Simon Kewin

Publisher info

Simon Kewin is a fantasy and sci/fi writer, author of the Cloven Land fantasy trilogy, cyberpunk thriller The Genehunter, steampunk Gormenghast saga Engn, the Triple Stars sci/fi trilogy and the Office of the Witchfinder General books, published by Elsewhen Press.

He's the author of several short story collections, with his shorter fiction appearing in Analog, Nature and over a hundred other magazines.

He is currently doing an MA in creative writing while writing at least three novels simultaneously.

Where to find Simon Kewin online

Series

The Triple Stars Trilogy
The galaxy is in flames under the harsh theocratic rule of Concordance, the culture that once thrived among the stars reduced to scattered fragments. Selene Ada, last survivor of an obliterated planet, joins forces with the mysterious renegade, Ondo Lagan. Together they attempt to unravel the mystery of Concordance’s rapid rise to galactic domination. They follow a trail of shattered starship hulks and ancient alien ruins, with the ships of the enemy always one step behind. But it’s only when they find the mythical planet of Coronade that they uncover the true scale of the destruction Concordance is capable of unleashing…
Engn
Finn’s childhood in the valley is idyllic, but across the plains lies a threat. Engn is an ever-growing, steam-powered fortress that needs a never-ending supply of workers. Generation after generation have been taken away, escorted into its depths by the mysterious and terrifying ironclads, never to return. The Masters of Engn first take Finn’s sister, then his best friend, Connor. Finn thinks he, at least, is safe – until the day the ironclads come to haul him away, too. Yet all is not lost. In the peace of the valley Finn and Connor made a pact: a promise to join the mythical wreckers and end Engn’s tyranny. But now on his own, lost and broken in the vastness of Engn, Finn begins to have doubts. Is Connor really working to destroy Engn? Or has he become part of the machine?
Engn
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Cloven Land Trilogy
A land ruled by necromancers. A brutal multinational corporation. One girl in their way. Urban fantasy meets epic fantasy in this tale of witches, magic and the battle against fearsome necromancy. Contains the books Hyrn, Hedge Witch, Wyrm Lord and Witch King. - "a thoroughly enjoyable read" - British Fantasy Society

