Michael D. Britton has been writing professionally for 25 years, including heading up marketing departments, working in huge private corporations, writing for government entities, supporting non-profit healthcare systems, sprinting with tiny tech start-ups, freelancing, and a producing TV news broadcasts in the 90s.
His short fiction has received ten honorable mentions in the Writers of the Future contest, among other recognition; and his novels have advanced through multiple rounds of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in various years. His list of indie-published fiction titles exceeds 65 and keeps increasing.
Ammon Waters is on the verge of a stunning breakthrough - the ability to travel through time. He's also on the verge of a breakdown - unable to distinguish reality from a pharmacological illusion. DECEIVE THE PARADOX explores one man's descent into the abyss of insanity as he uses the desperation caused by tragic loss to advance his science.
Scott Faraday and Cat Blaine are back with a case that takes them on a wild and deadly ride. When random shooters are tied to viral emails and mysterious cell phone calls, the two detectives are drawn into a web of terror that could lead Cat to answers in the cold-case murders of her brother and sister-in-law. But how high up does this new conspiracy go? Find out in CARRIER, an eSleuth novella.
Joseph played a crucial role as the husband of Mary, and the most important step-father of all time. What was it like to help deliver the baby Jesus, to raise the Savior, to witness His suffering in Gethsemane and upon the cross? Experience a first-hand account of the man called to be the father of the Son of God, in JOSEPH OF NAZARETH - a work of inspirational historical fiction.
What advice would you give your younger self? What if that advice destroyed your life? What if you could do it all again - only with greater challenges? One man's odd time-traveling alien abduction experience presents him with these questions, and more... [NOTE: THIS IS A SHORT STORY]
Seven short spy stories like you've never seen before: from a man lost in a vortex of illusion, to a boogying alien infiltrating the inaugural ball of a U.S. president...to intense corporate espionage, to the story of a man recruited by a shadow agency that thinks itself above the law — these science fiction tales of intrigue will keep you turning the pages.
What if you could erase a single, traumatic memory by simply popping a specially-formulated pill and sleeping it off? What if that memory turned out to be the crucial piece of evidence that could exonerate a wrongly-convicted man? Janet Stevens must now stay awake through one thrill-ride of a night in a desperate chase to find the real killer before her memory of the event is gone forever...
A collection of six stories that bend the rules of time - from straight-ahead time travel, to moving through the ages via more mystical means...
Includes the Writers of the Future Honorable Mention-earning novellas Seer and Superthread; plus the short stories Predict THIS, Tag-Alongs, Broker, and Liberation.
BONUS: a sneak peek at the YA Fantasy novel, "The Conge Posterne," coming in 2013!
A courageous sacrifice for a noble cause? Or a craven suicide pact as part of a massive conspiracy? This is the story of one man, one life with every detail pre-planned, and one perfect example of absolute power corrupting absolutely. And it'll make you think twice the next time you step into the voting booth...
A soldier aboard a generational cruiser orbiting Mars is the only one who can save a small colony on the surface. That's because he's the only one left alive on the ship as it hurtles toward the Martian terrain. Trouble is, the door he needs to get through requires two arms to open - and he only has one...
This story earned Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future contest in 2012.
Trapped in a place removed from time and space - the Devil's Triangle - a rag-tag group is caught in an endless battle with horrible creatures that attack relentlessly - until the creatures find a way to invade Earth. Now a race is on to use future tech to stop them from overrunning all of humanity...
Reporter Holly Gooding's first major news story for Channel 8 News takes a turn for the weird when the guy she's sent to interview - the only person to survive a plane crash off the coast of Florida - happens to be a pirate.
Matthew and Winston are in Italy on important business - but Matthew wants one final adventure before he ties the knot with his fiancee back home in the States. As Matthew drags Winston across Italy on a paranoid pursuit of murderers, Winston has a trick of his own waiting up the sleeve of his expensive suit...
Eli Yon thinks nothing of slipping through time, "correcting" history by making sure the right people die. That's his job. But he may be starting to lose his edge, and the last thing he needs is some young hot-shot making him look bad by saving his latest assignment from failure. But he may have a solution...
A trip to the spaceport restroom for one chemical industry executive leads to a most unexpected encounter with a stealthy nemesis. But that's not where the surprises end in this morbidly humorous sci-fi tale.
When you mess with the ego of a god, you'd better be prepared for the consequences...
This humorous short tale explains what REALLY happened when astronomers took it upon themselves to relegate the ninth planet to the status of dwarf.
The Lunar Tales anthology is a collection of five speculative short stories set on Earth's Moon. Includes Dream Soldiers, Philatelist's Gold, Old Wounds, OtherPlace, and Tag-Alongs.
BONUS: Read the first three chapters of the moon-centered action-adventure novel RUFUS QUINCE: BOUNTY HUNTER — DREAMS OF A FOOL, included at the end of this entertaining volume.
Two untested military programmers are the last hope for the biggest offensive in a war fought by remote drones. Trouble is, these brave geeks are vastly outnumbered - and if their lead drone is captured, it'll fry their brains. But their greatest handicap may turn out to be a profound strength. [NOTE: THIS IS A SHORT STORY]
A future legal system where your own memories are played on a screen for the jury to see. A man framed with false memories. And one man - the professional framer - having second thoughts about his career of unethical deeds. Is it too late for him to turn his life around?
SpaceForce Corporal Nigel Halsted thinks he's in deep when he gets recruited by a shadowy organization to help derail a treaty between two interstellar species. But when the mission turns sour, he quickly learns that "deep" is all a matter of perspective...
