RJ Cantwell

Biography

RJ Cantwell PhD. Retired adjunct professor of geology, biology, geography, and anthropology, resides in Dunlap, Calfironia.

Books

The Mars Settlements, Book II; The Constructionists
By RJ Cantwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,860. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Fiction
It's been 40 years since the first Mars expedition. The ship's wreckage has been found on the far side of the moon. Only one man survived. The chaplain, now admiral, agrees to lead a second expedition. One member of the crew yearns to discover the fate of one of the pioneers, his father. The mysterious Milankovic Crater holds the answer.
The Mars Settlements, Book One: The Pioneers
By RJ Cantwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,190. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Fiction
Earth's population is in turmoil. A huge ship is sent with 1,000 pioneers to Mars to begin the terraforming process. Their manic captain attempts unreasonable discipline on his crew. He is killed by a disgruntled crewman. The vengeful chaplain orders the ship to leave orbit. Eight hundred hapless civilians are left abandoned on the cruel surface of Mars.
The Mars Settlements, Book VI: The War For Independence
By RJ Cantwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 134,010. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2011. Category: Fiction
Earth's resources are dwindling and the lunar and asteroidal operations are too costly to gain sufficient profit. Only the Martian mines produce resources lucrative enough to satisfy the wealthy's greed. But the century old treaty of sovereignty continues to stand in their way. Elements of the 7th Marines are sent to "pacify" and "process" the Marsfolk for slave labor.
The Mars Settlements, Book V: The Invaders
By RJ Cantwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,520. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2011. Category: Fiction
It has been 140 years since the original pioneers were left abandoned cruelly on the surface of Mars to die. But after hardship and sacrifice some survived and built a world of their own in loose partnership with Earth's World Government. Now their hard won sovereignty is threatened by the callousness of their sinister arch enemy - Delbert Corporation.
The Mars Settlements, Book IV: The Immigrants
By RJ Cantwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,390. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2011. Category: Fiction
A religious congregation led by a charasmatic evangelist, hastily escape the wrath of Earth's IRS. Arriving at Mars in poor condition and believing themselves to be acting as pilgrims under a god's will, they fall into conflict with the descendants of the original pioneers. Sanity and reason will be challenged by faith and fervor. The harsh conditions of Mars will determine the outcome.
The Mars Settlements, Book III: The Convicts
By RJ Cantwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,040. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2011. Category: Fiction
It has been 50 years since the first pioneers were cruelly abandoned on the hostile surface of Mars. Delbert Corporation has purchased all mining rights and labor is accomplished by convicts and indentured poor. Some manage to escape and are rescued by the mysterious Marsmen. Delbert plots retaliation and a battle ensues, the outcome of which will determine the fate of the planet.
PAX FEMINA, Book VI: The Balshaya Madre
By RJ Cantwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,800. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
PAX HUMANA struggles against the rising tide of corporate power. UNICOR has swallowed all but the weakest of its rival corporations and now stands on the brink of world domination. Only a small group of idealists, sequestered in the dubious security of the Lagrange-5 colonies stands in their way. That and one more minor obstacle - the colonies of the Saturnian System.
PAX FEMINA, Book V: The Titan Colony
By RJ Cantwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 100,890. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
A hundred years has passed since the Callisto colonists were driven out of the Jovian System. They have lived in isolation, mining the moons of the Saturnian System. On Earth, PAX HUMANA has been reduced to figurehead status. Corporations rule. Common citizens are reduced to laborers without future. UNICORP will attempt invasion, but will be met with remnants of the legendary lost Colonial Fleet.
PAX FEMINA, Book IV: PAX HUMANA
By RJ Cantwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,740. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
In the decade that followed the Callisto invasion debacle of 2175, the obsession smoldered. Greed and impatience grew. PAX FEMINA's ruling elite concentrated its energies on one overwhelming ambition - the destruction of Callisto. Titanic forces will collide as the five battle groups of PAX FEMINA engage the rebel fleet, while Terran Security Forces clash with the rebellion for a final showdown.
PAX FEMINA, Book III; The Kinslow Effect
