Robert Jeschonek is an award-winning writer whose fiction, essays, articles, comic books, and podcasts have been published around the world. According to fantasy and science fiction luminary Mike Resnick, Robert "sees the world like no one else sees it, and makes incredibly witty, incisive stories out of that skewed worldview."
Robert's young adult urban fantasy novel, MY FAVORITE BAND DOES NOT EXIST, is due in 2011 from Clarion Books, a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. A collection of his fantasy and science fiction stories, MAD SCIENTIST MEETS CANNIBAL, is available from PS Publishing in England. Robert has written for POSTSCRIPTS, ESCAPE POD, DRABBLECAST, SPACE AND TIME, PODCASTLE, DAW Books anthologies, and many other publications.
His credits include STAR TREK fiction published by Pocket Books. His work appeared in three volumes of STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS, winning the grand prize in Volume VI. He was also nominated for the British Fantasy Award for his story, "Fear of Rain." His story "One Awake In All the World" was called out in a Publishers Weekly starred review of the anthology DESTINATION FUTURE in 2010.
His comic book work has appeared in JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA 80-PAGE GIANT 2010 #1 from DC Comics. He has also scripted stories for various indie comics, including WAR from Saddle Tramp Press and DEAD BY DAWN QUARTERLY and COMMERCIAL SUICIDE in the UK.
Jeschonek is based in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. His website, www.robertjeschonek.com, features fresh daily updates on the world of writing and other alternate realities.
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Kiss of the Acolyte
In a world where the art of seduction means everything, Tiki Jordan faces the ultimate test. As an acolyte in the Rites of Dawn, she must fulfill the desires of the man who holds the key to her future. But when strange visions of a mysterious woman threaten Tiki's quest, she unlocks the true meaning of passion and pain. Intended for mature audiences.
You have never met a serial killer like the Miraclemaker. The streets run red with the blood of his victims. He comes and goes like a ghost in the night. Only one man knows he exists, one man who is losing everyone he ever cared about, one by one, to the hands of the killer. But does he stand a chance against a murderer who has a connection to terrifyingly dark and powerful supernatural forces?
Death by Polka
Who killed Polish Lou, the Prince of Polka Music? His daughter, musicologist Lottie Kachowski, comes home to the polka heartland of New Krakow, Pennsylvania, to find the answer. She has a talent for using music to solve crimes, and she does just that on the trail of her father's killer. At the same time, she fights to keep from getting dragged back into the polka scene she left behind long ago.
The Spinach Can's Son
Imagine a world filled with comic strip characters you know and love...the world of the Underfunnies, where nothing is as it seems. Molly, a "Panelnaut" explorer, searches this strange 'toon world for her missing husband, only to find him at the heart of a bizarre mystery. Can she bring him back from the Underfunnies, resurrecting him from ink and paper to flesh and blood?
Christmas at Glosser's
Step back in time to Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1975. Eleven-year-old Jack wants one thing for Christmas: to find out where his grandfather, Bub, runs off to every Christmas Eve. The trail leads him on a journey through Glosser Bros. at its most magical, but before the night is over, Jack must take a stand in the name of Johnstown, a stand that could change his life forever.
The Walking Bomb
Rev. David Halloran does the Lord's work, tending his flock in the town of Clover, Texas…and moonlighting in a bomb factory on the side. He couldn't be in a worse place when a streak of bad luck strikes, and the people he knows and loves go up in smoke one after another. As Halloran's curse turns his world upside down, he embarks on a journey into the dark heart of America, searching for answers.
A gang of vicious scalpers roams the Arizona territory in the American Old West, slaughtering town after town. Only one man stands in their way: a sword-wielding Arabian knight named Badr al-Medina. To stop the scalpers' killing spree, Badr must unleash the power of his Damascus steel sword, his six-shooter revolvers, and his fiery faith in an all-out war in the blood-soaked streets of Oasis.
Daddy's Little Girl
Ever since the Voices started, little Bonnie can't sleep anymore. Every night, they whisper through the walls of her room, casting a dark spell over someone in her family, preparing them for a rampage of gruesome murder. What if the only way for Bonnie to save her family is to destroy someone she loves? And what if the secret of the Voices is even deadlier and more terrifying than she can imagine?
