Frisson, a science fiction short about three thrill-seekers who find themselves adrift thousands of light years from civilization. Frisson Nicholas P. Oakley Serge peeled the dust-caked suit off, wriggling his feet free of the skin-tight membrane. He flung it carelessly into the locker, thumbing a button to begin the cleaning cycle. He turned…Read more Frisson
A science fiction short about a disgruntled poet tasked with making a barren world on the outer edge of civilization appeal to the intergalactic tourist. Haven Nicholas P. Oakley Carek Tullor tugged at his wispy beard and heaved out a sigh. The latest Theok Prime brochure was spread out in all of…Read more Haven
A science fiction short where a former gild trader, or slaver, is interviewed about his previous involvement in the trafficking trade. // Interview of Zethién M’ro, Former Slaver (48 A.R.) Zethién M’ro: I tell this only because I am forced to by the Reconciliation Commission and they have threatened to take my ribbondrive…Read more Interview of Zethién M’ro
This story was first published in Andromeda Spaceways Issue #59, in April 2014. Reposted here because it is one of my favourites. What if the aliens are tasty? Nicholas P. Oakley [Extract from the Helo-8 Xenoetiquette Manual, First Contact Guidelines, Vol. IV, ‘Troubleshooting and Less Common First Contact Problems’, Sections 600.1 - 1294.9, Fifteenth Imprint]…Read more What if the aliens are tasty?
I have a new story up over at Ares Magazine, Gilded: http://www.aresmagazine.com/?page_id=1809
List of books I've read so far in 2016. END # Title Author Completed Pages Rating 1305 Cat and Mouse Günter Grass 03/01/2016 135 6 1306 Pierre and Jean Guy de Maupassant 04/01/2016 176 7 1307 Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates 12/01/2016 102 2 1308 Adam, One Afternoon Italo Calvino 12/01/2016 194…Read more Reading Journal | 2016
I have a new book out, available as ebook and paperback via Amazon. A man's wife and children are missing. His life is in pieces. Then, he receives a chilling note. Their abductor has been gaslighting the family for months; manipulating their lives from the shadows, pushing them to the edge of madness. The note…Read more Villain, Smiling