Phoenician Books

Publisher info

PHOENICIAN BOOKS is a publishing company specializing in "old school" style "scifi" and focused on publishing stories that are on the fringe of hard science but not quite crossing the blurry line into fantasy genre.

The blurry line hovers around ghost stories and time travel which are, technically, fantasy but historically have fallen into the scifi arena and almost definitely will be published by PHOENICIAN BOOKS. Think of stories you saw on the original Twilight Zone or the new Fringe television shows and that's what we'll be publishing.

The @phoenicianbooks Twitter account is "helmed" by Friday Baldwin (our first author). She's been tweeting about her new release, CONDITIONED RESPONSE (now available here on Smashwords) and in August, 2012, the Phoenician Series short novella WHEN MINDS COLLIDE (priced at FREE, get a copy now!) Find out more about "Friday" on her author page:

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Where to find Phoenician Books online

Man Made Man (Phoenician #1)
Series: Phoenician Series, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 283,710. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013 by Phoenician Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Raif was never meant to be a Proctor. He was specifically designed for another life entirely. Before he's even gone into production, Dramond steals his genetic material from the Administrator, Joshua Andrew Caine. Dramond wants to settle a lifelong vendetta against the Caines, but this one moment of vengeance puts Raif on a collision course with the Phoenicians--and the Seven Chiefs have a Plan!
A First Time for Everything (Phoenician Short #1.1)
Series: Phoenician Series, Short 1.1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,250. Language: American English. Published: November 7, 2013 by Phoenician Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
A Gay SciFi Romance bringing William Harrington and Jared Crenshaw together in a sizzling battle of wills. Set in the world of The Phoenician Series featuring two of the series's most intriguing men.
When Minds Collide (Phoenician Short #0.1)
Series: Phoenician Series, Short 0.1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,590. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012 by Phoenician Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.55 from 11 reviews)
Can two men co-exist inside one mind? Andrew Caine and Joshua Scherrer can barely co-exist outside, on the same planet. After they're involved in a fatal car accident, the enigmatic native Phoenicians have sent someone to "help" them blend together, into a new man. Can they accept the new existence together, or will their minds collide as fatally as the car crash that killed them?
Conditioned Response (Phoenician #2)
Series: Phoenician Series, Book 2. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 241,290. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012 by Phoenician Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
(4.60 from 10 reviews)
In the far future on an alien world, humanity suffers under a color-coded caste system with corrupt politicians who use genetic heritage and memory Adjustments to control the masses. Can a Proctor named Raif and a Phoenician named Shayla save the human genome from sabotage without having to surrender themselves in the process?