Richard Alan Dickson

Biography

Richard Alan Dickson's writings range from the traditional science fiction, like "G-Blade" and "Gateway: Left Behind," to the more whimsical "Love, Venusian Style" and the Cat Patrol Delta series.

He also writes stories for young adults, with titles like "Mister Majestor's Magnificent Menagerie" and "Diver Down!"

The kids and the young-at-heart are represented, too, with stories such as "The Last Great Case of the Sunny Hills Detective Agency" and the short, "Hank the Happy Snowman."

Before becoming a full-time fiction writer, Richard spent twenty years in the business world. After a hungry stint as a fresh-faced stockbroker, he set aside the glamour of Wall Street—along with the thousands of friends he’d made during dinner-hour cold calls—to work as an accounting assistant in the Seattle office of a reinsurance company (yeah, he had to look that word up in the dictionary, too).

Once on the corporate ladder, Richard proved that his years spent climbing trees hadn’t been a complete waste of time by quickly climbing to department manager. But corporate winds are no less predictable than any other wind, and climbing in the wind is seldom a good idea. He suddenly found himself on the wrong side of the country when his company was forced to relocate ten years later.

They regrouped in New England.

He remained in the Northwest.

Waving good-bye to the moving vans as they motored down the road, Richard carefully considered his next career. He became a corporate consultant and ran himself happily ragged for the next nine years, traveling the country and racking up more frequent flyer miles than even a CPA could conveniently count.

Richard’s final years in Corporate America were spent in a Fortune 500 insurance group. As a VP, Controller, and then an acting CFO, he traveled from one coast to the other putting the lessons he’d learned as a consultant to good use.

His current career as a fiction writer takes him much further than any jetliner ever could, and he seldom needs to leave his writing loft to get there.

Visit Richard online at www.RichardAlanDickson.com.

