E.C. Stever


Eric Stever (E.C. Stever) is the author of humorous fantasy and science fiction adventures. He has been publishing for over a decade.

Eric is a professional archaeologist in Idaho, and was previously a computer programmer. (Dear NASA: If you're recruiting for an expedition to those alien ruins on Omicron-Persei 8, he's the ideal programmer-archaeologist you've been looking for.)

He lives on the River of No Return with a geologist, two unrepentant marshmallow fanatics, and several hundred eyebrow mites (don't judge, you have them too). Alas, the coyotes have eaten his cats.

His favorite authors include: Terry Pratchett, Isaac Asimov, Neil Gaiman, Alexander McCall Smith, Vernor Vinge and Bill Bryson. Especially (especially), Bill Bryson's audio books.

★★Everybody likes free cheese★★ So if you want to taste a sample of his work (for free), just go to his website and download free books, or look him up on ProlificWorks.

More information can be found at his website: www.ecstever.com

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I write flat out, without thinking, for about 20 pages. Then I stop and come up with a plot based around whatever I've written. Is it interesting? Is it fun? About half the time I don't use the idea at all, it's just a warmup. But sometimes I keep going with it.

If the premise seems worthwhile, I spend a lot of time coming up with characters, their relationships, and designing the overall plot (the cal-to-adventure, the midpoint, the ending). Once that's done, if I'm still interested, I start writing the scenes. I'll usually write each Act separately, then edit before going to the next Act.

It's slower-but higher quality-work and keeps me from deviating off course.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was about a tiger who broke free of the zoo and went to McDonalds, and then threw up. I wrote it in 5th grade. It was the best.
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Where to find E.C. Stever online


Dragon Removal Service
The Collected Lies of Gulchima Brixby... Book 1: Coming Feb 2019

Dragon Removal Service

Price: $4.99 USD.
Future Cavers
The adventures of Cordi Akelarre, exoplanetary cave explorer, big microbe hunter, and disabled kick-ass heroine.

Microbe Hunters on the Moon

Price: $2.99 USD.


A Magical School for Magical Fools
Series: Dragon Removal Service. Pre-release—available December 31, 2019. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Book 2 of the Dragon Removal Service Series. Coming December 2019 from Looka Books.
Microbe Hunters on the Moon
Series: Future Cavers. Pre-release—available October 3, 2019. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The continuing adventures of Cordi Akelarre: disabled cave explorer, semi-professional badass. A follow up to Sisters Under the Skin.
Dragon Removal Service
Series: Dragon Removal Service. Pre-release—available March 1, 2019. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,190. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The war is over, but with all the silly left-over magic running around the kingdom of Baltica, things are worser-than-worse. Who's going to clean it all up? Eleven-year-old Gulchima Brixby thinks she's the girl for the job. She's just inherited a failing construction company, and they need the work. Lunkers under the bridge? Fairy poo in the factory? How hard could it be? It's only magic...
The Moctezuman
Price: Free! Words: 14,320. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
★★★★★ "A Hilarious Mashup: It's The Martian meets The Evil Dead... at the end of the Aztec Empire." Two scifi horror short stories from an Ancient Alien visitor. I wish he'd hurry up and sacrifice me, like I planned it. Otherwise I might die in this dank temple. But here he stands, nephew to the emperor of a quarter-million Aztec warriors, and Moctezuma does the one thing I don't want: He waits.
Sisters Under the Skin
Series: Future Cavers. Price: Free! Words: 11,690. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
They're messing with the wrong caver...Cordi Akelarre is an exoplanetary cave explorer, on the verge of the discovery of a lifetime. When a group of eco-terrorists sneak into her cave and try to steal her latest find, she's ready for them. There's a reason she's kept that cave a secret. It holds a mystery that could change the entire planet (and make her the richest woman in the solar system).
Non Metallic: Near Future Science Fiction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,770. Language: American English. Published: June 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Five science fiction stories designed at the molecular level to enthrall and amaze. Including: 'The Judas Horse' - In a town tormented by insane super-soldiers, every transgression is punishable by death. So what's the harm in a little murder?; 'Bob Ten' - Bob Ten has the strength of six men, but that's not nearly enough to stop the alien invaders who stole his pants. Plus three more stories!

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Smashwords book reviews by E.C. Stever

  • Transference (First in the Fleet Quintet) on Aug. 04, 2018

    Psychological science fiction with a space-opera background... and a ton of "romantic" interludes. Fans of the Vokosigan Series will like this. This book is psychological science fiction, but has a space-opera feel to it which comes into focus later in the story. It also has a _ton_ of sex scenes, which is not usually my thing. But these tie in well with the metaphysical/psychic aspects of the story, and the manipulative main character (what a heartless bastard he is; you'll love him). The strength of this work lies in the characters, who are realistic, uncertain, self-sabotaging. What a breath of fresh air from the usual hero, who is no more than his job title! There are some problems, I feel, with in scene Point of View shifts, that led me to distraction in the middle of the book. And after a while I got frustrated with the setting on the space station (it's all low tech). But I see enough good writing to keep going with the series. I'm rounding up to 4 because the main characters were so realistically drawn (something I feel is lacking in most scifi) and because I see so much promise in this writer.