Books

The Triple Stars Trilogy Box Set
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 338,250. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The complete Triple Stars Trilogy box set - includes Dead Star, Red Star, God Star and the prequel novella Home World.
God Star (The Triple Stars, Volume 3)
Series: The Triple Stars Trilogy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,800. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Following the clues given them by the Aetheral, the Radiant Dragon and Toruk, Selene and Ondo close in on the existential threat to galactic life unleashed by Vulpis. They battle Concordance all the way, aided by unlikely allies and mysterious messages. But what they find there, and the truth they uncover about galactic history, changes everything…
Red Star (The Triple Stars, Volume 2)
Series: The Triple Stars Trilogy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,510. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Selene and Ondo piece together the secrets of Concordance’s ascension to galactic domination, and the truth of what it was Vulpis encountered at the heart of the galaxy three hundred years previously. But each time they unearth a new fragment of the puzzle, Concordance are waiting, its ships and miraculous technology unleashed against them…
Dead Star (The Triple Stars, Volume 1)
Series: The Triple Stars Trilogy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,600. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The galaxy is in flames under the harsh theocratic rule of Concordance. Selene Ada, last survivor of an obliterated planet, joins forces with the mysterious renegade, Ondo Lagan. Together they attempt to unravel the mystery of Concordance’s rise to galactic domination.
Home World (The Triple Stars, Volume 0)
Series: The Triple Stars Trilogy. Price: Free! Words: 35,050. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The unfolding mystery Three warring worlds attempt to resolve their differences over a disputed planet, but the peace talks upon the central Nexus world of Coronade are thrown into chaos when one of the delegates is brutally murdered. Conciliator Magdi, an empath from Periarch, pursues the killer in a desperate attempt to keep the peace talks alive.
Engn II - The Clockwork War
Series: Engn. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,440. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The wheels of the great machine turn again… Three years after the destruction of Engn, Finn is awoken by a shattering earthquake. Rumours circulate that the machinery of Engn is working once more. Finn is haunted by the thought that Connor desperately needed him to do something. Uncovering buried secrets, Finn sees he has to return to the wreckage of Engn to find the answers to his questions...
Other Worlds
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 134,030. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A constellation of wondrous stars... Other Worlds collects together fifty-two science fiction and fantasy stories that graced the pages of some of the planet's finest speculative fiction magazines and anthologies between 2012 and 2018. Starships and sorcerers, aliens and demons, space exploration and forbidden magics throng these pages. Other worlds await...
Spirits in the Water
Series: Elements of Untethered Realms. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 67,590. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Water is spectacularly beautiful but also treacherous. The fourth, long-awaited anthology from Untethered Realms. Featuring authors Gwen Gardner, Jeff Chapman, M. Pax, Angela Brown, River Fairchild, Simon Kewin, Christine Rains, Meradeth Houston, Catherine Stine, M. Gerrick, and Cherie Reich.
The Clockwork King
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,240. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When Siggurd is given a task to perform by the Wirfather, he knows he is being sent to his death in punishment for his sins. For the Wirfather instructs him to track down and capture the Clockwork King of Pirathia, the fabled silver and brass homunculus Borealis Banderwar. It is an impossible task, but Siggurd has no choice but to try... A fantasy novella.
Engn
Series: Engn. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 135,130. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Lost in the great machine... Finn's childhood in the valley is idyllic, but across the plains lies Engn: a steam-powered fortress that needs a never-ending supply of workers. Generation after generation have been taken away, escorted into its depths by the mysterious and terrifying Ironclads, never to return. Then comes the day the Ironclads come for Finn…
The Cloven Land Trilogy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 322,860. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A brutal multinational corporation. A land ruled by necromancers. One girl in their way... The complete Cloven Land Trilogy: Hedge Witch, Wyrm Lord and Witch King, as well as the prequel novella, Hyrn, and bonus short story The Waters, Dividing the Land. "I loved it. Pulled me into the world and wouldn't let me go ... wonderful." "a thoroughly enjoyable read" - British Fantasy Society
Witch King (The Cloven Land Trilogy, Book 3)
Series: The Cloven Land Trilogy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,910. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The mighty river An freezes from shore to shore, and the army of horrors from Angere marches across to devour peaceful and beautiful Andar. Unlikely friends rise to the skies, and hidden enemies wait to betray Cait and Fer. With every defeat, Andar fades. And at Islagray, the heart of the land, the last free place, the Song can barely be heard over the rising tide of war.
Wyrm Lord (The Cloven Land Trilogy, Book 2)
Series: The Cloven Land Trilogy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,200. Language: British English. Published: December 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Lost in the land of the nightmares… Cait Weerd has reached Angere in the company of Ran, Nox and, unknown to anyone else, the dead witch-girl she carries within her. She faces a series of impossible tasks: cross the land of the undain without being captured; steal the Grimoire from the Witch King himself; and then, somehow, make it across the famously uncrossable river An...