Where to find Richard Alan Dickson online


Books

The Case of the Missing Cookies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2010 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When good cookies go missing, the doggie detective goes to work. With his trusty nose to help him sniff out trouble, he tracks down the one question that will break the case: in a room packed with mystery writers... whodunit?
The Dawn of Spring
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,690. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2010 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Fantasy » General
For a teen with no magic, storming the castle of an evil Ice Mage is a dangerous and daunting task, but when Old Man Winter kidnaps his sister, that's exactly what the son of Jack Frost decides to do... especially once his father forbids it.
No Guts, No Glory
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2010 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Eternal life as a cyborg sounded good to Brandon Elliott Keagan, but when science proves the existence of an eternal afterlife, his own eternity sours. Now, BeK must find a way to wiggle out of his contract, despite the fact that neither his corporate masters, nor his programming, will allow it.
Road Rage
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2010 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Science fiction » General
For one elderly couple, a familiar drive takes an unfamiliar turn when a towering rage threatens to carry them into a dread future that will change the world forever. With this story, Richard Alan Dickson presents a short adventure in the style of "The Twilight Zone." Colorful characters and a surprising twist make "Road Rage" a fun little tale that all Science Fiction fans are sure to enjoy.
Joatman!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,530. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2010 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
With MiddleBoy Blue back in action, the city needs a superhero. Too bad none can come. Fortunately, Joatman is on the job! Can the dastardly villain survive the special brand of justice dispensed by a Jack of All Trades, Master at None? Better yet, can the city?
The Eidolon Offramp
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,860. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2010 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Gary knows to stay out of the PFAST lane. He's heard all the tales, seen all the stores, learned all the risks. One highway phased into a million roads, the perfect solution to gridlock... except for those who never make it to the other side. Yeah, Gary knows to stay out of the PFAST lane. Naturally, that's the one place his kid brother needs him to go.
A Birthday Surprise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,380. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2010 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When his brother bumbles a burglary, Finn Bates blasts into space with the cops hot on his heels and his brother's DNA broadcast to every spaceport around. With the number of places he can land approaching zero, Finn must plan one final score that his brother can't possibly screw up, or risk getting kicked off every decent planet in the universe.
The Crimson Teardrop
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,570. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2010 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When Sawyer Ellis learns of a cold divorce waiting for him in New York after a decade of long-distance marriage, he delays retiring from his job on Mars. They'd always planned to be together on Mars, hadn't they? If he can only get her to come, she'll change her mind. And then they'll be happy.
Cat Patrol Delta, Episode #1: Earthfall
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,410. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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While investigating a signal by its enemies in the Canine Cartel, Cat Patrol Delta crashes on the little known planet Earth. Delta discovers a war between cats and dogs down there, too... and the cats are losing! But when the dogs snatch a space cat, the earthbound mutts may quickly find that they've picked a fight with a far more dangerous breed of cat.
Cat Patrol Delta, Episode #2: Cracking the Iceberg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,910. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Cat Patrol Delta, now stranded on a backwater planet known as Earth, takes jobs as mercenaries to get the money to fix its ship. The first job? Rescue a rebel princess. Freeing one cat from a pack of mangy mutts should be kitten's play for space cats... but the evil Earth dogs may have an unexpected trick or two in mind.
Cat Patrol Delta, Episode #3: Traitor in the Mist
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,580. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
For crafty space cats stranded on Earth, sticking it to the dogs comes naturally. But when they learn that they must spirit hundreds of captured cats from beneath the dogs' noses, even they realize that their next mission will be far from routine... and that's even before they discover the entire thing might be one very nasty canine trap.
Cat Patrol Delta, Episode #4: Enemy of My Enemy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,640. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
With the evil space dogs' resonance chamber ready to destroy Katlantis, the gloves come off. Cat Patrol Delta gears up for war. But when the Earth dogs fight the space dogs for the same territory, Growler the Mutt comes to the curious cats with an offer that may simply be too hard to ignore.
G-Blade
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,930. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When the Confederation needs a scapegoat, Fleet Admiral Meredith Donovan gets kicked to an isolated outpost. With no real power, she must keep the Confederation from falling to the enemy, head off a political coup, and avert a looming civil war. Her best hope lies among the stars, but if finding a group of disgraced knights will be hard, convincing them to save the galaxy may prove impossible.
Doom Cows from Outer Space
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,090. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Zabba Zoom, the Calf of Doom, must conquer a planet to become a full-fledged Doom Cow. It's not her fault she gets distracted. There's always something better to do. But when the Great and Terrible Leader shows up to discover why the job is not done, she must change her tune or perish. Puny humans, prepare to die!
Bull's-eye Red
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,550. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » General
You know it's a bad day when you're wearing bull's-eye red, but lunar target drones don't have a choice. It's an occupational hazard. For one target drone with secret dreams of a different career, a change of color may be the ultimate reward... but only if he can figure out how to win.
Love, Venusian Style
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,110. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When a groggy Martian forgets the toilet seat after a wild wedding night, his new bride—the Queen of Venus—promptly declares war. So much for the honeymoon. Forgetting his pants, he flees his dripping bride in a dash for the safety of Mars, but the wacky space race is already off to a rocky start. Even among artificial life forms, space ships included, naked Martians get very little respect.
Cats and Dogs and Little Green Men, But No Humans Allowed
