Caldon Mull

Biography

Caldon Mull has had a long publishing career in Technology, and various Game publications under different nom de plumes, and in his own name. He has travelled extensively throughout Africa and Central Asia, and has worked in Antarctica. In this time he has become a sous chef, a therapy counselor, a technician and an consultant for business and military sectors. When he is not currently working in a Technology field, he is usually writing Science Fiction and Fantasy, and looking to expand his Genre work into new directions. He is an unrepentant petrolhead with a weakness for Classic Italian Cars.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
2018 is busy. I have had to put my current workload for 'Talus' on hold as I have sold four of the five pieces in it and have to wait for the rights to revert back until it publishes. I have to polish up on the Novella stream as while it is not a popular medium, it is the one receiving all the attention at present, and I want to be ready for a number of commissions I'm expecting in the next few months. New Novel directions are on the cards for this year, so World-Building and research is consuming time and effort at present and that is exciting for me. I am expecting a lot of Genre-hopping in this year and next, from New Weird to Alternate History Steam-Punk, and back to hard SF in The Future History domain.
Sadly, 'All Eternity' has been scrapped pending a re-write from scratch. I guess every author has at least one of these, it breaks my heart but I'd rather do it than release it in its current (very expensive) state. Clean break, write-off the effort and begin again.
Who are your favorite authors?
Oh, this is going to run on for awhile. I must draw a line in the sand with my first two choices, being Gene Wolf and JRR Tolkien. After that is out of the way, my selections become much more muddied with Philip K. Dick, George R.R. Martin, Isaac Asimov and Anna Kavan in a group around the middle, and have to end my list in no particular order with Andre Norton, Ursula Le Guin, C.J. Cherryh and John Brunner.
They come and go, obviously, but those are the most persistent ones.
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Series

The Agency Tales
The Saga of the Numinous Constraint Agency; the Missions, the Staff and the struggle of maintaining a multi-dimensional organization. Lead by Arteus the Faun, the Agency operates out of Brigadoon and calls on the combined talents of Angels, Demi-Gods, Giants, Amazons, specially-skilled humans and other paranormal allies as they cross time and space to maintain balance in the Cosmos.

The Memoirs of a Faun

Price: $2.99 USD.

Omnipresent Occultation

Price: $2.99 USD.

Mirrored Myrrh

Price: $2.99 USD.
The Smithereens
The Smithereens are Collections of Short Fiction and Novellas spanning four decades of work, one from each decade through the compilation volumes. The range of Caldon Mull's work through his Genre-hopping career spans Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction, Literary Fiction, New Weird, Urban Fantasy, Transgressive Fiction and any number of slipstream works.

Shards

Price: $2.99 USD.

Fragments

Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

The Folk and The Shellmen
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,020. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 1 review)
In 2230AD, EarthGov launches the SS Kristos on a mission to explore the ancient Arcturus system on a 167-year round trip. The launch is a proof-of-concept of Humanities technologies, steered by GovSec stalwart Captain Damien Justin. For The Senate celebrity-couple Haroun and Jenny, First Contact with an ancient, technologically sophisticated alien society was unexpected. This is that story.
Mirrored Myrrh
Series: The Agency Tales, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,320. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Mirrored Myrrh is the latest in the annals from the Agents of the Numinous Constraint Agency. The Novel describes the missions called 'Secular Solipsism', 'Attitude Adjustment' and 'Irreducible Complexity', in which the Staff of the Agency rescue a dying dimension, save Dublin from a sinister plot against the Bay and Queen Victoria in 1861 and help install a Sixth Spiritual Sun, the Nahui Xochitl.
Fragments
Series: The Smithereens, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,980. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: July 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Fragments is an Anthology of five Short Stories from the pen of Caldon Mull and spans four decades of writing. The Stories include: Inferno, Fragments of Morning, Lawman, No heart for the matter; and The Folk and the Shellmen.
Omnipresent Occultation
Series: The Agency Tales, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,700. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Omnipresent Occultation is the latest in the annals of the Agents of the Numinous Constraint Agency. The Novel describes the missions called 'Swan and Song', 'El D'Or Dieux' and 'Stone and Flute', and spotlights the relationship between the Demi-god Octavian Rusta Barca, the mortal ex-CIA Agent Vernon Duke and the contrary Giant Argus Panoptes.
Shards
Series: The Smithereens, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,700. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Shards is an Anthology of five Short Stories from the pen of Caldon Mull and spans four decades of writing. The Stories include The Tale of Arc1 and Core 3, All the Bright Children, Shards, The Garden Sea, and Swan and Song.
The Sphinx
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 155,940. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: February 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The Sphinx is a Future History, an extrapolation into the next five hundred years of human history, and focuses on the narrative of Greg Summer50, a young Venusian conscripted into the GovSec Symbols Project. Augmented with Psionic ability, The Sphinx is thrust into the Arena of The Sol Senate as an unwitting tool of GovSec Ambition. A stand alone, yet complimentary book to The Estuary Tales.
The Memoirs of a Faun
Series: The Agency Tales, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,360. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The Memoirs of an eighth-dimensional creature don't fall into your lap every day by coincidence. If your name is Argus, a handsome, creative and capable Titan, worthy of promotion ahead of that Angel guy, the Demi-god and the upstart human, you can read them. Besides, nobody said not to read them, nobody said not to send them to that mortal publisher, so why the fuss?
The Estuary Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 147,990. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The Estuary Tales is a Future History, an extrapolation into the next five hundred years of human history, with each century represented by a point of view character. The snapshots taken of their lives and their hopes and dreams unfold against the backdrop of climate change, economic collapse, dread disease, meteor impacts and the mass extinctions that dog us. These are their stories.
Storyville
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 204,260. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Andy is an extremely traumatized young man at the lowest point in his life, isolated and alone in the fringes of society in a small rural town, discarded by his fiancé. Realizing he has no place to go but down from there, Andy begins to rebuild his life in sexually explicit stages and to deal with the issues that have beset him, and battles to face his personal demons with any help he can get.

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