B. T. Jaybush is the pen name of Brian and Timothy Jaybush, a father and son team specializing in Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Paranormal worlds.
• Winners: 2008 Zirdland.com Novel Writing Contest (“Relics”)
• Finalists: 2010 Santa Fe Screenplay Contest (“Outpost Station,” the screenplay version of “Sydney Chambers: Captain”)
Brian Jaybush cut his teeth reading science fiction, starting with Asimov's I, Robot at age 10 and progressing insatiably from there. He has been writing all his life, starting as a journalist in junior high school and continuing with legal and technical writing later in life (BA History, 1975; Juris Doctor, 1978). Retirement from 30 years in the telecommunications industry has allowed him to concentrate on fiction writing full time, in partnership with his son, Timothy.
Timothy Jaybush also began reading and writing science fiction at an early age, leading to an uncanny ability to construct unusual and entertaining story lines. In addition to working full-time, Tim graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Philosophy.
A Terran empire in democratic disguise, centuries in the future. More than fifty worlds, managed (if not governed) from the Capital on Terra and controlled by the Terran Space Military (TSM). Though the Confederacy has, overall, been a positive step for humanity, its time is drawing to a close: corruption is rampant, bureaucracy reigns supreme, and even the TSM is having a hard time keeping things together.
The aftermath of Magic’s demise finds Astra and her fellow apprentices faced with the task of rescuing those retired Wizards and Wizard children who still live. Can they survive a deadly cold winter long enough to save the survivors?
In the wake of Blight’s slaughter of Wizards on First of Summer, the Wizard Council unveils its plan to stop Blight, to kill Blight. Astra Fairweather knows the Council’s plan has no chance of success because she’s certain Blight is Instinctive, as she is: his Magic will be undiminished, even as every other Wizard on Amedia will be hobbled as Magic dies around them.
Christina’s saga continue! "Shadows" is the story of Christina Amies growing into her developing Psionic powers and truly becoming The PsiFinder. It’s also the start of a lot of growth and development in Christina’s wider world: her A&L Locating family (which now has a new member with the addition of Annie Pitts); her associations with both the FBI and the Keepers; and much more!
Sydney Chambers: the Navy’s brightest star until a superior’s folly brings a court martial down on her career. Though found innocent, she’s still tainted ... and though her Admiralty mentor salvages a captaincy for her, it comes with banishment to the farthest frontier system in the Confederacy. There she must face down pirates, armed with only with a ship recently salvaged from the scrap heap.
On the sentient World of Amedia, those born Wizard perform Magic; those born Plain do not. Astra Fairweather was born Plain — no Wizard in her lineage, no Magic in her past.
Amedia gives her Magic, anyway.
Despite antagonism and prejudice, Astra learns to use her Magic and manages to win the annual Summer Apprentice competition ...
... Just in time for the World to end.
Christina Amies is a brilliant and powerful woman with a can-do attitude — and some kick-ass mental powers, like finding what is lost. In RELICS she thwarts a bank heist, finds a lost professor, then locates a centuries-lost artifact ... and in the process crossed Psionic swords with a group whose members have mental powers similar to hers and a deadly obsession with secrecy.