Adam Gaffen

Biography

“You know me. Jump first, knit a parachute on the way down.” Kendra Cassidy, A Quiet Revolution (Cassidy 4)

Adam Gaffen is the author of the near-future, hopepunk science fiction universe that began with The Cassidy Chronicles. The Cassidyverse includes the epic saga of The Artemis War (which starts with The Road to the Stars), as well as The Ghosts of Tantor (the first book in the follow-up series) and two collections of stories. He's active on the convention circuit and loves talking to fans.

He's a member of the Colorado Authors League, Science Fiction Writers of America, and the Heinlein Society. He lives in Southern Colorado with his wife, five dogs, five cats, and wonders where all the time goes.

Where to find Adam Gaffen online

Books

Tracking Tantor
Series: The Missions of the TFS Pike, Book 2. Pre-release—available June 25, 2024. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 118,620. Language: English. Published by Adam Gaffen, Author, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
Dive into the thrilling depths of space with the crew of the TFS Pike as they journey to decipher the legacy of an ancient alien civilization. Amidst the darkness of uncharted galaxies, loyalty is tested, and danger lurks around every corner. Will they unlock the universe's greatest mysteries or will internal conflicts doom their mission? Join the adventure that pushes humanity to its limits.
Godsfall: Books 1-3
Series: Godsfall, Book 4. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 229,560. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2024 by Arima Bikia, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
In the mesmerizing trilogy "Godsfall: Books 1-3" by Adam Gaffen, embark on an extraordinary journey through the celestial realms as angels and demons clash in 10th Century Rome. Kalili, a seasoned demon weary of her six-millennia-long mission, faces an unexpected twist when Faith, an ancient and innocent angel, is assigned to eliminate her. As their worlds collide, they discover a love that...
A Roman Holiday
Series: Godsfall. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,060. Language: English. Originally Published: April 15, 2024 by Adam Gaffen, Author, LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
What can go wrong when an angel and a demon go on vacation? This is a standalone story set in the GODSFALL universe, taking place in the recent past. There are references to events in the trilogy, but hopefully no spoilers! Indulge in a tantalizing tale of love and longing set amidst the enchanting backdrop of the GODSFALL universe in "A Roman Holiday." "A Roman Holiday" offers an exhilarating...
Quantum Quirks: A Science Fiction Childhood
Series: The Cassidy Chronicles. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 60,260. Language: English. Originally Published: March 23, 2024 by Adam Gaffen, Author, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
Join Kendra Cassidy on a hilarious, heartwarming journey through centuries, as she recounts the misadventures and enduring bond with her best friend and soulmate, Aiyana, in a world where technology knows no bounds but friendship proves timeless. "Quantum Quirks" by Adam Gaffen is a delightful memoir-like narrative, blending humor with a dash of science fiction. It's an informal, witty...
The Kildaran
Price: Free! Words: 201,120. Language: English. Originally Published: August 21, 2021 by Adam Gaffen, Author, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
Katrina, now known as 'the Kildaran,' embarks on a journey of discovery to the United States with Mike, her soon-to-be husband and seasoned warrior. This trip, meant as a respite from their perilous life, quickly spirals into chaos when a cache of nuclear weapons destined for disposal falls into the hands of Islamist insurgents. But there's a deeper plot at play. Unbeknownst to Mike and his...
The Artemis Wars Omnibus
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 476,170. Language: English. Originally Published: December 12, 2023 by Adam Gaffen, Author, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
Encapsulated within a single volume is the sweeping narrative of The Artemis War! Earth, ensnared by the Solarian Union's grip, faces a slow demise. The once-independent colonies now wield supremacy and dominion over the entire Solar System. Amidst this turmoil emerges Kendra Cassidy and her spouse, Aiyana, harboring ambitious plans to construct the inaugural Faster-Than-Light (FTL) starship...
Refuge
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,410. Language: English. Originally Published: July 25, 2023 by Adam Gaffen, Author, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Vampires
What if I told you that vampires are real? They live among us, even today. No sunlight allergies, no crosses, no stakes. Simply a different diet. What would you do? Donovan and Jiltanith are vampires, and in a not-too-distant future they live in fear for their lives. But Donovan has a plan: he's built a time machine. The problem is, once they leave, they can't come back. What do you choose...
The Heart of Space
