M. Pax

Biography

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M. Pax is author of the sci-fi series, The Backworlds, and the new adult science fiction fantasy The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear. A Browncoat and SG fan, she’s also slightly obsessed with Jane Austen. In the summers she docents as a star guide at Pine Mountain Observatory where the other astronomers now believe she has the most extensive collection of moon photos in existence. No fear, there will be more next summer. She lives in stunning Central Oregon with the Husband Unit and two lovely, spoiled cats.

Where to find M. Pax online

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Semper Audacia
Alone. Leda is the last living member of the brigade, the sole defender of her world. War took everyone she knew, leaving her in the company of memories and ghosts. Or is it madness?

The Backworlds
This video was made by fan/friend, Rekha Sang.

The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear
For geeky gals everywhere

Series

The Backworlds
The Backworlds
Price: Free!
Boomtown Craze
Price: $3.99 USD.
Beyond the Edge
Price: $3.99 USD.
Worlds on Edge
Price: $3.99 USD.
Precipice
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Rifters
The Rifters
Price: Free!
The Initiate
Price: $0.99 USD.
The Reader
Price: $0.99 USD.
The Tracer
Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

Endpoint
Series: The Backworlds. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 116,020. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Only Craze seems to understand the galaxy is about to be lost. He can no longer keep the evil Quassers contained, and winning the war gets harder. Planet after planet falls, and Craze is desperate. So far, everybody is still out for themselves, leaving him to trade the lives of innocents for the galaxy's survival. Will his efforts yield victory, or does humanity takes its last breaths?
The Wulfing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
The ability to use the energy bordering the village could create new joys or kill everyone.
The Tumbas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Rhett is chosen as the new Tumba master. Will they accept her or devour her? Her world depends on her ability to tend them.
The Other Side
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Quarantined for decades, the doors finally open. Will the colonists find a wonderful world or a disaster?
The Fall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The last chance for humanity's survival. At what cost do we have the right to survive?
Poetic Greed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,150. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
A doctor takes greed to a new level, damning others to save her family.
Omens and Lifesavers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A new arrival's first day in New York City. Shaking off those little town blues and the omens swirling about
Blue Moon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 830. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
The wind is right and the moon is blue. The perfect time for Claudette to weave a spell and see her love again.
Blood is Thicker Than Time
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Wrath is timeless for two souls who find each other in every reincarnation.
A Flight of Fancy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Fancy is sent out into the world to plant a seed of inspiration if she can find a willing soul.
Backworlds Box Collection Books 4, 5, and 6
Series: The Backworlds. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 230,410. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The galaxy beyond the Backworlds is rife with trouble. The desperate search to save a friend ends in the discovery of an unstoppable enemy. This boxed set contains books 4, 5, and 6 in the Backworld series: Beyond the Edge, Worlds on Edge, and Precipice.
Spaceberg
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,220. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This berg has balls and they bite. Spaceberg arrives without warning. The size of Jupiter, it hits with deadly consequences, taking out ships and colonies in the outer solar system. Orbital Rescue Squad 51 is first on the scene with the most decorated first responder in the Sol. Nikili Echols battles the mega disaster to save her family, everyone in trouble, and entire worlds.
The Rogue Element
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,500. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Rogue versus world. Who will win? New planets, hidden lands, and places no one would dare dream of arise from the elements of earth, air, fire, and water. Visions of the future where we verge on extinction and only daring can forge hope. Alternative realms on Earth lead to darkness. The Rogue Element is: “Patchworker 2.0”, “Corrosive”, “The Vagaries of Eloise Stanton”, and “The Wallows.”
The Tracer
Series: The Rifters. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,840. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The portal connecting Earth to other worlds reopens, and Daelin Long stands ready to battle the evil her sister warns against. Only, the rift is more unpredictable. The Mothman arrives whispering of death and transports Daelin to a land with seven moons. With only her staff, her wits, and an uninformed detective, she dares to lead the fight. Otherwise, her sister and Earth don’t have a chance.
The Rifters Box Collection Books 1-3
