Joseph R. Lallo


Once a computer engineer, Joseph R. Lallo is now a full-time science fiction and fantasy author and contributor to the Six Figure Authors podcast.

Where to find Joseph R. Lallo online


Big Sigma
Bypass Gemini
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Unstable Prototypes
Price: $3.99 USD.
Artificial Evolution
Price: $4.99 USD.
Temporal Contingency
Price: $4.99 USD.
Indra Station
Price: $3.99 USD.
Nova Igniter
Price: $4.99 USD.
Follow the exploits of Amanita "Nita" Graus, Captain Mack, Lil, Coop, and Wink as they soar through the skies of a steampunk world.
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Ichor Well
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The Calderan Problem
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Cipher Hill
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Contaminant Six
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The Big Sigma Collection: Volume 2
Series: Big Sigma. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 358,160. Language: American English. Published: May 24, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Big Sigma Collection: Volume 2 is a must for any fan of Joseph R. Lallo’s thrilling sci-fi adventure series. It includes the final three novels: Temporal Contingency, Indra Station, and Nova Igniter. Also, available for sale for the first time, a bonus short story: Meeting of the Mas
The Book of Deacon Anthology Volume 2
Series: Book of Deacon. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 753,030. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A new collection of stories in the critically acclaimed and international bestselling Book of Deacon Series. It contains 14 epic fantasy short stories, novellas, and novels released between 2015 and 2022, including The D'Karon Apprentice, The Crescents, The Coin of Kenvard, The Story of Sorrel, Halfax, and many more!
Top Level Player
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,290. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The bad news? You died. The good news? You have an extra life! After a terminal diagnosis, Jazz had nothing to lose in testing a prototype brain scanner, right? Wrong. Dead wrong. Now she’s locked in a digital afterlife called The After-Image. Is there a way out of this chaotic post-life RPG? She’ll have to find some friends and gain some levels, but one way or another she’ll learn the truth.
Paradoxes and Dragons Volume 2
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,510. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Ten experimental sci-fi and fantasy shorts and novellas by Joseph R. Lallo. -Uncle Easy -Comfortable Dragon -Time Loop -Dragons in Space -The Dwarfendam Run -The Front Way -The Pencil Hoarder -Soft Summoned -The Tale of Amberbelly -Weird Nothing
Nova Igniter
Series: Big Sigma, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 119,030. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
The last thing Lex wants is for history to repeat itself. He's clashed with tech-obsessed terrorists, robot hordes, and twisted timelines. He has skills like no one else. He’ll need them. Targeted by cyber-attacks and cut off from his allies. Facing threats from his past that are leaking back onto his life. If Lex doesn’t get to the bottom of things, the galaxy’s days are numbered.
Contaminant Six
Series: Free-Wrench, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,770. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
The fug that poisoned the world has struck the Wind Breaker crew. After years of dangerous capers, it was only a matter of time before Captain Mack’s crew felt the sting of the toxin that blankets their continent. They must split up, seek the aid of old rivals, and brave secret facilities to find the key to recovery. Join Nita and her friends on what may be their final adventure.
The Coin of Kenvard
Series: Book of Deacon, Volume 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,890. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the wake of the Perpetual War, the world cannot afford for history to repeat itself. Myranda and Deacon have helped to guide their world out of the clutches of the D’Karon. But victory has come at a price. Deacon’s mysterious affliction is becoming more than he can handle. Will he be forced to choose between his own life and finding the source of the anomalies that threaten his home?
Paradoxes and Dragons: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthology
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,910. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of ten short stories and novellas collected from Joseph R. Lallo. Have you ever wanted to read about the adventures of a portly unicorn and her surly hummingbird friend? Maybe you worry artificial intelligence is getting too big for its britches. You’ll find those tales and more in this science fiction and fantasy anthology.
