Dean Wesley Smith
USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith published more than a hundred novels in thirty years and hundreds and hundreds of short stories across many genres.
He wrote a couple dozen Star Trek novels, the only two original Men in Black novels, Spider-Man and X-Men novels, plus novels set in gaming and television worlds. Writing with his wife Kristine Kathryn Rusch under the name Kathryn Wesley, they wrote the novel for the NBC miniseries The Tenth Kingdom and other books for Hallmark Hall of Fame movies.
He wrote novels under dozens of pen names in the worlds of comic books and movies, including novelizations of a dozen films, from The Final Fantasy to Steel to Rundown.
He now writes his own original fiction under just the one name, Dean Wesley Smith. In addition to his upcoming novel releases, his monthly magazine called Smith’s Monthly premiered October 1, 2013, filled entirely with his original novels and stories.
Dean also worked as an editor and publisher, first at Pulphouse Publishing, then for VB Tech Journal, then for Pocket Books. He now plays a role as an executive editor for the original anthology series Fiction River.
For more information go to www.deanwesleysmith.com, www.smithsmonthly.com or www.fictionriver.com.
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Smith's Monthly #5
Over ninety thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this fifth volume the full and complete science fiction novel Sector Justice, plus four original short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.
USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith returns to the world of Dust and Kisses with a new novel. Paleontologist Callie Sheridan spent a few days deep in the Oregon Caves on a dig with three students from the University of Oregon. When they emerged, they found almost everyone in the world dead. Survival became her only thought.
Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing: A WMG Writer's Guide
The publishing world continues to evolve, but myths about who can make a living as a fiction writer maintain a life of their own. Whether you pursue traditional or indie publishing success, you need to know the pitfalls and traps that undermine many writers’ careers.
Offered a free trip into a remote Idaho wilderness that she loves and studies, Professor Dawn Edwards can’t refuse. On the trip she meets Professor Madison Rogers, and they fall for each other before they even reach their destination.
But living in the Old West proves to be a brutal task. Somehow, Dawn must survive to rescue herself, her friends, and the man she loves.
Smith's Monthly #4
Over ninety thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith.
In this fourth volume the full and complete science fiction novel Monumental Summit, plus four original short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.
Dust and Kisses
When Carey Noack returns to the ruined Portland, Oregon, hoping to meet other survivors after three years of living alone, she doesn’t expect the man of her dreams. At first, Matt Ladel, the only person living in the old city, thinks he imagined the beautiful woman weaving through dead cars. Then he finds the reality behind the fantasy.
Smith's Monthly #3
Over one hundred thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith.
In this third volume, the full and complete science fiction novel Against Time, plus four original short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.
The Road Back: A Doc Hill Story
USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith returns to the world of his acclaimed thriller Dead Money with a new problem for professional poker player, Doc Hill.
Doc agrees to help find a missing college student, the son of the Las Vegas Chief of Police. But little did Doc know that such a simple case would turn out to be so large and ugly and dangerous.
Smith's Monthly #2
Over one hundred thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith.
In this second volume the full and complete science fiction novel Thunder Mountain, plus four original short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.
Poker: a high-stakes, deadly serious professional sport. Doc Hill knows all too well the risks involved with the sport. Or so he thinks. But when one of the greatest poker players of all time dies, the stakes rise even higher. Doc must solve an increasingly frightening series of murders—and win the biggest tournament of his career—before he finds himself forced to fold his cards for good.
Smith's Monthly #1
One hundred thousand words of original fiction every month from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith.
She seduced her husband and changed the world.
But she remembers only the act, and how great it felt, but nothing about the why.
A story of time travel and paradox as only USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith can tell it.
Me and Beans and Great Big Melons
When Innis went shopping to get ready for the Packers-Rams game, he never expected to meet one of them aliens.
But he also never expected to meet a woman who ate beans either.
A strange supermarket romance as only USA Today bestseller Dean Wesley Smith can tell it.
Dead Post Bumper
First published in "More Stories from the Twilight Zone" edited by Carol Serling.
Elliot knew the world would not end in 2012. But his wife thought it would, so on the morning of December 21st, 2012, Elliot went out for a drive to avoid her.
And found himself in the Twilight Zone.
A Time to Dream: A Captain Brian Saber Story
Captain Brian Saber, his ship and other Earth Protection League ships face a suicide mission to save Earth.
Can he succeed, even though seemingly moments before he lay slowly dying of old age in a nursing home on Earth?
The first Captain Brian Saber story.