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 26,090. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Humans always hog the good stories. But heroes come in all shapes and sizes, from dogs to cats to little green men (or elves, in this case). This collection includes five short stories that give the nod to the non-humans of the bunch, including, "Road Rage," "Cat Patrol Delta, Episode #1: Earthfall," "Doom Cows from Outer Space," "The Dawn of Spring," and "The Case of the Missing Cookies."
Sci Fi Tales, Volume 1: From the Edge
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 23,220. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Science fiction often rides the rail at the edge of a boundary, testing to see what's on the other side. But not all frontiers are found in the distance of outer space. Sometimes, our heroes find their stories much closer to home. This collection of five short stories includes, "A Birthday Surprise," "No Guts, No Glory," "The Crimson Teardrop," "The Eidolon Offramp," and "Bull's-eye Red."
Gentlemen's Accord
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,730. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When George Adams bumps into a planetary blockade, he knows he should turn around and scamper back the other way. When he recognizes the blockading buccaneer, however, he accepts an offer of safe passage. It's not foolish. George has pressing business to attend. Besides, nobody honors a promise quite like a pirate.
The Fifth Horseman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,810. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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The one man who can stop Armageddon is... a boy? On a quest, the Horseman who wields Divine Retribution finds hope of man's salvation in a sassy girl with a passion for puppy-dog causes. When she runs afoul of a secret satanic cult, however, both the girl and that hope may die. Can she and the immortal teen survive, or will the world be doomed to face the reawakened fury of The Fifth Horseman?
Gateway: Left Behind
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,620. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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When a Gateway station explodes, Rupert Cole races to find the cause. With terror factions already ruling the Earth, only Gateway keeps them from those who've fled to the safety of space. If the factions have finally discovered a way to escape, there will be no putting them back... and nowhere left for everyone else to run.
Devil Dogs
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » General
For anyone but the youngest son of the Clan Chief, slaying the fiercest flying beast on the twelve planets would be an impressive task. Not for Dras'unat. He must do so using a temperamental flying chariot from a long-dead race. But that won't stop him. He will prevail. He will take his rightful place... unless the beast, or the chariot, kills him first.
Mister Majestor's Magnificent Menagerie
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,920. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The day Perry's grandfather rescues him from a foster home is the happiest of his life... until he learns he'll be cleaning cages at some stupid traveling curio show, a place where animals in cheesy props pretend to be griffins, centaurs and creatures of old. But when the demons attack, Perry learns the amazing truth behind the incredible world of Mister Majestor's Magnificent Menagerie.
The Lucky Charm
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » War, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Sailors in the South Pacific needed all the luck they could get. Alex Todd needed more. With four boats already shot out from beneath his feet, he collects every lucky charm he can find. But when one goes missing before a night patrol—and when the motor subsequently dies in Japanese waters—Alex Todd prepares himself for number five.
Unfinished Business, Volume One
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 27,130. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » General
We love to fight. Whether cats, pirates, computers, elves, or plain old people, we all love to fight. Or, for those of us who bruise easily, we love to watch others square off, putting up their dukes to take care of business. This collection of five such tales includes: Cat Patrol Delta, Episode #1: Earthfall; Gentlemen's Accord; Bull's-Eye Red; The Lucky Charm; and The Dawn of Spring.
Ten Tales from the Bookshelf, Volume One
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 49,080. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ten popular fantasy and science fiction stories from Richard Alan Dickson, including: The Eidolon Offramp; Devil Dogs; A Birthday Surprise; Doom Cows from Outer Space; Bull's-Eye Red; The Dawn of Spring; The Case of the Missing Cookies; Joatman; Gentlemen's Accord; and Cat Patrol Delta, Episode #1: Earthfall.
Cat Patrol Delta, Episode #5: A Brand New War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,840. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
With a wrecked spaceship on their paws and two armies of dogs closing in from either side, Cat Patrol Delta sneaks behind enemy lines to chase rumors of some much-needed spare parts. But with dogs, nothing is ever as it seems, and even a set of cautious cats may have trouble keeping the deadly jaws of the treacherous trap from snapping shut.
Cat Patrol Delta: Episode #1 thru Episode #5
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 43,310. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
For generations, the Canine Cartel and the Space Cat Alliance have warred across the galaxy. On Earth, the dogs have won—for now—but four stranded space cats work to help the cat rebellion win. This collection includes the following episodes: Episode #1: Earthfall; Episode #2: Cracking the Iceberg; Episode #3: Traitor in the Mist; Episode #4: Enemy Of My Enemy; Episode #5: A Brand New War.
The Best First Date Ever
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When Johnny asked Debbie Coyle to the Homecoming game, he never thought she'd accept. He had no idea what Fate was thinking. But as the engine to his dad's tired Oldsmobile began to sputter on the way to pick her up for the most important Friday night of his life, he had a terrible feeling that he was about to find out.
The Hag's Handbook to the Tastiest Trick-or-Treaters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,500. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
In a world where unruly brats push innocent Hags into their own ovens, one woman dares to put children back on the menu. With the proper handling, those pesky Trick-or-Treaters don't need to be a dangerous delicacy. Now, the secrets can be yours... for one low, low price. Don't wait. Call now!
For Sale: One Planet, Gently Used
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,730. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
One doomed planet. One skilled salesman. One shot at salvation. In the Earth's final days, John Smith must sell the planet so the rest of us can move on. With a thousand generations of used-car salesmen in his blood, he's more than a match for every race in the galaxy save one—the one that just happened to walk in the door.
The Hag's Handbook to a Trouble-Free Thanksgiving Tot-Roast
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
In a world where rotten little brats push innocent crones into their own ovens, one woman dares to put children back on the menu. With the proper care, that plump Tot-Roast can once again grace every Hag's Thanksgiving table. For one low price, the secrets can be yours. Don't wait. Call now!
The Last Great Case: A Sunny Hills Detective Agency Story
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,540. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jim and Jon Bruce enjoy a summer break filled with television, videos, and online gaming in their dark bedroom sanctuary... until they're blamed for some stupid brush fire they didn't start. When their punishment casts them from their room, they must catch the real culprits or remain banished to the strange world of fresh air and sunshine for the rest of the summer.
