Philip R Benge


Like most of the world, I had to work hard to pay my mortgage and all the other bills, which meant that I only had the time and the energy to write some short stories. I finally found the time and the energy to write some full length Science Fiction stories.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing seriously in 2006, before then I really did not have enough time, spending most of it working or commuting to or from work. Now I have retired I have the time to write.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Well I found the merest outline for it amongst some old ideas that I had tucked away, on reading it through I thought it might make a short story, in the end it evolved into a full length story.
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Alun Reece Science Fiction Stories
The adventures of a starship captain
A Rob Hinds Black Magic Story
Rob Hinds, a government agent, finds himself involved in black magic cases where with his new friend, Father David Pritchard, he battles Satanists, demons, and ancient gods. With little experience they rely on their guts to see them through.


Creatures of Hell
Price: Free! Words: 88,520. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Professor Myrddin Llewellyn is no newcomer to battling evil, he has even defeated Satanists and their followers. However, this time he needs allies in his battle against the denizens of Hell. Initially, it was just Vampires in a fight to the death. Then he met The Brotherhood, they endanger the very souls of his followers, and his own. They are rich, powerful, and plentiful in numbers.
A Voyage of Discovery to the Stars
Series: Alun Reece Science Fiction Stories, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 44,090. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A freighter, the Bright Star is destroyed when a drone seemingly loses control and crashes in to it while it is parked at a space port. Without a starship, Captain Alun Reece and his crew are offered a job, to crew a research vessel which is about to leave on an extended journey of at least six months duration. But not all is what it seems and danger dog’s their steps thoughout the voyage.
Return to Paradise
Price: Free! Words: 36,620. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Four friends, citizens of the planet Paradise, returning from a holiday on a water planet are accidentally bathed in a strange radiation that gives them super powers, unfortunately, they soon find that these powers turn the people of their planet against them. When an alien race invades their planet, the four friends are seen as the planet’s only hope of regaining the citizens freedom.
Series: Alun Reece Science Fiction Stories, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 43,610. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(3.00 from 1 review)
Alun Reece is the captain of his own freighter, but it is not freight that Admiral Michaelson wants him to carry, it is an anxious father whose son has been kidnapped and Alun has been contracted to find and rescue him. Unfortunately, this journey takes him outside of the Solar System and in to a series of adventures, risking death for him and his crew, ending in a battle against two evil enemies.
Alien Attack
Price: Free! Words: 47,000. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(3.00 from 1 review)
Contact with the bases on Mars is lost, then a mysterious attacker destroys the space stations and disables the satellites in Earth orbit. America sends the spaceship Discovery to Mars to investigate. All know that it is on a suicide mission, for their enemy must be far in advance of Earth to cross interstellar space. It is armed though, hypersonic nuclear missiles and non-nuclear cruise missiles.
Pen Draig
Series: Alun Reece Science Fiction Stories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 42,320. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Alun Reece, once Starfleet’s ablest captain, but following the death of his wife, thrown in to the depths of depression. Then an astronomer receives a message for Mankind, supposedly from God. The Church of the Universe send a starship in to deep space to investigate, and for some reason with Reece as its captain. Little does Reece, or his crew, know that the journey will lead them in to danger.
Price: Free! Words: 41,550. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(3.00 from 1 review)
The planet Kritania, devoid of modern weapons, is thrown into turmoil when a space pirate instigates a coup. Captain Tempest is asked to come to Kritania and to take the princess to Earth and safety. However, her escape does not go as planned and she must evade the new ruler’s army while she attempts to raise her own army. When the chance of escape finally comes does she run? Death or dishonour?
Rebellion Is in the Air
Price: Free! Words: 53,460. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Sung-Li, emperor of the planet Zeta and its colonies, believes that a group of people are plotting rebellion. His response has Troy and Prince Johan running from the emperor`s agents, a flight that takes them across the galaxy and back again. During their Odyssey an actual rebellion is planned, where before only dreamers existed, however, Troy encounters more than Greek myths on his journey.
Journey to the Stars
Price: Free! Words: 51,420. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
An alien pirate ship crashed into the ocean off Scotland, its survivors escaped to hijack the first ever Ion drive ship built by Earth, the Jupiter Express, however, their plans do not go as planned. Mark Blazer and his crew retake the ship and begin a new episode in their lives that takes them to the stars in the starship Galaxy Express, in a bid to find help in their battle against the pirates.
Lost, and Far from Home
Price: Free! Words: 55,900. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The starship Sirius Star narrowly averts a disastrous crash as it approaches the planet Malletta; even so, it desperately needs to find some replacement power crystals. During the search for them, the captain incurs the wrath of a local, who teams up with a space pirate. The resulting clash sends the starship to the other side of the galaxy. The trip home putting their lives in danger many times.
The Return of the Bitch from Hell
Series: A Rob Hinds Black Magic Story, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 62,200. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A major demon lord of Hell having lost the only woman he had ever loved to the side of the angels resolved to get her back, to that end he needed something dangerous enough to keep the humans so busy that they would not realise that he had helped the most powerful Satanist ever to recover her memory. He enticed a cannibalistic alien race to Earth and they soon got Rob Hinds` attention.
A New Colony Amongst the Stars
Price: Free! Words: 73,970. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A starship sets off to colonise the planet New Caledonia, little do the colonists realise that the ship has been sabotaged by a weird religious cult. They survive the crash landing upon the planet only to find themselves under attack from both a planet ruled by a megalomaniac who has sent a task force to kill the. If that was not enough the leader of the religious cult has a similar desire.