A Life in Whoopees
Great moments exist for all of us at different times in our lives. From a simple taste of a cookie to meeting the love of our life.
Bill Wallace lived through five of those special moments. Bill considers himself lucky to experience five. Many people never get any.
USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith peeks inside Bill Wallace’s life and his special moments.
One thousand years in the future, humans live very long lives in domes on the frozen surface. Boredom never poses a threat, but nostalgia does.
When it becomes deadly to focus on the past, teaching nostalgia solves the problem.
USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith takes a peak into the final exam of the class called Nostagia 101.
Standing in Line at the Intersection
Harold wants to end his life because he knows he will never attain perfection. Then, while waiting, he meets Linda, a woman who wants to end it all because she hates her perfection.
When perfection meets imperfection, anything might be possible. Even living.
The Gift of a Dream
When Dot Leeds watches her friend, Brian Saber carried from his bed in the nursing home late one night, she decides to wait for his return.
His story of fighting aliens in deep space seemed impossible. But maybe not.
The origin story of how Dot and Captain Brian Saber meet. Science fiction with a human touch.
Sprinkle on a Memory
When murder matters more than the cookie.
Decorating Christmas cookies brings back memories of a murder he can’t remember.
But Christmas cookies can also bring out a dream, or maybe a different reality.
Reality, dream, or memory: Only murder matters.
The Tragic Tale of a Man in a Duster
Lost in deep space, Reeves knew rescue would never happen. But around him the Western, a supply ship full of a lifetime of living, could keep him alive.
Fresh fish from the hatchery, fresh meat from the stored animals, fresh fruit and vegtables from the botanical gardans. Completely alone, no boss, no one to tell him what to do.
What more could a cowboy from Idaho want?
Gambling Hell: A Poker Boy story
A beautiful woman sits down at a poker table and Poker Boy knows instantly everything feels wrong. She seems beautiful, but her appearance hides something far more sinister.
Poker Boy, in a fair hand of cards, finds himself in a fight to save an entire table of innocent card players from ending up playing a very, very long and losing game in the poker room in hell.
The Life and Death of Fortune Cookie Tyrant
When destined to rule the world, you must always be cautious when looking for more power.
Steven, soon be known as Fortune Cookie Tyrant, hoped to find even more power and fortune by looking in the same place he first found his luck, fortune, and ability to rule.
But sometimes the best cookie brings more than just a fortune.
The Case of the Intrusive Furniture
Pilgrim Hugh solved some odd cases before, but an old, smelly couch sitting in the middle of a beautiful lawn seems to have full-blown strange written all over it.
With his friend and beautiful assistant, Carrie, he must figure out why the couch ended up there and what the woman living in the perfect home hid (besides a bad facelift and a heart of stone).
A new Pilgrim Hugh Incident.
Miss Smallwood's Goodies: A Pilgrim Hugh Incident
Sent to investigate the sudden appearance of the statue of a naked woman in a park, Pilgrim Hugh must first decide if placing a statue without permission constitutes a crime? And why the statue of the naked woman lost all her personal parts? Are those missing personal parts the answer to the origin of the statue? Another strange Pilgrim Hugh Incident.
Poker Boy vs. The Silicon Suckers
USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith occasionally commits Poker Boy stories. In this collection are five. “The Old Girlfriend of Doom,” “Pink Shoes and Hot Chocolate,” “Not Salable For Sale,” “Dried Up,” and “Mummy Murders.” In each of these stories Poker Boy deals with the dreaded Silicon Suckers, a race that lives in the sand outside of Las Vegas.
Just Shoot Me Now!: A Poker Boy Story
Poker Boy wants nothing more then to be left alone in a good game of poker.
But a cherub circles overhead in the poker room wanting to talk. And Poker Boy knows this cherub and knows the little guy represents trouble.
Even worse, the question the cherub asks Poker Boy could change a lot of futures.
How really, really annoying.
The War of Poker: A Poker Boy story
Poker Boy somehow finds himself facing an imitation of his girlfriend, Patty Ledgerwood. Within a fraction of a second he somehow saves himself and maybe the world from another war. Or maybe he helps set up a new war.
The Wages of the Moment: A Jukebox Story
When Stout watches himself appear and dissappear a bunch of times right in front of his own jukebox, he knows his time machine needs some repairs. And in doing so, he finally gets to meet the inventors of the jukebox.
But first he must deal with himself, in more ways than one.
