Stephen B5 Jones


Husband, Father, Philosopher, Bus Driver, Writer. Missionary.. but that's just today. I grew up in the U.S. southwest. I've been writing, sometimes coherently, since Jr. High. That was a long time ago.


The Last God War
They were the God wars, named for their point of contention, and they had once torn the world of Perma apart. Yet, after so long, it is found the gifts still exist. If they are found the wars will not be ended.
A Gift of Fire
Price: $4.00 USD.
A Thirst for Water
Price: $4.00 USD.


Extraordinary Circumstances 11: Consequence and Cause
Series: Extraordinary Circumstances. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,230. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
We reach the end of our adventures. Though on most days action is followed by reaction. However, this is the Kitchen, and it is in the Academia. Sometimes the most extraordinary things happen.
Extraordinary Circumstances 10: The Secret of the Unseen Dragon
Series: Extraordinary Circumstances. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,870. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
There is a stranger, alone in the Academia, someone from a far away land, and she is being pursued by something terrible.
Extraordinary Circumstances 9: The Storm in a Bottle
Series: Extraordinary Circumstances. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
A man has traveled from afar to give a special gift to a special woman. But some gifts are better left unopened. Episode 9 in the Extraordinary Circumstances serial; the story of a young apprentice named Hanich the the amazing things he sees while working in a place they call the Kitchen.
Extraordinary Circumstances 8: The Man in the Shadows
Series: Extraordinary Circumstances. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Everyone knows the Academia is not a safe place after dark. Few people know why. There is something dangerous, something people only talk about in whispers. Hanich tells the story of what Mr. Scrimm does when an impossible murder happens in the rail yard, and Hanich finds an impossible explanation.
Extraordinary Circumstances 7: The Clockwork Man
Series: Extraordinary Circumstances. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
In his short time as an apprentice at a soup kitchen in a poor neighborhood, Hanich has made a number of friends, and a few enemies. Circumstances are being manipulated around him and he will soon be in mortal danger. A Christian steampunk experience.
Extraordinary Circumstances 6: What Things Go Bump in the Night
Series: Extraordinary Circumstances. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,830. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
In the days just before Christmastime an old furnace has fumed it's last, leaving the residents of the building with nowhere to go. The rumor is that it was caused by gremlins. These gremlins have been getting around, doing all kinds of dastardly deeds. Could it be true?
Extraordinary Circumstances 5: A Hitch in Time
Series: Extraordinary Circumstances. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
The Academia is an epicenter of unexplainable events. The Kitchen was established to offer comfort for those caught up in these events. With so many extraordinary things happening, each day represents a new adventure. Or does it?
Extraordinary Circumstances 4: Dr. Drakes Potion for Love and Devotion
Series: Extraordinary Circumstances. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
Put a drop of Dr. Drake's potion on the forehead of your true love as they sleep, and in the morning they will awake totally devoted to you. Buyer beware—there are no refunds nor guarantees. The continuing adventures of Hanich, a young apprentice at a soup kitchen in the Academia, a neglected neighborhood where the most extraordinary things can happen.
Extraordinary Circumstances: 3 The Episodic Man
Series: Extraordinary Circumstances. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,300. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
The years go by fast, especially when you skip a few. Hanich, an apprentice at a soup kitchen in a run down neighborhood, meets a former professor who has been caught in a most extraordinary circumstance and learns firsthand about the danger to the unusual children in the Academia.
Extraordinary Circumstances: 2 A Woman of the Ages
Series: Extraordinary Circumstances. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,290. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
What does a homeless elderly woman, a young bread thief and a decidedly middle aged woman who went to visit a prisoner in jail have in common? Time will tell. The second in the series of the Extraordinary Circumstances found by Hanich at the Kitchen in the Academia.
Extraordinary Circumstances: 1 The League of Red-Eyed Gentlemen
Series: Extraordinary Circumstances. Price: Free! Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
Hanich was too sickly, and was nearly too old to acquire an apprenticeship. So when he was offered a position in a soup kitchen in a run down neighborhood he thought it the most extraordinary thing he would ever experience. He was wrong. Welcome to the Kitchen, where comfort is offered, even to those in the most extraordinary of circumstances. A Christian Steampunk Experience
A Thirst for Water
Series: The Last God War. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 100,800. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
The Last God War part 2 Miko, a young man, is discouraged to see so many keepers have escaped from Cityscape and are now making their home in the Shanties. He is unhappy that they brought with them a belief in a god made up by an ancient robot. He would be happier if no one from outside knew about the Shanties. He would be happy if nothing would change.
A Gift of Fire
Series: The Last God War. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 91,760. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Sharo had been keeping to herself, working, and caring for her brother, but bitter house lords abandoned her among ruins a hundred miles from Cityscape on the eve of deadly winter, expecting her to die. But not all is lost. It is there she finds she has a wonderful and dangerous gift which she will need to face the cold of winter, and more. Between Sharo and her home something ancient awaits.
The Flight of the Shadow
Series: Flight, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Piko has found something which she could use to unite the scattered human race. She just has to make sure no one else takes it first. This is the third installment in the “Flight” series.
The Flight of the Ulysses
Series: Flight, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
The Ulysses was the fastest ship made when it set on her twenty year voyage to the nearest star, but things can change quickly...
Tinker's Tale 2ed
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 55,400. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Midieval mayhem and mystical maliciousness set in an alternate world’s version of northern Colorado. Tinker's tale is an adventure told with warmth and humor by a tinker who weaves the tale of Sir Firth and Sir Merrick; enemies united in a common quest to save the new Queen.
The Jekyll Alternative
Series: The Generalist, Book 2. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 96,740. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Genetically designed humans are taking over the workforce, but some natural born people see it as an opportunity waiting for a solution, a technological solution. Meanwhile a mysterious figure casts his shadow over the life of a generalist named Sharpe.
The Flight of the Trace
Series: Flight, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Bond is a pilot who has made the most important discovery of the century. His name will become a household word, fame and fortune awaits. All he has to do is get home.
Escapade and Goodbye
Series: The Generalist, Book 1. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 89,360. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Sharpe Connely is a generalist. He has been trained at multiple jobs, excels at problem solving and is a natural born genius. When his past comes back to haunt him, will that be enough? EnG is a near-future adventure in the grand S.F. tradition.

