Al Philipson


Al Philipson was born somewhere around 1995 or later in the fevered imagination of a nerdish geek and sometimes technical writer who wants to remain anonymous when he writes fiction (including his tax return). Being a private person, he was afraid that his adoring fans (all three of them) would mob him both publicly and privately once his books caught on.

Unlike his nerdy creator, Philipson suffers from none of the weaknesses of "ordinary" humans. His body puts Mr. Universe to shame. He can bench press a Kenworth, he's more intelligent than Einstein, and knock-down-gorgeous women find him irresistible.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
Other books in the "Holy Christian Empire" series
Who are your favorite authors?
Robert Heinlein
John Bowers
Anne McCaffrey
Harry Turtledove
God (The Bible)
C.S. Lewis
Al Philipson (of course)
The rest of the list can get quite long, but these are the top ones.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Al Philipson online


Chandler's Secret Princess - Holy Christian Empire 2405
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,950. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Ten-year-old Princess Barbara Stewart is away from home when her parents, the King and Queen of New Britain, and siblings are brutally slaughtered by her Uncle Tyler, who wants the throne for himself. Grieved and terrified, Barbara knows that Tyler will be looking for her to finish the job. As the King’s only surviving lawful successor, only Barbara stands between Tyler and his goal.
God's Assassin - Holy Christian Empire 2608
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,630. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
It's 2608 (Earth Calendar) and Victoria Chandler, a direct descendant of "Rock" Chandler, struggles to balance her five lives: · -She's the presumptive heir to an earldom that spans a continent on her home planet of Camelot, · -Hot Royal Navy fighter pilot, · -Spy, · -Reluctant assassin, and · -The hope for freedom from bondage for an entire world. Complete story in one volume.
SciFi Four Pack
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,800. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Four short science fiction stories from Al Philipson: Heat: Assassination attempt on a planet similar to Mercury Time Twist: Revenge in the past My Plan Perfect: Kidnapped humans bring a surprise God's Agent: A harrowing military spy story
Last Train from Earth - Holy Christian Empire 2206
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,110. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
It's 2206. A desperate plan to escape tyranny of the Free States of America and colonize a new world. But will a spy derail their plans? And if they manage that, will they be able to fight off the military might that will be sent to bring them back?

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Smashwords book reviews by Al Philipson

  • Hero Wanted on Nov. 12, 2012

    Dan McGirt has created a most interesting reluctant hero. I also smell a bit of Kieth Laumer's influence in his writing, especially his place names. I was quite entertained by Jason's journey when he's dragged from his beloved home in Lower Hicksnittle (featuring the Festering Wart tavern and yes the town is exactly like it sounds) through the Eleven Kingdoms to do battle with various dastards and other villains. The only problem is, Jason has no fighting skills; he's just a farmer and wood chopper. The story is a combination of good laughs told tongue in cheek and high adventure. What's not to like?
  • Sky Eyes on Aug. 22, 2013

    A gripping, true account of a child growing up with abusive parents. When I was done reading, I wanted to strangle her parents. Stacy, who represents the author’s main identity, develops several alternate personalities to handle various problems she faces. One can find food, another can deal with rape, and so on. In other words, she develops dissociative identity disorder (D.I.D.), an unusual form of multiple personality disorder. The difference is that her personalities are aware of, and can communicate with, each other. Most autobiographies are boring to me. The average individual can’t write about themselves without being boring and a bit narcissistic. Erickson, however, not only pulls this off, she does it extremely well. Her story reads like a fine novel as her viewpoint wanders from one personality to another as circumstances require. This is an easy and enjoyable (if you can restrain your rage) way to learn about D.I.D. If you, or someone you know, has D.I.D., it can offer hope for a cure to the problem. I certainly learned a lot while being entertained by what masks as a good “yarn”.
  • Blanktown on Nov. 05, 2014

    A great story about a plucky little guy who's trying to stay free. Tito's a "Denver Dwarf". A condition brought on "in vitro" from a local catastrophe in Denver. Most Denver Dwarfs have have mental problems and need care. But not Tito. He's sharp and able, and is trying to stay out of the clutches of the nanny state that wants him back in their tender care. I was rooting for him every step of the way. This story is so good that I forgot to worry about character development and scene setting. I just let the story envelop me. One of the top stories I've read in my life.