John Bowers began his first “novel” at age 13. It took him nine months and was only 30,000 words, but he finished it. Before he graduated high school, he wrote four more. His teachers were convinced he was the next Hemingway, but it wasn’t to be.
Bowers was raised in a religious cult. Cults suppress creativity, demanding obedience and conformity. Though he wrote several more novels for fun, he never published them, and by the age of 30 he gave up writing entirely.
At age 44 he broke out of the cult, rediscovered his dream, and began writing again. He wrote a juvenile adventure for his children, and then began a science fiction novel. That novel became the e-book, A Vow to Sophia. the first of the Fighter Queen saga. He followed it with The Fighter Queen.and The Fighter King, which is actually the first book chronologically. He's currently working with us on Star Marine, which takes place (and somewhat parallels) between Vow and Fighter Queen.
Bowers is married and lives in California with his wife and three adult children. He is a computer programmer by profession, but a Born Novelist by birth.
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Prisoners of Eroak
The war on Agricor is over and lost and thousands of captive Askeloni have been transported to prisons on cold, gloomy Eroak. Carlene Vargas is also a captive, enslaved to Sho’ho as a concubine.
With the traitor, Marco, now president of Askelon, the outlook for everyone is dim.
But there is hope and plans to free them.
Naturally, something is bound to go wrong.
Forces are conspiring to bring Askelon down once and for all. A grassroots revolution on the farm planet of Agricor threatens the food supply of the entire Trimary System, as well as 16 worlds beyond the nebula. If the rebels seize control of Agricor, billions of people could starve. Once again, Enza is forced to rely on Askelon’s military power, even though half her citizens oppose her.
Fresh out of the UF Marshall training center, Nick finds they didn't teach him the real scoop. Law enforcement is in shambles and the private security firms are filling the void. Trouble is, they are worse than the criminals.
A dishonored spy who just wants to go home, a village girl who wants to be a soldier, a disgraced ex-president who wants his power back, a newly-minted army private who makes it into the elite 14th Star Infantry, and a manipulative trillionaire all come together in this exciting interstellar political thriller.
Military science fiction adventure as only John Bowers can tell it.
Don’t miss it.
Rebel Guns of Alpha Centauri
When the Star Marines defended the town of Trimmer Springs on Alpha Centauri 2, Nick was a hero to the residents.
Now he's back as the Federation's Marshal for the area. But some don't see Nick as a hero. In fact, they'd prefer to see him dead.
It's election season on Askelon and the opposition will do anything necessary to win the presidency.
War. Sex. Politics. Religion.
Some idiots always insist on doing the right thing.
You’ve never read anything remotely like it.
As the Sirian Confederacy is born, civilization loses ground. Can rookie U.F. Marshal Nick Walker really make a difference? Or will he be buried under the weight of political upheaval, like the man he was sent to replace?
Joseph Lexxus and the Drug Runners of Altair
When Joseph Lexxus’ dad took Joseph and his best friend, P.C. to Altair 2 on police business, neither boy could have guessed they’d be plunged into the middle of a drug smuggling operation. Then, when Joseph’s dad is reported missing, the boys find themselves on their own.
The Sword of Sophia
Vega has been conquered. But deep in the Scroll of Sophia, that mystical goddess the Vegans hold dear, is a nearly forgotten prophecy of a time when the invader’s boot will stand on Vega 3. The prophecy says Sophia will send a sword — a sword of justice — and the invader will be tormented.
When the Sirians attacked the Federation, 6 star systems became embroiled in a 22-year galactic war.Six years after the attack, the Federation is
finally ready to go on the offensive.The plan - retake the Outer Worlds and liberate Altair and Alpha Centauri.
It takes all kinds to win a war.
The Fighter Queen
The exciting conclusion to The Fighter Queen saga.
The war has crossed the galaxy, but the Confederacy is deadlier than ever. The next campaign will be against Vega 3, where Onja hopes to find her father still alive; and if she survives that one, the final invasion – the Sirian home world, where her mother and sister disappeared 27 years ago.
A Vow to Sophia
From the day she enlists, Onja faces opposition. A skeptical recruiter, a sadistic drill instructor, a vengeful X.O., but there are good men as well and eventually she falls in love.
Consumed by hatred of the Sirians, Onja lusts only to kill, and quickly becomes the deadliest gunner in the Fighter Service. Then Fate hits back and takes from Onja her most prized possession, the man she loves.
The Fighter King
Oliver Lincoln III sells combat fighters for his dad’s defense plant. His sister is murdered by the Sirian secret police after learning of a plan to invade Vega. While on Vega to sell defensive fighters, he’s trapped in the middle of an interplanetary war. The Fighter Queen saga starts here.
139,000 words (roughly equivalent to 424 pages in mass market paperback format)
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