RPL Johnson


Richard Johnson is the award-winning author of In Apprehension, How Like a God (Gold Award: Writers of the Future 2011) and Taking the High Road (Grand Prize: Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest 2012). His first short story, A Friend in Need ,was published online at Alienskinmag.com and podcast on the Hugo Award winning Starship Sofa.

Born in Botswana and raised in England he now lives in Melbourne, Australia where he works as a structural engineer and writer.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
At the moment I'm completing my second novel, trying to get it ready to hand over to my beta-readers for some feedback. This will be the first time anyone else has seen the book, so it's a pretty nerve-wracking time!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working at the day job and looking after my family. I also play hockey.
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And the Lion Said Shibboleth
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,830. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A sister, one of hundreds not seen for decades, returns with a ship, a crew and dreams of larceny. She plans to steal from a species so alien they speak in scents and colours and cannot comprehend the treasure they carry between the stars. But for Morgan, the cloned son of a genocidal dictator, joining his sister could mean repeating his dead father’s journey into madness and death.
In Apprehension How Like a God
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It is the year 2120 and the internet had been freed. Released from the confines of computer networks, it overlays reality and is administered by the Academy. When a member of the Academy is found dead under bizarre circumstances, Detective Conroy must find the killer. But how can you solve a murder in a world where reality itself can be reprogrammed?
This Other Earth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,970. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Earth is lost, terraformed by an invading alien ecosystem. Fragments of humanity cling to life on rocky islands on the edges of their former empire and every year brings them closer to the arrival of the mysterious alien Seeders. On a mission into the heart of this other Earth, Dylan Williams must learn not only how to survive but what he is fighting for when everything he knows is gone.

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