Christopher Blankley


I’m Christopher Blankley,
I write science fiction and mystery novels for both adults and young readers.
That’s me, over there.
Now you know.

I live in Seattle, which serves as a backdrop for most of my work. I was born in the United Kingdom, but moved to the Pacific Northwest as a child. My two children, Ruby and Jack, star in my young reader series, The Bobbies of Bailiwick. My wife is in none of my books. She’s probably happy about that.

I’m currently working on a novella about vampires and Neo-Conservatives. They have more in common than you might think. I’m also working on a novel about locative computer games and a cataclysmic earthquake in the Northwest. They have more in common than you might think, too.

Where to find Christopher Blankley online

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The Raft
By Christopher Blankley
Price: Free! Words: 71,660. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Anything goes aboard the Raft. The ramshackled, mosquito fleet has no law or authority. The Raft's ships clog the waterways of the Puget Sound, exploiting a loophole in the tax code to thumb their noses at the Government.
That Nietzsche Thing
By Christopher Blankley
Price: Free! Words: 43,350. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013. Category: Fiction
The girl was dead, and no fooling... ...but otherwise her death was uninteresting. Another Gene Genie taken by their addiction – by the plague tearing the world apart. Sasha is a cop. Though, now-a-days, he mostly cleans up messes. There are plenty of those. To Sasha, the girl looks like just another mess, until her body mysteriously vanished from the morgue.
The Bobbies of Bailiwick and the Captive Ocean
By Christopher Blankley
Series: Bobbies of Bailiwick, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,230. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Fiction
(Illustrations by Kelly McCellan) Return to the Bailiwick, young Constable, the ethereal is sounding. Once again, the Zed attack as the ocean-filled sky swarms with dragons!
Zombpunk: ARROW
By Christopher Blankley
Series: Zombpunk, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,650. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Category: Fiction
ARROW is the second action-packed chapter in the continuing Zombpunk series, picking up six months after the conclusion of STEM.
The Bobbies of Bailiwick
By Christopher Blankley
Series: Bobbies of Bailiwick, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,310. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
(Illustrations by Kelly McCellan) Welcome to the Bailiwick, young Constable – a world like no other. Here, a vast city clings to the inside surface of a sphere and a tumultuous ocean is the only sky.
The Cordwainer
By Christopher Blankley
Price: Free! Words: 97,490. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
What could be wrong with making a few bucks? Plenty, three friends soon learn, trapped in the company town of Boot Hill. If they can somehow get a trainload of boots over the mountains to the Big City, they could be rich - richer than they ever dreamed.
Zombpunk: STEM
By Christopher Blankley
Series: Zombpunk, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 57,890. Language: American English. Published: February 21, 2012. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.40 from 5 reviews)
When the world finally runs out of food, will the living envy the (un)dead? **Now Available: Zombpunk: ARROW, the exciting next chapter in the Zombpunk Series.**

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Smashwords book reviews by Christopher Blankley

  • Crown of Creation: 2046 - Two Nations, One Murder on June 20, 2012
    star star star star
    Crown of Creation is a solid freshmen effort from Robert Arias. If you enjoy a good Clive Cussler, you'll be at home with Robert's clean, no-nonsense prose. The book is at its best when it's knee-deep into its mystery, bouncing back and forth between Colorado and Philadelphia, contrasting the prosperity of the new West with the desolation of the old East. Realistically, however, you will have to arrive to the book already converted to Robert's brand of self-reliant politics to fully enjoy its narrative, it takes little time in any attempt to convert the unconverted. It runs short, and loses a star for never really fleshing-out its protagonist. Adam Henry's character is murky, and therefore the motivations behind his ultimate actions are rather inexplicable. The novel, potentially stretched out to a full sixty/eighty thousand words, would serve its rich, well-drawn setting far better.
  • These Flowers Have a Taste for Blood on Jan. 27, 2013
    star star star star star
    Poor Luke. Trapped in the town of LeVir Lake, a walled, suburban commune, that can be found on no map. No friends, no phone, no Internet...but things begin to look up when the two hottest girls in town start to show an interest in him. Too bad, one is a vampire hunter and the other, the human progeny of the town's bloodsucking masters. Poor Luke. What's a boy to do but fall in love with them both? These Flowers... is a well-written, teen page-turner, that enjoys its delicate, romantic dance, right before it plunges you (literally) into the depths of LeVir Lake's ancient secrets.