Thomas Duder

Biography

Hello! Meet Thomas Duder, Author of the Things.

A citizen of Bellingham, WA by way of Southern California, Thomas Duder is a firm believer that a writer should write. "Forget the drama of writing, forget the politics of writing, forget even the rest of the industry. Writers should write, period."

An independent publisher and author, working in close collaboration with a fierce team assembled and hand-picked by he himself, Thomas Duder is a seasoned general of various projects beforehand, bringing those skills to the fore as The Crew plunges directly into the world of action-adventure literature!

His vanguard series, "The Generalist," is an action-adventure extravaganza, a veritable rollercoaster ride through a Neo-Los Angeles of the near future. Loaded with witty dialogue, fast-paced action and sequences of brilliant violence, you're sure to find plenty to keep you entertained for hours on end!

Where to find Thomas Duder online

Series

The Generalist
Action. Adventure. Fist to face. The Generalist is a hard-hitting ride through the Los Angeles of tomorrow, stuffed to the brim with monster-gene humans turned cannibal, Artifacts of enormous strength warping the very fabric of reality itself, secret organizations seeking to out-maneuver each other for ultimate power, and every day a simple miracle just to survive. And who's standing between the rest of us "mundane citizens" and the myriad forces that seek to devour and conquer this world and those beyond? The two violence-prone action junkies of the Shop: Frank Todd, the Generalist, and Daniel "Dash" Hopkins, his troll-gened companion and partner-in-crime. Taking on all foes and challenges no matter how great or small, the Shop will do the job, get the pay, and woe betide any and all who dare to thwart their will! The Generalist! Because you simply cannot read about people getting punched in the face ENOUGH!
Killer 13
The world is broken. All that exists lives only to feed on everything else. The sun, the eternal sands of this desert wasteland world, the very air is out to devour you. Walking throughout such wicked horrors is the slayer, the murderer, the madman primeval. His name is 13, the same as the smoldering brand on his neck. Accursed. Accused. The Unlucky Number. Killer. Beset on all sides by the evil, cannibal creatures of this world, 13 wanders in an eternal quest, his vigil unrelenting, his fury and madness without equal. A wandering, murderous marauder versus a desert wasteland of a world filled to the brim with murderers, demons, twisted abominations, warring angels and the very forces of nature cannibalizing everything that exists. They should've brought more to the fight against him.
Killer 13 - 6
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Killer 13 - I
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Killer 13 - II
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Killer 13 - III
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Killer 13 - IV
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Killer 13 - V
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Books

