Mark Anthony Tierno

Biography

A full-time writer with a Masters in Physics, the soul of a poet, and possessed of a unique descriptive voice. The result is an unrivaled talent for the creation of alien vistas, deeply woven plots, characters with distinctive personalities, and dynamic and realistic dialogue. Tierno knows how to put emotions on paper, to draw the reader in and feel the highs and the lows, to cry tears of joy or sadness as if there in the story yourself. He has built entire worlds, their cultures, everything planned down to the smallest detail; even the most fantastic of worlds are still consistent within their own laws, the better to make it seem as real as the Earth upon which we live. Yet all this is but backdrop, the stage to set for incredible plots, and shape the story into something that will draw you in with the force of a black hole.

Additionally, Tierno loves crossing genres. High fantasy with some Sci-Fi elements mixed in for one series, cyberpunk with magical realism and high-level conspiracies for another, even one series that blends steampunk with a world of intelligent insects (he calls it “bee-punk”). Let other people write the pure genres, he just loves mixing it up.

Describing Mark Anthony Tierno as a full-time writer is probably understating things a bit. 8 to 10 hour session writing well over 12,000 words in a single day is not uncommon. Between the detailed planning and sheer imagination, Mr. Tierno has never known writer’s block, nor yet seen the limit of his creativity.

But what really sets him apart is the epic saga, for ‘epic’ is where he starts from. With works that include a
single series that stretches over a dozen books long, 5 million words, and over a couple hundred characters all skillfully juggled, it is not an exaggeration to say that Mark Anthony Tierno goes well beyond what would normally be considered as ‘epic’. He goes beyond epic because he loves the thrill and excitement that comes from the crafting and reading of a grand saga, of creating a world with such detail that one can get lost within it because here is a world that just might really exist… somewhere.

Where to find Mark Anthony Tierno online

Series

Cyberdawn
Earth is entering a new age of peace. No weapons, countries ready to put down their armies, homes benefitting from megacorp generocity, all is well... in much the sme way that it is for a calf being fattened up for the slaughter. The "People" are the sum total of creatures of myth and nightmares, infiltrating our world, manipulating our society, to ready it for the comming of their Masters. For our world is their dinner plate, much like many others before us. Unless you are of the few that have seen the way the world really is. Magic is real, werewolves and winged cats are real, and we are woefully unprepared to handle them. People like Black Jack, Hyram, Arch Bishop O'Malley, and Dr. Rebecca Winter have seen them, but they must bring their schemes to light before it is too late. It will take a new generation of weapons being developed by the icy Dr. Rebecca Winter and her people to protect a defenseless world against these creatures, and even then it’s a race. For once the People have opened the Eye of the Apocalypse it’s all over. This is the story for that race for our survival.
Cyberdawn: Beginnings
Price: $4.50 USD.
Maldene
Maldene is a world of magic and science, a world of mystery whose ancient foundations have been laid by something far more. An Earth-swallowing world of three moons, fantastic creatures, alien landscapes, ancient and varied cultures, and characters that range from the crazy to the wise. It is also home, however, to the most villainous being known, a wizard whom it is said even the gods fear. An immortal wizard known as Miro, whose ambitions that- while still mysterious- far exceed the wildest dreams of even the most diabolical of mortals or deities. The story of Maldene spans several continents, other worlds and dimensions, the far-flung past, and many thousands of years to come. It is a quest to discover and thwart Miro's ambitions before he brings the stars themselves under his thumb. It is a story that involves hundreds of characters, and is told over Thirteen full novels. Maldene is a world beyond time... an adventure beyond imagining.
Maldene
Price: $4.50 USD.
Inspector Flaatphut
The Atomic Horrors and Great Quakes of the late Twentieth Century combined with the Great Pollution Waves of the Early Twenty First produced a tired and dirty world badly in need of a new work-force. Thus were born the genetic up-lifts of the early Twenty-First Century, as species after species was uplifted into sentience to stand alongside Man in his quest for dominance and greed over an already ravaged world. Enter Inspector Henry Flaatphut of InterSpec; a former computer hacker now stuck at what amounts to a desk job, with a 300-pound badger for a boss and a wise-cracking computer named ICy. It would be a drab existence save for his talent at finding trouble of often international implications.
Project Looking Glass
Price: $0.99 USD.

Books

Cyberdawn: Beginnings
Series: Cyberdawn. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 275,650. Language: American English. Published: November 2, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Beneath the veil of worldwide peace lurks a conspiracy the likes of which Black Jack and his companions would never conceive. For creatures of myth, magic, and nightmares are not only real, but working together to open the Eye of the Apocalypse. Only a new form of technology being developed by the icy Dr. Winter even has a chance... if there's time.
Maldene
Series: Maldene. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 336,760. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Maldene is a world of magic and science, wizards and dragons; but home also to an incredible secret. One jealously guarded by History’s most villainous being: Miro. For centuries his presence has been plaguing the nightmares of gods and men; the world is in his thrall, there is no one willing to face him.
Maldene II: Mysteries Of Olde
Series: Maldene. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 380,190. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Of all that Sabu and his companions discovered in the bowels of Thïr Tÿorca, a simple looking map was the most mysterious. An indestructible map in an unknown language that starts them on a quest to seek out answers from the fabled Great Sage at the Foot of the World. And yet these answers are only the beginning for it puts them on the road to the most incredible secret anywhere on or off Maldene.
The U.M.I. Corp Connection
Series: Inspector Flaatphut. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 63,680. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Inspector Flaatphut is back, this time teaming up with Tiffany and a whole group of miscreants to track down a leathal drug, clones, and the world's most deadly assassin. And all because his mother came to visit.
Project Looking Glass
Series: Inspector Flaatphut. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,800. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Henry Flaatphut is an Inspector with InterSpec, stuck at a desk job with a 300-pound badger for a boss, a wise-cracking computer named ICy, and a pretty 5-foot feline named Miss Calico for a secretary that he never seems to have time for. A dreadful existence until that one person enters his office who sets him off on a wild search for conspiracies and mayhem on an international scale.