Eric Thomson

Biography

Eric Thomson is my pen name. I'm a former Canadian soldier who spent more years in uniform than he expected, serving in both the Regular Army (Infantry) and the Army Reserve (Armoured Corps). I spent several years as an Information Technology executive for the Canadian government before leaving the bowels of the demented bureaucracy to become a full-time author.

I've been a voracious reader of science-fiction, military fiction and history all my life, assiduously devouring the recommended Army reading list in my younger days and still occasionally returning to the classics for inspiration. Several years ago, I put my fingers to the keyboard and started writing my own military sci-fi, with a definite space opera slant, using many of my own experiences as a soldier as an inspiration for my stories and characters. When I'm not writing fiction, I indulge in my other passions: photography, hiking and scuba diving, all of which I've shared with my wife, who likes to call herself my #1 fan, for more than thirty years.

Series

Ashes of Empire
Imperial Sunset
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Imperial Twilight
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Imperial Night
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Imperial Echoes
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Imperial Ghosts
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Ghost Squadron
We Dare
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Deadly Intent
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Die Like the Rest
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Decker's War
Death Comes But Once
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Cold Comfort
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Fatal Blade
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Howling Stars
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Black Sword
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No Remorse
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Siobhan Dunmoore
No Honor in Death
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The Path of Duty
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Like Stars in Heaven
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Victory's Bright Dawn
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Without Mercy
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When the Guns Roar
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Books

