Greg Ellis

Biography

A native-born Californian transplanted to Ohio then back to California and currently to Oklahoma. I've been a technical writer, an administration manager, a security guard at a federal laboratory, a WalMart department manager, and am currently a technical writer again.

I write science fiction and horror and have been writing since I was in grade school. I've also designed and written games, particularly the play-by-email game Fire On The Suns.

I'm 53, white, single, live in Broken Arrow, OK, and like beer, dogs, good food, cheese, chocolate, fishing, and writing.

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Books

Fire On The Suns
By Greg Ellis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,900. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Category: Fiction
It starts with an attack on an alien world nearly thirty parsecs from Earth, but before it is over war will wage across a front more than three times that. Weeks out of contact with Earth, the admirals and personnel of the thinly-stretched fleets of Earth find themselves forced to fight against friend and foe alike in a battle for the survival of the human species.
Fire On The Suns: New Technologies Volume 4
By Greg Ellis
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,110. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Category: Fiction
The 4th volume of new technologies for the game Fire On The Suns.
Fire On The Suns: Psionics
By Greg Ellis
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,270. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Category: Fiction
A short compendium of psionic abilities for race design in the game Fire On The Suns.
Fire On The Suns Battle Manual
By Greg Ellis
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,190. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Fiction
The premium guide to modeling your ships and fleets in the Fire On The Suns Universe, the Battle Manual describes every currently functional data tag allowed in the fleet data file by the FOTS Battle Engine program. The Battle Manual also contains rules for creating custom critical hit tables plus the Extraordinary Things table, Random Events table, and an essay by Jeff Engel.
Fire On The Suns: Star Drives
By Greg Ellis
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,080. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Category: Fiction
From Base Drives to Wormhole Drives and Advanced Drive Nacelles to Wormhole Gates FOTS: Star Drives describes 38 different star drives and 39 related technologies for use in the Fire On The Suns play-by-email game. In addition to being dedicated to Fire On The Suns this 24 thousand word book will also serve as a handy source of reference materials for science fiction and space opera writers.
Fire On The Suns: GroundPounders
By Greg Ellis
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 28,440. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013. Category: Fiction
A compendium of technologies useful for the ground pounders - the poor benighted souls whose unenviable task it is to invade an alien world in the Fire On The Suns Universe. It's an ugly task, a bloody task, but the only way to hold ground - and it all falls to the Ground Pounders.
Fire On The Suns - New Technology: BioTech
By Greg Ellis
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 26,330. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013. Category: Fiction
From Advanced Solar Bioarrays to Warp Charioteering this supplement for the Fire On The Suns Universe describes more than 100 biotechnology-based systems in detail and, in addition, contains descriptions, updates, and ideas for The Swarm and four new races - the Farmers of Worlds, the Beast Masters, the Behemoth Riders, and the Lords of Corruption.
Fire On The Suns: New Technologies, Volume 3
By Greg Ellis
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,870. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Category: Fiction
From Abrasive Materials Science to Wraparound Self-Contained Combat Energy Fields, Fire On The Suns: New Technologies, Volume 3 presents over 200 more ideas for beguiling your allies and defeating your foes in the Fire On The Suns pbem game universe. This book is also an excellent resource for anyone just looking for a new idea for their science fiction.
Fire On The Suns New Technologies: Volume 2
By Greg Ellis
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 43,780. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Category: Fiction
The second volume of the highly-admired technologies manuals for the play-by-email game Fire On The Suns, delivers over 200 new ways to disnguish yourself in the game or - for writers - another 200+ ideas for use in their work. From Advanced Orbital Industry Bays to Misery Trade to Semi-Autonomous Combat Energy Fields, this volume delivers in spades.
Showdown
By Greg Ellis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Category: Fiction
It's a contest of wills, with potentially deadly consequences. Can Jim hold off his six challengers, and does it mean he'll have to kill a kid in the process?
Survival
By Greg Ellis
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,620. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012. Category: Fiction