By RJ Cantwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,070. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
A hundred years has passed since the mutiny of 2075. PAX FEMINA has consolidated its power. UNICOR Corporation controls all off-world mining interests. The Terran Security Forces rule under PAX FEMINA's governing signet and her ruthless Marshall-General. Off-world colonies are patrolled by warships of the dreaded Colonial Fleet.
PAX FEMINA, Book II: The Kinslow Project
By RJ Cantwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,740. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
It has been 75 years since the revolution. PAX FEMINA rules. Crime is rare. War is a dim memory. Earth's environment is stabalizing. Health, education and welfare command the highest priorities. All nations are united under a single flag; royal blue with the logo of the golden preying mantis in the upper left hand corner.
PAX FEMINA, Book I: Peace Under Feminine Rule
By RJ Cantwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,470. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
Late in the 20th Century war sweeps the globe. Millions are killed and millions more are left in desolation. Out of sheer exhaustion the war ends. But the seeds of rebellion are sown - and from a most unexpected source.
And Yet Another Anthology of Shorts
By RJ Cantwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 101,170. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
Eight short stories of Humor and Tragedy spanning the 15th through 22nd Centuries. From the Atlantic off the Azores, through the American Great Plains, the vast steppes of Russia, Arctic Greenland, and Lagrange Orbiting Colonies.
An Anthology of Shorts
By RJ Cantwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 142,690. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
A book of short stories divided into four parts: Religious conflict, Science fiction, the Korean experience and some generalizations and leftovers. For some these stories will be fun and maybe even interesting. For others perhaps vexing and repugnant. But . . . have fun and enjoy anyway.
The Ancient Canine
By RJ Cantwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 124,130. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
An old dog has survived Man's dominance for 500 years. Brought to the New World by Spanish Conquistadors, he Witnessed the subjugation of proud Native Americans. Now he has returned from the dead to become the Don Quixote of the canine world. A Samaritan aiding people in need, he traverses the continent experiencing conflict and adventure in his effort to see good reign over evil.
Jeepers of Nazareth
By RJ Cantwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,700. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
A satirical parady on the life of Jeepers the Nazarene, based upon the Christian New Testement. The book presents a slightly different point of view regarding the events surrounding the conquest of Judea by the Romans and the rise and fall of the "Savior" and his band of conspirators.
Inchon: 1955-1957
By RJ Cantwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,780. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
It is 1955. The American Military occupies a war-torn country ruled by a puppet government and its ruthless ROK C.I. agents. An American soldier strives to preserve his sanity as he witnesses incident after incident of savage barbarism heaped upon a hopelessly oppressed people. The story is based upon memories either accurate or otherwise and told through the eyes of a fictitious character.
The Mohammed Syndrome
By RJ Cantwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,130. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
Avarice on the part of American corporations lead a number of 3rd World Countries to form an alliance. Field operatives are sent to infiltrate. The West is consumed in conflageration. Chemical and biological agents are deployed. Panic reigns. Two thermonuclear devices are planted. It is a race for time as a doctor, a news reporter and an FBI agent search frantically to stop the inevitable disaster
Black August
By RJ Cantwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,790. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
An aging professor is caught up in a world-wide workers revolution; starving masses against the greedy elite. Struggling to survive against overwhelming odds, he stumbles across two orphaned children who need his help. But across Lake Ontario on the U.S. side, Rochester, N.Y. has just disappeared under an ominous mushroom cloud."
Panzerkampfvagon
By RJ Cantwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 109,950. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
In 1939 the pall of Nazi domination threatens Europe. A concert violinist is engulfed in the hysteria of pre-war propaganda. Conscripted into the Reichswere Panzers, he witnesses the fall of France, the Low Countries, and the tragedies of Stalingrad and Kursk on the Eastern Front. Emaciated and broken, he escapes a labor camp and embarks on a perilous journey only to find a shattered homeland.

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