Killer 13 - XI
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
You are standing in a train station. You just woke up. The people bustle about you, but you are ever so alone. Which is real, then? You? The people? The train barreling down the tracks? What is your move, then? What will you do? Please wake up. It is important, so very important, that you do.
Killer 13 - XVIII
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,190. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
13 finds himself at a new oBstaCle - the End of the Line, Yes, the last limit of this world and the next. And gUaRding the gates, the Daemonkinder Overlord Imp. It's monster versus monster, and only the straNgest will survive!
Killer 13 - XIII
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The rise of a new foe (((reveals))) a shred more of 13's past to himself, lost to the desert sands. Reaching new levels of insanity, 13 must take on his foe despite his ever-increasing madness. Will 13 survive the attack of The Highborn?
The Generalist - Taboo 5: Auger of the Angels
Series: The Generalist. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,250. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The Walpurgisnacht Jam comes to a thrilling conclusion! Witness the final battle between The Shop and Karsiel the Revenant, Angel of the Warning Shot! Which will survive the thrilling rollercoaster of attacks? Which side will remain standing? Read on and find out! The Generalist - Taboo 5: Auger of the Angels! Because you cannot read about people being punched in the face ENOUGH!
The Generalist - Taboo 4: Anger of the Angels
Series: The Generalist. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,650. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Adventure » Action
IT IS TIME! YOU CANNOT RUN, YOU CANNOT HIDE! THE SHOP HAS ENACTED THE 13TH CLAUSE OF THE PACT OF PANTHEONS AND THE DOOR TO DESTRUCTION HAS BEEN OPENED! The Walpurgisnacht Jam, a ritualized street battle, BEGINS! Only one group will stand at the end of it all. The Generalist - Taboo 4: Anger of the Angels! Because you cannot read about people being punched in the face ENOUGH!
The Generalist - Taboo 3: Angle of the Angels
Series: The Generalist. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,330. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Adventure » Action
When the going gets tough, the tough get violent! By "going" we mean "an insane Angel-Gene has taken over the world's only bank" and by "violent" we mean "violent." Follow as The Shop begins yet another death-defying misadventure full of flying fists and blood by the bucketful! Neo-Los Angeles's greatest, most powerful banker has run afoul an angelic fowl most foul, and naturally he's going to
Killer 13 - VIII
Series: Killer 13, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Hark. You have beheld the splendor and the majesty of the Daemonkinder as 13 rampaged throughout the world. Behold. The splendor of the Engel, the beauty of Heaven. Hail. The Church of the Machine is here. Heaven is HERE!
kILLER 13 - VII
Series: Killer 13, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
nyctophilia nyc·to·phil·i·a (nĭk'tə-fĭl'ē-ə) n. A preference for the night or darkness. Also called scotophilia . The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary.
Killer 13 - 6
Series: Killer 13, six. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,100. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
13 finds a desert oasis that denies the hungry, ever present shadow of Death that is the nature of this twisted, broken world. Memories and knowledge clash with madness as a secret experiment threatens to plunge 13 further into the desert wasteland. It's not his powers were growing... It's that he must dive deeper to find that which he had never lost to begin with.
Killer 13 - V
Series: Killer 13, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Have you ever had an itch you can't scratch? And what will you do, my dear, when it's deeper than the brain? Are you even reading these, you who dare to profane? And in deepest dark and dank, where light doth wane?
The Generalist - Taboo 2: Double Down
Series: The Generalist. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,160. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Work is never over for the Shopkeepers. This time they're dealing with a two-pronged assault, with assassins attacking from the outside and employees on strike from within. Top it off with Frank getting arrested and a war brewing in the streets and you have a recipe for absolute mayhem. Naturally, for The Shop, it's just another Monday and the Shopkeepers are out of patience and coffee alike.
The Generalist - Taboo 1: Double Feature Show
Series: The Generalist. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,290. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Urban
Waking up in a bathtub full of blood and a head empty of memories is certainly not the typical morning for an average person. Frank Todd, however, is anything but an average person. Follow along as he fights his way through the city of Neo Los Angeles encountering friend and foe alike in his quest to find out who and what he is.
Killer 13 - IV
Series: Killer 13, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A mysterious, wandering clown shares a camp with 13. One of these men are going to die before the end of the night. Read on and find out for yourself.
Killer 13 - III
Series: Killer 13, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The rise of a new foe reveals a shred more of 13's past to himself, lost to the desert sands. Reaching new levels of insanity, 13 must take on his foe despite his ever-increasing madness. Will 13 survive the attack of The Highborn?
Killer 13 - II
Series: Killer 13, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Another day, another Daemonkinder blooding the Cleaver. 13 continues his irrational war against the vicious beings known as the Daemonkinder. Without reason or rhyme, 'twixt sun and sand all will be ground up and destroyed. All exists to be struck down by his hand.
Killer 13 - I
Series: Killer 13, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A wandering, murderous marauder versus a desert wasteland of a world filled to the brim with murderers, demons, twisted abominations, warring angels and the very forces of nature cannibalizing everything that exists. They should've brought more to the fight against him.
The Modern Times
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2015 . Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » General, Poetry » American poetry » General
A collection of rather angry poetry and writing regarding the modern day slave. Get mad. Then go make a change in your life.
[ - ] (Minus)
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 8,990. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015 . Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » Love, Poetry » Themes & motifs » General
A book of poetry by Thomas Duder, with artwork from Melanie McCurdie. Subject matter deals with the aftermath of relationships, the stress of troubled relationships, and the general miasma of life heaped upon the shoulders of a struggling artist.
The Generalist - Taboo X: The Twisted Mashup
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,350. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Here it is. The novella that should have been a short story but grew up to become a mean, cantankerous beast of a fractured fairy tale. This time it's not just The Shop, but plenty of other characters trapped in an alternate, arcane universe with a mystery to unravel and plenty of beat down to dispense! Read on, friend, and take responsibility for your actions!
The Generalist - Taboo X: Interdimensional Villains Day
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Deputized and unwilling to give up all the sweet, sweet bonuses and perks that comes from working alongside the American government, The Shop must conduct themselves against an array of similar yet awesomely powerful Interdimensional Warlords, Villains, and anyone else wanting to take over the dimension for whatever purpose. And there's so many reasons! Time to take care of the paperwork, boys!
The Generalist - Taboo X: Stand Against The Heart Of Darkness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Follow the Shop as they perform some of their most esoteric rituals, where both might lose their souls in the name of progress! Where two have entered, will either survive to leave?
The Generalist - Taboo X: Army of Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
The boys are up to their thick necks in trouble as an Interdimensional Warlord of untold strength and eldritch power attempts to conquer not just their world but a neighboring dimension as well! Trapped in a war between these worlds, will the Warlord win or will the bad guys beat that ass wholesale? Well, read on and see!
The Omnibus Generalis Volume 1
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 158,050. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Behold the first four collected works from the bone-breaking, face-smashing action adventure, urban fantasy series The Generalist! The Omnibus Generalis Volume 1! Because you have acquired the impeccable taste for reading about people being punched in the face...and it's not that you've had enough. You simply want MORE!
The Generalist - Taboo X: Cliché of Memories
Price: Free! Words: 25,840. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
(4.78 from 9 reviews)
A bathtub full of blood and a head empty of memories. While I'm pretty certain that's not the normal way that I wake up on a daily basis, it's certainly how THIS day starts! From there it's a hop, skip, and a jump into more crap than I'm fairly certain I can handle. Fighting my way through a city full of magic and monsters, and doing my damndest to figure out who and, possibly, what I am.