Five From the End of the World: A Short Story Collection
USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith has written many end-of-the-world stories. This book contains five of the strangest. “Playing in the Street,” “On Top of the Dead,” “Peter the Hermit,” “Luck Be A Lady,” and “Shadow in the City.”
From superheroes to buried spaceships, the end of the world just doesn’t get stranger.
The Empty Mummy Murders: A Poker Boy Story
For the second time in his life, Poker Boy finds himself trying to help a woman stalked by the alien-looking Silicon Suckers. He failed the first time and they killed an old girlfriend of his. This time the Silicon Suckers have killed three other women.
Can Poker Boy save her and more importantly help her save herself?
For Your Consideration: A Bryant Street Story
Sometimes, what we all wish for can happen in the
Twilight Zone. Other times, our wishes come true
on just a simple suburban street.
Caro Rosefield must investigate a very strange
foreclosed home. A nightmare or maybe a new future?
On Bryant Street,
anything seems possible.
And anything can happen.
Shopping Cart Lover
They met on a Tuesday, a hot Tuesday in Southern California, and filled up an entire shopping cart with groceries and conversation and dreams.
Sometimes not getting a shopping cart can lead to a lot more than just carrying your food to the checkout counter under your arm.
Living Time: A Poker Boy story
In a casino in Oregon, Poker Boy beats a man fair-and-square at the poker table while a stranger watches, a stranger who knows too much about Poker Boy and his job. It turns out that much of Poker Boy’s future rested on that one hand of cards.
A classic Poker Boy story with true heart.
Long Dead New Love: A Buckey the Space Pirate story
Sometimes you must go back to find the future.
Buckey the Space Pirate travels back in time with his friend Fred, the talking oak tree, to learn why Fred refuses to recite his new limerick, the last limerick in Fred’s first poetry book.
Over a hundred years in the past, in a forest of oak trees, Buckey finds more than just the reason for the rhyme.
Sometimes, to save the world, a guy must take on the cheerleaders.
John Divine lived through a vision of the end of the world, a world ruled by cheerleaders, a world he refused to live in.
His choice obvious.... He must stop them.
A humor story by bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith.
Dried Up: A Poker Boy Story
Asked in the middle of the night to help the dangerous race called Silicon Suckers, Poker Boy faces a challenge like none other. He and Front Desk Girl risk their lives to help the alien-looking creatures, but then come face-to-face with what their bargain just might mean in the future.
It's a Story About a Guy Who...
Danny Evans needs a good grade in creative writing. His assignment? He must write about any person he sees in a public place, and really get inside that person’s head. He must make up a character. It seems like such a simple assignment.
Bestseller Dean Wesley Smith takes a twisted look at how some stories don't end well.
Five From the Felt: Five Poker Boy Adventures
USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith has written over a dozen Poker Boy stories. In this collection are five stories. “Fighting the Fuzzy-Wuzzy,” “Sighed the Snake,” “Dead Even,” “The Smoke that Doesn’t Bark,” and “Shootout in the Okey-Doke Casino.” Poker Boy and his team just keep saving the world, sometimes one person at a time.
Love and the Proper Fantasy: A five story collection
Bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith has written some of the strangest love stories ever published. This book contains five of the strangest. “The Call of the Track Ahead,” “The Keeper of the Morals,” “Santa’s Snack,” “In the Shade of the Slowboat Man,” and “The Ghosts of the Garden Lounge.” Vampires to time traveling jukeboxes. Love doesn’t get stranger.
Five Weird Crimes: A short story collection
USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith has written some of the strangest crime stories ever published. This book contains five of the strangest. “The Old Girlfriend of Doom,” “Husband Dummies,” “The Yellow of the Flickering Past,” “Sprinkle on a Memory,” and “The Ghosts of the Garden Lounge.”
Pink Shoes and Hot Chocolate: A Poker Boy story
When you’re a superhero, you don’t often notice pink shoes. Poker Boy is usually far too busy saving the world from evil, saving dogs from sure death, or playing professional poker, his day job that pays the bills of being a superhero.
But when Poker Boy sees the pink shoes at the entrance to the Silicon Suckers city, he knows Super Keno is in deep trouble.
Five From the Aliens
Bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith wrote about aliens in many of his ninety-plus novels and hundreds of short stories. Some goofy, some dangerous, some just flat strange. “Dinner on a Flying Saucer,” “Cold Comfort,” “The Old Girlfriend of Doom,” “In Search of the Perfect Orgasm,” and “Playing in the Street.” Five of the strangest alien stories you will ever read.
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