Martian Publishing

Publisher info

A group of writers in Northern Virginia had spent years trying to get published without much luck. So we joined together and created Martian Publishing to get the groups' works into distribution.

After seeing the collapse of Borders book chain and other indicators, we have decided digital is the route to go.

And if we do not produce bestsellers, at least we can find the few readers who like stories that cross genres, which most of ours do.

The lead on the publishing side is TWayne Martin, hence the Martian in the title. (Funny, for years he has flatly denied being a Martian... perhaps the truth will out, no?)

Where to find Martian Publishing online


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the Plot to Kill Lee Harvey Oswald
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,760. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014 by Martian Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
After fifty years, there have been thousands of books on JFK's assassination and yet no resolution. Perhaps by examining the plot to kill the alleged assassin, one might make some better headway on the case. It could be Oswald's death may be the key to unlocking the entirety of the conspiracy to kill Kennedy. The parallels with the Lincoln assassination are obvious when stripped to the bare bones.
Just Another Dead Martian
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 70,610. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
An intelligence agent from Mars travels to Earth to thwart a revolution set to coincide with an ancient doomsday prediction. The problem? The three leaders of the current revolt were killed ten years ago! Aided by a local reporter, he digs through the records to find more evidence. What he finds is another victim in the past: himself. Racing against time, he has to solve the riddle fast, or die.
Over the Wall
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 52,320. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The three boys had lived within the safety of their enclosed village all their lives. When the food rationing becomes severe, they realize their only chance for survival might be seeking a life in the desolate wastelands beyond their home. They go over the wall to find not a wasteland but a green and peaceful world beyond any of the legends they had ever heard. When had all this changed? And why?
Prisoners of Eden
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 60,130. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2013 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The best and brightest scientists in the country are taken to a secret refuge in order to survive a world-ending cataclysm. A small group decides to try and circumvent the disaster but are told any attempt would be futile. Rather than sit cozy and watch the planet be destroyed, they escape the retreat and fight all government opposition to save the world in spite of the official inactivity.
The Lycron Scripts
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 27,150. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2013 by Martian Publishing. Category: Screenplays » Sci-Fi
The original stories of the Lycron Federation written for a proposed television series in 1974. The pilot and first two series scripts are presented, introducing the primary characters in the series as well as a fair overview of the difficulties that they will face in upcoming episodes. The three show a fairly representative sampling of the depth of story matter available for the projected series.
the Plot to Kill John Wilkes Booth
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,730. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Many conspiracy buffs put Edwin Stanton in the mix of the plot to kill Lincoln. Nothing could have been further from the truth. The evidence easily proves his innocence but opens his involvement in and even darker plot of his own creation: the quiet extermination of the assassin, John Wilkes Booth. With the actor dead, Stanton's secret would remain forever hidden. But what was it he wanted hidden?
Assault on Hell - the script
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,840. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Screenplays » Action Adventure
Eric volunteers for a mission that has wrong written all over it in sixteen languages: the military invasion of Hell, which seems to actually be a parallel dimension. The mission goes south quickly and Eric is stranded in the city with Bennett. They discover not all demons are bad - a few want to actively help them get rid of Satan. First, they have to start by freeing all the souls in Purgatory.
Beamish Boys
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,550. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
There is a strange and fearsome creature terrorizing the forest near the village and young Albert heads out to kill the Jabberwock and perhaps win the adoration of his father. The adventure finds him overcoming several obstacles before he finally confronts the beast. Has he really enough courage to stand against the unknown even with such a vorpal sword in his hands?
Not to be
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Un-epic romantic poetry. Relationships do not always wind up the way we might like them to and the author examines several worse-case scenarios of two ships colliding in the night. No happy endings will be found herein but the depth of nostalgia is trolled for whatever can be harvested.
Fountable II
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 91,170. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
After escaping from exile a second time, Tervan and his friends realize they cannot be free to pursue their own lives until the Emperor frees them legally. When they arrive at Galactic Central, the Emperor is nowhere to be found. And people seem to be awaiting Tervan's return. Politics, distasteful at best, once again seems to be calling for him to sort things out. Math was so much easier!
The Science Reporter
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,820. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Short stories by sci-fi author, Rod Martin. The first four deal with a science reporter and his amazing reports that turn the Federal Science Bureau on its head. Each one brings him closer to being fired for reports that could in no way be called "scientific". The final three move away from the reporter into metaphysical fiction. And his "How to Build a Starcruiser" was born from this collection.
Mechanical Mouse
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
This is a humorously cynical view of society and the moral systems we have developed. The poems poke fun at government, hippies, the drug culture, romance, sexuality, sociology, politics, and so many things about life that we take for granted everyday. Most were written in my "angry young man" days in college. Cute illustrations accompany each poem. That is, "cute" if you like rodents.
The Evidence for the Existence of the Mythological United States
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 40,070. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Twelve-hundred years after World War III has ended the reign of civilization as we know it, rumors and myths of the "golden age" persist. An archaeologist in that future time attempts culling the ancient texts and presenting all the known evidence to prove that such a place as the "United States" actually existed at a time in the distant past. Judge the evidence presented. Can it have been real?
If the World's a Village, I'm Its Idiot
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,450. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Essay » Technology
Tech changes are coming faster each passing year. I just get older. It's not that I want to, mind you, but it seems to be out of my control. Falling further behind seems strange - I used to be on top of all the latest tech. I had a computer, website, and blog before most of the crowd. Now, I don't facebook, I don't tweet... heck I don't even text! Maybe you're going through this too in some areas.
