D.M. Pruden

Biography

D.M.(Doug) Pruden is a professional geophysicist who worked for 35 years in the petroleum industry. For most of his life he has been plagued with stories banging around inside his head that demanded to be let out into the world. He currently spends his time as an empty nester in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his long suffering wife of 34 years, Colleen. When he isn’t writing science fiction stories, he likes to spend his time playing with his granddaughters and working on improving his golf handicap. He will also do geophysical work when requested.

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Books

Europa's Revenge
Series: The Destin Chronicles, 4.5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,760. Language: English. Originally Published: January 13, 2024 by D.M. Pruden. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Assassins for hire, Sean and Siobhan Ikiedo, are sent to shut down the pirate operation that has plagued the Europa Colony for months.
The Soul Eater of Flipimoff IV
Series: The Galactic Misadventures of Ignatz Bauer, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,420. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2023 by Fuzzy Slipper Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
It's a soul-sucking job, but someone had to do it. Conman Ignatz Bauer considers himself an enterprising businessman and scrupulously avoids anything that resembles a common job. The very idea of working for someone else sends shivers up his spine. But when circumstances compel him to accept a commission to deliver an enigmatic package to an even more mysterious recipient, Ignatz discovers the...
Future Vistas Vol 1
Series: Future Vistas, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,240. Language: English. Originally Published: March 31, 2021 by D.M. Pruden. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » General
What path will lead you to the future? What does the future hold for us? Benevolent aliens come to help us, or interstellar conflicts between warring star systems. The 14 short science fiction stories in this collection explore different paths that our future might take, many of which will test our concept of what it means to be human. Prepare yourself as you undertake a journey of imagination...
Rhea's Vault
Series: The Destin Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,680. Language: English. Originally Published: May 31, 2020 by D.M. Pruden. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Saturn's moon, Rhea, hides many secrets… The Vault is the most secure archive in the Solar System, or so everyone believes. Melanie Destin desperately needs to get inside and knows someone who can help her. But when she gains access to the facility, what she discovers should not be possible. Something has destroyed the archive, and now it hunts her. With her ship sabotaged, Mel must survive...
Kaine's Sanction
Series: Shattered Empire, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,590. Language: English. Originally Published: February 15, 2019 by Fuzzy Slipper Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Dark terrors await on the frontier of space... Hayden Kaine, a brash young cadet, thinks his family's influence has guaranteed his destiny as a future leader of the Earth Confederation. But falling on the wrong side of an Admiral is never a good idea, and he soon finds himself posted to an outdated starship at the farthest reaches of the Confederation. What at first appears to be a routine...
Kaine's Reparation
Series: Shattered Empire, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,170. Language: English. Originally Published: August 31, 2019 by D.M. Pruden. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
He only wanted to save humanity... They are coming… One last hope remains, but the cost may be too high… Human civilization is in chaos. With the collapse of the interstellar jump network the empire has no way to defend itself from the approaching Malliac horde. Hayden Kaine and the crew of the Scimitar discover an alien relic that offers one final hope... Faced with a terrible dilemma, they...
Kaine's Rebellion
Series: Shattered Empire, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,790. Language: English. Originally Published: March 29, 2022 by D.M. Pruden. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
His ship is lost and his crew is missing... Oberon is a world at war, torn apart by open rebellion. Hayden Kaine and his ship's human/AI hybrid, Cora, find themselves caught up in the planetary conflict when their ship, Scimitar, is destroyed, and they are marooned on the planet. But, is the ship really destroyed? Damaged in the crash of their escape pod, Cora claims to hear Scimitar calling to...
Child of Mars
Series: The Destin Chronicles, Book 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,620. Language: English. Originally Published: November 1, 2017 by D.M. Pruden. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
She is a Reluctant Hero Melanie Destin has been many things in her troubled life...a drug dealer, a doctor, a fugitive, and most recently, the savior of Mars...what she doesn't want to be is a mother. When circumstances make her responsible for a young orphan, she discovers the girl comes with a terrifying past...one that binds them to each other. Pursued by a ruthless government assassin, Mel...
The Ares Weapon
Series: The Destin Chronicles, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,630. Language: English. Originally Published: October 1, 2016 by D.M. Pruden. Categories: Fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Armageddon is up for Auction... Dr. Melanie Destin's life is a mess. In a desperate attempt to start over, she accepts an interplanetary salvage job that will pay her enough to rebuild a new life on Mars. When she learns the real purpose of the mission is to recover a deadly synthetic virus, everything begins to unravel… Powerful forces compete to control the pathogen. The expedition leader...
