Jamie McNabb

Biography

Jamie McNabb writes in several genres, but concentrates in science fiction, fantasy, and sea stories.

He is best known for his stories featuring Daisy Wong, a space marshal based on a Lagrange colony. Daisy Wong will appear in Pulse Pounders, a forthcoming anthology from Fiction River.

His sea stories, "The Mooring Buoy" and "The Bank Teller", will appear in the Universe Between and Past Crimes issues, respectively, of Fiction River. Both are due out in 2014.
Jamie is currently gathering material for a novel featuring Daisy Wong, chronicling her adventures in an interplanetary tong war.

He is also researching a science-fiction novel set on a slave ship in the late 21st century.

Where to find Jamie McNabb online


Books

The Fog and Tunnel Vision
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Price: Free! Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
This is a brief description of one of the hazards to be encountered when maneuvering a boat in the fog.
Jousting for Ma's New Brain
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,430. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Death in the skies in the name of sport! Gunner Gullnickson, ace skycykle jock and all-around contender, has only one way to save his mother's life and preserve his good-guy reputation. He must risk everything and go up against a Martian jouster who will stop at nothing to win: not bribery, not intimidation, not murder. Plus five bonus stories, making this a novel-length collection.
Spermjackers
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(Short Story) Reproductive rights? A concept to cherish, but when a devastating plague sterilizes all but a handful of the men in the solar system, such noble sentiments fly out the airlock. True, the resulting chaos brings untold opportunities, but for Mr. Aiken, a fertile junior officer aboard the freighter Wedding Vows, the choices boil down to slavery or, well, another kind of slavery.
Descartes Meets Darwin in Podunk
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,180. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(Short Story, Science Fiction; Plus a Bonus Story) Natural selection. What a racket! When it comes to evolution, disadvantaged species doesn't always roll over and die out. Where's it written that's what's gotta happen? Sometimes the endangered species engages in a little preemptive action. After all, who wants to become extinct?
For the Children
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,850. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(Short Story, Horror and Fantasy, Includes Bonus Material) A dinner party can drive the prospective host and hostess to the heights of desperation. However, neighbors often volunteer to help, adding their own special touches. Strange and exciting condiments have the power to open up whole new worlds of culinary adventure. This epub also contains a bonus story by Jamie McNabb.
The Cannon and the Voice of the Generations
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(Short Story, Science Fiction, Plus a Bonus Story) Blood, death, and redemption. As the enemies of his people close in, one man sets out to build a weapon that no invading army can prevail against. He vows to teach iron to fly.
Comrade Stalin Goes to Church
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
Many decades after his death in 1953, Comrade Stalin finds himself in an Orthodox church, locked in a furious debate with St. Seraphim of Sarov, one of Russia's more popular saints. As a former seminarian and dedicated Marxist revolutionary, Comrade Stalin is able to make his case against the Church; however, he is up against a man of limitless spiritual insight.
Daisy Wong: The Precious Cargo
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(SHORT STORY) Death rode in first class. When headquarters first sent Daisy Wong, Space Marshal, to “impound or destroy” a shipment of lethal contraband, she had no idea the Martian mob owned the shipment. Nor did she realize that no matter what she did, even if she looked the other way, they'd come after her.
The Yogis Duel at Cobra Temple
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(SHORT STORY) Yogis are not as free of the snares of the ego as many of them would like to pretend. When the ego storms come, there is often only one way to settle the matter--with a duel.
When Elves Go Bad
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,890. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(SHORT STORY) When the Dark Elves appeared, the Oreques figured their mission had just turned rancid. They had the right of it. The Dark Elves, hired assassins, thought drinking Oreque blood would give them an edge, but Oreques don't care about edges. They're more interested in victory, honor, and adding prestige to their names.
Ooga, Daughter of the Forest
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(SHORT STORY) A beautiful women, a handsome hunter, a wooly mammoth, and a soon-to-be magic horn collide on a forest path in a Paleolithic maelstrom of conflict, desire, and magic.
The Magic Box of Goodies
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(SHORT STORY) An ancient legacy spells big trouble for a modern man. When his grandfather leaves him a magical treasure chest, Crispin Ames believes he has hit the jackpot. Riches and happiness lay spread out before him. Only now a shadowy government agent insists on sticking his big nose and strong-arm tactics in where they don't belong. And the girl who popped out of the cake? What's her game?