Halfax: A Book of Deacon Novella
Series: Book of Deacon. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,330. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
If you can’t have good luck, you should at least have a good dragon. The princess has inherited the family curse. It’s all the palace staff can do to keep her safe from her own luck. When the king is poisoned by a needle meant for her, she and the queen must seek a cure. They will need the help of Halfax, their greatest protector, to reach it. Even he may not be ready for the challenge ahead.
The Story of Sorrel
Series: Book of Deacon. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,400. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
For some creatures, running and hiding is the only way to stay alive. But no one can run forever. Sorrel and her twins are malthropes, creatures hated by the people of their world. Years of searching for a place where they can be safe has brought them to a mysterious new land. It would be a paradise if not for the terrible beast who casts its shadow of the people who call it home.
Indra Station
Series: Big Sigma, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,390. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
What would you risk to do what you were born to do? Lex has two loves: hoversled racing and Michella. Everything from mega-corporations to robot rampages have threatened to keep them apart. This is Lex’s chance to race again. One thing stands in his way: Michella. He’s desperate to get back on the track. She’s determined to find what the league is hiding. This second chance may be their last.
Rogue Derelict
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,680. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
After the fall of the empire, all Benita Castor wants is a quiet life as an accountant. Somehow, she finds herself auditing an old Kirian space station for a crime boss instead. When an ancient ship arrives and its crew assumes Benita was their commander, the echoes of the past could have grave consequences for her future. Rogue Derelict is set in Lindsay Buroker’s Fallen Empire Series.
The Adventures of Rustle and Eddy
Series: Book of Deacon. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,170. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Rustle the water fairy has always been curious. The world is a big place, and fairies like him see so little of it. While exploring the shore of the Crescent Sea, he crosses paths with an adventure-seeking merman named Eddy. Together, they discover that deep in the heart of the sea, a long-forgotten story is waiting to be rediscovered.
Cipher Hill
Series: Free-Wrench, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,440. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In this swashbuckling steampunk adventure, the crew of the Wind Breaker go to war. Countless clashes with the fug folk have put them at odds with Ferris Tusk, the man pulling the strings of the entire fug. Rather than wait for him to hatch his latest scheme, they take the battle to the fug. But have they bit off more than they can chew?
The Stump and the Spire
Series: Book of Deacon. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,850. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Previously only available in larger collections, The Stump and the Spire is an individual release of two short stories in the Book of Deacon setting. The titular story is about a pair of children who rediscover a terrible relic from their world’s past. The second story, Seeking the Shadow, depicts the first meeting of an assassin and his partner.
Beta Testers
Series: Big Sigma. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,140. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes battles need to be fought, but there’s no military willing to fire the first shot. And sometimes jobs need to be done, but the right tool doesn’t exist yet. In both cases, what you need is a Beta Tester. This is the story of Silo and Garotte, a pair of soldiers who team up with a lunatic inventor to try to prevent a conflict that could disrupt an entire planet.
Entwell Origins: Ayna
Series: Book of Deacon. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,250. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Entwell Origins: Ayna is the fascinating tale of Ayna Reedwind. One of the most powerful wizards in The Book of Deacon setting, this novella reveals how the surly little fairy found her way to the mystic village of Entwell and earned her place among the masters.
Free-Wrench Collection: Volume 1
Series: Free-Wrench. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 255,740. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Do you like airships, steam-powered contraptions, and swashbuckling adventures? Join Nita, Lil, Coop, Cap’n Mack and the rest of the Wind Breaker crew in this thrilling collection! Free-Wrench Collection: Volume 1 includes Free-Wrench, Skykeep, and Ichor Well, the first three novels in the Free-Wrench series.
The Crescents
Series: Book of Deacon, Volume 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,970. Language: American English. Published: October 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Myranda and the Chosen are struggling to restore their kingdom after the Perpetual War. In exchange for a precious treatment to revitalize their land, they agree to cross the sea and investigate a series of attacks. The elves of South Crescent believe the attacks are the work of the legendary Aluall. What awaits them may be their greatest challenge yet.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,140. Language: American English. Published: October 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
When his Uncle takes an unannounced trip, Markus Spiros is asked to care for his ‘special oven.’ He soon discovers his uncle had been incubating a rare and special beast that will need his help it is going to thrive. Unfortunately, Markus and his Uncle aren’t the only people who are interested in the creature, and some don’t have its best interests at heart.