Diver Down!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,000. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
When Gil Adams runs from the life that his too-proper parents picked for him, he never expects to find himself searching for an impossible sunken treasure. He never expects a girl to complicate his carefree life, either. But mostly, he never expects that others might be searching for the treasure, too... killers who will stop at nothing to find it.
Mister Majestor: Demon Crown
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,690. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
When Perry Ellison learns that an angry demon lord searches for the most powerful artifact ever created, he decides the world might soon be in for one very bad day. Along with his talking cat, he sets off on an amazing adventure through otherworldly realms to foil the demon's plans. But with demons, all may not be as it seems. Perry's rash decision may very well lead to an unintended end.
Hank the Happy Snowman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
When Hank the Happy Snowman gets his new foam finger, he can finally wave to all the happy people he passes from the back of his pickup truck. It's the happiest winter ever... until his new foam finger topples over the side. Hank the Happy Snowman's happy winter may suddenly take a very unhappy turn for the worse.
Workshop Stories, Volume One
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 21,220. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but we meet in Oregon. When authors gather and dare each other to write, story happens. Once, those stories served that purpose and faded away, but now you can read them too. This volume includes: Devil Dogs, The Hag's Handbook to the Tastiest Trick-or-Treaters, The Best First Date Ever, Hank the Happy Snowman, and For Sale: One Planet, Gently Used.
Ten Tales from the Bookshelf, Volume Two
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 48,080. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Ten popular fantasy and science fiction stories from Richard Alan Dickson, including: The Best First Date Ever; For Sale: One Planet, Gently Used; The Crimson Teardrop; The Hag's Handbook to the Tastiest Trick-or-Treaters; The Lucky Charm; No Guts, No Glory; The Hag's Handbook to a Trouble-Free Thanksgiving Tot-Roast; Road Rage; The Happy Snowman; and Cat Patrol Delta, Episode #2
Crash Cogburn and the Video Warriors
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,260. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Dragons, wizards, swords and spells. Jason Cogburn knows they aren't real. They only exist in nice, safe video games. But when his latest trip to the video games parlor goes terribly wrong, the young man's nice, safe world becomes the myth. Tonight, Jason Cogburn learns the terrifying truth: magic is real; science is the lie.
The Last Great Lemonade-Stand Showdown
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,530. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Southern California. Summer, 1962. With "Big Al" Torres and his squirt-gun-toting goons moving to corner the Thirty-Ninth Street lemonade-stand racket, Bobbie Johnston gears up for war. This summer, he has help: a kid who knows his way around squirt guns and water balloons. But will Bobbie's out-of-town muscle be enough? The turf war is on. Let the battle begin.
Suitcase Switcheroo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When a simple delivery for the mob turns into a nasty double cross, Finn and Clyde Bates race to find the real goods. Crossing the mob on a planet of mobsters might be bad for their continued health, but it'll be worse for the mobster who actually pulled the job... a made man motivated to make sure they fail.
Crossed Signals
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,420. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
First dates are hell, no question about it. But when Derek Adams finally wins that lucky first date with the girl of his dreams, he believes—for one brief instant—that he's finally got it made. Let the misadventure begin.
The Girl and the Dragon Eyes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,720. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When Finn and Clyde Bates are framed for kidnapping a tong boss's daughter and stealing his jewels, the bumbling pair must find the girl and the true crooks before his patience comes to an end. Robbing a crime lord on a prison planet is never wise. If they fail, there will be nowhere for the former thieves to hide.
Song of the Canary
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,620. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
For a robin with an attitude, turning songbird against a pigeon hawk crime lord is a bad idea. When a murder of crows joins the action to hunt him down, the feathers begin to fly. Can he organize his dogs and meet the crows on the mean streets of the big city, or is his goose finally cooked?
Nova Warriors: The Return
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,890. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When an asteroid on a collision course turns into a surprise alien invasion, Captain Alan Lane and Pollywog Squadron must defend the Earth from attack. But how can a bunch of military misfits at a submarine base succeed when the best military minds have already failed? The day we've long feared has finally arrived... and we're not ready.
Outward Bound
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,120. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When law and order fail on Earth, Deputy Griffin Douglas hops a transport to a sleepy lunar colony untouched by the turmoil, but a cry for help diverts the ship. Pirates are raiding the frontier mining camps. The miners need justice, justice needs a lawman, and one dejected lawman finds that perhaps he's not yet ready to hang up his guns, after all.
Shooting Stars and Electric Sheep
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,730. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When an elite star trooper freezes on the battlefield, Doctor Bill Morris races to find the seed to the hallucination that stopped him flat. Elite troops are tough, fearless, and immune to such attacks. If the enemy has found a new virus, the Empire's iron-fisted dominance may come to an abrupt end.
Nova Warriors: Darkness Falls
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,020. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When aliens invaded the Earth, Colonel Alan Lane expected death and destruction to sweep the planet. He didn't expect them to simply disappear into the ocean. After three weeks, however, all remains quiet except for a few missing boats in pirate-infested waters. Are the pirates up to their old tricks, or is something sinister finally going on?
Sci Fi Tales, Volume 2: On the Mark
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 34,690. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Five science fiction tales of pure entertainment, in a strap-on-your-ray-gun-and-hang-on-tight kind of way... or whatever approximation for a ray gun the heroes of each tale might happen to have. The stories include: "Nova Warriors: The Return;" "Devil Dogs;" "Suitcase Switcheroo;" "Shooting Stars and Electric Sheep;" and "Outward Bound."
Heroes, Hags, and Wise Guys
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 22,190. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, from the superhero to the teenager screwing up his courage to ask a girl out on that dreaded first date. Wise guys come in all shapes and sizes too, but most don't drive cars or carry guns. Some fly. Others toss water balloons. Hags, however, are hags. There's only one kind. This collection includes five short stories of Heroes, Hags and Wise Guys.
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