Nicolas Wilson


Nicolas Wilson is a published journalist, graphic novelist, and novelist. He lives in the rainy wastes of Portland, Oregon with his wife, two cats and a dog.

Nic has written eight novels. Whores: not intended to be a factual account of the gender war, and Dag are currently available for e-reader, and will soon be available in paperback. Nexus, The Necromancer's Gambit, Banksters, Homeless, The Singularity, and Lunacy are all due for publication in the next two years, as well as several short story collections.

Nic's work spans a variety of genres, from political thriller to science fiction and urban fantasy.

For information on Nic's books, and behind-the-scenes looks at his writing, visit

Where to find Nicolas Wilson online


The Sontem Trilogy
Boldly go deeper into space than man ever has aboard a corporate-owned generational ark. Meet new species, screw them over in mining rights negotiations, and engage in intergalactic piracy (holographic eyepatch not included with purchase). Captain Anderson Grant of the corporate starship Nexus boldly explores alien worlds (and occasionally the alien women, too). But as their mission goes on, Grant and his crew struggle with the company's version of manifest destiny, as well as its attempt to coerce them into military force. Will the largest threat to their mission and their safety come from outside the Nexus? Or will it come from the company that respects them more for their genetic possibilities than their individuality?
Price: $2.99 USD.
Nexus 2: Sins of the Past
Price: $3.99 USD.
Nexus: Octopied
Price: Free!
The Gambit
Dive deep into Portland's magical underbelly, shadowing member's of the magical community's makeshift government, the Gambit.
Blood Moon
Price: $0.99 USD.


Nexus 2: Sins of the Past
Series: The Sontem Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 130,900. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Captain Drew Anderson and the crew of the Nexus embraced their decision to cut themselves off from the homeworld and parent company, Sontem. But their former coworkers have other ideas, and now Sontem's other ship, the Argus, is coming for the Nexus. Sins of the Past is the second book in The Sontem Trilogy. It contains graphic language and content.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,600. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
Execution above or extinction below... Survival is hard enough in the poverty-stricken streets of the Lower Blocks, and the strange woman begging Christine for help is far from the first to flee the Engineers who oversee the City. But now Christine's a target: hunted by the aristocracy, her future uncertain, and past laid bare. And a person with Christine's powers can't afford to be caught.
Diversity Is Coming
Price: Free! Words: 54,480. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The days of unified culture and singular Great Kingdoms are over. In their place, bold new visions are redefining the world of fantasy. Eight authors tackle stories with a focus on diversity, finding heroism outside the familiar boundaries of farmhands and prince's castles. Including original fiction from eight authors.
Blood Moon
Series: The Gambit. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,490. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A string of murders force Knight, the sheriff of Portland's magical government, to work with his vampiric counterpart.
Nexus: Octopied
Series: The Sontem Trilogy. Price: Free! Words: 5,560. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Octopied is a short story of approximately 5,500 words, set between Nexus and Nexus 2: Sins of the Past.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,890. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » General
After humanity is rendered homeless by an invasive species, those who are left struggle to feed themselves, and rebuild.
Selected Short Stories Featuring Save As
Price: Free! Words: 17,920. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fifteen short stories ranging from cyberpunk, to military fiction.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,400. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(4.00 from 1 review)
It’s a profitable time to be a bastard, one of the most profitable in history. Mark Dane intends to take full advantage of that and be the bastard at the top- if he can make his way past his fellow predators, through a concrete jungle of murder, sex, greed, and revenge.
Selected Short Stories Featuring Cry Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 42,090. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Selected Short Stories Featuring Cry Wolf features fifteen diverse short stories, subject matter including space travel, werewolves, cannibalism, and commitment issues. It includes The Dread Wolf's Bane, an exclusive short story set in the world of The Necromancer's Gambit.
Series: The Sontem Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,460. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
Boldly go deeper into space than man ever has aboard a corporate-owned generational ark. Meet new species, screw them over in mining rights negotiations, and engage in intergalactic piracy (holographic eyepatch not included with purchase).
Selected Short Stories Featuring Analog Memory
Price: Free! Words: 27,970. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
15 dark short stories by Nicolas Wilson in a variety of genres.
Selected Short Stories Featuring Cockfight
Price: Free! Words: 27,250. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
This collection contains fifteen short stories in a variety of genres, including science fiction, crime, and horror.
Selected Short Stories Featuring New Corpse Smell
Price: Free! Words: 46,200. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fifteen short stories, featuring the titular New Corpse Smell, Blood Falls, Murder Your Darlings, and Shades of Cray. These stories encompass many genres, though mostly science fiction, and action/adventure.
Dogs of War
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,790. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
Two Explosive Ordnance Disposal soldiers help each other through PTSD, after they are injured during a bombing.
Selected Short Stories Featuring Cinderella Shoes
Price: Free! Words: 36,310. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fifteen short stories, featuring Cinderella Shoes, Analog, Cast, and Traveled Time.
Adam West: Naked
Price: Free! Words: 17,590. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Adam West: Naked and other somewhat titillating journalism from Dangerous Ink A collection of Nicolas Wilson's journalism, as it appeared in Dangerous Ink. Read Nic's chats with Ernie Hudson, Adam West, Bruce Campbell, Richard O'Brien, and others. Perversion, strange anecdotes, and hero-worship galore.
Selected Short Stories Featuring Ghost Dust
Price: Free! Words: 49,530. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Fifteen short stories featuring Ghost Dust, Hang Around, Colossus, Suicide Spear, and others. These stories include a variety of genres, mainly literary fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and crime fiction.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,800. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The story of a Department of Agriculture investigator entangled in a web of conspiracy and genetic engineering, who finds herself a part of clandestine experiments.
Whores: not intended to be a factual account of the gender war
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,270. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
In the near future, women’s rights are eroding, and those who buck the system are hunted as gender criminals by the authorities and rogue militias. This harrowing dystopia is seen through the eyes of a woman cast into a resistance group by circumstance, and a newly minted gender crimes detective tasked with bringing them to justice, as he grapples with whether or not that word still has meaning.