Ganymede Station
Series: The Destin Chronicles, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,410. Language: English. Originally Published: November 18, 2020 by D.M. Pruden. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Millions will die, and it's all her fault... Mel Destin is desperate. Try as she might, a cure for the deadly nano-virus infecting Chloe Cabot remains elusive. With time running out and assassins hunting her across the solar system, she is forced into an unholy alliance with the only person who can help — the man who murdered her childhood friend. What she seeks is hidden on Ganymede, but while...
Kaine's Retribution
Series: Shattered Empire, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,320. Language: English. Originally Published: May 31, 2019 by D.M. Pruden. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
An empire has fallen... Civilization tears itself apart... But there is a way to restore it all... Ten years ago, the Malliac invasion was averted, but at the cost of humanity's interstellar transit network. Trapped at the edge of human occupied space, Hayden Kaine languishes in guilt and regret over his role in dooming a thousand worlds to permanent isolation. Then, after being lost for a...
Mother of Mars
Series: The Destin Chronicles, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,000. Language: English. Originally Published: February 28, 2017 by D.M. Pruden. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
All life in the solar system is about to be wiped out… Dr. Melanie Destin thought she'd started a new life on Mars. While searching for answers to her mysterious past, she becomes embroiled in political intrigue and is falsely accused of assassinating the Martian High Chancellor… On the run, with a price on her head and the authorities in close pursuit, Mel must evade capture long enough to...
Brain for Rent (Hardly Used)
Series: The Galactic Misadventures of Ignatz Bauer, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,250. Language: English. Originally Published: June 30, 2022 by D.M. Pruden. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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The Galaxy needs its greatest hero…Unfortunately, it has Ignatz Bauer. Ignatz Bauer is a conman and a thief. He also has a stolen ship's AI living in his brain, and the intelligence likes it there; he can't get rid of it. But a bigger problem for him is that the original owner of the AI has placed a hefty bounty on his head—just his head, which Ignatz is keen to keep attached to his shoulders...
Armstrong Station
Series: The Destin Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,350. Language: English. Originally Published: February 29, 2020 by D.M. Pruden. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In space, helping a stranger can get you killed, or worse… Armstrong Station is the busiest spaceport in the system where you can buy almost anything. Even a runaway slave. Doctor Melanie Destin left Earth, desperate to make a new life for herself. Now after finding a job as ship's surgeon aboard the interplanetary freighter, Requiem, her life is starting to look up for the first time in years...
Shattered Empire Omnibus: Books 1-3
Series: Shattered Empire. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 195,480. Language: English. Originally Published: September 28, 2021 by D.M. Pruden. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Mankind is doomed. Lurking at the fringes of human occupied space, a malevolent alien species prepares for an invasion that will overwhelm the unsuspecting Grand Terran Confederation. Hayden Kaine is a young officer on his first deep space mission aboard the UEF Scimitar. When the ship becomes trapped in a quarantined star system, Kaine and the crew become the only ones who can warn the...
The Jovian Collective
Series: The Destin Chronicles, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,140. Language: English. Originally Published: July 23, 2021 by D.M. Pruden. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Solar System's fate rests on the shoulders of one, insignificant woman... Melanie Destin has attracted the wrong kind of attention. The Jovian Collective is looking for her. They have a job that only she can do, and nobody turns them down if they know what's good for them. Carson Willis has set in motion the final steps to bring down the Collective. If he succeeds, his mysterious employer...
Legacy of Mars
Series: The Destin Chronicles, Book 9. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,930. Language: English. Originally Published: June 12, 2018 by D.M. Pruden. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
It is a time of peace… The quiet, before the storm… War is coming, and nobody can prevent it… Following a successful rebellion against a ruthless despot, Martians struggle to rebuild their world. On Earth, the unification wars have finally ended and Terra is united under one supreme leader. But the planet is no longer capable of supporting humanity's exploding population, and covetous eyes have...
Phobos Station
Series: The Destin Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,120. Language: English. Originally Published: April 15, 2020 by D.M. Pruden. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Mars is a nice place…when it's not trying to kill you. Most spacefarers avoid Phobos Station. It is hard to get to and the locals would rather shoot you than be helpful. Melanie Destin has agreed to a simple task: Identify the person who receives a container the Requiem delivers to Phobos Station. When she learns the identity of the intended recipient, things becomes far more deadly. As the...