Simon Kewin

Biography

Writer of Fantasy, SF, mainstream as well as some stories that can't make their damn minds up ...

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Books

Seek Alternative Route
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Slaughtered Pig is an ageing punk, the singer with grindcore band Catharsis. Buckley is a stressed-out company executive, late for yet another meeting. When the two meet in a traffic jam on the motorway they know they’re going to hate each other. But they discover they have more in common than either expected...
Faces in the Shadows
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.00 from 1 review)
Three ghostly short stories: Her Long Hair Shining, The Wind Singing in the Wires and Her Pale Smile.
Remembrance Day
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Magnus is a broken-down veteran of the Basilisk war, running a bar on the Möbius Strip. His customers are trying to forget their pasts. He spends his time trying to remember his. A woman he once knew comes seeking his help. When Magnus finds out who is really involved it's time to reach for his blaster. But then he begins to discover just how unreliable his memories actually are...
Witching Hour
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,720. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Three short stories of witchcraft and witch magic: The Standing Stones of Erelong, A Sorcerous Mist and Slieau Whallian.
The Genehunter (The Complete Casebook)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,020. Language: British English. Published: May 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Some secrets are best left buried... Simms is a genehunter, paid to track down the DNA of the famous and infamous of history for his clients' private collections. He walks a line, pulled in many different directions at once. But when he starts to work the Boneyard case he discovers that, sometimes, you have to decide which side of the line you're on...
The Genehunter Case 5 - Boneyard
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Series: The Genehunter, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,420. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Simms finally uncovers the truth about Boneyard. With Ballard's help, he hatches a dangerous plan to deal with Forty Days. Problem is, Simms isn’t sure whose side he’s even on. Meanwhile, he meets up again with both Devi and Kelly. One meeting goes well and one goes very badly indeed.
The Genehunter Case 4 - A Soldier Of Megiddo
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Series: The Genehunter, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,910. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Simms is caught between clONE, Forty Days and the GMA, all of them wanting a piece of him. All he wants to do is uncover the truth of his own genetic origins. The answer to that puzzle brings him back in touch with some very familiar faces.
The Genehunter Case 3 - The Clone Who Didn't Know
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Series: The Genehunter, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,240. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
A clONE death-squad catches up with Simms. But instead of killing him they give him a damn job. Which makes no sense at all. Meanwhile, Simms starts to work the Boneyard case, without knowing what the hell Forty Days expect from him. He just needs to make sure neither Ballard nor clONE find out what he's up to.
The Genehunter Case 2 - The Zombies Of Death
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Series: The Genehunter, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,060. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Simms begins to uncover the truth about Boneyard. Problem is that nearly gets him badly killed and now he has to walk a line between a bunch of religious fanatics and the GMA who want him to spy on them.
The Genehunter Case 1 - The Wrong Tom Jacks
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Series: The Genehunter, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 11,820. Language: British English. Published: March 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Simms is a genehunter, paid by megarich collectors to track down the DNA of the famous for their private zoos. He's employed to locate the genetic code of Tom Jacks. But not the rock star Tom Jacks, just an unknown namesake. The job bugs Simms. Something about it is wrong. Someone is playing him. Problem is he doesn't know who or why.
Perfect Circles
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,990. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Collected short stories, 1999 - 2011: the fantasy short stories from Spell Circles, the SF short stories from Eccentric Orbits and the mainstream stories from Life Cycles, collected together in one super-collection.
Life Cycles
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,320. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Collected mainstream short stories, 1999-2011. Tilting at windmills in the twenty-first century. A dying woman's surprising final wish. The unlikely connections between a Manchester woman and a 17th century Renaissance man. A chance encounter on a motorway. A woman allergic to the modern world.
Eccentric Orbits
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,850. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Collected science fiction short stories, 1999-2011. An astronaut alone in the void of deep space. An alien starship capable of destroying all creation. A DNA Detective in search of the genetic code of The Beatles. A terrorist explosion trapped inside a bubble of space/time. A new life-form found in the quantum echoes of the void.
Spell Circles
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,900. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Collected fantasy short stories, 1999-2011 Desperate magic worked in the face of terrible danger. An old house with a hidden secret. An interview with a zombie. A woman allergic to the twenty-first century. A necromancer with evil written all over his face. Literally.
Museum Beetles
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
For the people of the Museum, the world is changing. The Great Beetles escape and begin to colonise the building. Devouring, growing, changing. Slowly, the people’s whole world is destroyed. Facing oblivion, one person suggests the impossible. To escape outside. No one knows if such a thing is possible, if there even is an outside. But soon there is little choice but to try ...
Guitar Heroes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
An urban fantasy short story. Screaming Machinery are a rock band. But their fans don’t realise they are also mighty heroes, regularly saving the world with magic and sword. They are called upon when their city comes under threat. Eighteen murders take place, each a node in a vast rune drawn across the city in blood. Something is coming through and it's up to Screaming Machinery to stop it...
Live from the Continuing Explosion
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A near-future SF short story. A terrorist sets off a bomb in New York's Grand Central Station. But it is immediately obvious this is no ordinary explosion. Everybody nearby is caught within a bubble in which time grinds almost to a halt. The world watches in horror as the explosion unfolds in close-up slow-motion ...
The Armageddon Machine
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,780. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
An SF novella in the Golden Age tradition. The last, battered remnant of the feared Draconian starfleet limps through space, shadowed by ships of the victorious Million Star worlds. But the Draconian ship is still a terrible threat: it is the Draconian's final weapon, a device that can trigger the cascading collapse of space/time itself.

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Smashwords book reviews by Simon Kewin

  • West of the Texas Nebula on April 08, 2013

    This short story is a lot of fun. I've never read space westerns before, but I'll sure read more. West of the Texas Nebula (great title) is rootin' tootin' gunslinging action in an SF setting. Like I say, fun, and nicely written. But then any story with a characters called Whisky Tim and Bart Blackstar is going to be great, right?
  • The Crooked House of Coins on April 24, 2013

    Combining a haunted house, a cryptic treasure trail and a dark family secret, this is a gem of a story. You just know things aren't going to go to plan when James steps inside the crooked house of the title... I particularly liked the house itself; the way it creaked and groaned and leaned more and more as the story progressed. A fun read.
  • The Crooked House of Coins on April 24, 2013

    Combining a haunted house, a cryptic treasure trail and a dark family secret, this is a gem of a story. You just know things aren't going to go to plan when James steps inside the crooked house of the title... I particularly liked the house itself; the way it creaked and groaned and leaned more and more as the story progressed. A fun read.
  • Just Passing Through (The Super Chronicles, #2) on Nov. 29, 2013

    Really enjoyed this fun, engaging superhero story. The Ghost Robber has a cool superpower - which makes that a great title by the way - and Setzer does a great job of imagining what it must actually be like to be able to do that... The story drew me in immediately and I read avidly to the end. I'm definitely going to seek out more of these. Verdict - the villain of the piece - is a fun character too. We need to see more of him!