Series: A Rob Hinds Black Magic Story, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 51,900. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Moira Bourbon had been killed and sent to a hell dimension, as a mortal she had been the most powerful Satanist ever, now she was dead she was even more powerful, now she fought back from beyond death. In this fight between two champions of good and evil, Rob Hinds represented good while Moira represented evil, and she held all the cards, for good to win this time Rob would have to be very good.
The Satanists
Series: A Rob Hinds Black Magic Story, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 63,130. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
A Satanist has recently lost her father and wants him back, unfortunately, the only way is to steal the knowledge from Tartarus, a demon dimension, to this end she kills, kidnaps and sacrifices to ensure she is successful. Against her is the man who killed her father, and she even uses him to obtain an ancient satanic device that will be necessary, if she is to enter Tartarus.
Three Journeys of the Scary Kind
Price: Free! Words: 23,760. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
These three stories have been published before, but these are extended versions of the stories, with extra thrills and dangers added to make them more enjoyable.
Invasion Earth
Price: Free! Words: 68,520. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
An alien race 70 light years from Earth is desperately looking for a new home world as their own is about to be destroyed by a rogue planet. The only choice is Earth, and so they decide to de-populate, and take it for themselves. A lone scientist battles to prove that the aliens are finally on Earth, unfortunately she has come to the aliens` notice, and now the fight is on, the winner takes all.
Return to Mazere
Series: A David Charlton story, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 62,070. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A right wing group plan a military coup, they will even risk interplanetary war if it will help them to take control of Mazere. Unwittingly caught up in the situation, David Charlton is forced to return to Mazere, where he then becomes a target for the plotters, only he can save the President of Mazere, and the planets of the federation, from total disaster.
The Venetou
Price: Free! Words: 59,790. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A survey ship from Earth encounters an alien vampire that can disappear from sight by hypnotising anyone near to it. When their people begin to die they first need to discover what is killing and feeding upon their people. Secondly they need to find a way to see the vampire, and finally they need a man who was capable of taking the fight to the Venetou.
Price: Free! Words: 67,160. Language: British English. Published: August 7, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(3.00 from 3 reviews)
A science experiment goes drastically wrong, Quasar, a creature created by the scientists of a far-off world, began to think for itself. It made war upon all of the civilisations of the galaxy and all were in danger of being enslaved or exterminated by his army of zombies. Fortunately for Mankind, the creature which science had created knew nothing about subterfuge, it only knew how to be evil.
The Treasure of Altaraus
Series: A David Charlton story, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 60,900. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Clues to the whereabouts of the treasures of Atlantis are discovered by Professor Halliard. Whom else can he turn to for help in finding it other than David Charlton? Unfortunately others are also searching for it, and they will kill to obtain it. David Charlton finds danger as he searches the galaxy for the planet Altaraus, and a way to stay alive.
Kidnapped and Bound for Hell
Series: A Rob Hinds Black Magic Story, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 54,640. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
A young girl is kidnapped by a satanist who plans to give her in marriage to his Satanic master Lucifer. Rob Hinds is seeking to stop him. His investigation takes him to France where with the help of some friends he must confront an evil he did not even believe existed.
Rescue Mission to the Stars
Series: A David Charlton story, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 74,830. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(2.33 from 3 reviews)
The victim of a hit and run accident David Charlton wakes from a coma after two years to find that his father has gone missing in the depths of space while on a survey mission. With a group of friends and with the help of his godfather he takes his father`s old freighter to search for him.
Trial by Ordeal
Series: Colonies of Earth, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 80,500. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The family of Tyler Burrows is kidnapped and he has to travel to the other side of the galaxy to find them and where danger is ever present. He also finds an old enemy who is reaching out from beyond the grave to try to get the revenge that some think is his right.
Series: Colonies of Earth, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 86,540. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The destinies of four Planets are pulled together by fate. Persephone, is to be the home for five hundred new world colonists, Orion, was settled by colonists one hundred years ago, New Earth is under attack by space pirates, and the people on Genesis are dying. Four planets that rely on one man, only Tyler Burrows can see them through their ordeals, five if you count Earth.
Time Storm
Series: Colonies of Earth, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 91,220. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In the year 2494, time the last frontier had just been conquered, and the two most powerful megalomaniacs in the galaxy each want control of it. An out of work twenty first century researcher battles against a time storm, the jungle, a tribe of Troglodytes, an alien invader, and finally a space pirate, to stop them.
Galaxy Spies
Series: Colonies of Earth, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 82,820. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The year is 2474, Jean Summers has to travel the depths of space to battle gangsters and Fascists in her bid to find her missing brother. Along the way she meets Ray Connors who joins her in her quest along with two space marines.
Strange Tales
Price: Free! Words: 28,360. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
In the first tale a man finds that his immortal soul is in peril. In the second tale a man seeks to change his life and succeeds in a way he could never imagine. In the third tale a man is forced to fight against the forces of evil. In the fourth tale, a man has to save his friend who has been seduced by evil. In the fifth tale, an old evil returns to terrorise the people of a small Greek island

