CHESTER BURTON BROWN is a compulsive storyteller and pulp science-fiction wallah based near the North Pole. He is also known on the Internet as "Cheeseburger Brown."
He is the author of dozens of novellas and short stories, as well as a regular correspondent for Wetmachine and Footprints magazine. Chester Burton Brown's first full-length novel was "Simon of Space" (Ephemera Bound, 2008). His stories have also appeared in Cosmos magazine, Stupefying Stories, and AE: The Canadian Science-Fiction Review.
Olympus Mons is a mountain so high its peak extends above the atmosphere. This is the mountain one young Martian has decided to climb in order to rekindle her self-worth after losing her job. But freezing temperatures, stratospheric storms and oxygen deprivation aren’t the only obstacles she’ll face in order to summit Olympus -- because the greatest dangers lurk within her fellow travellers.
Crash-landed in a salt desert, a young captain and his mysterious passenger must hitch a lift on giant mining platforms pulled by herds of robots across a world where indentured workers compete for their freedom. The events of this journey will change the rules of the game forever for the travelers, the miners, and the robots alike.
Six astronauts with heavy brand sponsorship have been sent on humanity’s first manned mission to Mars, and cameras around the world are watching their every move and paying for the things they say. Upon landing the crew will discover that they are not the only ones dramatizing the mission with cheap theatrics: so too are the Martians.
The inimitable Detective Mississauga returns to continue pursuing the case of the probability anomalies across the country, this time coming to Kingston to follow phantom cars that clog the roads but never arrive at a destination. Phat-so Kim from Chester Burton Brown's LIFE & TAXES teams up with the enigmatic Mississauga in this physics-based thriller.
Mike Zhang Cuthbertson is just a regular conscripted Allied soldier waiting to be rotated back home when he stands falsely accused of collusion with the enemy and finds himself dumped alone in the tropical jungle. He will only survive if he can earn the trust of a band of chimpanzees who have escaped from human custody and possess the use of sign language, and cooperate to fight a common enemy.
Bobo the robot cares for the elderly. But when his last charge dies the ancient caretaker finds himself cast out into the wider world beyond the retirement home. This is a world his primitive brain cannot understand, until he is forcibly upgraded by robot activists, and has an epiphany that will change human-robot relations forever: one so warped it could only have come from a machine mind.
‘Idiot’ is the street name of a thief who has been drafted into a revolutionary army fighting a war between worlds. When he is put in charge of a beautiful hostage during a brutal battle he is forced to question his loyalties, and the consequences of that choice will steer the fate of two planets...and reveal an even deeper mystery.
Simon Fell awakes with no memory, beginning a journey to discover his identity and the dark secret behind his amnesia that will take him from world to world and star to star as he fights to find his place in a panstellar civilization overseen by sentient robots and peopled by unique and complex characters. What Simon finds out will do more than change the galaxy - it may end his life, as well.
Tim is a civilian contractor on the biggest military project in history, helping to build an object so secret it must be hidden on the far side of Saturn. He has fallen in love with a beautiful acrobat, and the consequences of his distraction will be felt worlds away when his research spirals out of control.
Lallo is a man who can’t seem to die. He spends his centuries doing laps around the globe and insinuating himself into some of history’s grandest chapters, from the Crusaders’ siege of Jerusalem to Nazi Germany. Join the darkly comedic Lallo on his quest to hunt down others of his kind, to find the purpose of his long, long life.
A boy escapes from his parents to explore a big city nightclub, sneaking in alone to see what adults do at night. Young Mike’s journey will take him further than he ever could have imagined when he meets an Inuit rock star and a gang of Filipino pirates in downtown’s strangest establishment, Coriander’s Bar.
Luc Drapeau is an immigrant and father fighting for his family's future in the midst of a global energy crisis. Like millions of the poor he makes a living riding stationary bicycles to generate electricity for the rich. But in New York the bikes are controlled by vicious cartels, and Luc finds himself the figurehead of a movement to stop the violence once and for all.