The last day of a turkey hunt goes horribly wrong for Joe Burroughs when he picks up a fellow hunter on a lonely back road. Alone, haggard, and in need of food and shelter, Joe drives the man to the nearest Ranger Station where he begins telling a very strange tale of a very strange hunt.
A Day In The Life
By Greg Ellis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Category: Fiction
Police Captain Mike Russell has more than thieves, killers, and miscellaneous common criminals to worry about, he's got Pulses. Superpowered vigilantes, or worse, criminals, Pulses transformed society, but not for the better. After two disastrous wars trying to control them, Capt. Russell finds himself standing on the brink of a possible Third Pulse and disaster.
Infection
By Greg Ellis
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011. Category: Fiction
How far is love willing to go in the face of catastrophe? Infection is a 5600 word science fiction/horror story.
Hunted
By Greg Ellis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Category: Fiction
A desperate chase through the woods at night by things out of a nightmare. For a lone Fish & Game warden there is only one choice - survival - if she can live long enough. Hunted is an 1800 word story of unrelenting horror and desperation.
Hate Music
By Greg Ellis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Category: Fiction
The Terran Federal Republic needs to establish communication with the alien Q'Tez Hegemony. Unfortunately, a decades old feud, caused by a mistake made by both sides, stands in their way. Both sides want the communication, but only one man knows the way forward. Hate Music is a 1 thousand word science fiction story with a humorous tone.
The Light Of An Oncoming Train: A 6-Pack Collection Of Short Fiction
By Greg Ellis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,650. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Category: Fiction
Six stories to frighten, disturb, and inspire the reader including The Light Of An Oncoming Train, The Meadow, Knock On Wood, The Interview, Far Horizons, and After Action Report.
Hatchings
By Greg Ellis
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 77,730. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011. Category: Fiction
His hometown destroyed by a swarm of ants, his girlfriend and mentor killed by a nest of centipedes, his life in tatters, Jason Carter knows only one way forward - fighting the emergence of ecological catastrophe. Recruited by a super-secret agency, he leads the fight with money, science, and talent. But will any of that be enough when those who started the hatchings come after him with guns?
Far Horizons
By Greg Ellis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2011. Category: Fiction
A father tells the story of an important evet to his son.
Code Of Law
By Greg Ellis
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2011. Category: Fiction
What defines "sportsmanship" when an alien species decides to rig the game? The Jareen,qwar want the planet Cabal, held by the Terran Federal Republic. Their allies, the Dwa'kim, have been enlisted to help them win it. They'll take any risk to do so short of open war.
Any Minute Now
By Greg Ellis
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
Quentin Dallas, PI, encounters more than even he would have believed when he finds the police already at an apartment building he's investigating.
Night On A Boat
By Greg Ellis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Fiction
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A Quentin Dallas vignette wherein he is called upon to give his opinion about a strange murder.
The Meadow
By Greg Ellis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Fiction
A morning's hike turns into a fight for survival when they discover something deadly growing in The Meadow...
The Light Of An Oncoming Train
By Greg Ellis
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011. Category: Fiction
Quentin Dallas, PI, attracts the weirdest cases in the city. But in a case where a PI needs the money and a client's property has gone missing, beggars can't really be choosers, even when your client may be far more powerful than he seems.
After Action Report
By Greg Ellis
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011. Category: Fiction
A military reconnaissance to determine why colonies are dropping off the map encounters a force it hadn't bargained for.
The Interview
By Greg Ellis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2010. Category: Fiction
Being on Death Row may not always end with solitude and silence.
Knock On Wood
By Greg Ellis
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2010. Category: Fiction
Two scholars debate the reality of our universe and the possibility of others, but only one knows the whole truth.
Fire On The Suns: New Technologies, Volume 1
By Greg Ellis
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 36,450. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2010. Category: Fiction
A compendium of 220+ new technologies for the email game Fire On The Suns. From acidic atmosphere condensers to Dyson spheres to weather control, the FOTS NTV1 offers players and GMs alike a veritable treasure trove of new technologies to plague your enemies or players with. It will also prove a great resource for SF writers who need a little creative "nudge".

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