Kevin O’Donnell, Jr.

Biography

As the author of ten published novels and over seventy published short stories and articles, Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. had a devoted following of readers. One of his most popular and beloved works is the McGill Feighan series, a fast-paced and fun science fiction romp.
 
Kevin was an active contributor to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association. He chaired SFWA’s Nebula Award Committee, ran SFWA’s Bulletin, and served as Chairman of SFWA’s Grievance Committee, where he fought unceasingly for the rights of authors in an era of growing Internet piracy and corporate disregard of personal copyrights. As a result of these activities, he received the Service to SFWA Award.
 
Kevin spent much of his teen years in South Korea, where his father was Country Director for the Peace Corps. His interest in Asia and language skills led him to take his degree at Yale in Chinese Studies, where he met his wife Kim, with whom he was happily married until his passing in 2012. An avid gardener, O'Donnell delighted in raising bonsai, vegetables, and assorted plants.

WordFire Press is pleased to bring the works of Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. back into print for a new audience.

Books

Fire on the Border
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,550. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2021 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Adventure » Action
An epic adventure of interplanetary warfare from the author of the McGill Feighan series.
War of Omission
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,640. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2021 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » General
What is the true price of freedom? And how do you patch up the holes you leave behind?
Bander Snatch
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,700. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2021 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A gritty dystopian future. Cities in the ruins of Earth have turned into Jungles. Safe havens to shelter the rich, the privileged…but not so safe. He rules this part of the Jungle, a young man, a streetwise leader, a legend. They call him BANDER SNATCH.
Mayflies
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,980. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2021 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Transient. Ethereal. Delicate. Insignificant. Mere insects… Like all the human beings trapped aboard a vast starship on a generations-long journey to a new home.
Cliffs
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,110. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2021 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
It was supposed to be a fun weekend on Rehma, a planet of nestlings and birdsong. Instead, McGill Feighan encounters a mutant virus and repeated assaults by galactic goons who have wanted him dead since he was four days old.
Lava
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,050. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2021 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
While trying to avoid assassination from the dread Organization, and seeking the Far Being, who has meddled in his life since birth, McGill Feighan teams up with an Actuni plant-monk—who is not your everyday sentient cactus. They flee the PsychSection of the Flinger Network and seek an encounter with the most ancient of all mysteries.  It is a thorny dilemma indeed.
Reefs
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,760. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2021 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Able to “fling”—or teleport—himself as far away as he can imagine, McGill Feighan is on a quest to find the Far Being, who has meddled in his life since birth. McGill’s journeys take him to the seaworld Delurc, whose inhabitants combine the sociability of sharks with the compassion of piranhas. It looks like McGill Feighan is in some hot water…but fortunately, he’s unsinkable!

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