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Smashwords book reviews by Thomas Duder

  • A True Bizarre Story on Dec. 08, 2012
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    Hmmmmmmmmm. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. 3/5. WAIT, WAIT, DON'T WALK AWAY! That's not to say this isn't a good story, it's just I'm an asshole. :D Seriously, it's actually quite the intriguing tale, a horror story that, content-wise, is just UP there, y'know? He may not be Robert R. McCammon, but he's certainly up there with Stephen King in presentation and atmosphere! I've read in at least one other review about Ryu's use of head-jumping, and I gotta agree. I can NOT agree when it comes to such a thing. Once per chapter, sure...but otherwise, this story could've been better simply by sticking to one point of view. The second issue was the editing, something that can be dealt with easily by reading for content...but the inner editor in me kept wanting to whip out the red pen. A B-/C+ effort for such a category. Like I said earlier, if not for these two little issues, he'd get a full-blown 5/5 from me simply due to the content alone - this kinda stuff can be serious nightmare fuel for some! Ultimately though, it's a good read. Is this tale $1.99-.99? Is it still free? Snag it, snag it now and enjoy a good literary scare. :D
  • A True Bizarre Story on Dec. 08, 2012

    On "A True Bizarre Story" Hmmmmmmmmm. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. 3/5. WAIT, WAIT, DON'T WALK AWAY! That's not to say this isn't a good story, it's just I'm an asshole. :D Seriously, it's actually quite the intriguing tale, a horror story that, content-wise, is just UP there, y'know? He may not be Robert R. McCammon, but he's certainly up there with Stephen King in presentation and atmosphere! I've read in at least one other review about Ryu's use of head-jumping, and I gotta agree. I can NOT agree when it comes to such a thing. Once per chapter, sure...but otherwise, this story could've been better simply by sticking to one point of view. The second issue was the editing, something that can be dealt with easily by reading for content...but the inner editor in me kept wanting to whip out the red pen. A B-/C+ effort for such a category. Like I said earlier, if not for these two little issues, he'd get a full-blown 5/5 from me simply due to the content alone - this kinda stuff can be serious nightmare fuel for some! Ultimately though, it's a good read. Is this tale $1.99-.99? Is it free? Snag it, snag it now and enjoy a good literary scare. :D
  • The Slayer and the Sphinx on March 07, 2013

    An unexpectedly delightful read! So, I went in to reading this particular book (Slayer and the Sphinx) with the mindset that I wasn’t in the mood for a YA novel right now. I just got done reading and reviewing one and, to be quite honest, the plethora that is currently bogging down the market has me kinda set against them. So it was that I started reading The Slayer and the Sphinx with a closed, perhaps even antagonistic viewpoint. So it was that the writer was able to surmount such a start – certainly there are aspects of the story that one must stretch one’s imagination when it comes to believability and character interaction (SPOILER: I hate any and all amnesia stories, especially my own), but what do you expect? This is a freakin’ YA novel. The action is fair, the background and environments are fairly well-written, and the worldbuilding is kinda impressive. With ALL THAT stated, I find that it’s the honesty of the quest itself that impresses me, and while the situation itself may be slightly forced it’s what the characters DO with it that kept me reading, even after I was ready to hurl my smartphone into the fire during that first chapter. NOW, a powerful con in my book - using the autospellcheck is all good and gravy, but "wad" and "had" are two different words. This happened at several occasions in my reading of the book, and is exactly why a proofreader can save ya the time of doing it yourself...but even if you HAVE to do it yourself, at least it gets done. :3 Despite the VERY few instances this happened, the read was still groovy. Did you see what I did there? Yup. I meant to do that though... Yeap, S&S gets a solid 4/5. I WOULD have rated it a 3/5, except the story…man, the story IS pretty good! Good enough that I’m going to get my hands on the sequel (ugh, sequel hook) once I hear that it’s out and, to be quite honest, so should you. :3 ~Thomas Duder, Author of the Things http://www.facebook.com/AuthorOfTheThings