The Calderan Problem
Series: Free-Wrench, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,100. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
For months, Captain Mack and his crew has limped along without their engineer, but Nita Graus has not been slacking. At long last she has convinced her homeland of Caldera to offer the Wind Breaker safe harbor. Meanwhile, an old foe has found a new ally. Together, their grim schemes could bring ruin to Rim and Caldera alike.
The Big Sigma Collection: Volume 1
Series: Big Sigma. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 491,660. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Big Sigma Series is a science fiction adventure written by Joseph R. Lallo, author of the Book of Deacon and Free-Wrench. It collects the first three novels in the series: Bypass Gemini, Unstable Prototypes, and Artificial Evolution. Also included are the new novella Beta Testers, and two short stories, Building the Perfect Pet and Squee’s Day Out.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 201,000. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Philo Middleton awakes to find himself strapped to a chair in a strange chamber with most of his memory missing. His day goes downhill from there. He is trapped in a place known as The Between. The mysterious dimension exists between all other places and eras. Time does not flow, science does not function, and magic rules all. Philo, a useless science-type, now must find some way to return home.
Ichor Well
Series: Free-Wrench, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,380. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Ichor Well is the third story in the Free-Wrench Series of Steampunk novels. Ever since Nita joined the Wind Breaker crew, the airship's reputation has been growing. The destruction of the mighty dreadnought and the escape from the legendary Skykeep have made the crew the stuff of legend. Alas, legendary heroes always attract worthy villains. Luscious P. Alabaster strives to be just that foe.
The Redemption of Desmeres
Series: Book of Deacon. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,180. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Redemption of Desmeres is a sidequest in The Book of Deacon Saga. Desmeres Lumineblade always prided himself on his pragmatism, clarity, and focus. These qualities made him the maker of the finest weapons ever created, and even helped end the Perpetual War. But some choices leave scars on even the steadiest mind, and now the time has come to find balance for his less heroic deeds.
Temporal Contingency
Series: Big Sigma, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 158,630. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Some problems just won’t stay solved. After his devastating clash with a robotic scourge in his last adventure, Lex’s life is finally getting back on track. It seems like he might even be able to return to the race track. Mad inventor Karter and his AI Ma have other plans. They’ve discovered a problem so large that in the present it cannot be solved. In the past, however, they might have a chance.
The D'Karon Apprentice
Series: Book of Deacon, Volume 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 167,790. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
In the months following The Battle of Verril, great strides have been made to heal the rift between the Northern Alliance and Tressor. The peace between the nations, however, is a fragile one, and the awakening of an ancient enemy threatens to spark a new conflict that could undo all that the Chosen have achieved.
The Book of Deacon Anthology
Series: Book of Deacon. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 701,870. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
For the first time ever, the first five years of the acclaimed Book of Deacon series are collected into a single volume. It includes: The Complete Book of Deacon Trilogy Jade The Rise of the Red Shadow And published for the first time by Joseph R. Lallo: Entwell Origins: Ayna The Stump and the Spire. All works include improved formatting and a short foreword by the author.
Series: Free-Wrench, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,290. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Several months have passed since Nita Graus left her home in Caldera to soar with the crew of the Wind Breaker, and life is anything but easy. Their prior exploits have earned them quite a reputation among surface-dwellers and made them a perpetual target of the manipulative residents of the fug. Now a new plot could split the crew and ground the Wind Breaker once and for all.
Artificial Evolution
Series: Big Sigma, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 161,620. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Third in the Big Sigma series, Artificial Evolution begins with our heroes facing the bureaucratic wrath of VectorCorp. Thanks to a vindictive corporate operative, Lex is without a reliable job and Michella's network won't support her investigations. Checking out a supposed alien seems to be the perfect cover for some subversive journalism, but it might turn out to be her biggest story yet.
