Jonathan C. Gillespie
Jonathan C. Gillespie has been writing genre fiction for over a decade. His stories have been published in a variety of outlets on three continents, including “The Drabblecast”, “Spinetingler Magazine”, and “Murky Depths”, and have been nominated for a number of awards.
He lives near Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Michelle, his daughter, and three cats.
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Beacon - Part VIII
Part VIII—and the end—of the BEACON SAGA SERIAL.
Out of time and out of options, a desperate alliance will risk everything to stop an interstellar war. Secrets long-hidden will be revealed, great powers will hurl their might upon each other, and a force greater than anything the universe has ever seen will be unleashed. Remember to begin at Part I if you've never tried the Saga.
Beacon - Part VII
PART VII OF THE BEACON SAGA. Alliances collapse. War rages. But a child’s secret could overshadow it all. Mally, Tersias and Nastron take a ship helmed by a dangerous pilot to a secret meeting, Thrat suspects a growing plot, and an incredible theory comes to light. A serial installment of seventeen thousand words. Remember to try Part I at no charge (where available).
Beacon - Part VI
Calls to action come as a vast Nomad flotilla assembles in Beacon's upper layers. Caught in the middle of intrigue and interstellar conflict, Mally and Tersias try to protect Faith and each other even as their lives fall apart. Alliances will shatter. New powers will rise. And before it is over, a single voice will promise what seems so lost: a chance.
Beacon - Part V
Peace slips away as mankind and its allied aliens mobilize their navies. Separated and questioned, Mally confronts the growing power of a militant shiplord, while Thrat and Rurek endure interrogation. Luckily, there are other forces at work in the fleet, and the scouts are not alone. Help will come from the least expected of places. But a different revelation will change Beacon forever.
Beacon - Part IV
What should have been a triumphant homecoming becomes utter chaos. Abandoned by their friends, and assaulted by unknown forces, the scouts must play a dangerous cat and mouse game through Beacon’s mysterious third layer. They will uncover many secrets. But the most shocking will be what’s happened in orbit while they’ve been gone.
A serial arsonist encounters a copycat with a deadly secret ("Consumed"). A terrible force stalks an isolated North Dakota widower ("The Encroacher"). These and three other short fiction phantasms await the reader in Cindered Souls, author Jonathan C. Gillespie's first-ever horror collection.
Beacon - Part III
The parasite ship and its crew have dodged the Shroud, and done what so many others died attempting: they have left Beacon’s orbit. But jubilation will turn to sudden disaster. A new star will give up its titanic wonders, but not without a high price. And the crew will either forge a bond…or never return home.
Sojourns Through Troubled Worlds
Malevolent, metal-scavenging microdrones ("Paston, Kentucky"). A collector's car with a mind of its own, off for a drive through a nuclear holocaust (the two-time award-nominated "Best in Class"). These and other stories await the reader in Jonathan C. Gillespie's debut short fiction collection, Sojourns Through Troubled Worlds, which brings together five tales from the author's history.
Beacon - Part II
What should be wondrous news has rocked the fleet, sparking suspicion and acts of desperation. Against a backdrop of escalating tension in the orbital layers, Mally contends with the growing jealousy of a barren people, while Tersias helps Shiplord Nastron assemble a special crew—from some of Beacon’s most infamous aliens. \
Beacon (Part I)
They call it the Shroud, and Beacon is the only star that survived its wrath. At this endpoint of existence, humanity lingers on alongside every living species. Layers of orbiting ships can provide you everything—except children. So when Mally and Tersias conceive, they are instant celebrities, lavished with accolades and gifts. But their act will carry a high cost. Part I of the Beacon Saga.