Alastair Mayer

Biography

Alastair Mayer was born in London, England and raised in Canada. He now makes his home in Colorado. He is an experienced pilot and scuba diver and a former contributing editor at Byte Magazine.

Alastair is a member of SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America), and his stories have appeared in Analog magazine and several anthologies.

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Books

The Reticuli Deception
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,250. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
15,000-year old talismans found on different planets suggest a link to a 1961 UFO abduction. Archaeologist Hannibal Carson and starship pilot Jackie Roberts set out to investigate, but a xenophobic cult known as the Velkaryans has different ideas. And there are more players than anyone suspects... (Sequel to The Chara Talisman.)
The Chara Talisman
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,060. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00)
On a distant planet, archeologist Hannibal Carson finds the remains of a high-tech artifact in a primitive tomb. A ruthless cult believes it's the clue to a lost cache of alien weapons. With a thriving black market in alien artifacts, Carson is used to dealing with tomb raiders -- but the stakes this time are xenocide and interstellar war.
Stone Age
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This short story was first published in the June, 2011 issue of Analog Science Fiction magazine. It also appears in slightly different form in the novel, "The Chara Talisman". While archeologist Hannibal Carson explores ruins on a distant planet, seeking evidence of ancient spacefarers, what he finds -- and what or who finds him -- is unexpected.
Poetic Justice
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Horror aboard the starship Raven. This short story, an homage to Edgar Allan Poe, was first published as the lead story in the anthology Full Throttle Space Tales #4: Space Horrors.
Renee (and the Space Raiders)
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,710. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This short novel is the second adventure of Jason Curtis, owner/pilot of the ship Starfire. Jason just wanted to hit the alien beach for a little rest and relaxation. Then he met Renee . . . and soon found himself in a fight for his life, Renee's, and thousands of others. A sequel to "Into the Fire".
Snowball
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In the distant future, aliens find mankind's footprints and hardware on the Moon, and a strangely changed Earth. What do they make of it all? This story originally appeared in print in the anthology Footprints, edited by Jay Lake and Eric T. Reynolds, from Hadley Rille Books (July, 2009).
Into the Fire
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
This short story is the first adventure of Jason Curtis and his ship, the Starfire. In a not-too-distant future where small starships are as common as private jets, a skilled but impulsive pilot discovers it is often easier to get himself into trouble than to get out of it, and sometimes the only way out of the frying pan is . . . into the fire.

Smashwords book reviews by Alastair Mayer

  • The Spacer's Blade & Other Stories on Feb. 05, 2011

    I'm always up for a good space adventure, and this collection delivers four of them. Annie Bellet goes beyond old time pulp-era space opera with fascinating and unique characters, like Sadie, the young teen who stows away on an alien ship in "Crawlies", or Nicodemus in "I, Vermin." There's imagination here that puts the I in alien. Okay, that didn't come out right. Ms Bellet's imagination comes through in her writing to lend a fresh air of exotic to her settings that is missing from a lot of short SF these days. I was going to give this 4 stars, figuring this is Bellet's early work and I'm sure she is only going to get better. But then I decided what the heck and gave it 5. It's worth it.