Scott Michael Decker

Biography

Scott Michael Decker, MSW, is an author by avocation and a social worker by trade. He is the author of twenty-plus novels in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres, dabbling among the sub-genres of space opera, biopunk, spy-fi, and sword and sorcery. His biggest fantasy is wishing he were published. His fifteen years of experience working with high-risk populations is relieved only by his incisive humor. Formerly interested in engineering, he's now tilting at the windmills he once aspired to build. Asked about the MSW after his name, the author is adamant it stands for Masters in Social Work, and not "Municipal Solid Waste," which he spreads pretty thick as well. His favorite quote goes, "Scott is a social work novelist, who never had time for a life" (apologies to Billy Joel). He lives and dreams happily with his wife near Sacramento, California.

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Books

Legends of Lemuria
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 129,120. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
On worlds left isolated after the collapse of Lemuria, four people each acquire a crystal, whose extraordinary properties enabled the ancients to rule the vast empire. A prisoner-slave, a carnival proprietor's daughter, an ecopreserve warden, and a hapless inventor each unleash the power of his or her crystal—and the pernicious forces that caused the collapse of civilization.
Doorport Alterludes
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Price: Free! Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Six characters from Scott Michael Decker's novel, Doorport, have their lives altered by the increasingly attenuated space-time fabric.
Glad You're Born
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,000. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A young woman, heir to a planetary governor, comes of age on a planet occupied by an indigenous alien moss. The planet's main industry, producing clones, is jeopardized by a shrinking supply of the liquefied moss, used as clone food. Amidst increasing clone agitation, the young woman discovers mounting evidence that her conception and birth may not have occurred naturally.
Drink the Water
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,370. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
After she gets pushed into the water and drowns, Xenobiologist Janine Meriwether finds herself on the same dock, looking at the person who pushed her in. Is she dreaming, or is something more sinister afoot? She joins three others with similar dreams of drowning—a traumatized emergency responder, a troubled seafood mogul, and a high-priced escort—to unravel the mysterious seaweed.
War Child
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,510. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Whelped in war, reared in revenge, schooled in stealth. A near-term princess is betrayed in her penultimate battle to conquer the galactic core. Her daughter is taken from her body, reared in a foreign empire, and trained in espionage. As multiple attempts are made on her life, the young woman defies those who would use her toward their own ends in her battle to discover who she really is.
Emperor and Heir
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Series: Bandit and Heir, the Quadrilogy, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,020. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Bandit-turned-Emperor impersonates the Heir and assassinates the Commanding General. The Heir discovers that his father the Emperor faked the death of his twin brother twenty years before, and that the Bandit is his brother. The Heir resigns to make peace with the Bandit. He and the Heir join with their fellow Emperors and disable the four Imperial Swords, ending the Sovereignty of the Swords.
Bandit and Heir
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Series: Bandit and Heir, the Quadrilogy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,820. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The twins are reared separately, as Bandit and Heir. The Heir goes north to assassinate five bandit leaders, where he is mistaken for the Bandit. The Bandit mates the daughter of an assassinated leader. The Bandit's father attempts to assassinate the Heir's father, but dies in the attempt. The Heir completes his task as his rival and look-alike declares himself Emperor of the northern lands.
Bandit and Empire
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Series: Bandit and Heir, the Quadrilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,030. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Empress near term, the General lays siege to the Noble Bandit's fortress on the Empire's northern border as the price of his repatriation. During the siege, the twins are born, and the Sorceror separates their empathy link, depriving them of psychic power, dying in the effort. The Emperor then separates them, faking one twin's death and sending him northward to live under the care of a bandit.
Peasant and Empire
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Series: Bandit and Heir, the Quadrilogy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,270. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Twins are conceived through stealth and poison by an impotent Emperor beset by a Peasant General to the south and a bandit to the north. During negotiations with a neighboring Emperor, the General assaults the other Emperor, putting the impotent Emperor in a bind. The General's mate rectifies the insult, delivering her mate into the neighboring Emperor's custody, and herself into his embrace.
Bandit and Heir, the Quadrilogy
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 352,950. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Twins are conceived deceitfully by an impotent Emperor. The twins are born during the siege of a bandit fortress, and then are separated by the Emperor, who deprives them of psychic power. The twins are reared separately, as Bandit and Heir, and as they become men, their paths begin to cross and clash. After discovering their true origins, the twins are reunited, their empathy link reestablished.
Doorport
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,550. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Engineer Janet Thompson steps through a doorport to San Diego, but lands in San Francisco instead. The worldwide doorport network has operated without a glitch for forty years. What could possibly be going wrong? As she investigates, permutations in space-time become more apparent, more numerous, and more pervasive than she imagined. Can she save the fabric of space-time from complete collapse?

Scott Michael Decker’s tag cloud

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