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Smashwords book reviews by Stephen B5 Jones

  • We Don’t Plummet Out of the Sky Anymore on Feb. 06, 2012

    Great story, well presented.
  • Etiquette with Your Robot Wife and 30 More SF/F/H Lists on Feb. 06, 2012

    Very funny--sarcastic really. Good for when you want a light, entertaining read.
  • Call of the Herald on May 31, 2012

    A well written journey into a new world.
  • Plantgirl on May 31, 2012

    Charming and warm. Not the ending I expected, but I liked it.
  • Delightfully Twisted Tales: Family Antimatters (Volume Six) on May 31, 2012

    Truly lives up to its name.
  • Spirit Thorn (A Tale of Parallel Worlds) on June 20, 2012

    This was great fun, a fun-loving romp. It's the kind of story adults will love to read to children, and the children will enjoy it too.
  • How To Be A School Bus Driver on June 21, 2012

    There's lots of good information in this book. If you are, have been or wanna be a driver you might want to take a look at this. Also, if you have kids who ride the bus it might be helpful to look at it from the other side.
  • Tribe on June 21, 2012

    The story is well considered from beginning to end. The hero, annoying at first, but he grows on you. A welcome addition to the superhero genre, and an enjoyable read.
  • The Roof on June 21, 2012

    I read this story a few days ago and I'm still thinking about it. It's that kind of story. There's a lot of heart in this, well worth looking at.
  • The Book Reader on July 21, 2012

    I liked this story. Deep and methodical, it kept my attention to the end.
  • Vengeance Is Mine (An Emily O'Brien novel #1) on Sep. 21, 2012

    A perfect weekend read with true to life characters and a compelling plot. Good job.
  • Incursion on Sep. 26, 2012

    Good story. It makes me wonder what happens next.
  • A Crack in the Wall on Feb. 19, 2013

    A good, well-written story. I honestly didn't know where it was going. I look forward to reading more.
  • Sarah on Feb. 19, 2013

    A well executed short story which really had a lot going on. The only thing that bothers me is that the story ends with a "comma" instead of a "period". It's almost a write your own ending.
  • Buried Truth (An Emily O'Brien novel #2) on March 29, 2013

    Here is my candidate for most likely to become a paperback. Entertaining and engaging.
  • Extreme Measures (An Emily O'Brien novel #6) on Dec. 04, 2016

    Worth the wait. Another great story in a great series. For anyone who likes detective mysteries. I look forward to the next one.
  • Hidden in Darkness (An Emily O'Brien novel #7) on Jan. 06, 2018

    Sometimes a series goes stagnant because the stories drop into a pattern. This isn't happening here. Each story is a gem. Well worth the read.
  • Tangled Web (An Emily O'Brien novel #8) on March 14, 2019

    Another enjoyable story in the series, number 8 and there is still more to say, and there are still surprises around every corner. Thanks, keep writing.