James M M Baldwin

Biography

James M M Baldwin writes speculative fiction with an interaction between spirituality, science, and humanity. His science fiction, fantasy, and horror writing interjects spiritual self-awareness and its influence on the natural environment and the universe. Adding to the relationship between human nature and enlightenment, the occasional rocket ship and alien creature color his imaginary worlds. James is an author, artist, poet, musician, runner, and bicyclist. He is an active participant in the Nebraska Writers Workshop and lives in Omaha with his wife and children, and their dogs and cats.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
"Spencer Murdoch and the Portals of Erzandor" was inspired by the emotional state brought on by a post 9-11 environment, the spirit of a world changed by a single act. This is the story of a family working to retain their happiness and security despite obstacles beyond their control.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When I'm writing, and the story is flowing, I really become immersed in the characters and their plight. It's almost like I become that character and I'm living through them. I know it sounds a bit psychotic or schizophrenic, but I think that feeling is the experience of any creative person while they're writing, or painting, or composing, or whatever. Being a fantasy writer means that I experience things I could never live through in a million lifetimes. I hope the reader feels the same.
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Books

Beyond the Visual Cortex; Tales From the Inner Reaches of the Mind
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,340. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
These are the stories that nightmares are made of. Includes the stories Schätzchen Drachen, Twisted Fate, the exclusive Crazy Baby, Martholomew; Beast Beyond the Grave, Civil Disturbance, Dream Hunters, and The Golden Mask.
Martholamew; Beast Beneath the Grave
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,730. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Novelette- A high school boy attempts to satisfy the curiosity of a new girl in town by explaining a local legend that he doesn't believe. After a stroll to an old cemetery, the girl tests his resolve by trespassing on forbidden ground. The girl is abducted, and in an attempt to save her, he discovers there is more truth to the legend than he ever thought possible.
Spencer Murdoch and the Portals of Erzandor
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,500. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
A devoted husband and father risks his family’s security to prevent a powerful doctor from controlling a mystic portal initiating a global storm threatening humanity. Spencer Murdoch unearths a supernatural portal beneath his home and discovers an ancient being named Erzandor. Spencer must find the person predestined to enter the portal before the mysterious doctor can use it for his own power
Dream Hunters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,470. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Novelette- Drew Maerd can't sleep. His disorder is causing problems at work. A concerned coworker suggests he appear on a show about people with odd dreams. A machine allows researchers to physically enter a subject's dreams. However there's a problem; entering dreams is risky business and the danger is real. Now, they've found more than they've bargained for.
Twisted Fate
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
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Novelette- A phone call entices a fun-loving young man into a world of unadulterated evil. The enchanting voice promises a night of carefree excitement. After a seemingly random discovery of an abandoned barn, his new acquaintance claims a fiendish clan holds monthly rituals at the site. The next day, his friends' curiosity entangles them in a mystery beyond earthly understanding.
Orion's Arm
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,930. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
These stories will transport you from Earth to Venus, to Mars, to the Europan ice moon of Jupiter, to another solar system, and to black holes beyond our earthly imaginations. You will travel forward and backward in time. You will also look inward, into the power of the human mind.
The Collider
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Short Story- Physicist Daniel Bradford needs to meet the environmental demands of the Swiss President to continue operations at the Large Hadron Collider beneath the border between Switzerland and France. The president visits the site during a test when a power outage causes a major malfunction. If the problem is not reversed, the entire planet could be ripped apart particle by particle.
Black Wolf
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,270. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Short Story- Black Wolf must win approval from the Tu-ja Na-ki, the sacred living buffalo skull, to save his people. In this coming of age story, a young man must battle the forces of nature, mother Earth and father Sky, to win the light of prosperity and return it to his tribe on the great plains. Is he strong enough to accomplish his almost impossible task?
Son of Thunder
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story- Pushing the boundaries of speed in space travel, an unexpected anomaly forces Commander Stern Kirklan to make the toughest decision of his career. Could a mysterious phenomenon endanger his crew and their mission. With thoughts of his family millions of miles behind, awaiting his return, he must make the right choice to avert disaster and assure success.
Global Warming
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,270. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story- Noah Adams initiated the countdown to an attempt to end global warming. The sun's expansion relegated Earth unfit for human life. Safe in the confines of his geothermic life-bubble beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, Noah and his associates fire the nuclear propulsion devises designed to increase Earth’s orbit and lower its surface temperature. Are Noah's calculations correct?
Spontaneous Evolution
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story- On a Venusian outpost, cut off from their Earthen ancestors, a society loses its humanity in exchange for security. Edwin Lackey watches the surveillance monitors keeping his world safe. If a citizen breaks the strict code of conduct, they'll be hauled in for reconditioning. Has this future colony gone too far to control its inhabitants? What price will they pay?
Sub-Human
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story-In an alliance between Earth and an alien race for the mining rights on Jupiter’s moon Europa, robots are the only means to obtain material from deep beneath the moon's icy surface. The outpost's ruthless hunch-backed supervisor directs his workers to produce the most advanced substitute human worker unit in the solar system. Has he pushed the evolution of mechanical workers too far?

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  • The Water Peddlers on Feb. 18, 2012

    Love this story. Great wild ride. Keep the imaginative stories coming.