Flyers of Condor
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 102,000. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Carl Condors is an engineer with nightmares. A fellow passenger on a flight tells him her Hopi grandmother taught her to help ease such dreams. But the dream is more than she can deal with and so she takes him to meet her grandmother. The aged woman tells them they have come back together for a purpose, a mission they had failed before. Perhaps this time they can save Mankind from destruction.
the Mission
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 96,560. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
After a spelunking accident, Dorian finds himself trapped beside an underground stream, cold, soaked, and alone in the dark with a bout of amnesia. He gradually pieces together what has happened and sorts out reality from the very weird dreams he's been having about flying a spaceship. When he gets some light, he finds the ship, sitting and waiting for him to resume his mission from a past life.
a Tough Nut to Crack
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 76,260. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Friar Franks investigates the geological anomalies at El Solitario in Texas and uncovers artifacts of a visitation by aliens in ancient times. Even more amazing is the realization he was drawn to the expedition because of a past life in that very place. His discovery sets off a series of events that reawakens old purposes when he realizes the battle he was engaged in at that time, continues still.
Longshanks
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,040. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Robert Hood seemed destined to a life of hard labor until a stroke of genius put him in the role of a simpleton. The role had a few drawbacks, so he planned a ruse to reverse the condition when the Lord Edward "Longshanks", heir to the throne of England, purchases him as a gift to the King of Spain. He is "found out" by the Prince and he fast talks to save his skin. Edward sees using him as a spy.
The Analytical Mind
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,600. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Spiritualism
Many people in Scientology are of the opinion that Clearing is a state where you are no longer bothered by anything. But that is hardly the case. Sure, you have gotten rid of your "reactive mind", and many early Dianetic clears reached the state before John McMaster became Clear #1 in the early sixties. But what about the Analytical Mind? This small handbook takes you on a journey into that realm.
How to Build a Starcruiser
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,060. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
Anyone wondering about getting off this rock probably needs to know a little about building their own starcruiser. It is really quite a simple matter and it has as little to do about engineering as opening your mind to a different method of viewing. Not a technical manual but a deeper look into why people cannot seem to break through certain mental barriers and visualize how to do such a thing.
Eighteen Pages
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,490. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Grasping at his last chance to save his beloved South, John Wilkes Booth tries to kidnap Lincoln from Ford's Theater only to find an assassin already there. The following week finds him trying to escape into Virginia with his companion as he tries to figure out what went wrong. Meanwhile a reporter in the capital is also trying to make sense of the ever-changing story put out by Secretary Stanton.
Young Hellions
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,200. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Josh and Bart had noticed they had some rather strange abilities since they were young. Now, they find two others with similar abilities. The four practice in the park, but were seen by their teacher. Rather than stop them, she takes the task of training them. Six others are found nearby that join the "school". Soon nine of them are having to try and stop one of their own from a life of crime.
The Stones Will Tell
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 101,990. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Everyone has two eyes, two hands, and two feet as well as two stones. So, why should it make any difference? Add an ancient prophecy to the mix and the fact that both candidates for the throne are frauds, makes the idea of consulting the wizards attractive. They have their own agenda and cannot help stop political intrigues while they busily search for this Hero who seems oblivious of his role.
Forgotten Cross
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,470. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Frank Mayhew has watched, through repeated tragedies, the size of his family get smaller and smaller. The recent passing of his mother leaves him alone with one remaining son, the one he never learned to get along with. It seems God was having some monumental joke at his expense. While clearing out his late mother's house, they uncover a small Jewish shrine in the attic. What had mama been hiding?
Anaboraxus - the Young Wizard
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,390. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Anaboraxus is being sent to apprentice as a goldsmith in the Imperial capital. After being attacked by highwaymen and his group of travelers is scattered, Anaboraxus finds himself lost in the woods, in the dark. Strangers and take him to their home, underground. And the reason they hide is that they are being hunted for doing magic! He joins, unknowingly bringing their enemies to their doorstep.
When Time Went Mad
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,540. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Lem Bentwhistle is awakened by what sounds like kids making a crop circle in his cornfield. Instead, he finds someone parked a spaceport on his north forty! While he and the people from the 23rd century try to figure out what has happened, they are soon joined by folks from the 19th century wild west, the crusades, and more. After the raptors arrive, he says they all need to go home NOW. But how?
Fountable
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 103,060. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Tervan Andrisn is one of a group of math savants who get on the bad side of the Galactic Emperor. He had no idea that eloping with an Imperial Princess - at her suggestion - could get him and his friends exiled. It turns out to be a bigger mistake on the part of the Emperor! Using their math skills, the kids develop a way to escape from the prison planet and return to topple the Imperial throne.
July 57th
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,500. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
An intelligence agent from Mars travels to Earth to thwart a revolution set to coincide with an ancient doomsday prediction. The problem? The three leaders of the current revolt were killed ten years ago! Aided by a local reporter, he digs through the records to find more evidence. What he finds is another victim in the past: himself. Racing against time, he has to solve the riddle fast, or die.
12-20-2012; Our Last Golden Sunset?
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,820. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Antiquities & Archaeology
The End-Date of the Mayan Calendar is rapidly approaching and many people sense it will bring change. Though most of the 2012 prophets see this as the beginning of a Golden Age, there are many who see only doom and destruction coming on December 21st. But did the Maya ever mention either of those possibilities? As a matter of fact, they did not. Here we will uncover what the Maya really meant.


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