Imperial Night
Series: Ashes of Empire, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 98,190. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Humanity's interstellar empire died in fire and blood, leaving wrecked star systems to face the long night of barbarism. One tiny spark of civilization remains: The Republic of Lyonesse, tucked away at the end of a wormhole cul-de-sac. Yet that last bastion could suffer the same dire fate. When the late empress unleashed the Four Horsemen of the...
A Colonial Murder
Series: Constabulary Casefiles, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,180. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
My name is Caelin Morrow, and I run the internal affairs bureau for the entire Commonwealth Rim Sector. It means I hunt down corrupt federal officials of all stripes — police, military, political or bureaucratic — in the most fractious and nowadays most dangerous part of human space. I also examine the private and professional lives of...
The Warrior's Knife
Series: Constabulary Casefiles, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,990. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
My name is Caelin Morrow, and I'm one of the most hated cops in the Rim Sector. I work for a branch of the Commonwealth Constabulary, humanity's interstellar police force, called the Professional Compliance Bureau. We're the Commonwealth government's internal affairs division and hunt down bent cops, corrupt officials, and misbehaving military...
Die Like the Rest
Series: Ghost Squadron, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,650. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
History has a habit of reaching out from the grave and reminding us of our species' greatest failings. Humanity's Migration Wars which birthed the Commonwealth of Sovereign Star Systems were the deadliest and most destructive in history. But not everyone draws the same lessons from past atrocities that were burned into the human psyche. For some...
Siobhan Dunmoore: Books 1-3
Series: Commonwealth and Empire. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 357,670. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Now, for the first time, the three books that started a legend are together in a single edition. Book 1: No Honor in Death Siobhan Dunmoore isn't having a good war. She's had more ships shot out from under her by the invading Shrehari Empire than any other officer in the Fleet. Some call her overly aggressive. Others simply call her reckless...
The Dirty and the Dead
Series: Constabulary Casefiles, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,470. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Investigating war crimes isn't Assistant Commissioner Caelin Morrow's usual sort of case. She normally hunts down corrupt Commonwealth officials. But with the reorganization of the Professional Compliance Bureau's Anti-Corruption Division, Morrow inherits primary responsibility for military crimes requiring outside scrutiny. And for her first...
Imperial Echoes
Series: Ashes of Empire, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 97,580. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The collapse of humanity's first interstellar empire is passing into legend, perhaps even myth, now that the ones who could remember those tumultuous years have merged with the Infinite Void. Tiny Lyonesse, the self-appointed guardian of all human knowledge tucked away in its wormhole cul-de-sac, has spent generations preparing to carry out...
Imperial Sunset
Series: Ashes of Empire, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,590. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Humanity's thousand-year-old interstellar empire has been rotting from the inside for over a century, thanks to venal, corrupt, and power-hungry sovereigns from a dynasty many consider illegitimate. The latest in that lineage, an increasingly psychotic empress, is pushing her realm toward catastrophic collapse as admirals and generals rebel...
We Dare
Series: Ghost Squadron, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,340. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The Marines of Ghost Squadron are humanity's foremost black ops specialists who strike without warning and vanish without a trace. They will do whatever is necessary to protect humanity anywhere in the known galaxy. With the Commonwealth increasingly unstable thanks to venal politicians, greedy financiers, and power-hungry revolutionaries, they...
Hard Strike
Series: Decker's War, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,240. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Terrorists working for traitors intent on transforming the Commonwealth into a brutal empire are preparing to spread mayhem across the vulnerable and increasingly unstable Rim Sector. Their aim: replace sovereign star system governments with satraps under the direct control of Earth, thereby undoing generations of civil peace between humanity's...
No Remorse
Series: Decker's War, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,160. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Wanted by their enemies for exposing the Black Sword cabal and faced with the difficult task of rebuilding the Special Operations Division while treason remains rampant, Major Zack Decker and Commander Hera Talyn are stuck in desk jobs. Until, that is, the Coalition and its minions decide to make things very personal. Forced back into the role...
Black Sword
Series: Decker's War, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,010. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Covert missions are failing, Fleet officers are vanishing, and Naval Intelligence is losing its eyes, ears, and the ability to strike at its foes. After Zack Decker and Hera Talyn, the Special Operations Section's deadliest agents, narrowly escape betrayal for the third time in a row, the Marine suspects something more than bad luck is in play...
Imperial Ghosts
Series: Ashes of Empire, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 97,420. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Humanity's first empire collapsed centuries ago, but two tiny shards kept the ability to travel across the stars at faster than light speeds: the Wyvern Hegemony and the Republic of Lyonesse. Each considers itself the heir of the old empire and swore an oath of reunification. Yet only one can rule over humanity reunited. As they race to absorb...
A Dark and Dirty War
Series: Siobhan Dunmoore, Book 7. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,000. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Life hasn't been easy for Siobhan Dunmoore and many of her fellow veterans since the Shrehari War ended. The Fleet's quick return to a mundane peacetime footing left them unmoored and incapable of fully readapting after years engulfed in an existential struggle. Meanwhile, the memories of all those hard-won lessons, paid for with humanity's...
Cold Comfort