The Memory of You Lingers
Baird the convicted rapist knows no peace. Ten years of haunting by the digital ghost of his victim, Frieda, have left him a basket case…but freedom awaits. If he can make it till tomorrow, his sentence will end, and the ghost will become vaporware. But Frieda has no intention of leaving quietly, and the going-away gift she has for Baird could be worse than the nightmare he has already endured.
On a day known forever as The Silencing, millions of human colonists went missing in space without a trace. Fifty years later, a team of explorers mounts a search, riding a space elevator into the heart of the unknown. One scientist, Gabriel Shard, holds the key to the truth, the last chance to recover the missing...but he might just die before he can use it.
Warning! Do Not Read This Story!
Reader beware! This story has a warning in the title for a reason. Dare to ignore it, and you'll be sorry. They call this a "dark fantasy" about a story with a mind of its own, but it's way too real and much too dark for any "fantasy!" So be smart and DO NOT READ THIS STORY! Get out while you still can! And if you decide to read it anyway, good luck! You're making the biggest mistake of your life.
Seven Comic Book Scripts Volume Three
Comic book fans, rejoice! This volume includes seven scripts—a mix of super-mobsters, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and humor—from a writer whose work has been published by DC Comics, among others. Robert T. Jeschonek has written plenty of scripts in his career, and these seven will shine a light on his writing process, his wild imagination…and some thrilling and thought-provoking adventures.
A Pinstriped Finger's My Only Friend
Judd the popular 17-year-old jock is the star of his school...but then the world starts changing around him and won't stop. Every time Judd falls asleep, he wakes up in a new and crazier world--a world of godlike super-teens, teenage serial killers, duck people, monsters, and more. The rules never stop changing, and the only thing he can depend on is his talking pinky finger with a major attitude.
Don't miss these 18 edgy, exciting, and surprising science fiction tales from award-winning Star Trek and Doctor Who author Robert T. Jeschonek. This volume includes 18 stories originally published in three volumes: 6 Scifi Stories, 6 More Scifi Stories, and 6 Scifi Stories Book 3. All 18 of these scifi stories and novelettes are available here for one low price.
Snowman's Chance in Hell
Welcome to the icy land of Drift, where people made of snow build men of meat the way we build snowmen. When Wink the snowman creates a fleshy masterpiece that comes to life, the newborn meat-man calls himself Hurt and proceeds to live up to his name. Armed with blazing fire, the ultimate weapon in a land of ice and snow, Hurt launches a murderous rampage. Can Wink save his endangered world?
The Bear in the Cable-Knit Sweater
The burly, furry members of the International Bear Brotherhood can't resist a pitcher of beer or a knock-down-drag-out brawl. But the fun's over when one of their own disappears, causing his lover, Angus, to set out to find him. When the trail leads Angus into a nightmare world, he faces certain death unless he can rise up to claim the heritage that only a Bear like him could ever hope to master.
The Red Battlenauts show no mercy. Roaring out of deep space, these high tech war machines pound both sides in an interstellar war. No one can even SEE the Reds--no one but Marine Corporal Solomon Scott. Recruited by the SEAL-like Diamondbacks, Scott becomes a weapon in the ultimate struggle for survival. Strap yourself into the cockpit for over 100,000 words of blistering military SF action!
Mr. Sandman: The Dream Lord Awakens
A new master of dreams rules the night, battling nightmares from beyond the edge of reality! A new Mr. Sandman for the 21st Century, the godlike Dream Lord keeps the Dream Zone safe from the terrors of the night. But when the Bogeyman strikes, Dream Lord meets his greatest enemy, a force of evil determined to turn all existence into a nightmare from which no one will ever awaken.
Heaven Bent - A Novel
Where do superstars go when they die? A special Heaven where the music and parties go on forever. But when Stag the movie star gets there, he discovers all is not as it seems. Hidden horrors lurk around every corner, and every angel has a devil inside. Stag teams up with the greatest dead rock stars, rappers, and movie stars to take on the apocalypse...but do they stand a chance of stopping it?
