Villain, Smiling

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

Bestiary in Wily Writers

"BESTIARY" is just out from Wily Writers. A lonely harvester operator on a remote terraforming project discovers a wild beast that he adopts as a companion, but the relationship isn’t all that it seems. What the editors had to say: We are quite interested in seeing more from Nicholas Oakley, whose story "Bestiary" proved heartbreaking,…Read more Bestiary in Wily Writers


Nicholas Oakley I'm interested in cosmopolitanism, utopia, anarchism, ethics, and global justice, and my reading (and writing) mostly reflects this. Several of my short stories have been published, or are forthcoming, in Interstellar Fiction, Mad Scientist Journal, Andromeda Spaceways, and Ares Magazine. I've also published a novel, with See Sharp Press, and an article in the…Read more About


Novels Villain, Smiling (as Alex Berkman) Association of Autonomous Astronauts | 2015 The Watcher See Sharp Press | 2013 * Short Stories Frisson Interstellar Fiction | September 2012 The Cat-catcher Bestiary: Three Weird Tales | September 2012 The Chattel’s Court | October 2012 Silent Partner Crime Net Anthology | November 2012 Dividend Mad Scientist…Read more Stories

Reading Journal | 2015

# Title Author Completed 1147 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury 01/01/2015 1148 Everyman Philip Roth 01/01/2015 1149 South of the Border, West of the Sun Haruki Murakami 01/01/2015 1150 Report from the Interior Paul Auster 02/01/2015 1151 Quiet Susan Cain 03/01/2015 1152 Wise Blood Flannery O'Connor 05/01/2015 1153 The Trial Franz Kafka 07/01/2015 1154 Decoded Mai…Read more Reading Journal | 2015

Reading Journal | 2014

# Title Author Completed 1001 Last Night in Twisted River John Irving 02/01/2014 1002 Nova Samuel R. Delany 09/01/2014 1003 Omon Ra Victor Pelevin 11/01/2014 1004 The Star Rover Jack London 13/01/2014 1005 Resurrection Leo Tolstoy 15/01/2014 1006 The Female Man Joanna Russ 16/01/2014 1007 On Writing Stephen King 17/01/2014 1008 Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut…Read more Reading Journal | 2014