Series: The Rifters. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 184,760. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A monstrous secret hides in the backwoods of a remote western town—a portal connecting our world to forty-two other universes. The visitors—most would call them terrifying—often have devastating effects. Their destruction hasn’t been intentional… until lately. The Rifters, defend us with daring and weapons built from coils, gears, and crystals, which is no longer enough.
Spirits in the Water
Series: Elements of Untethered Realms. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 67,590. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Water is spectacularly beautiful but also treacherous. The fourth, long-awaited anthology from Untethered Realms. Featuring authors Gwen Gardner, Jeff Chapman, M. Pax, Angela Brown, River Fairchild, Simon Kewin, Christine Rains, Meradeth Houston, Catherine Stine, M. Gerrick, and Cherie Reich.
FreeFall
Series: The Backworlds. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,290. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The first shot of a new war echoes through the galaxy. Craze has high hopes for what the alliance with an old enemy, the Foreworlds, will do to defeat a worse enemy, the Quassers. The test of a highly-advanced weapon, created by the efforts of the alliance, pushes tensions over the brink and kills thousands. To make it worse, the Foreworld ambassador is keeping secrets.
Backworlds Box Collection: Books 1, 2, and 3
Series: The Backworlds. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 172,210. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Backworlds Books 1, 2, and 3: The Backworlds, Stopover at the Backworlds’ Edge, and Boomtown Craze. In the far future, humanity settles the stars, bioengineering its descendants to survive in a harsh universe. This set contains the first 3 novels in the science fiction series, The Backworlds. A space opera adventure.
Wandering Weeds: Tales of Rabid Vegetation
Price: Free! Words: 74,510. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Twenty-five tales of evil weeds to entertain, enthrall and change the way you look at the unwelcome invaders in your lawn. From feral tumbleweeds to ravenous seaweed, from alien life forms to migrating asteroid fields, in these pages you will find fairy tales and weird westerns, space romps and chilling horror stories. Scary or silly, wicked or wily, these plants are here to stay.
Alien Double Feature
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,940. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(5.00 from 1 review)
What do aliens think of us? First contact told from the aliens' point of view. Includes: Wings of the Guiding Suns and Aftermath.
Ghosts of Fire
Series: Elements of Untethered Realms. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 65,450. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
From USA Today, Amazon bestselling, and popular science fiction and fantasy authors comes Ghosts of Fire, a supernatural anthology of ten thrilling tales. Meet paranormal detectives, imprisoned dragons, dark demons, cursed jewels, and handsome prophets. Explore shifting realms trapped in mirrors and a disturbing future where a president aims to rid the world of Otherkind.
The Reader
Series: The Rifters. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,550. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
With the rift closed for the season and no more monsters to fight, Daelin Long gets bored as librarian in the podunk town of Settler, Oregon. A job interview and her brother’s arrival present a tempting opportunity to escape, until her brother and her best friend, a ghost, disappear.
Mayhem in the Air
Series: Elements of Untethered Realms, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,660. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From bestselling and popular science fiction and fantasy authors comes Mayhem in the Air, a supernatural anthology of ten thrilling tales. Meet hot robots, hungry winds and the goddess of chaos. Explore alien planets, purgatorial realms, and a shocking place where people bury the living with their dead.
Precipice
Series: The Backworlds. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,480. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Salvation comes at a price. In the far future, humanity settles the stars, bioengineering its descendants to survive in a harsh universe. This is the sixth book in the science fiction series, The Backworlds. A space opera adventure. The Backworlds hang by a Quantum string, a thread about to snap. Annihilation is coming if Craze can’t stop it.
The Initiate
Series: The Rifters, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,020. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
To trust unquestioningly is the first lesson Daelin Long must learn as the newest Initiate of the Rifters. Her first day is a disaster. She stands on a deserted street in a town smaller than a city district, courting killer rocks from another world with her ancestor from the Revolutionary War. Normal no longer exists.
Twisted Earths
Series: Elements of Untethered Realms, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,140. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Twisted Earths is a collection of nine tales from Untethered Realms, a group of speculative fiction authors. Stories by Angela Brown, River Fairchild, Gwen Gardner, Misha Gerrick, Graeme Ing, M. Pax, Christine Rains, Cherie Reich, and Catherine Stine.
The Rifters
Series: The Rifters, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 47,340. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The Gold Rush trickles to a fool’s quest and a string of stagecoach heists. In 1888, Earl Blacke decides to become a better man. He escapes into the mountains, heading north. In the wilds of Oregon, a rift inside an ancient volcano opens and sends him into the future, into the present day. It also shaves forty years off his age, forty years to live over again and atone for what he's done.