Philip R Benge's favorite authors on Smashwords

S.A. Hunter
Latest book: Stolen Life.
Published July 12, 2019. (5.00 from 1 review)

Smashwords book reviews by Philip R Benge

  • To Sail The Dark Sea on Oct. 22, 2012

    This short story gives a slightly different slant on travelling through space and is worth a read.
  • Desolation Boulevard on Nov. 16, 2012

    I thought this book was very well written and that the story was excellent. The heroes were interesting and believable, and as the story progresses what will happen next is not obvious. I will look out for other books by this author.
  • The Sylvanville Spirits on June 17, 2013

    An excellent ghost story with humour and horror, well worth a read.
  • Beyond Uranus on July 10, 2013

    Quite good fun, and I`ll definitely read the follow up when it comes out.
  • Breaking Down on July 10, 2013

    A very funny story that throws a different slant on history.
  • Broken Spirits on Aug. 17, 2013

    Another great paranormal story by S A Hunter, it is well worth a read.
  • The God Mars Book One: CROATOAN on March 08, 2014

    A very good original story, I will be reading the next instalment.
  • The God Mars Book Two: Lost Worlds on March 13, 2014

    A really good science fiction story, recommended.
  • We Interrupt This Program on July 08, 2014

    A great short story with an even better ending.
  • Strange Girl on Dec. 19, 2014

    Another great book, will definitely look out for the next in the series. So different from other ghost stories and full of action.
  • Scamming Death on Sep. 24, 2016

    Another really good paranormal story by S A Hunter. I can`t wait for the next.
  • Mr. Conjure on Sep. 17, 2017

    Another good paranormal story featuring Scary Mary, I read it without a break, very enjoyable.
  • Red Sky on Dec. 29, 2018

    A good read. I will look at the other books by this author
  • Farcrest on Dec. 30, 2018

    A short story of discovery, with a strange twist at the end.
  • Stalking Shadows on Jan. 11, 2019

    Another great story by a brilliant author
  • Scary Mary on Jan. 11, 2019

    a well written story of the paranormal by a great author
  • Stolen Life on July 15, 2019

    Another good story of the paranormal from S A Hunter, her Scary Mary series are the best.