Michael James Wilbur


What can I say about myself? I'm a science fiction/fantasy author out to show that good sci-fantasy (or phantasy, as some call it) doesn't have to be all doom and gloom. I get seriously bummed when good heroes get killed for cheap drama, and love a good ol' happily ever after. As such, I jokingly call my chosen genre 'Bright Fiction'.

When not writing, I'm usually hanging out with another member of the real Elsewhere Incorporate; a loose collection of dreamers who enjoy games, movies, and music. I'm a big epic metal and punk rock fan, though I do enjoy most music genres. I enjoy games that are fun (such as Saints Row 2 and Burnout Paradise), but also like a good story (Mass Effect 2 ... and before you ask, Tali.) As for movies, well ... I've been watching Mystery Science Theater 3000 lately to get in touch with my inner nerd.

I enjoy chaos and coincidence, I love twists and time travel. More than anything, however, I want those who read my books to enjoy themselves. I hope this universe I've created becomes a sanctuary from the real world for anyone, even if just for a short while.

I tried to write all this in the third person, but it sounded incredibly pretentious. I mean, I know I wrote this, you know I wrote this ... who would I be trying to fool?

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The Sakamota Journals - Sidetracked
Series: The Sakamota Journals, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 169,820. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The continuing adventures of Jimmy Sakamota, bridge guard, aspiring samurai, and Inheritor of the Saybaro.
A Dreamer's Knight: Machinations
Series: A Dreamer's Knight, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 131,570. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
Just when Narrator Number One thought he had finished with Vinta, a mistake sends him back to square one. Now he travels with Mikaen to the technological superpower of Ronisgald in search of a dangerous enemy. To help the wayward knight, One must pit himself against supervillains, the Ronisgald Security Force, the machinations of his fellow Dreamers, and the competing affections of Teria and Luck.
A Dreamer's Knight
Series: A Dreamer's Knight, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 117,400. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
All the Dreamer known as Narrator Number One wants is a break, but when a knight from post-apocalyptic Earth falls out of the sky, One puts his vacation on hold to help the poor fellow. It won't be easy; to help his new friend, One will have to deal with metal dragons, sinister monks, kidnapped royalty, old girlfriends, massive war machines, and the other Dreamers of the Elsewhere Incorporate.
The Sakamota Journals: Sera and the Dragon
Series: The Sakamota Journals, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 136,590. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Tasked by the mad king to rescue a beautiful princess, guard and aspiring samurai Jimmy Olsen Sakamota must scour the strange and wonderful country of Wenapaj with the aid of an ancient robot, an overeager student, a screenwriter, a possessed doll, and a neophyte soldier. With his friends at his side, Jimmy may have just enough strength, skill, and luck to rescue Princess Sera from the dragon.

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  • Demons and Other Inconveniences on Oct. 08, 2010

    A delightful collection of scaries on par with the classic 'Scary Stories to tell in the dark'. With personal reactions ranging from gripped with fear to tickled with devilish laughter, I'd recommend this book to any brave souls who enjoy what goes bump in the night. Elsewhere Approved!