Series: Free-Wrench, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 62,300. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(4.43 from 7 reviews)
Beyond the islands of Caldera the world is a vicious place. A terrible calamity has poisoned the land. Those too ruthless or stubborn to die have crafted steam-powered mechanical wonders and taken to the sky. Yet somewhere in that wretched land there is a cure for a dire disease. With the eccentric crew of an airship called The Wind Breaker, Nita Graus means to find that cure, whatever the price.
The Other Eight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,500. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(5.00 from 1 review)
The good news is, superheroes exist. The bad news is, most powers are worthless and most heroes are insane. The Other Eight is the story of the US Army's latest attempt to find a team of worthwhile heroes and the farcical reality show of a recruitment drive that results from a security leak that makes the secret project public knowledge.
The Rise of the Red Shadow
Series: Book of Deacon, Volume 0.5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 180,330. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Before he was a legendary assassin and mythic hero, the creature known as Lain was just a simple malthrope, frightened and alone. The Rise of the Red Shadow tells the story of his tragic youth, beginning with his days on a plantation in Tressor and following him through the painful tragedies and thrilling trials that would one day lead him to greatness in the pages of The Book of Deacon.
Unstable Prototypes
Series: Big Sigma, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 159,710. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Eight months have passed since the Bypass Gemini incident, and Karter Dee - a brilliant inventor and dangerous sociopath - has been kidnapped by group of desperate extremists. To prevent the group responsible from unleashing Karter's lethal ingenuity, the inventor's quirky AI "Ma" convinces ex-Racer "Lex" Alexander to help assemble a team of former allies in order to mount a rescue.
Bypass Gemini
Series: Big Sigma, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 94,940. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.92 from 13 reviews)
In a distant future, Trevor "Lex" Alexander was shaping up to be the next great race pilot until a fixed race got him banned from the sport. Reduced to making freelance deliveries, he thinks his life can't get any worse. That's when a package manages to get him mixed up with mobsters, a megacorp, and a mad scientist. Now his life depends on learning what their plans are, and how he can stop them.
The Battle of Verril
Series: Book of Deacon, Volume 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 149,520. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.67 from 21 reviews)
In this, the finale of the Book of Deacon Trilogy, Myranda and the Chosen face their greatest challenges yet. Time is running out, and the Generals are growing desperate. Through victory and defeat, reunion and betrayal, neither the heroes nor their foes will rest until they have seen their task through to the end. The only question is, will it be the end of a war, or the end of times?
The Great Convergence
Series: Book of Deacon, Volume 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 144,750. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.71 from 24 reviews)
The second in the Book of Deacon series, The Great Convergence continues the tale of young Myranda Celeste. With fresh knowledge of magic and steadfast resolve to see the end of the war that plagues her land, Myranda sets out to find and unite the five fated heroes, the Chosen. Each new warrior brings her world a step closer to peace, but does she have the strength to survive the trials ahead?
Series: Book of Deacon. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,350. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.71 from 7 reviews)
This short novel, set after the events of The Book of Deacon, follows the blessed and cursed life of Jade Rinton. Stripped of her family and kept in a tall tower by a fierce dragon due to the scheming of a mysterious stranger, Jade seems to be living in a twisted fairy tale. She soon learns, though, that fate has its own ideas of who should play each part, and that family is where you find it.
The Book of Deacon
Series: Book of Deacon, Volume 1. Price: Free! Words: 149,390. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.77 from 43 reviews)
The tale of Myranda Celeste, a young woman orphaned by a century long war, and her chance discovery of a fallen soldier's priceless cargo. The find will change her life, sending her on an adventure of soldiers and rebels, wizards and warriors, and beasts both noble and monstrous. Each step will bring her closer to the truth of her potential, of the war, and of the fate of her world.

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