John David Hanna


I believe we are ready to meet our creator.
Not God! Oh no, he/she/it is far beyond me.
We can greet the next level up.
My hard science fiction is about that effort.
The result isn't so bad, after all,
we were made to meet our obligations.
Hard Jack gets started and
Hard Jack Junior continues the climb.
Hard Jack III samples a galaxy.
125k words each

Smashwords Interview

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Price, cover, genre and introduction.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No. Well yes, the first story is here on Smashwords. Nothing early.
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Hard Jack
Hard Jack
Price: $2.99 USD.
Hard Jack Junior
Price: $2.99 USD.
Hard Jack III
Price: $2.99 USD.


The Future of Space - the Road is Paved
You set the price! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Space Science
This booklet contains no prophecy, no first hand accounts and no ancient scripts or interpretations. This booklet contains factual data, often from NASA, that when presented with the relevant facts, as I have done, will lead you to the conclusion that this solar system has been occupied in the past and that relics, BIG relics, abound. No assessment of their value can be determined as of yet.
Party Jack
Price: Free! Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
After several hundreds of married years Jack is having some trouble with his wife Estelle. She wants her own space.
Hard Jack III
Series: Hard Jack, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,660. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jack and Estelle romp about the galaxy with their mentor Elmer the AI. There are no magic wormholes or jump gates, all of the propulsion and habitation is accomplished with known (yet advanced) technology.
Hard Jack Junior
Series: Hard Jack, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,830. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Jack had heard rumors that his father was a visionary and tried to prevent the culling that he knew was about to happen. He died in the attempt and his son suffered, isolated in a brutal survivors village with his mother. Civilization was not destroyed only deterred and it reached out for him as he comes of age. It is too late to avoid the final culling but he can pursue the responsible AI
Hard Jack
Series: Hard Jack, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 125,860. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
This book is the fictitious history of the first group of people to contact the AI that runs this solar system and created the human animal. These realistically gritty characters rush against the culling time line to push open the boundaries of hard science to prove that hard and detailed work can have some darn interesting results.

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Smashwords book reviews by John David Hanna

  • Dreaming of Zimity on April 24, 2011

    I enjoyed it. I am not an English teacher, I don't know about style, technique, but I did finish the book. It was connected, I enjoyed the characters, I felt I knew the characters, and it took me on a science based journey that could happen. I do like real science - there's plenty of adventure to be found in advances and turns on possibilities. I can accept star gates but I don't think it will every happen. Unless you explain how a superhero or monster can do something that would require more calories than a body even contains, well, I don't find it interesting. This book has real character(s) doing interesting things with a dramatic turn of events that could happen to YOU!
  • Defining Diana on Aug. 16, 2011

    I didn't think it was going to be a copper who done it but it was. There didn't seem to be anyone remotely normal in this entire precinct. Despite that the story kept my interest. The pace was reasonable and the excerpts about life in the future were interjected here and there with horrific yet limited consequences and backed by realistic builds of explosive cabals. I read the entire book and will look for more from Hayden, thanks
  • Tillian 5 - A New Beginning on May 24, 2012

    I liked it. I thought the androids were a bit tame but I like SF with a description of exotic materials, how things work 'out there' and a bit of adventure and it was all there. Also, there wasn't so much hardware description as to make it boring.