NOMAD (continuing series)


The Best Of Us
Mother Death
Here We Stand
Kings Of The Mastan (coming in Summer 2024)

(Banner: concept art by Thomas Wievegg.)
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(Nomad book 1, October 2019)

Half the world is a wasteland: the rest is on borrowed time. The West has been devastated by epidemics, bio-terrorism, war, and famine, Asia has shut its borders to keep the threats at bay, and those with power and influence have already abandoned Earth. Now an escape route a century in the making – the Nomad mission – finally offers hope to a small town and a secret research centre in a rural American backwater. Hidden even from the centre's staff, Nomad is about to fulfil its long-dead founder's vision of preserving the best of humanity to forge a new future. But who decides who's worthy of salvation? The mission is now in the hands of a unique AI called Solomon, and an encounter with a band of military veterans reshapes his plans for mankind's future

It's available in from Amazon in both print and Kindle formats, and as an Audible exclusive audio book.

You can also order the print editions from your local bookstore or preferred online bookseller:
Paperback: 978-1-912247-01-1
Hardcover: 978-1-912247-00-4

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(Nomad book 2, December 9 2021)

Solomon has passed judgement. The AI has chosen his ideal humans for Project Nomad, mankind’s first extrasolar colony on Opis, forty light years from an Earth ravaged by more than a century of disease, famine, and war. Now his band of soldiers, farmers, and scientists have one final chance to launch the Ainatio corporation’s ageing interstellar ship, Shackleton, and join the crew of Cabot at Nomad Base.

They have a deal. The Alliance of Asian-Pacific States, Earth’s last surviving superpower, will let the launch go ahead in exchange for the instant communications research that made Nomad possible. But an unknown informer betrays a deadly secret: Solomon is the sole survivor of a banned class of AIs. APS can’t allow him to escape. They have to stop the launch and destroy him as well. But Solomon is ready to go to war to complete his mission.

While the situation on Earth spirals out of control, Captain Bridget Ingram is doing a deal of her own with newly-discovered neighbours on Opis. The alien crew of a warship have offered to share a technology that'll change the future of humanity. But they want something in exchange: protection from a threat nobody could have foreseen.

It's available from Amazon in Kindle, paperback, and hardcover. You can also order the print editions from your local bookstore or preferred online bookseller: 

Paperback: 978-1-912247-04-2
Hardcover: 978-1-912247-03-5

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(Nomad book 3, March 7 2023)

Their old world’s in chaos. Their new world’s in danger. And they don't trust each other.

Opis is now home to a reluctant band of evacuees in mankind’s most distant and secret outpost, Nomad Base. There’s no going back to an Earth brought to its knees by bioterrorism. But Nomad's colonists are torn. Do they offer their old world a lifeline by sharing a groundbreaking alien drive technology, creating an exodus that'll overwhelm them, or keep Earth’s problems at arm’s length from their chance to start over?

While they face the prospect of an alien attack, someone’s stirred up a stew of new complications and re-ignited old grudges by making contact with Earth. What’s the biggest threat to their survival now, an alien navy or their own feuds?

Whatever happens, they can’t give up on Nomad. Here they stand, or die.

It's available from Amazon in Kindle, paperback, and hardcover. You can also order the print editions from your local bookstore or preferred online bookseller:

Hardcover: 978-1-912247-06-6
Paperback: 978-1-912247-07-3
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(Nomad book 4, coming Summer 2024)

Nobody argues with the kings of the Mastan. Kugad's word is law on nine worlds.

But the Kugin, armament manufacturers without equal and rulers of an interplanetary empire, have lost a top-secret prototype warship, hijacked by the teerik engineers who designed it – and those engineers hold the military secrets of both Kugad and every nation that buys its arms. It's only a matter of time before that intelligence falls into the wrong hands. Kugad's sprawling spy network has failed to find any trace of the ship, though, and for the first time in generations, they have to face a worrying possibility: is there a new threat on the Mastan's border?

On Opis, the clock is also ticking for Captain Bridget Ingram and the fugitive teeriks as Nomad Base prepares for the inevitable day the Kugin discover humans have arrived and given the teeriks sanctuary. Ingram now has the ultimate in alien weapons technology at her disposal, but she knows using it might have consequences she'll live to regret.

On Earth, word's getting out that the Nomad mission wasn't lost with all hands as claimed – and that it's sitting on unimaginable resources and riches that could transform the fortunes of a struggling, battered world. A forty-light-year gold rush is about to kick off.

Details to follow.
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