Six Superhero Stories
In these pages, you will thrill to some of the most exciting superhero stories ever to star a caped avenger, all written by DC Comics writer Robert T. Jeschonek. Don't miss these edgy, exciting, and surprising tales from this award-winning storyteller. This volume includes six superhero stories for one low price: "Forced Retirement," "Heroes of Global Warming," "A Matter of Size," and more.
Cannonballs and lasers fly as battle rages between a fleet of pirate ships and a squadron of alien fighters. In the heart of the flame and fury roars Blackbeard himself, commanding his men in a last-ditch struggle to save all humankind from invaders from another world. It all comes down to pirates versus aliens as the greatest battle ever to rock the seven seas rushes toward an explosive finale.
Heaven Bent Book 12
Stag the movie star has gone to Heaven, but it's a Heaven unlike any he ever imagined. In Part 12, Stag tries to unite warring factions and bring about Paradise on Earth. Empowered by angelic mist creatures, he faces Byzantine, raging with power of his own from hellish sources. The fate of Heaven and the world itself hangs in the balance as Stag and Byzantine fight a battle to end all battles.
Heaven Bent Book 11
Stag the movie star has gone to Heaven, but it's a Heaven unlike any he ever imagined. In Book 11, Stag faces hardcore payback at the hands of A.E., who blames him for his death. A dark confession only cranks up the torment as A.E. drags Stag into Hell itself for the ultimate torture. But the truth could set him free and change the world forever when the secrets of the silver spire come to light.
Heaven Bent Book 10
Stag the movie star has gone to Heaven, but it's a Heaven unlike any he ever imagined. In Book 10, war breaks out in Heaven, forcing Stag and Lillian to go on the run from rebels and higher powers alike. The refugees race toward a mysterious silver spire that only Stag can see. But the secrets of his own dark past greet him with brutal payback that just might destroy him.
Heaven Bent Book 9
Stag the movie star has gone to Heaven--but it's a Heaven unlike any he ever imagined. In Book 9, Stag must snatch game-changing secrets from a hidden lair guarded by zombies. Later, a new plan to get Byzantine out of the way leads to a late-night mission in the sinister Bestiary. But when an unexpected onslaught shakes paradise to the core, can Stag escape a bloody destiny of his own?
The Wife Who Never Was
What happens when a truly super hero loses the love of his life in the continuity overhaul of his fictional universe? Pinnacle's super memory won't let him forget his lost marriage to Doris Dane, and his heart drives him to search everywhere for a way to bring her back. But his power might not be enough when he runs up against a force from beyond his world, an enemy with the key to his suffering.
Heaven Bent Book 8
Stag the movie star has gone to Heaven--but it's a Heaven unlike any he ever imagined. In Book 8, Stag becomes a hero after saving Byzantine, the tyrant he's been ordered to kill. But when the party moves to Byzantine's palace, mysterious beings lead Stag to incredible revelations. Will he live long enough to put the truth in action? An army of bloodthirsty monstrosities says otherwise.
Heaven Bent Book 7
Stag the movie star has gone to Heaven--but it's a Heaven unlike any he ever imagined. In Part 7, a brutal torture session leads to a starring role in a movie directed by heavenly boss Byzantine--the same man Stag's been sent by the rebels to kill. When a crisis during filming threatens Byzantine's life, will Stag intervene, or will he let the crisis do his murderous work for him?
Heaven Bent Book 6
Stag the movie star goes to Heaven--a Heaven unlike any he ever imagined, filled with dangers, secrets, and dead superstars. In Part 6, Stag comes face to face with a giant pit bull...and shocking revelations about the true nature of Heaven. When the rebels try to recruit him to their cause, how can he say no? But as he starts down that dark road, his good intentions might just be the end of him.
Heaven Bent Book 5
Stag the movie star was on a roll. But when he ignored the omens, he ended up in a Heaven unlike any he ever imagined, filled with dark dangers and secrets. In Book 5, Stag and his allies must escape from the sinister citadel, Heavenless. If they make it, answers to Heaven's darkest mysteries await...unless they fall prey to the deadliest beast prowling the jungles of the afterlife.
