Stephen Brandon

Biography

I've loved westerns and science fiction since I picked up my first book at the public library.
I've been writing on my computer for years. I never planned on any of my stories being published, just to be read by myself, family, and friends. The base journal is on forty spreadsheets with links to about a thousand files of short one day paragraphs plus other stories.
Now my nephew George is published and he encouraged me to publish also. I've to a lot of work to do. As you know family either loves or hates what you do, so any constructive criticism will be appreciated. As I gain experience rewriting and reformatting my writings they will read better, and I hope you enjoy them all!

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Books

Just My Opinion Some Old and New Ideas
By Stephen Brandon
Price: Free! Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Category: Essay
(3.00 from 1 review)
Just My Opinion series is one that I'll build upon as time progresses. Now that I am retired I have the time to start going through these old files. If I'd kept every old computer I ever had everything would be readily accessible, but I didn't. Some I will publish with present day comments. Hope you enjoy them!
From Texas to New York
By Stephen Brandon
Price: Free! Words: 23,240. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Category: Fiction
This is a collection of three stories. They were not written in sequence or even in the same year. The first is about what could happen if enough enemies of the US infiltrated our southern border and what a response could be. The second is about an individual with an idea and what he has to do to get it recognized. The third is about a different type of invasion.
Just My Opinion on Syria
By Stephen Brandon
Price: Free! Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Essay
Just my opinion about Syria and what we should do.
The Impossible Ambition
By Stephen Brandon
Series: Saturn 2020, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,500. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Category: Fiction
A childhood dream that grew until high school graduation. Then shattered because he was nearsighted. After forty years of work, an unfortunate accident kills all possibility of even going there! One morning a telephone call. A chance to work toward helping others achieve his dream. Could it really be possible? Herding cats seems simple compared to his new job.
The Plan and other short stories
By Stephen Brandon
Price: Free! Words: 42,840. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Category: Fiction
The Plan, tells the story of one successful entrepreneurs plan for his children and what happens when he gets the shaft. X Plan, Not Enough Wars, Camping in the Swamp, The Harappan Seal, and The Ship fill out the volume.
Pacific 41
By Stephen Brandon
Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: American English. Published: July 21, 2012. Category: Fiction
Mix a ship out of control and an active oil rig, and then stir gently with a hurricane. With luck nothing, but when you don't have luck you have something interesting. Then add in the fact that it's almost a mile deep in the ocean. A short story of what could be, and maybe someday will happen.
Az
By Stephen Brandon
Series: Saturn 2020, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,030. Language: American English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Fiction
What does a man do when his wife dies? Of course he goes to visit friends for comfort. However, one of his friends starts him on a path that could get him killed or make him rich.
Scout Expedition
By Stephen Brandon
Price: Free! Words: 21,220. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Category: Fiction
When a powerful group wants somehting done, they create a scenario. What happens when that secneario turns out to be real? Can the survivors adapt?
Grandpa's Hot Sauce
By Stephen Brandon
Price: Free! Words: 1,250. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.40 from 5 reviews)
A short story about what to do when a shortage is looming.

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  • Mass Effect: Humanity First on May 13, 2012
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    First time I've read a story in this format. Very interesting. I read it two times using the options both ways. Both held the story to a character profile that the reader chose. Very good!
  • His Best Weapon on May 13, 2012
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    Very interesting twist to the story. Dialogue is good and the test was perfectly set up.
  • Recruit on May 13, 2012
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    I liked it. It's well written, and leaves the reader hanging wondering what's next.
  • Peace Warrior on May 25, 2012
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    This book takes the liberal agenda to one of its possible conclusions. It also shows what a single well trained leader can possibly accomplish if given help. Inconsistancy I noted was the weapons and ammunition left in the so called museums and private collections. This could indicate that conformity to societies norm is only surface deep and I think true to life. I enjoyed this book immensely! I'll be getting the rest of the series in the future.
  • An Acquired Taste on May 31, 2012
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    Even with the technical errors the storyline was excellent. The end caught me by suprise, even with the battle clews. A good quick read!
  • Beyond Mars Crimson Fleet on June 22, 2012
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    This scifi novel exceeded my expctations raised by the description. I took 3 days to read it and it was superb. If only I had some of the authors tallent. It should have a six star rating!
  • The Halo Wave on July 25, 2012
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    This story reminds me of what happens when a government consideres itself more important than its citizens. Also what one person can do to make a difference. Good short story.
  • A Missing Person Case on July 25, 2012
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    An interesting twist on the Tribulation. However still fiction.
  • Artifice: Episode One on Dec. 15, 2012
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    Very interesting, can't wait to read #2.
  • Mission Beyond The Stars: Book #1 of "Saga Of The Lost Worlds" by Neely and Dobbs on Dec. 23, 2012
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    This story is great, the authors kept me wondering what was next. I'm compelled to get the next in the series.
  • Prisoner 721 on March 22, 2013
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    I'm old enough to remember when the only computers around were in air conditioned rooms and built with vacuum tubes. Nowdays I have one more powerful than the ones in the space shuttles. However they aren't smarter that the first, programed in binary. This story is more about software. A concept that can be confused with the knowledge we have in our own brains. In simple words, the instructions of a lifetime and how to interpret them! Art interpretation and music interpretation would be the true test of an AI. This writer hit the nail right on the head and did an excellent job. A very good read and I recomment it to 'ALL!' after the Bible.
  • Syzygy on March 25, 2013
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    Interesting story and that could come true with the way corporations operate today. However, one man's decision when forced; makes the turning point!
  • Declination on April 15, 2013
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    A very great story. I wish I had your talent for storytelling. 5 stars!
  • Chase Fleet: Origins on July 05, 2013
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I especially enjoyed the fact that the Chase was human with all the failings that we all have. His growth as a Christian through his misfortunes is inspiring. Good Christian literature is rare.
  • Master of Shadow and Darkness on July 12, 2013
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    I enjoyed this book! I read it for 4 hours straight ( until I couldn't focus my eyes ) & had to finish it in the morning.
  • Beyond Uranus on July 25, 2013
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    Well someone once told someone to Get A Life. Well this teacher didn't have one until ... I enjoyed the way his normal life got twisted. Looking forward to his next story.
  • Escape to the Stars! on Oct. 08, 2013
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    I just finished Escape to the Stars! I enjoyed it! The only thing I missed was the reason the sun started acting up. The only conclusion I could come to was that an outside influence like a rouge planet or planetoid impacted it and the original scientist, Professor Keene, diagnosed the results. Just a thought! I say again, I enjoyed it and hope you do a followup, maybe GenStar two.
  • A Leap of Fate Episode 5 The Journey Home on Oct. 26, 2013
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    I've read all 5 of A Leap of Fate Episodes. Loved them, especially the way you kept me on the edge wondering what was going to happen next. However the end of The Journey Home is really cold blooded. Don't leave us hanging to long waiting for The Games of the Triad! 4 1/2 to 5 stars for all five episodes!!!