Nicolas Wilson

Biography

Nicolas Wilson is a published journalist, graphic novelist, and novelist. He lives in the rainy wastes of Portland, Oregon with his wife, two cats and a dog.

Nic has written eight novels. Whores: not intended to be a factual account of the gender war, and Dag are currently available for e-reader, and will soon be available in paperback. Nexus, The Necromancer's Gambit, Banksters, Homeless, The Singularity, and Lunacy are all due for publication in the next two years, as well as several short story collections.

Nic's work spans a variety of genres, from political thriller to science fiction and urban fantasy.

For information on Nic's books, and behind-the-scenes looks at his writing, visit nicolaswilson.com.

Where to find Nicolas Wilson online


Books

Nexus: Octopied
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Price: Free! Words: 5,560. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Octopied is a short story of approximately 5,500 words, set between Nexus and Nexus 2: Sins of the Past.
Homeless
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,890. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
After humanity is rendered homeless by an invasive species, those who are left struggle to feed themselves, and rebuild.
Selected Short Stories Featuring Save As
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Price: Free! Words: 17,920. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fifteen short stories ranging from cyberpunk, to military fiction.
Banksters
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,400. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
It’s a profitable time to be a bastard, one of the most profitable in history. Mark Dane intends to take full advantage of that and be the bastard at the top- if he can make his way past his fellow predators, through a concrete jungle of murder, sex, greed, and revenge.
Selected Short Stories Featuring Cry Wolf
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Price: Free! Words: 42,090. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Selected Short Stories Featuring Cry Wolf features fifteen diverse short stories, subject matter including space travel, werewolves, cannibalism, and commitment issues. It includes The Dread Wolf's Bane, an exclusive short story set in the world of The Necromancer's Gambit.
The Necromancer's Gambit (The Gambit #1)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,740. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A group of magicians running a local government face down a serial killer who threatens to disturb the community's peace.
Nexus
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,460. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
Boldly go deeper into space than man ever has aboard a corporate-owned generational ark. Meet new species, screw them over in mining rights negotiations, and engage in intergalactic piracy (holographic eyepatch not included with purchase).
Selected Short Stories Featuring Analog Memory
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Price: Free! Words: 27,970. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
15 dark short stories by Nicolas Wilson in a variety of genres.
Selected Short Stories Featuring Cockfight
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Price: Free! Words: 27,250. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This collection contains fifteen short stories in a variety of genres, including science fiction, crime, and horror.
Selected Short Stories Featuring New Corpse Smell
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Price: Free! Words: 46,200. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fifteen short stories, featuring the titular New Corpse Smell, Blood Falls, Murder Your Darlings, and Shades of Cray. These stories encompass many genres, though mostly science fiction, and action/adventure.
Dogs of War
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,790. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
Two Explosive Ordnance Disposal soldiers help each other through PTSD, after they are injured during a bombing.
Selected Short Stories Featuring Cinderella Shoes
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Price: Free! Words: 36,310. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fifteen short stories, featuring Cinderella Shoes, Analog, Cast, and Traveled Time.
Adam West: Naked
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Price: Free! Words: 17,590. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Adam West: Naked and other somewhat titillating journalism from Dangerous Ink A collection of Nicolas Wilson's journalism, as it appeared in Dangerous Ink. Read Nic's chats with Ernie Hudson, Adam West, Bruce Campbell, Richard O'Brien, and others. Perversion, strange anecdotes, and hero-worship galore.
Selected Short Stories Featuring Ghost Dust
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Price: Free! Words: 49,530. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Fifteen short stories featuring Ghost Dust, Hang Around, Colossus, Suicide Spear, and others. These stories include a variety of genres, mainly literary fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and crime fiction.
Dag
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,800. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The story of a Department of Agriculture investigator entangled in a web of conspiracy and genetic engineering, who finds herself a part of clandestine experiments.
Whores: not intended to be a factual account of the gender war
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,270. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
In the near future, women’s rights are eroding, and those who buck the system are hunted as gender criminals by the authorities and rogue militias. This harrowing dystopia is seen through the eyes of a woman cast into a resistance group by circumstance, and a newly minted gender crimes detective tasked with bringing them to justice, as he grapples with whether or not that word still has meaning.

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Smashwords book reviews by Nicolas Wilson

  • Shadows of Valor on March 14, 2013

    This is a pretty quick read, as Hamill's writing moves very fast. I enjoyed the overall story, although the beginning didn't articulate the conflict between Orescan vs. Verackan in a relate-able way. I suppose it makes sense, as the main character is basically a boy, and you wouldn't expect a deep understanding of the cultural events that would make such a war happen. I'd have preferred to learn more about the causes of the war, the political structures that govern peoples lives, as part of the worldbuilding. Hamill creates vivid and engaging scenes and locales, but I can't help thinking that it would be a much richer work if she'd spent more time with her people. The story, especially at the beginning, felt a bit black and white, and by the time she had added some more nuanced elements to the ways people live in that world, it felt a bit rushed. Her characterizations are very crisp and targeted. Edwin, our hero, is very well fleshed out and likable. His companions are entertaining, although I could have done without a romance angle. There were spots it seemed like that subplot was intruding on the "actual" story. I would have loved to have spent more time with the rest of his fellow recruits or operatives, to have more of a sense of camaraderie, rather than focusing on the romantic subplot. All of that is nitpicks. It's reasonably well edited, well written, and generally engaging. I'll happily read more with these characters, come book 2. Note: The author provided my copy in exchange for this honest, non-reciprocal review.