Heaven Bent Book 4
Stag the movie star has gone to Heaven--but it's a Heaven unlike any he ever imagined, filled with dangers, secrets, and an incredible cast of friends and foes. In Book 4, a shattering explosion blows the lid off a dark secret, and a mysterious masked man takes Stag on a whirlwind tour of Heaven's darkest corner, a sinister citadel known as Heavenless. Can they save a friend from annihilation?
Why does Partycrasher, dark avenger of the night, give his sidekick the beating of a lifetime? Could it be the cowled crusader has fallen under the influence of sexy reformed bad girl Linda Loveblind, aka Partygirl? His sidekick fights to break through before it's too late...but with each passing moment and punishing blow, the attack looks more like a superhero-on-sidekick murder in the making.
Heaven Bent Book 3
Stag the movie star has gone to Heaven--but it's a Heaven unlike any he ever imagined, filled with dangers, secrets, and an incredible cast of friends and foes. In Book 3, Stag faces eternal damnation and something even more stressful: a celebrity awards show of the living dead. Everything blows to pieces when the actress hosting the show drops a bombshell of a surprise.
Heaven Bent Book 2
Stag the movie star was on a roll. But he ignored a warning from his future self and ended up dead. He made it to Heaven--but it's a Heaven unlike any he ever imagined. In Part 2, he plunges into an explosive confrontation that blows the lid off a revolution in the making. He renews an old friendship that puts him at risk, then faces a final judgment that might end his heavenly stay with a bang.
Flight of Ideas
A 2013 EPIC EBOOK AWARDS FINALIST. From the dizzying heights of a soaring imagination come 50-plus poems--some old school, some new school, some so far "out there" that you've never seen anything like them and probably never will again. In medicine, a "flight of ideas" signifies a rush of free-flowing thoughts and speech. It's the perfect title for this dazzling book from poet Robert T. Jeschonek.
Six Scifi Stories Volume Three
Don't miss this third volume of edgy, exciting, and surprising science fiction tales by Star Trek and Doctor Who author Robert T. Jeschonek. It’s the latest collection from this award-winning storyteller, a master of unique and unexpected science fiction that really packs a punch. This volume includes six scifi e-book stories and novelettes for one low price.
Heaven Bent Book 1
Stag the movie star is on a roll. So when the omens pile up, including dire warnings from his own future self, he does his own stunts anyway--and disaster strikes. His charmed life turns into a not-so-charmed afterlife, as Stag ends up in a Heaven unlike any he ever imagined. A Heaven filled with deadly dangers, terrifying secrets, and a shocking destiny beyond anything dreamed of by man or god.
Beware the Black Battlenaut
Hardcore warriors clash in high tech Battlenaut armor in a distant quadrant of space. Pumped up on drugs, the sleep-deprived Redeyes tear through enemy forces. But fatigue makes them see things that might not be there. Are their visions of the legendary Black Battlenaut only nightmares brought on by exhaustion, or an omen of infinite devastation? Either way, they set out to stop it at any cost.
In this adventure of the star cruiser Exogenesis, first contact with the multilingual Vox species goes horribly wrong when the crew's linguist mistakenly uses a forbidden slur. Drawn into a violent revolution, a “war of words” to decide language dominance, the crew races against time to convince the aliens to unite against a greater threat: an unstoppable invasion fleet roaring toward planet Vox.
Who murdered the girlfriend of the World's Mightiest Heroine? When super-powered Hericane teams with Bonnie Taggart, internal affairs investigator for the Superhuman Protectorate, the search leads in unexpected directions. Solving the case is the only way to survive--but the secrets unearthed by Hericane and Bonnie might just lead to the greatest superhuman catastrophe of all time.
Lenin of the Stars
Lenin came from outer space! He and his fellow shape-changing aliens bring communism to Earth, hoping to teach harmony to humanity. But changing times and turnarounds lead to a secret civil war among the aliens' own ranks. When Lenin and his beloved Irina end up on opposite sides, they have no choice but to battle to the death...or start a new revolution that might just sweep the stars.
