kohltri, their strange powers haave been put to hideous use throughout the intergalactic Federation

Rikard Braeth was unaware of the Tathas. He had landed on abandoned Nowarth to seek treasure, but was arrested for trespassing. Now, he has been offered freedom if he will help find the unknown alien force that has mysteriously attacked and depopulated world upon world. Storming derelict, dangerous planets, the young adventurer will be placed in the path of the vile Tathas. He will have to fight indestructible monsters. He will have to discover the terrifying secret of the alien raiders. He will have to confront the grotesque spoils of their horrid conquests. And in so doing, he will unearth the greatest of all known treasures: the long-lost crown of the serpent.

But Rikard must battle psychic pirates as well as planetside warriors. And if he is to win, his mental powers must be as potent as his gun.

Lair of the Cyclops

Vast, hidden ruins; an ancient alien museum; a photo older than history — clues that send adventurer Rikard Braeth on the quest of his life. Trailed by a murderous grave-robber, Rikard, snakeman Droagn, and the uncanny Grayshard battle civil war, academic cyberspace, savage worlds of psychic menace, and perilous private planets of the rich, seeking proof that a cyclopean race once changed the galaxy — only to die without a trace. Who were the cyclops? And what hellish power annihilated them?

To solve the 2,000,000-year-old mystery, Rikard must find and save the Lair of the Cyclops from a woman who would kill him and destroy the galaxy’s greatest treasure — just to feed her insane, insatiable greed…

Lair of the Cyclops

Twentieth-century sorcerer Morgan Scott was pledged to fight the Servants of evil wherever he encountered them. He never expected to find them in the small town of Harborbeach, Michigan. But when he arrived there on a long-overdue visit to his brother Michael, Morgan found his brother had vanished, claimed by the Servants for some horrifying doom. Seeking to find and rescue Michael before it’s too late, Morgan and his familiar, the dragon cat Phoebus, begin their quest for a legendary relic of dark magic!

Cat Tales

I have lived with cats for over forty years.

I learned a lot during that time, about cats and about myself. Because living with cats isn’t the same as just having them around the house. It means you pay attention to them when they need it, or just want it. You interact with them when they offer it, or when they let you. It means recognizing that no two cats are the same, that each is an individual and has its own idiosyncrasies. It means treating them with the respect they deserve.

My life would have been very different without cats. These reminiscences will show you what I mean. Everything really happened, but it has been retold for the sake of story.

Closet for a Dragon

I wrote these stories over a period of fifty years. Many are somewhat experimental, and most have not been previously published. They are science fiction, or fantasy, or horror, or mixed, or something in between. They range from the Arizona desert to an intergalactic civilization, from the rebirth of daydreams to sadistic revenge. All have been revisited to ensure that they meet my current standards of storytelling. I hope you enjoy them.