Marlin Desault


In my early years I devoured science fiction and fantasy. Later my tastes moved to classic adventure stories written by Hemingway, Steinbeck, and Jack London. My passion for writing came late in life, and only after much encouragement from family and friends who read many of my stories.

At Georgetown University I studied German and German literature. That led to an assignment in the Air Force intelligence services in Europe. With those experiences behind me, I returned to the US and the University of Wyoming. My undergraduate and graduate Engineering studies were heavy in advanced physics and mathematics. Upon graduating I taught German and Electrical Engineering at the US Air Force Academy.

I mustered out of the Air Force to start a career in high tech start-up companies. Ultimately, I retired and began a third career as a writer. I now live in Southern California, where I spend my time writing when I’m not indulging my passions for sailing, skiing, and reading.

I invite you to join me and my characters, both good and evil, as we explore strange places on our journeys through the stars.

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Panhelion Chronicles
Travel across space and time on an adventure to save the solar system, and more.

Shroud of Eden

Price: $3.99 USD.

The Vanquished of Eden

Price: $4.99 USD.


The Vanquished of Eden
Series: Panhelion Chronicles. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,650. Language: American English. Published: December 4, 2017 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
In the chaos that reigns after the fall of the Imperium, the newly reformed Panhelion is splintering, as factional squabbling pits rebellious nations against the reconstituted government. President Drumond works to unify the nations of Earth and the off-world settlements under the new Senate authority, and he’s successful... until a new evil surfaces, one that has lain dormant for two centuries.
Shroud of Eden
Series: Panhelion Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,220. Language: American English. Published: August 22, 2015 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
An adventure across space and time! ~ Disgraced starship captain Scott Drumond finds a space-time distortion in the Hyades star cluster, forming a barrier to ordinary matter. When he finds an opening, he chances passage, and discovers a strange colony of humans that hold a secret to help him depose a renegade admiral ruling Earth, and to defeat aliens swarming out of the Coma Berenices cluster.

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