Tommy Puke and the World's Grossest Grown-Up
Who's the grossest kid in the world? Tommy Puke, that's who! He fights off bullies with his mighty loogies, conquers jerks with his farts, and sticks up for his pet skunk by driving off wild dogs with his blistering bad breath. But what happens when he meets Rhino Man, a barfing hero who's grosser than he is? Tommy decides to hang up his puke unless a peek at his foul future can change his mind.
If you love spaced-out treks, this is your chance to own a galaxy of them in one giant collection. For the first time anywhere, you can buy the entire TREK IT! series by award-winning Star Trek author Robert T. Jeschonek. This omnibus edition includes all seven volumes in the series for one great price, plus EXCLUSIVE BONUS MATERIAL that you won't find anywhere else!
Once upon a galaxy, a spaced-out writer launched an online fiction serial celebrating the fortieth birthday of a starry saga much like a certain trek we know and love. Here, for the first time, you can experience the lost chapters of this deep space voyage, "Forty Days and Forty Nights." Plus, enjoy two lost trek stories that started life as entries in a legendary nationwide contest.
In the world of the far future, Father Clement the warrior priest and Imago the stained glass robot search for the Second Coming of Christ--so they can KILL Him. Guided by the Christputer, armed with an atomic scythe, they track the last of the proto-Christs through the realm of the Undead. Will a mysterious prisoner lead them to their target, or help them realize they're serving an evil cause?
Trek Script 2
Once upon a galaxy, a spaced-out writer launched a script for a starry TV episode set in a universe much like a certain trek we know and love. Here, for the first time, you can experience this voyage into trekkerness. The names are new, but you might recognize the drama and excitement of an epic encounter aboard the star cruiser Sojourner in a distant quadrant of the final frontier.
Once upon a galaxy, a spaced-out writer launched a script for a starry TV episode set in a universe much like a certain trek we know and love. Here, for the first time, you can experience this adventure of the next generation of trekkers. The names are new, but you might recognize the drama and excitement of an epic encounter aboard the star cruiser Infinitude on the final frontier.
The Shrooms of Benares
Benares: planet of fungi on the far frontier. Mushrooms grow taller than trees, fungal creatures roam the landscape...and a terrible new spore turns humans into the walking dead. The only man left alive, a genetically modified super space priest named Father Obregon, sets out to confront this threat and save the woman he loves. But the deadly fungal spore has other plans in store for them both.
The Foolproof Cure for Cancer
Tom's wife, Sydney, has terminal cancer. Mr. Mayflower, the Billionaire Samaritan, has a miracle cure...for a price. To save Sydney, Tom must cross a line he thought he'd never cross and commit a crime that goes against his deepest convictions. He does it all for Sydney, but Mayflower's deal has dark and terrible strings attached.
Who Unkilled Johnny Murder?
Johnny Murder, a dead man, shows up on the streets of New Orleans, terrorizing the eccentric members of the French Quarter Open Air Artists and Psychics 'Sociation. Has Johnny come back to life as a zombie? Po'Boy Boudreaux, sax-playing ex-constable of the 'Sociation, won't stop until he finds out.
Crimes in the Key of Murder
Nobody cares who killed a down-on-his-luck piano player...except his brother, who happens to work for the crimefighting detective Sister Mayhem. Tearing up the underworld with her network of operatives--the Order of No Mercy--Sister Mayhem pulls out all the stops to solve the case and catch the killer, unless she becomes the next victim first. Don't miss this thrill-a-minute pulp crime saga.
6 More Fantasy Stories
Don't miss these edgy, exciting, and surprising fantasy tales by Doctor Who author and British Fantasy Award nominee Robert T. Jeschonek. It’s the latest collection from this award-winning storyteller, a master of unique and unexpected fantasy that really packs a punch. This volume includes six fantasy e-book stories and novelettes for one low price.
Girl Meets Mind Reader
Virgil the mind reader discovers that he can see the world through Bridget's eyes, and the world she shows him is full of things that shouldn't be there: mermaids, elfin knights, and bloodthirsty monsters. Now that Virgil sees them, too, will he save Bridget or be destroyed in the process? If the world is as strange and terrifying as it looks through her eyes, does their love stand a chance?
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