The Bottling
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,870. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(Short Story) Danger fills the life of Jahnu, apprentice to Kazhaymir the Magnificent, court magician to His Imperial Majesty Fahim the Inscrutable. Under normal circumstances, Jahnu would bask in a life of reflected privilege; however, his master has fallen out of favor. Indeed, when a command performance falls flat, Kazhaymir and Jahnu quickly discover the price of failing to wow the Palace.
Fantastic Transformations, An Anthology
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,910. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(ANTHOLOGY) Seven stories of change and transformation. These tales explore magic and mysticism, loyalty and betrayal, rebellion and liberation, hate and love. From the gilded palace of a despotic ruler to a stately synagogue in Portland, Oregon, from a motel parking lot to a logging clear cut high in the mountains. These stories will take you on six fantastic journeys of the mind and spirit.
Daisy Wong: The Hell of the Time-Travelling Sinners
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,560. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(Short Story, Science Fiction, Mystery) The discovery of a murder victim wedged against the intake screen of a sewage-reclamation plant sends Lt. Daisy Wong on a dangerous chase for the killer. She follows the trail through a mirrored maze of desperate politicians, a slumming debutante, seedy bars, drugged-out body builders, and dope dealers. Her own boss may have even turned crooked.
Daisy Wong: The Runaway Concubine
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,650. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(Science Fiction, Novelette Plus a Bonus Novelette) When one of tong boss Snakeskin Wong's favored concubines disappears, he calls in his niece, Space Marshal Daisy Wong, to track her down and return the misguided young woman to the bosom of his family. The trail leads Daisy across the solar system, from dives to resorts. The road is paved with deception, genetic engineers, and murder.
Daisy Wong: The Hell of the Missing Days
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,590. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(SHORT STORY PLUS A BONUS STORY) When a part-time smuggler and full-time mortician goes missing, Daisy's superiors assign her to find him. The trail begins on Praxis, a Bavarian-themed LaGrange colony. It plunges below the Alpine surface and enters a warren of blind alleys and dead-end tunnels. The deeper she goes, the more certain she becomes that she's entered The Hell of the Missing Days.
Daisy Wong, Space Marshal: The Case of the Extra Corpse
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(Short Story, Science Fiction) When Virgil's Little Chapel of the Cosmos, located on the idyllic Lagrange Colony PRAXIS, ends up with one corpse too many, Lt. Daisy Wong, Space Marshal, investigates. She soon uncovers a web of drug smuggling, hijacked shipments, and revenge. At the center of it all is Connie Nine Pipes, tong boss and Daisy's beloved and revered uncle.
Daisy Wong: The Blond Chinaman
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,250. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(SHORT STORY PLUS A BONUS STORY) According to Lt. Daisy Wong, space marshal, "Some guys are too Chinese for their own good." Eddie Lau, Martian big shot, wins this year's prize. Only now Eddie's devotion to his Asian heritage has put his wife in mortal danger. Person or persons unknown have kidnapped her and are holding her for a huge ransom. In desperation, he turns to Daisy Wong for help.
Damsel in Distress
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,090. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
(5.00 from 1 review)
(Short Story Plus Bonus Stroy) When the freighter Pacific Trading Victor loses a clutch of cargo containers overboard, all but one of the them sinks within a few days. The survivor, however, rides the currents toward the coast of the Pacific Northwest, toward the north-south shipping lanes, where Damsel, a forty-foot sailboat, is blissfully sailing northward.
The Storm and Sixpence
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
(Short Story) Danger on the high seas. When the weather turns snotty, a fine April sail up the Oregon coast turns nasty. Cold water and hot tempers mix together into a lethal, swirling brew.
The Sedan Cruiser
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Price: Free! Words: 810. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
(Short Short) Crushed rock for water. Empty fuel and water tanks. Rust and malignant rot. Her final owner's splendid ideas, overwhelmed by his exhausting work schedule. Memories of sunny anchorages, of fresh paint, and of laughter. "The Sedan Cruiser" is a 570-word short short in which a "project boat" contemplates her past, her present, and what lies ahead.
The Second Mate's Cup of Tea
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
(SHORT STORY: HISTORICAL) Queen Victoria's seventy-first birthday. An Englishman far from home and homesick. All he wanted was a cup of English tea. Served properly. On clean china. On clean table linen. In the small port of Garibaldi, Oregon, in the dining room of the town's finest hotel what he got was something annoyingly different.
Murder Aboard the Santianna
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,160. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