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Smashwords book reviews by Nicolas Wilson

  • Wander Home on Feb. 22, 2013

    I really enjoyed this, overall. Wyle's writing style is very clean. It's descriptive and evocative, but not florid. There were a few spots where I think I would have connected with the characters more if she had toned down the presentation of her afterlife. The fluidity of appearances/settings sometimes made it a bit harder to bond with the reality of the interactions. That same mechanism, though, showed off the beauty of Wyle's writing, and lent an interesting edge to what could have been a saccharine story of redemption. The story was the weakest part of this, to me. It felt like she couldn't decide which direction to take it in, so some aspects of the core conflict, particularly in the last act, did not feel organic. It felt a bit too narrow to be effective as a mystery novel, but not quite connected enough to be a gripping romance. Maybe I just wished it would have been darker. I think there was some real potential for supernatural suspense and conflict in the last act, that was never quite capitalized on, and would have created more tension prior to her ending. Wyle's strength is in her scene-building. Her locations are absolutely stunningly executed. I would love to see her build the nuance of her dialogue a bit more, to provide that same attention to detail to the characters individual voices. Despite a few flaws though, this is a very well written novel, and sure to resonate with readers who like just a little supernatural tension, and stories of destined happy endings. Note: I received my copy for review purposes.
  • Shadows of Valor on March 14, 2013

    This is a pretty quick read, as Hamill's writing moves very fast. I enjoyed the overall story, although the beginning didn't articulate the conflict between Orescan vs. Verackan in a relate-able way. I suppose it makes sense, as the main character is basically a boy, and you wouldn't expect a deep understanding of the cultural events that would make such a war happen. I'd have preferred to learn more about the causes of the war, the political structures that govern peoples lives, as part of the worldbuilding. Hamill creates vivid and engaging scenes and locales, but I can't help thinking that it would be a much richer work if she'd spent more time with her people. The story, especially at the beginning, felt a bit black and white, and by the time she had added some more nuanced elements to the ways people live in that world, it felt a bit rushed. Her characterizations are very crisp and targeted. Edwin, our hero, is very well fleshed out and likable. His companions are entertaining, although I could have done without a romance angle. There were spots it seemed like that subplot was intruding on the "actual" story. I would have loved to have spent more time with the rest of his fellow recruits or operatives, to have more of a sense of camaraderie, rather than focusing on the romantic subplot. All of that is nitpicks. It's reasonably well edited, well written, and generally engaging. I'll happily read more with these characters, come book 2. Note: The author provided my copy in exchange for this honest, non-reciprocal review.