Worlds on Edge
Series: The Backworlds, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,380. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
War is coming. A horde of merciless aliens poise just beyond the Edge. In a matter of weeks they will devour the worlds. Racing ahead of the apocalypse, Craze returns to the Backworlds to warn them and plan a defense. Only he can’t go home. Banned from Pardeep Station, he must wage a more urgent battle. Defeat seems inevitable. Craze may not be able to stop it. Yet home is worth the fight.
Beyond the Edge
Series: The Backworlds, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,500. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Book 4 Some truths are better left unfound. For two years Craze’s dear friend, Lepsi, has been missing. The murmurings of a haunted spaceship might be a message and may mean his old pal isn’t dead. The possibility spurs Craze and Captain Talos to travel to uncharted worlds, searching. Out there, in an unfamiliar region of the galaxy beyond the Backworlds, they stumble upon a terrible truth.
Boomtown Craze
Series: The Backworlds, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,490. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the far future, humanity settles the stars, bioengineering its descendants to survive in a harsh universe. This is the third book in the science fiction series, The Backworlds. A space opera adventure. Will it be boom or dust? To realize his dream, to build Pardeep Station into a top world, Craze makes the best use of a weapon left behind by the Foreworlders.
The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,080. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(3.00 from 1 review)
Graduating from community college, Hetty Locklear hopes for a new life. Her diploma doesn’t change anything. Her parents didn’t bother to come home but manage to send her an invitation to join them on the Renaissance Faire circuit for the summer. She says no, until a ghost starts stalking her and a séance claims she’s in danger.
Stopover at the Backworlds' Edge
Series: The Backworlds, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 56,750. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Nothing sane travels the starway. Today it brings disaster. In the far future, humanity settles the stars, bioengineering its descendants to survive in a harsh universe. This is the second book in the science fiction series, The Backworlds. A space opera adventure. Revenge is on Craze’s mind. He chews on it every day along with the relentless dust on Pardeep Station.
The Backworlds
Series: The Backworlds, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 39,250. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.64 from 11 reviews)
After the war with the Foreworlders, Backworlders scatter across the remaining planets. Competition is fierce, and pickings are scant. Scant enough that Craze’s father decides to improve his fortunes by destroying his son. He tells his only boy their moon isn’t big enough for them both and gives Craze a ticket for the next transport leaving the space dock.
Semper Audacia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,860. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Space opera. Novelette. 13,200 words. Alone. Leda is the last living member of the brigade, the sole defender of her world. War took everyone she knew, leaving her in the company of memories and ghosts. Or is it madness? The siren blares. In an aging flyer, Leda ventures out to meet her world's fate, the last stand.
Plantgirl
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.65 from 17 reviews)
Ba Rainy's life comes under new management. She's hopeful to gain some super powers or some sort of miracle from the Miracle Gro in her shoes. Short fiction. About 1300 words. Contemporary fantasy. Free.
Translations
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(3.67 from 6 reviews)
Nora Elliott must decipher the ruins to save the man she loves. Will the magic she unearths grant her the love she craves? Short story, about 1200 words. Fantasy. Steampunk.
Small Graces
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.33 from 12 reviews)
Grace crash lands on an alien world to discover she's not alone. Short science fiction story. About 1100 words. Free.

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Smashwords book reviews by M. Pax

  • Nexus Point on June 02, 2010
    (no rating)
    A traditional-styled space opera, Nexus Point takes you on a non-stop adventure. From chapter one when Captain Dace is forced to make an emergency landing and lose her ship until the end, the suprises kept coming. Dadilan is a planet rich in perils and goings on. Captain Dace stumlbes into them all. Definitely a fun read. If you love space opera, you'll love Nexus Point.
  • Journey of Tara on June 29, 2011

    Imaginative and enjoyable, Journey of Tara was a delightful read. The author surprized me with fun and the unexpected.
  • Encrypted on June 29, 2011

    This was a fabulous read. Very well written and a great story. Action, romance, fantasy and more, Lindsay Buroker kept me captivated. Will definitely read more of her stories.
  • Cupid's Maze on Oct. 05, 2011

    I will never look at corn the same way again. Creepy and suspenseful. The story built from so innocent and everyday to a nightmare. Fun story and great writing.
  • Medieval Muse on Oct. 22, 2012

    Entertaining and wonderful romance. I really enjoyed the time travel. A great read by a talented new author. I look forward to what else Ms. Brown creates in the future.