Robert Appleton

Biography

Robert Appleton is an award-winning English author of science fiction, steampunk and historical fiction. In his free time he hikes, plays soccer, and kayaks whenever he can. He also likes to read as many Victorian adventure books as he can get his hands on.

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Books

Tooth & Claw
Series: The Steam Clock Legacy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The age of steam meets the time of the dinosaurs in this rip-roaring short story set in the aftermath of events depicted in the award-nominated Prehistoric Clock. With everything she owns packed onto her steam-powered penny farthing, nineteen-year-old Beth Rawtenstall must do battle with a giant predator from another age if she wants to save the life of the boy she loves.
Alien Safari
Price: Free! Words: 57,660. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Five murders on an untamed world. Two fugitives on the run. The hunt is on. Celebrated Omicron detective Ferrix Vaughn is called in to investigate a deadly breach on Hesperidia, a protected planet full of indigenous wildlife. He recruits Jan Corbija, the proprietor of an old safari tour, to help him. But nothing is what it seems in the alien wild, and no one is safe from a galaxy heading for war.
Kate of Kratos
Series: The Eleven Hour Fall Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,150. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The final action-packed installment in Robert Appleton's sci-fi survival trilogy. If surviving as a couple on Kratos wasn't tricky enough, Kate Borrowdale and Jason Remington find themselves lumbered with a trio of clueless civilians, also survivors of the crash. The odds mount against them in the alien forest, where they're tracked day and night...by the true inhabitants of Kratos.
The Elemental Crossing
Series: The Eleven Hour Fall Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,010. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
One woman. One man. A daring voyage across an alien ocean. After their hard-won escape from the perils of the desert, Kate and Jason are faced with their most difficult challenge yet on Kratos - crossing a vast ocean on just an improvised raft. Despite help from an unexpected ally, what lurks beneath the surface of this alien sea? Book Two of The Eleven Hour Fall trilogy.
The Eleven Hour Fall (Book One)
Series: The Eleven Hour Fall Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,240. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
What if you fell from a great height...toward a ground you couldn't see...and hours later you were still falling? For survival, for love...on a distant alien planet. With the man of her dreams unconscious in her arms, terrain scout Kate Borrowdale must escape the treacherous peaks of Kratos and traverse a strange, hidden world beneath the clouds. Book One in The Eleven Hour Fall trilogy.
The Eleven Hour Fall Trilogy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,900. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Available for the first time--the complete adventures of deep space survivalist Kate Borrowdale in one novel-length volume. For survival, for love...on a distant alien planet. With the man of her dreams unconscious in her arms, terrain scout Kate Borrowdale must escape the treacherous peaks of Kratos and traverse a strange, hidden world beneath the clouds.
Yuletide Miracle
Series: The Steam Clock Legacy. Price: Free! Words: 27,600. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
On Christmas Eve, an old fugitive soldier with a clockwork leg saves the life of a troubled young schoolboy. They strike up an unexpected friendship. But when danger descends on the Steam Emporium, they must enlist the help of unlikely protectors--a ragtag group of wounded veterans--and find their own extraordinary courage. A night of miracles is about to begin. A Steam Clock Legacy novella.
Imperial Clock
Series: The Steam Clock Legacy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 93,510. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
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Meredith and Sonja McEwan, the two young daughters of a disgraced scientist in Southsea, England, grow tired of their reclusive existence and decide to take life by the horns. Sonja soon catches the eye of a dashing young teacher and falls in love, while Meredith, jealous, throws herself into solving the mystery of a powerful secret society in London, with devastating consequences for all.
Borderline
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,780. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
After a heist gone wrong, the outlaw known as Finnegan flees across an alien desert on his hoverbike, vowing revenge against his treacherous employer. But on the way he finds a beautiful, injured woman who claims to *be* his employer. She says she was on her way to warn him. Is she telling the truth? With the whole galaxy after the priceless biotech prize he's stolen, can he afford to trust her?
Sunset On Ramree
Price: Free! Words: 15,070. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The EPIC Award-winning novella based on the deadliest crocodile attack ever recorded. On February 19th, 1945, a platoon of 1,000 Japanese soldiers retreated into the swamps of Ramree Island. Most were never seen again. This is the story of one young private, Shigeatsu Nakadai, and his best friend, Kodi, as they face the horrors of that night.

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