Avery Rush is on an expedition into the moon's own version of the Bermuda Triangle - a mysterious region of the lunar surface where many a vessel has disappeared - though he is skeptical they'll find anything at all. But the fantastic world on the other side turns out to be full of surprises and dangers that may prove too much for this seasoned pilot who thought he'd seen it all...
Raife Crenshaw is tasked with taking down the world's most powerful and brutal intellect: Cain, a lab-created monster of a man who's poised to murder tens of millions. But Raife's handlers want Cain brought back alive. Can an ingenious disguise make the difference in time, or will it be Raife's ultimate undoing?
It's Temperance Hall's big day - her chance to exact revenge and ruin some lives. Just the kind of thing she relishes. But when all the skeletons in her closet converge in a tragic car wreck, only her mind-reading chauffeur understands the full significance of this life-changing event.
This slipstream short story may leave you with second thoughts about . . . your thoughts.
Author Vern Charles lost his precious wife and son to the Undeath. Now he has nothing left but his words. But as a creator of fiction, trading stories for bullets is the only way he knows to survive in the post-zombie-apocalypse economy. Until he discovers the power of those words...
With billions killed by a global swarm of voodoo-hexed ghosts, New Orleans paranormal expert Tyson Lynche is the only person left alive who can put an end to the genocide. But a local spirit - a chess grand master - steps in to stop the ghost hunter. When the deceased genius makes his move, will Lynche have what it takes to become the last man standing?
Lillian has lost Ivan, her eight-year-old son, to mysterious predators from the dark-magical Forest of Bann. Her only chance at recovering him is to venture in after him, armed with only a half-hexed staff, a spell book, and her wits. But when she finds the chronaqua (timewater) - she may be able to save more than just her son...
Colonizing the moon is hazardous work...made more dangerous by political bickering back on Earth. Now Jack Chang must face either the starvation of the colony he leads, or the deadly terror threat posed by his former Marine buddy who's trying to extort the government and keep the colony alive. Some choice.
A confused firefighter. A distraught new bride. A police detective and a coroner with an unsolvable mystery. And one terrified man, torn from his reality. Is there any chance for Chance Bellamy to escape his otherworldly captors and find Summer once again? Can the power of love bridge the unfathomable distances of space and time? Find out, in Pod N.
Life as a galactic minion can be tough - you have to be cunning, wise, patient, conniving; and above all, willing to kiss a lot of backside. That's where Grench comes in. Not only is he the ultimate suck-up, but he has a foolproof plan to move up in the kingdom...
Three stories tied to a single place of pain. The trailer that symbolizes one man's dashed hopes; the trailer that embodies the torture of one man's abuse; and the trailer that transports a man through time, giving him a most unusual chance to change his destiny. Beware the prowler. It will change your life.
What happens if you die in your dreams? You wake up...hopefully. But how many times can you keep doing that before it destroys you? For Earth Armed Forces Specialist Adams, waking up from the battle is a crucial part of the job - it means he'll live to fight another day. But when it's up to him to turn this war around - will he have what it takes to be the ultimate Dream Soldier?
An anthology of four flash fiction stories. One of fear, one of sentience, one of love, and one of death. (Includes bonus: first chapter of the science fiction novel RUFUS QUINCE: BOUNTY HUNTER - Dreams of a Fool.)
A group of random strangers from around the world, including Dr. Jim O'Connell, reunite following an out-of-this-world alien experience. But something's changed...and now they must work together to protect the planet from a sinister and powerful threat decades in the making. [NOTE: THIS IS A NOVELLA LENGTH WORK OF FICTION]
Gary has one chance - and one chance only - to ensure first contact with the humans goes as smoothly as ancient history records it to have occurred. Unfortunately, the fate of the future galactic alliance all rests on his very questionable ability to . . . boogie down.
Tasked with protecting Earth and the Solar System, members of The Program live a strict code during their ten year tour of duty, including no relationships - especially not with other agents. But as Ben Vincent falls into an intricate web of twisted reality, he must struggle to sort out truth from illusion, and determine if the love of his life is legitimate - or an elaborate trap.
One man - two seagulls - three life-altering choices.
When a bird brings beach-combing drifter Richard a powerful charm, he learns that choices can be a gift and a curse.
Will the Chooser change the course of Richard's life forever? Find out in this unusual short story about second and third chances...
Who can save your world, when your gods have abandoned it?
Aedlem is one of the few left in Panlithia who believes they are not really gone. In fact, the rising generation doesn't believe they ever really existed.
When a cruel alien species invades and enslaves the population, can Aedlem's faith in the mysterious Ghosts of the Sky help him lead his people to freedom once again?
Jean Mitchell, deep cover agent for the Association, just got her cover blown. Now there's only one option: become someone else entirely by trading bodies with another agent. But the real trouble starts when she starts to fall for that other agent's fiancee...
My mind is not like Satoshi's — it's ordered, with perfect recall. That's why he loves me, I think. But they want to take me away from him — all because he lost his temper ONE time. It doesn't seem fair. They keep talking about Statute Forty-Nine. And saying that now — I am different... [NOTE: THIS IS A SHORT STORY]
I'm not who I thought I was. Neither is my wife. Now I must convince her of who she really is . . . or kill her. They tell me the future of the world depends on it. And I am running out of time . . .
Superthread is a novella about a war waged through time, deceit with a higher purpose, and the power of love.
Could you pull the trigger?
Joshua Gray may be the only person who can save the human race from utter destruction at the hands of an intractable alien enemy. He forms a friendship with a leader of the q-Chek - a bond forged through suffering and painful choices. Together, the two blur the lines of loyalty and sacrifice in their desperate quest for peace.