John Steiner

Biography

John Steiner earned his Associate of Biology at Salt Lake Community College, where he is currently working as a tutor in math and chemistry. He exercises an avid interest in history, science, philosophy, mythology, martial arts as well as military tactics and technology.

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Books

Flipspace: Astraeus Event Missions 10-12
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,150. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Surpassing the speed of light remained elusive in 2175. However, the trick was to hold still to swap out spatial locations. For Colonel Sumitra Ramachandra, Major Lamarr Fitch, Captain Malcolm O’Connell and the rest of the ISS Mockingbird’s crew jumping between solar systems is just the start of their wondrous, sometimes zany and often perilous missions.
Flipspace: Confluence
Series: Flipspace, Book 12. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,270. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The fate of the Astraeus crew is at last known. Serious questions remain as to why they disappeared. During the study of multiple life-sustaining worlds in peculiar orbits, ground support forces brought by the Mockingbird are attacked. Amid working out the nature and intent of the alien, a diplomatic dispute erupts over access to the discoveries.
Flipspace: Derivation
Series: Flipspace, Book 11. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,270. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Finding the location of a star system with possible signs of life, the strike group is sent to investigate what phenomenon may threaten the future of exo-solar exploration.
Flipspace: Primalocracy
Series: Flipspace, Book 10. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,370. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Testing a new Flipspace protocol, the Mockingbird travels to its most distant mission yet. There, Colonel Rama orders Major Fitch to lead a surface team to a planet outside the habitable zone, yet teeming with life based on ammonia. Rama flies a second science team in studying the remaining planets, where an artificial satellite is found.
Flipspace: Astraeus Event, Missions 7-9
Series: Flipspace. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,040. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Featuring Flipspace Missions 7-9 Shades of Jade, Close Encounters For Their Kind and Raging Pacific
Flipspace: Raging Pacific
Series: Flipspace, Book 9. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,800. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » General
After years, the once-broken terrorist group, Golden Fist of Pacifica reemerges. Using a new bioweapon, the GFP seize control over a corporate board of directors, and through them possession of the mult-e-nomic platform, Pacific City. This time NATO is required to act, and puts the Mockingbird on alert status.
Flipspace: Close Encounters For Their Kind
Series: Flipspace, Book 8. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,320. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Recouping from their losses, and breaking in replacements, Colonel Rama is briefed for a mission that potentially violates exo-solar planetary research treaties. Rediscovered among archives of a telescope considered lost in the prior century, the data includes surface changes on the alien world that may suggest intelligent life.
Flipspace: Astraeus Event, Missions 4-6
Series: Flipspace. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,640. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Oh Fortuna: During a deep space rescue, the Mockingbird receives emergency dispatch orders for the Fortuna asteroid. Threshold: The freeze on FTL exploration is over. Mockingbird is dispatched to the exo-planet, XJ-372495E to relieve an outpost team established by the Astraeus. When It Rains: Only 42 light-years away, the exo-solar planet, Henry Draper 40307G has yet to be visited by humanity.
Flipspace: Shades of Jade
Series: Flipspace, Book 7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,510. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Mockingbird crew are pulled off their training schedule when a distress call from their sister ship, the Magpie reaches Earth from the Kuiper Belt. In preparation for rescue and possible hostilities, Colonel Rama’s command is expanded with Medevac/Recovery Vehicle, two deep space fighters, a mysterious support crew and the Magpie’s AI named Monk.
Flipspace: When It Rains
Series: Flipspace, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,450. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Only 42 light-years away, the exo-solar planet, Henry Draper 40307G, has yet to be visited by humanity. That changes, when the Mockingbird arrives with an astronomical survey team. Deploying probes and deep space telescopes, the science team stumbles upon intelligent aliens on sixth planet. Colonel Rama orders the crew onto alert.
Flipspace: Threshold
Series: Flipspace, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,140. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The freeze on FTL exploration is over. Mockingbird is dispatched to the exo-planet, XJ-372495E to relieve an outpost team established by the Astraeus. They discover no response from the base, and fear the same fate befell the station as the FTLV. Col. Rama and crew land to investigate the small wind-blown base.
Flipspace: Oh Fortuna
Series: Flipspace, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,800. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » General
During a deep space rescue, the Mockingbird receives emergency dispatch orders for the Fortuna asteroid. Colonel Rama is warned of Russian Federation and Remote Space Conglomerated Industries vessels. The Fortuna Foreign Relations Office invites Mockingbird’s senior officers and Federation command officers to an embassy dinner.
Flipspace - Astraeus Event, Missions 1-3
Series: Flipspace. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,220. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Featuring Flight of the Mockingbird, Branching Out and Sol Side Up Training for the ISS Mockingbird, Colonel Sumitra Ramachandra and Major Lamarr Fitch find that they’re being deployed before certification. The ISS Astraeus, an International Space Organization vessel fails to transmit its latest exploration report in the Gliese 667 System twenty-two light-years away...
Flipspace: Sol Side Up
Series: Flipspace, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,240. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » General
On completion of two missions, the crew of the Mockingbird returns to Earth for Grav Leave. Not everyone welcomes them back as intrepid explorers and peacekeepers. Colonel Ramachandra becomes the target of a kidnapping plot, and the abductors’ motives aren’t clear. Major Lamarr Fitch struggles with the responsibilities of filling in.
Flipspace: Branching Out
Series: Flipspace, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,240. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The ISS Mockingbird is ordered to Kepler 22 to check up on a research outpost set up by the Astraeus. Colonel Ramachandra and her crew discover on the planet, Kepler 22B a form of life that doesn’t need ships to travel through space. Also present is a base established by Remote Space Conglomerated Industries. Their operations put profit before the concerns of the indigenous life. An unauthorized d
Flipspace: Flight of the Mockingbird
Series: Flipspace, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,790. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Training for the ISS Mockingbird, Colonel Sumitra Ramachandra and Major Lamarr Fitch find that they’re being deployed before certification. The ISS Astraeus, an International Space Organization vessel fails to transmit its latest exploration report in the Gliese 667 System twenty-two light-years away. Colonel Ramachandra learns that the Mockingbird she commands was built for more than intra-solar
Fire Alive!
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 87,170. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Firefighting is already a tough job even in 2026. Captain Duane "Longhand" Longhurst and probationary firefight Malcolm O'Connell of Salt Lake City's Station 8 discover it's going to get much harder. A phenomenon of particle physics called Self-Propagating Organized Thermotroph or S.P.O.T. emerges to burn whatever they can to ingest the heat that fuels their semi-living existence...
Tampered Tales
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 107,910. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
Theme I: The Other is a Mirror into Ourselves The storyteller is an honest liar, for they admit fully to their fiction. However, a tale can be false, yet tell us the truth. For while the adventure speaks of "The Other," it reflects back upon us what we know to be within ourselves. Wry Folk Oh, the age of innocence. A time in childhood where you could clap your hands and say "I believe in fairies.
Barer of the Ghost Nation
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 136,450. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Squad V Series, Book 3 Wanniukaga is the last of his people. No one else carries on his cultural traditions. It was the end of the world for the healer and spiritual leader. He is four hundred years old, and he is not alone. Afflicted by vampirism from those who slaughtered his nation, Wanniukaga is further burdened with the spirits of his people inside his mind.

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