A.G. Claymore

Biography

Andrew is a former analyst specializing in geopolitical affairs and has written for a variety of national and extra-national agencies. He has undergrads in Biology and Engineering and is currently writing in the foot-hills of the Rocky Mountains where he owns an overgrown lawn.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing while I was an intelligence operator with the Military. If I wasn't in the field I was writing. I've produce everything from daily summaries, to country handbooks for soldiers on NATO or UN operations. I spent eight years sitting in a high tech vault (similar to the one in 'Prometheus Bound') crafting documents that would then be picked apart by every high-speed, low-drag major on the seventh floor. It was a good preparation for dealing with criticism.
What's the story behind your latest book?
'The Orphan Alliance' is the third, full-length installment in the 'Black Ships' series and it follows the struggles of a Human/Midgaard fleet in Republic territory. An incredibly virulent plague is unleashed on Earth by scientists attempting to reverse-engineer the longevity of our Midgaard allies. The result is a massive military force - the largest ever fielded by our species - cut off from it's supporting economy. The fight has ground to a stalemate and we need to find a way to regain our momentum before the enemy grind us down, one ship at a time.
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Books

The Orphan Alliance
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Series: The Black Ships, Book 3. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 107,620. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
An alliance of Humans and Midgaard has seized a foothold in the Dactari Republic only to be cut off from all support. For three years, our fleet has heard nothing from Earth except for an automated message warning of a deadly infection. Now, a lone ship has appeared bearing fear, pestilence and hope, forcing a decision on fleet command. With Earth at its most vulnerable, a decision must be made.
Metamorphosis
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A Black Ships Short Story SAS Captain, Liam Kennedy escapes from captivity only to find London has become an economic warzone. The global economy is crumbling as humanity prepares to defend against a mysterious presence on Mars. In the chaos of London's infamous 'Sector 1' Liam must become the leader he fears he can’t be, or risk losing what little family he has left. (Approx 11,000 words)
Kill or Cure
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Series: Orbital Decay, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,250. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Ben and his small group were only hours away from their destination when an ill timed military operation strands them in South Carolina. Three more hours and the burden of responsibility would have been lifted from his shoulders. The greatest threat isn’t from the dead, but rather, the living. As society crumbles, will humanity itself be the first thing sacrificed in the name of survival?
Orbital Decay
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Series: Orbital Decay, From 'The Dark Defiance'. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,680. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
A Black Ships Novella Ben's life was falling apart but the pace has just accelerated. A suicide case turns out to be murder and it looks like the body count’s going to rise. A lot. As he races to uncover the truth, he learns the entire species may be the next victim. Just as humanity is finally reaching for the stars, a terrible mistake may knock us back into the Stone Age. If anyone is left...
The Dark Defiance
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Series: The Black Ships, Book 2. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 94,510. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Following the war, a trading crew visits the forgotten remnants of the old empire. New partnerships are formed and a deadly new force emerges. They may hold the key to Earth's future - and it's past. An unexpected fight will launch humanity upon a course that will end in total victory, or utter annihilation.
The Black Ships
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Series: The Black Ships, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,930. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
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When the fledgling Mars colony is attacked by a hostile alien force, the nations of Earth must come together to devise an effective response. A fleet, built at incredible expense, will attempt to hit the enemy before they complete their cloned invasion force. The difference between freedom and slavery may rest on a chance discovery. It will all come down to a roll of the dice.
Prometheus Bound
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,200. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
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9 AD, three Roman legions are massacred in a forest in Germania. In the dying years of WW2, Luftwaffe pilot Rolf Patzer is pulled from duty to fly a crate of artifacts to Asia by a mercurial SS major. Former NATO soldier Jos Fál races to save his fiancee from death at the hands of a secret enemy as they struggle to control an ancient technological legacy. The legacy will create the future.

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