Myrmidons, Inc: Urbicide, out now!
Myrmidons, Inc: Urbicide, out now!
In the 27th century, war is the continuation of business by other means.
MegaCorporations are scattered across dozens of colonized systems. They hire disposable contractors for whatever needs to be done. Paragon Savage Genetics is one such MegaCorporation. They are the undisputed masters of gene-splicing who are now cloning animal-hybrid ‘genie’ sicarios for rent or sale.
Selina ‘Ocelot’ Linares is their latest product.
La Republica del Escobar’s government is Paragon Savage’s biggest client. As the corrupt regime careens closer and closer to a civil war, Ocelot and her fellow genies are contracted to work for Presidente Vasquez.
When the situation grows too hot, rival MegaCorp Apex Energy hires Myrmidons, Inc. to extract their VIPs and demolish the facility. And if the Myrmidons can hit Paragon Savage on the side and extract a little paydata, well, that’s just business…
…and business is good.
Daimyo, my short story in From The Ashes, now expanded into a full length novel!
Twenty years after the nuclear exchange that ended modern civilization, Daimyo Rikimaru Hanzo is the senior protector of the Shogunate, a tiny island kingdom north-east of Seattle. When an old enemy from his days before the world fell marches an army to his doorstep, Rikimaru is forced to confront his past in order to forge a future for the people he's sworn to defend - even if it costs him his life.
The Pushtal of Vorrhurna were once one of the Mercenary Guild’s 37 races. After a series of disastrous contracts, the tiger-like aliens lost their status as mercenaries and the MinSha seized their homeworld for defaulting on their debt. Eighty years later, the seven Great Clans are but a shadow of their former selves and have resorted to piracy to survive.
For his commissioning mission, Hr’ent Golramm and a small team of bounty hunters must find a way to put a stop to their predations. Not one race or species in the entire Union has figured out how to herd cats – but then again, Hr’ent is a particularly unusual Peacemaker candidate, and may just have to engage in a bit of gunboat diplomacy to get the Pushtal to pay attention, once and for all.
We've seen the War for Grainne from Kendra Pacelli's perspective, but the entire planet was under siege. Cry Havoc catches up with the last surviving members of the FMF's Combat Leopard Contingent when they stop playing hide and seek, and start playing seek and destroy. Stan Kirby is back with his entire team of handlers, and this time, they're crying havoc and letting slip the cats of war
We Shall Rise is the third anthology set in John Ringo's Nationally Bestselling Black Tide Rising universe. This third anthology asks, "Okay, so we've gotten past the worst of it. What now?"
In Chase the Sunset, Canadian survivors working their way from Canada's NORAD facility at North Bay, Ontario, to points west. Along the way they'll encounter swamp donkey kaiju, redcoats, dragoons, zombies, and badguys. How do people react when the infected H7D3 victims aren't the biggest threat around?
Freehold Defiance is the third Freehold anthology and I have *two* stories in it!
A Broader Skillset is the opening story that begins the day Kenneth Chinran interviewed Cecil Tanaka for the Earth mission.
Tanaka turned Ken down, and went on to be an essential part of the Freeholders who defy the UN's invasion of Jefferson.
The second story, The Strongest Link, delves more deeply into the wandering Minstrel, and how exactly he came to possess the bioweapons counter-nano that proved so essential to the Freehold guerillas like Kendra Pacelli.
In a first, I am both contributing author and co-editor of We Dare, a Mil-SF anthology that asks, "How will science make humans smarter / stronger / faster / tougher / better in years to come?"
The Contractors of Myrmidons Inc are some of the toughest cyborgs around, but when they find themselves in the middle of a WMD strike, merely surviving isn't good enough.
The apocalypse is coming! Scientists and science fiction novelists have long predicted various forms of the apocalypse, from plagues to wars to aliens. If there’s a way to end civilization, someone has probably prophesized it. Civilizations rise and civilizations fall…but are you ready for it to happen to you? How will you survive and thrive in the event of an apocalypse?
Edited by Jamie Ibson and Chris Kennedy, “We Dare: Semper Paratus” is a collection of 15 all-new stories that explore the apocalypse and what happens next—from surviving the fall to getting through those first perilous days, to learning how to adapt and survive in the new world survivors find themselves in.
The third We Dare anthology is a tribute and love-letter to the badass women of Science Fiction, women like Ellen Ripley, Sarah Connor, Lt. Uhura, and Leia Organa. Or, more recently, Kaylee of Firefly, Cara Dune of The Mandalorian, or Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn. My story, Every New Beginning, is set in my Contractor Wars universe and is the story of how Chief Engineer Mick Mitchell came to be captain of the Pandora's Hope.
Set the Terms - one of the principles the Peacemakers swear by. This anthology, edited by Kevin Ikenberry and Mia Kleve contains a whole host of Peacemaker stories by veteran 4HU authors.
We met Ruxandra, Drake, Rylak, and Meekos during Gunboat Diplomacy. Years have passed since the Pushtal pirates' destiny has been irrevokably altered by their encounter with Hr'ent, and the Enforcer has pursued his own agenda in the background. Enforcers are in high demand and he can't be everywhere at once. Thus, his trusted agents and allies act as an extension of his will, going places and doing things he cannot.
When Flint is tricked into blundering into a hal'far patrol of Downtown, they coerce him into giving up the location of one Felix Maximus, a wanted healer hiding in Westlocke's warrens. If that weren't bad enough, they murder his dog anyway. Flint manages to grab a knife off one of the hal'far garda's belts and kills him in return, and the fight is on. Before he knows it, he's drawn into a secretive, low-level rebellion against the elven rulers of Westlocke, and joins the team leading the effort to rescue Felix from certain death...
These are older short stories you can download for free!