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.

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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

Books

The Reader
Series: The Rifters. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,280. 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: 62,790. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » General
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)
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.
Fantasy Uprising
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 505,860. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A collection of nine fantastic, spine-tingling stories. Magic. Mystery. Murder. Heartbreak and Hope. Defeat and Victory. The incredible and Horrific. Fantasy Uprising delivers a heaping serving of the best in fantasy. Stories by Cherie Reich, Catherine Stine, Gwen Gardner, Christine Rains, M. Pax, Angela Brown, and River Fairchild.
The Initiate
Series: The Rifters, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,380. 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: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,180. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » General
(4.00)
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: 47,590. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(5.00)
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)
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: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,940. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
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: 71,430. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(3.00)
The journey into adulthood is stranger than she expects. A new adult science fiction fantasy. Hetty Locklear lives in a nerd girl fantasy where she is the savior of a dying galactic people. When she’s not role playing in the exotic game world she created, she dreams of being the new It Girl with suave clothes, hundreds of friends, hunks galore falling at her slippered feet, and a better job.
Stopover at the Backworlds' Edge
Series: The Backworlds, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,470. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00)
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: 45,390. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.89)
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: 14,360. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.75)
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.

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M. Pax's favorite authors on Smashwords


Smashwords book reviews by M. Pax

  • Nexus Point on June 02, 2010
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    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.
  • Twist Turn and Burn on Aug. 22, 2011

    I really enjoyed this collection of stories. Libby Heily's imagination takes interesting twists and turns. The kind of reading I really enjoy. I look forward to reading her other works.
  • 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.
  • Cloud Dancer on Oct. 22, 2012

    Rich with history and action, this romance kept me guessing with all its twists and turns. An exciting read that I kept thinking about whenever I put the book down. And the romance was perfect.
  • Ocean of Dust on June 09, 2013

    This story kept me turning the pages. Exciting adventure in an exotic location, I looked forward to returning to this world everyday. I was most sorry when it ended. Great read.