Series: Decker's War, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,670. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Some people never learn that it's a really bad idea to mess with a Marine Pathfinder, even one who has been forced into early retirement. Zack Decker just wanted to be left alone so he could live a quiet life with the woman he loved and make up for lost time, but his enemies simply couldn't resist the temptation to pursue their vendetta. One...
Like Stars in Heaven
Series: Siobhan Dunmoore, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 110,020. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
One last mission. One mysterious passenger. One baffling destination. After centuries of travel, an ancient log buoy finally reaches human-controlled space. In the midst of a stalemated interstellar war, the Admiralty has little interest in wasting resources on what would likely be a fruitless search for the truth, but someone was able to...
The Path of Duty
Series: Siobhan Dunmoore, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 116,770. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Duty, honour, loyalty. What meaning did those words still hold in the midst of a stalemated interstellar war where the difference between the enemy and one's own leadership was sometimes paper thin? Unfairly relegated to punishment duty far from the battle lines and still pursued by her past, Siobhan Dunmoore was ordered to sail her ship deep...
Deadly Intent
Series: Ghost Squadron, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,620. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Chaos, created by factions determined to end the centuries-old accord between human settled worlds and Earth, is spreading at an alarming rate. Centralists, aided and abetted by their corporate paymasters, are working hard to destabilize sovereign star systems and strip them of independence. Only the Fleet's hard-pressed Special Forces can stop...
On Stormy Seas
Series: Siobhan Dunmoore, Book 8. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,810. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
All good things must end, and a reluctant Siobhan Dunmoore trades command of her battle group for a staff job ashore. Yet her appointment to the headquarters of the 3rd Fleet, responsible for humanity's most restive frontier, is no accident. Things aren't quite right in what was once the most ferocious and effective formation in the Navy, and...
Without Mercy
Series: Siobhan Dunmoore, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,060. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
What is the value of one life in an interstellar war that has already claimed millions? And if that single life doesn't matter, are any others worth saving? A distress signal draws Siobhan Dunmoore's Q-ship Iolanthe, a battlecruiser disguised as a bulk freighter, away from her devastatingly successful hunt through Shrehari occupied space and...
Victory's Bright Dawn
Series: Siobhan Dunmoore, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 104,840. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Captain Siobhan Dunmoore wanted to believe the long war against the invading Shrehari Empire had finally banished the ghosts of her past. But when her ship Iolanthe, a heavily armed man-of-war masked as a bulk freighter, finds itself in need of replenishment after a long patrol spent stalking human and alien foes, she is confronted with events...
Decker's War: Books 1-3
Series: Commonwealth and Empire. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 349,000. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The dream of a stable, democratic human Commonwealth has been dying for years. Politicians, financiers, and spies vie for supremacy, power, and wealth in pursuit of a nightmarish vision that can have only one outcome, the creation of a repressive interstellar empire. All that stands between them and their goal is a small band of determined Fleet...
Fatal Blade
Series: Decker's War, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,820. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Someone was setting fire to the Commonwealth Rim, nurturing a storm to drag humanity through the horrors of colonial warfare and thereby hasten the rise of Empire. Their plan had just one fatal flaw: it didn't count on an ex-Marine pathfinder with a grudge, a dagger and a deadly partner. Zack Decker had seen enough of war to know this one had to...
Death Comes But Once
Series: Decker's War, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,790. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Zack Decker wanted only one thing in life: to fight as a Marine Pathfinder. But his temper and his loathing for careerist officers cost him dearly. Forced into early retirement, with a wife who left him long ago, no job, no friends and no future, the former sergeant crawled into a bottle and stayed there, moving from planet to planet, looking...
When the Guns Roar
Series: Siobhan Dunmoore, Book 6. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 98,310. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Captain Siobhan Dunmoore no longer enjoys the freedom to fight the Shrehari Empire on her own terms aboard the Q-ship Iolanthe. Special Operations Command has assigned her to Task Force Luckner, whose mission is replicating Iolanthe's success on a larger scale. Unfortunately, neither her new superior, Rear Admiral Kell Petras, nor any other...
Howling Stars
Series: Decker's War, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,450. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Every Marine has a story about someone he couldn't save, a face that would haunt him forever. When Command Sergeant Hal Tarra, one of Decker's oldest friends, vanishes on the Commonwealth frontier shortly after taking early retirement from the Corps, Zack knows what memories are driving the former Pathfinder, because he sees the same face in his...
Imperial Twilight
Series: Ashes of Empire, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,450. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The most powerful empire in human history is rushing headlong toward destruction, ending our species' supremacy in the known galaxy. Two men with widely divergent visions are on a mission to save civilization in at least one sector, far from the imperial capital where a demented ruler holds sway. The first, Jonas Morane, wants to create an...
No Honor in Death
Series: Siobhan Dunmoore, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 131,210. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2022 by Sanddiver Books Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Siobhan Dunmoore was not having a good war. She's had more ships shot out from under her by the invading Shrehari Empire than any other officer in the Fleet. Some called her overly aggressive. Others simply called her reckless. What the enemy called her was something else altogether. That she gave the Shrehari a good drubbing along the way didn...

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