The Pericles Conspiracy

The Pericles Conspiracy

Captain Josephine Ishikawa changed the course of history, but no one knows about it. She and her crew had an encounter while returning to Earth from the colony worlds, and upon their arrival the government swore them to secrecy about it. With the powers that be in charge, Jo did her best to put the incident out of her mind and set about getting her starliner, Pericles, through a major overhaul and back out to the stars. But the circumstances of their return to Earth along with the mysterious death of her Chief Engineer has caused the news media to ask questions, prompting Jo to wonder whatever became of the beings she rescued out in the depths of space, and of the promise she made to their dying parents. If you like action and intrigue, The Pericles Conspiracy is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat, and leave you wanting more.

Passing In The Night

Passing In The Night

A year-long shift in the middle of the interstellar void can get pretty boring. For the Fourth shift crew of the starliner Pericles, enroute to Earth from one of the colony worlds, the passage could best be called routine. Until the forward sensors detect an unknown and unexpected object ahead. What they find there, in the endless night of space, will forever change the universe, for them and for the all mankind. Assuming they survive to tell anyone about the encounter. Keywords: hard science fiction, aliens, first contact, space travel, space exploration, space colonization, close encounter, suspense, action, novelette, free, freebie

The Beast And The God-Woman

The Beast And The God-Woman

The people live on the island, and the gods protect it. The Beast waits on the beach, eager to ensnare the unwary. When outsiders come and disrupt that balance, Yili must find a way to protect his family, and his village, from the consequences. But sometimes, the greatest terrors come from within. The Beast And The God-Woman is a 16,500 word novelette, 62 printed pages in length. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 28.8px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 28.8px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; min-height: 15.0px}

The Falconer's Stairs

Glimmer Vale Chronicles #5

The Falconer's Stairs

Jared Tolburt twice almost cost Raedrick Baletier and Julian Hinderbrook their lives: once when he turned on them while they were fleeing the Army, and again when he unwittingly led a group of bandits into Glimmer Vale. Now, Tolburt intends to search out a hidden and well-guarded magical treasure, and Melanie Klemins has offered to accompany him. Unwilling to trust Tolburt with Melanie's safety, and with Raedrick unable to travel due to his wife's pregnancy, Julian has to do the last thing he ever wanted: travel with and help the man he trusts least in the world. Far from home and beset with dangers of all kinds, Julian, Melanie, and Tolburt will have to depend on each other even to survive, let alone succeed in their quest for The Falconer's Stairs. The Falconer's Stairs is the fifth book of the Glimmer Vale Chronicles, a far-reaching quest through a world of valor and magic.

Bag Man

Bag Man

A mysterious bag that everyone wants. An employer who is as dangerous as she is beautiful. A man on the run. It was supposed to be a routine pickup, just another day on the job. If only it had been that easy. Bag Man is a 5,600 word short mystery.

Short Story 10-Pack

Short Story 10-Pack

A desperate struggle against an alien invasion. A rescue attempt that goes haywire. A scientific expedition endangered by its own discovery. An assassin's most lucrative job, and also his most dangerous. A victim's search for true justice. Or is it just revenge? A young soldier learning the ropes. A zombie's rant about the difficulties of his life. A scout's first combat mission. A missing sock leads to a terrifying discovery. A betrothed's love runs up against a brother's protectiveness. Short Story 10-Pack is a collection of ten engrossing short stories from science fiction/fantasy author Michael Kingswood

The Marathon Conspiracy

The Marathon Conspiracy

Nicolaos and his partner in investigation, the clever ex-priestess Diotima, have taken time out of their assignments to come home to get married. But if Nico was hoping they'd be able to get hitched without a hitch, he was overly optimistic. When they arrive in Athens, there's a problem waiting for them. The Sanctuary of Artemis is the ancient world's most famous school for girls. When one of the children is killed, apparently by a bear, and another girl disappears in the night, Diotima's childhood teacher asks her former pupil to help them.

The Rhetoric of Conspiracy in Ancient Athens

The Rhetoric of Conspiracy in Ancient Athens

The Attic orators, whose works are an invaluable source on the social and political history of Classical Athens, often filled their speeches with charges of conspiracy involving almost every facet of Athenian life. There are allegations of plots against men's lives, property, careers, and reputations as well as charges of conspiracy against the public interest, the government, the management of foreign affairs, and more. Until now, however, this obsession with conspiracy has received little scholarly attention. In order to develop the first full picture of this important feature of Athenian discourse, Joseph Roisman examines the range and nature of the conspiracy charges. He asks why they were so popular, and considers their rhetorical, cultural, and psychological significance. He also investigates the historical likelihood of the scenarios advanced for these plots, and asks what their prevalence suggests about the Athenians and their worldview. He concludes by comparing ancient and modern conspiracy theories. In addition to shedding new light on Athenian history and culture, his study provides an invaluable perspective on the use of conspiracy as a rhetorical ploy.

Out-Dweller

Glimmer Vale Chronicles #2

Out-Dweller

A series of brutal murders puts constables Raedrick Baletier and Julian Hinderbrook on the trail of a killer. With Lydelton's populace growing increasingly uneasy and few leads to follow, they must move quickly to find the culprit and bring his reign of terror to an end. But they are not the only ones who are hunting, and some foes require more than just skill at arms to defeat.

Tollard's Peak

Glimmer Vale Chronicles #3

Tollard's Peak

A man from Raedrick Baletier and Julian Hinderbrook's past turns up on the outskirts of Lydelton, nearly dead from exposure and telling of an injured comrade on the flanks of Tollard's Peak, the tallest mountain in the region. Despite the harsh winter conditions, the constables form a rescue party and set off to find the injured man. But the elements are not the only danger that waits to strike down the unwary in the mountains surrounding Glimmer Vale. Tollard's Peak is the third book of the Glimmer Vale Chronicles, an action-packed trek through a world of valor and magic.