Series: Tales from the Cassidyverse, Book 2. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 64,020. Language: English. Originally Published: July 23, 2023 by Adam Gaffen, Author, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » General
The Cassidyverse is back! Kendra and Aiyana's world is as vibrant and rich as ever in this new collection of thirteen pieces of short fiction. You might think their world runs on fusion power, or antimatter plants, or maybe even warp drives. But it doesn't. It runs on emotions and relationships and heart. What happened after Kendra's near-disastrous Christmas party? You're not going to believe...
A Quiet Revolution
Series: The Artemis War, Book 3. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 120,810. Language: English. Originally Published: July 22, 2023 by Adam Gaffen, Author, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
In the heart-pounding science fiction thriller, "A Quiet Revolution," Kendra Cassidy finds herself thrust into a war she never wanted, but one she's determined to end on her own terms. With the Terran Federation facing relentless attacks from Artemis, Kendra realizes that playing by the rules won't secure victory. Fortunately for her, breaking the rules is second nature. As Artemis struggles to...
The Measure of Humanity
Series: The Artemis War, Book 2. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 114,390. Language: English. Originally Published: July 20, 2023 by Adam Gaffen, Author, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
In a gripping tale of resilience and intrigue, "The Measure of Humanity" explores the profound question of humanity's essence through the indomitable spirit of Kendra Cassidy. As tensions escalate between the Artemis Colony and the Terran Federation, Kendra's remarkable creation stands as a testament to human ingenuity. With both factions bruised but resolute, six months of relentless conflict...
Triumph's Ashes
Series: The Artemis War, Book 4. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 146,220. Language: English. Originally Published: August 15, 2021 by Adam Gaffen, Author, LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
TRIUMPH'S ASHES is a triumph! TOP FIFTY INDIE BOOKS OF 2021 (as chosen by Read Free.ly) "The Artemis War - Volume 4 gives readers a complete package, drama, love, suspense, excitement, heartbreak, danger, blood and humor. All in one book." - Bookish Reviews In the gripping sequel, "Triumph's Ashes," Kendra Cassidy's hopes of ending the war by toppling the Solarian Union have crumbled. Instead...
Into the Black
Series: Tales from the Cassidyverse, Book 1. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 99,870. Language: English. Originally Published: April 18, 2022 by Adam Gaffen, Author, LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Welcome to the Cassidyverse, the wider world of the Cassidy Chronicles, where life will take you in unexpected directions. Kendra Cassidy's dream was to drag humanity to the stars. Along the way she invested her fortune, her sweat, and her blood to make the Terran Federation real. But she wasn't the only one; her crew struggled alongside her to bring it to life. These are their stories: In...
The Ghosts of Tantor
Series: The Missions of the TFS Pike, Book 1. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 81,540. Language: English. Originally Published: June 20, 2022 by Adam Gaffen, Author, LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
They think they're ready for this mission. They're wrong. The Terran Federation is finally at peace and ready to begin serious exploration. The TFS Pike is the newest ship in the Fleet, purpose-built for deep space missions. Four kilometers long, with a crew of four thousand, she's well-equipped for the years ahead. If only her crew was as prepared. Ensign Nicole Crozier, the former Premier of...
The Road to the Stars
Series: The Artemis War, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 123,570. Language: English. Originally Published: March 16, 2021 by Adam Gaffen, Author, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
Kendra's going to drag humanity to the stars no matter who stands in her way Kendra and Aiyana Cassidy's dreams are coming true. Aiyana's teleportals are growing in popularity, and Kendra's starship is nearly complete. But the Artemis Colony is throttling the planet's supply of rare earth metals. If Artemis isn't stopped soon, in twenty years ¾ of the population will be dead. They don't want a...
The Cassidy Chronicles
Series: The Cassidy Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 122,880. Language: English. Originally Published: March 2, 2021 by Adam Gaffen, Author, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
Step into a thrilling world of survival, love, and self-discovery with "The Cassidy Chronicles." Aiyana Cassidy and Kendra Foster-Briggs' wedding day takes a shocking turn when the minister pulls out a gun, forcing them to flee on a cross-country journey. Set against the backdrop of a fractured United States, they unravel a mystery filled with schemes, betrayals, and unexpected allies. If you...