Malware
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,280. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Jay Marston works for XOr AntiVirus, fighting malware outbreaks. A new virus starts to infect computers the world over. They defeat it, but it bugs Jay. It was too easy. Something else is going on, something much bigger. A technothriller short story
Slay Ride
Price: Free! Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
A collection of twelve short readings for the twelve days of Christmas.
Hedge Witch (The Cloven Land Trilogy, Book 1)
Series: The Cloven Land Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,030. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Two worlds, one nightmare... Cait Weerd doesn't know she's being hunted by horrors that need her blood to survive. She doesn’t know she’s a witch, descended from a long line of witches. Cait Weerd doesn’t know much, but all that’s about to change...
Hyrn - a Cloven Land Prequel
Series: The Cloven Land Trilogy. Price: Free! Words: 30,470. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Some wounds are too wide to heal... The world changes one bright morning. The ageing king of Angere turns to necromancy to prolong his existence, and the price of dark magic is paid in innocent lives. The land descends into chaos as loyalties are tested and friends become bitter foes. A novella prequel to the Cloven Land fantasy trilogy.
Future City Blues
Price: Free! Words: 35,740. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A tech noir collection. Contains: The Wrong Tom Jacks by Simon Kewin, Tripler: The Beginning by Neil Vogler and Doppelganger's Curse by Milo James Fowler.
We, the People of the Clouds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,480. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Reality is broken... For Marlon Smith the afterlife is a beach. The computer-generated world his consciousness inhabits provides for his every need. But then flaws begin to appear in the fabric of reality around him. Flaws that shouldn't be possible. Flaws only he can see... A future Earth novella
Faces in the Shadows
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(4.00 from 1 review)
Three ghostly short stories: Her Long Hair Shining, The Wind Singing in the Wires and Her Pale Smile.
Remembrance Day - Three Möbius Station Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,380. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The Twisted Way, Remembrance Day, Repairs - three short stories set on the lawless Möbius Strip, a broken-down space station in orbit around Mars.
Witching Hour
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,650. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Three short stories of witchcraft and witch magic: The Standing Stones of Erelong, A Sorcerous Mist and Slieau Whallian.
The Genehunter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,140. Language: British English. Published: May 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Some secrets are best left buried... Simms is a genehunter, paid to track down the DNA of the famous and infamous of history for his clients' private collections. He walks a line, pulled in many different directions at once. But when he starts to work the Boneyard case he discovers that, sometimes, you have to decide which side of the line you're on... Contains strong language.
Perfect Circles
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 127,110. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Collected short stories, 1999 - 2011: the fantasy short stories from Spell Circles, the science fiction short stories from Eccentric Orbits and the literary stories from Life Cycles, collected together into one box set.
Life Cycles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,510. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
short short stories 1999-2011 Tilting at windmills in the twenty-first century. A dying woman's surprising final wish. The unlikely connections between a Manchester woman and a 17th century Renaissance man. A chance encounter on a motorway. A woman allergic to the modern world.
Eccentric Orbits
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,800. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Science Fiction Short Stories, 1999-2011. An astronaut alone in the void of deep space. An alien starship capable of destroying all creation. A DNA Detective in search of the genetic code of The Beatles. A terrorist explosion trapped inside a bubble of space/time. A new life-form found in the quantum echoes of the void.
Spell Circles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,710. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fantasy Short Stories, 1999-2011 Desperate magic worked in the face of terrible danger. An old house with a hidden secret. An interview with a zombie. A woman allergic to the twenty-first century. A necromancer with evil written all over his face. Literally.
The Armageddon Machine
Price: Free! Words: 13,560. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A science fiction in the Golden Age tradition. The last, battered remnant of the feared Draconian starfleet limps through space, shadowed by ships of the victorious Million Star worlds. But the Draconian ship is still a terrible threat: it is the Draconian's final weapon, a device that can trigger the cascading collapse of space/time itself.

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Smashwords book reviews by Simon Kewin

  • West of the Texas Nebula on April 08, 2013

    This short story is a lot of fun. I've never read space westerns before, but I'll sure read more. West of the Texas Nebula (great title) is rootin' tootin' gunslinging action in an SF setting. Like I say, fun, and nicely written. But then any story with a characters called Whisky Tim and Bart Blackstar is going to be great, right?
  • The Crooked House of Coins on April 24, 2013

    Combining a haunted house, a cryptic treasure trail and a dark family secret, this is a gem of a story. You just know things aren't going to go to plan when James steps inside the crooked house of the title... I particularly liked the house itself; the way it creaked and groaned and leaned more and more as the story progressed. A fun read.