Mastermind's Mutants

A time-traveling super hero uses a magic crystal to open portals into other worlds, searching for a way to stop a mind-controlling super villain from turning everyone on Earth into mutant slaves.

Along the way, the hero discovers mysterious alien influences that have been shaping humankind's development since the dawn of time.

A sci-fi/fantasy superhero adventure novel by David Michaels. More

Available formats: epub

About David Michaels


I’ve always been a big fan of time travel and super heroes. And all sci-fi/fantasy stuff in general. I wasn’t into comic books specifically as much, per se. But I kept up with the super hero world through their video games, TV shows, and movies.

I’ve always had an active imagination. When I was younger, I used to tell people I actually had a time machine in real life. Some of my friends played along. “Oh yeah, we just got back from the dinosaur era! That was so cool! We almost got eaten by a T-rex!” Some people, on the other hand, just looked at me like I was crazy. Whatever. I was having fun.

I started actively writing when I was 14 years old. It started out just for fun. Something I’d share with a few close friends. Over the years, I got better and better. Made my first writing sale at age 24. Became a full-time writer (books and screenplays) at 31.


Some big influences in my childhood were classics like Back to the Future and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That’s probably why there’s time travel and mutants in this first novel. I also watched a lot of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which might explain some of my fascination with aliens and space travel. Somehow I missed Stargate SG-1 until I was an adult. But that was cool, because then I was able to watch all the episodes back-to-back on DVD without commercials, and I didn’t have to wait until the next season to see how each previous season’s cliff-hanger ended. I loved the idea of using wormholes or portals to travel to other worlds (and other dimensions and points in time, hint hint, *cough cough* future book spoilers), so that’s what inspired the Astaria crystals. Mix it all together, and you’ve got The Adventures of Captain Future, episode #1.


Thanks for reading my little “About the Author” page. And thanks for reading and enjoying The Adventures of Captain Future. Feel free to connect with me online. I’m on Facebook more than any of the others. I look forward to meeting you there — or perhaps, one day, in person too.


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