(Short Story) When the first mate of the 19th- century schooner SANTIANNA finds his captain and business partner brutally murdered, he decides that he must bring the ship into port as soon as possible. However, he quickly discovers that he must do so before the captain's killer is able carry out his plan to murder everyone aboard and sink SANTIANNA.
Moby-Stick; or, The Log
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
(Short Story) Sudden terror on the Pacific Ocean. He doesn't want to take the daughter of his father's most important customer sailing, but the old man insists. When she arrives in Newport, Oregon, for the trip, despite the chilly summer day, she has on shorts and a bikini top—the perfect picture of a spoiled, clueless brat. His heart doubly sinks. Can he survive the next three hours?
Messing About in Boats
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,370. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(Short Story Collection) Danger on the high seas, on the banks of a mythic river, and in a 19th century lumber port! Storms, collisions, abandonment, a fed-up ferryman, and Queen Victoria's birthday—they all mean terrible trouble for the denizens of this collection. This collection contains six rousing tales of derring-do and existential angst.
Crossing the Acheron
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,480. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Between death and Eternity stands the ferryman. For the newly dead, bliss awaits on the other side of the river Acheron. No bridges span it. No one can swim across it. A dilapidated ferry makes the only connection. The ferryman demands cash. Basil Wainwright, however, has arrived without a dime to his name. Now he must figure out a way to earn his passage or face eternal annihilation.
Beatrice Finds Her Way
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(Short Story: Urban Fantasy) In every way that counts, Beatrice died years ago. She pushed her life away. She refused to embrace any of it. Now she has contracted acute ambulatory death. The condition has rendered her a walking corpse. Thus confronted by her mortality, she sets out to find a quiet place in which to embrace oblivion. Life, however, has other plans for Beatrice.
The Chinese Panda Vase
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,430. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(Novella: Thriller, Dark Satire) A valuable antique, a callous government, official corruption, a robbery victim determined to even up the odds, and a designer flamethrower collide with deadly consequences. Although there is plenty of humor, this is a dark and challenging story. It is not for everyone.
Honest John's Fine Used Spaceships
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(Short Story) When a customer wanders in looking for a fine used spaceship, Honest John is soon confronted with a serious problem. He must live up to his reputation for honesty, but what the customer wants is clearly absurd. On the other hand, there's nothing absurd about the customer's money.
The Rabbi, the Vampire, and the Mitzvot
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,030. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(SHORT STORY) Some people have life-and-death problems. Simeon Black faces an undeath and dead-death problem. Simeon is a vampire, recently and unwilling turned. He must drink blood to live, well, to undie, but he is also an observant Jew. The mitzvot forbid ingesting blood. They also forbid suicide, so that's no way out, either. In desperation, Simeon turns to Rabbi Michael Rosenbaum for help.
The Man with the Silver Matchbox
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(SHORT STORY: URBAN FANTASY) Nothing beats the smell of a burning witch. When a local witch-burner-in-chief decides to rid his town of its new high priestess, he organizes a raid on her coven's next Sabbat. However, the high priestess has laid plans of her own. In a twinkling, a run-of-the-mill witch-burning turns into a hot time in the moonlight, complete with gunfire and marshmallows.
The Sink
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,900. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(Short Story plus a Bonus Novella) "The Sink" is my take on one of Hemingway's better-known stories about hunting in Africa. Needless to say, my more feminist-minded first-readers did not take kindly to it, although others found it to be an insightful portrait of what can go wrong when the interpersonal dynamics within a marriage change in an unexpected way.
Comrade Stalin Attends a Wedding
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(SHORT STORY): When it comes to weddings among the fraternal comrades in America, even in this relaxed day and age, the happy couple must take great care with the guest list. Sadly, this is not always the case. Overcome with enthusiasm and a sincere desire to share their happiness, Comrades Ludmilla Alexandrova and Oliver Dinkle, of Portland, Oregon, invite Comrade Stalin to their wedding.
The Sound and the Philpott
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,300. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Memories can be dangerous. They have the power to cast long shadows. They can ensnare the unwary and the desperate. They can trap and hold captive. In that sense, they're a bit like outhouses, which also trap and hold captive. Escape is seldom easy, even with the help of an cybernetic dog and an android call girl.

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