Michael D. Britton


Michael D. Britton has been writing professionally for nearly 25 years, working in government, private industry, marketing, technical, web, freelance and a decade in the raw world of TV news.

His short fiction has received multiple honorable mentions in the Writers of the Future contest, among other recognition; and his novels have advanced through multiple rounds of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in various years.

His list of fiction titles exceeds 70 and keeps increasing.

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Decisions, Decisions
Price: Free! Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
One man - two seagulls - three life-altering choices. When a bird brings beach-combing drifter Richard a powerful charm, he learns that choices can be a gift and a curse. Will the Chooser change the course of Richard's life forever? Find out in this unusual short story about second and third chances...
The Only
Price: Free! Words: 12,200. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Who can save your world, when your gods have abandoned it? Aedlem is one of the few left in Panlithia who believes they are not really gone. In fact, the rising generation doesn't believe they ever really existed. When a cruel alien species invades and enslaves the population, can Aedlem's faith in the mysterious Ghosts of the Sky help him lead his people to freedom once again?
Price: Free! Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jean Mitchell, deep cover agent for the Association, just got her cover blown. Now there's only one option: become someone else entirely by trading bodies with another agent. But the real trouble starts when she starts to fall for that other agent's fiancee...
Statute Forty-Nine
Price: Free! Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
My mind is not like Satoshi's - it's ordered, with perfect recall. That's why he loves me, I think. But they want to take me away from him - all because he lost his temper ONE time. It doesn't seem fair. They keep talking about Statute Forty-Nine. And saying that now - I am different...
Price: Free! Words: 11,100. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A new weapon - one that freezes its targets in space-time - has a mysterious side effect on Captain John Benjamin of the Raptor's Shadow. Can a cure be found before his world seems to come to a complete stop?
Price: Free! Words: 10,530. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
I'm not who I thought I was. Neither is my wife. Now I must convince her of who she really is . . . or kill her. They tell me the future of the world depends on it. And I am running out of time . . . Superthread is a novella about a war waged through time, deceit with a higher purpose, and the power of love. Could you pull the trigger?
Price: Free! Words: 13,310. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Joshua Gray may be the only person who can save the human race from utter destruction at the hands of an intractable alien enemy. He forms a friendship with a leader of the q-Chek - a bond forged through suffering and painful choices. Together, the two blur the lines of loyalty and sacrifice in their desperate quest for peace.
Price: Free! Words: 11,080. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The past is written in stone . . . the future only penciled in. If you could see the future, would you change it? When Mateo Lopez, a west Texas farmer, discovers a mysterious stone artifact on his property, his life - and the fate of the world - changes forever.
The File
Price: Free! Words: 16,170. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Kyle White is the widowered father of teenage twins. He's also wanted by the government. His crime? Living off the grid in a totally plugged-in world. He's also working on a way to bring down the entire online infrastructure responsible for his wife's death. As the time nears for the implementation of his revolutionary plan, the question is - who can he trust?
Rufus Quince: Bounty Hunter - Dreams of a Fool
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,040. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Rufus Quince, a retired System bounty hunter, keeps getting sucked into doing “one” more job for the Lunar Collective Government. When a group of ruthless speculators led by a phantom from Quince’s past tries to force him off his land, peace and quiet must take a back seat to one more round of interplanetary investigation and unabashed butt-kicking. They just messed with the wrong man.
ICE MAN and Other Cold Deaths: a Six-Pack of Mysteries
Price: Free! Words: 21,830. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
From the slaying of a reality show celebrity judge, to a race against time to save a crucial memory, to a perplexing murder case in a lunar colony, these six short tales are a fun read for any lover of mysteries.
The Darkness
Price: Free! Words: 19,850. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
THE DARKNESS explores the feelings of one young woman who has gazed into the abyss, only to discover that it is staring right back at her. You can buy ANYTHING on the internet, but can that help Ashley overcome THE DARKNESS? [BONUS: Includes an extended free sample of Michael D. Britton's thriller novel, CANCELED.]
Price: Free! Words: 11,050. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Your computer starts working fine again as soon as you call IT for help...Coincidence? Murphy's Law? Destiny? Deja vu? What are these strange forces that weave their way throughout our lives? Dr. Mark Walters believes he has the key - and his world is turned upside-down when those forces begin to take over his life. You'll never look at every day occurrences the same way again...
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 57,770. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Some people live and die by their technology – some just die. Top CIA cybersleuth Scott Faraday is stumped by the perfect electronic getaway in each of six murders of U.N. diplomats. No apparent connection, other than the fact every one died sitting at a computer. The trail is cold, except for a cryptic comment left on Faraday's blog. If you love the pace of TV's 24, you'll love AssassinWare.
Canceled: The Story of America's Least Wanted
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,720. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
What will reality TV do next? Kaylie Adams finds out as she joins FBC’s new hit reality TV show: Canceled. A sort of “Abortion Idol,” the American viewing audience votes weekly: keep the baby, or terminate. When FBC studio exec Jake Granville learns he’s the father, TV’s hottest new show suddenly gets very personal. But a contract is a contract.

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Smashwords book reviews by Michael D. Britton

  • The Harvest on Jan. 20, 2011

    This is a great short story by one of my favorite authors! You should buy all his stuff . . . you won't be disappointed.
  • The Wishing Well on March 30, 2011

    Schibi has a way of really sucking you in. This story creates powerful feelings of tension and keeps the suspense right up to the very end. The characters are well-developed in just a few words. The Wishing Well seems to me like it could really be worked into a series or, better yet, a novel that tracks the full history of Harrison, his victims, and the mysterious truth of the wishing well itself. I look forward to reading more stories by David Schibi.
  • Target Demo on April 26, 2011

    This was a fun read . . . Tatano clearly speaks from a grounded understanding of the news biz . . . and a deliciously cynical view of the politics "biz." A clever twist on the power of media!