Ken Hinckley

Biography

Writer and working scientist Ken Hinckley resides in the Seattle area with his wife and children. His fiction appears in professional markets including Nature, Penumbra, and Fiction River, and his research career spans some 80 scientific papers and 150 patents (and counting). He believes he may yet have a good idea or two left in him.
You can find him at kenhinckley.wordpress.com.

Books

The Totem of Curtained Minds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The new guard on Cell Block D makes life difficult for Gareth Warren Abrahamson, serving a life sentence for one terrible mistake. But Ol' Man Clark Soderstrom has something remarkable up his sleeve, and what they discover will pull back the curtains shrouding the minds of men. And from time itself. A gripping story of the ultimate escape -- and one man's quest for rehabilitation.
The Ostracons of Europa
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Ricardo Cuerta experiences the thrall of discovery when he peers beneath the most astonishing pattern in the Solar System: the frozen shards of Europa. But what shapes loom in the darkness? What wonders lurk in the deep? And most importantly—what does that pattern mean? First published in Nature magazine, the answer will forever change how you look at this remarkable moon of Jupiter.
The Miles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Only a forked thatch of pavement separates men like Poulan from your doorstep-- any doorstep. Miles of road, miles of byway, miles of interstate. Poulan devours the miles. Within every man lurks a monster, within every monster lurks a man. Fate rides on the millions of miles that pass under a man's rig, and the secret loss that propels Poulan over the horizon.
The Blood Red Clay of Old Virginia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,240. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Plenty about Clem Haskins unnerves Robert Pinkney. Six-foot-six Clem Haskins. Hairpin turn broken-nosed Clem Haskins. One eye good and one eye crazy Clem Haskins. But now Jenny Fontaine needs his help, and Robert Pinkney will find out just how much strength it takes to dig up the things he thought would stay buried forever in that hard, hard blood-red clay of Old Virginia.
Feathers of Frost, Feathers of Flame
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Between Cascadia and the White Death stands one man--Kaleetan--and one blade--the Sword of the Silver Mists, annealed in the ashes of his fallen bride. His quest propels him to the summit of The Sentinel of Fury, a realm of dragons and curses, prophecies and sacrifice. Can he forsake his love, the promise of life everlasting? The fate of a kingdom gripped with ice and fear hangs in the balance.
Echoes of Hush and Solace
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,710. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
From a bereaved man’s extraordinary love and unfathomable loss to the future of what it means to be human… a death-defying plunge into the vast hell-forges of Jupiter on a quest for redemption… and an occult jaunt through time to the White Sands of the Trinity Atomic Test Site in search of solace, this collection of stories shines new light on the paradox of the human condition.
Great Red
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Life, love, grand adventure— Piotr Petschnigg had it all until the avalanche swept his brother away. Now he travels a billion kilometers from home to throw his life into the implacable roiling bowels of the Great Red Spot. To dredge up a sample of the fabled metallic hydrogen from the vast hell-forges of Jupiter. And maybe, just maybe, to find his redemption-- and the girl that got away.
Bilking Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Associate Professor Antoine Beasley can't win. He spars with Dr. Dennison Wigdor over half-baked grants. He tries to game arch-nemesis J. Peabody Cramer in a not-so-friendly contest of H-O-R-S-E. But then Beasley makes the most serious miscalculation of all: he tries to bilk time itself. The consequences will make you laugh out loud-- or your head explode-- whichever comes first.
Piss Match and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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A high-tech urinal. A pointless workplace confrontation. What could possibly go wrong? Alex Nieman's addiction to Roaster's Dark Loam coffee and networked multi-player games takes a disastrous turn for the worst when he crosses paths with Desmond Bainbridge, a marketing mid-manager with an uncanny ability to stonewall the work of others from afar, in a corporate pissing-match for the ages...
Between Grief and Remembrance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Wracked by insomnia, grieving for his lost wife, Oliver Brinkman turns to a renowned sleep expert Dr. Leopold Neumann for answers. But he might not like what he hears. Because in a dizzying world wrought by incredible advances in augmented cognetics, when miracles arrive—medical or otherwise—they don't come tied in a nice, tidy box. A moving tale of love, loss, and what it means to be human.
The Sensei of Dandelions Hushed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Join Morrow Walker and the inimitable Great Serendipity Scott as they unfurl the tangled strands of time in their most harrowing adventure ever. Can they help Shizuko Katani, honored sensei and one-time mentor of Mr. Scott, find solace with her long-lost baby sister? It just takes the guts to confront a lightning storm while an atom bomb shudders atop a hundred-foot steel tower directly overhead.

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