S. Dorman

Biography

You will find S. Dorman's work configured for all e-readers, including all online file types. She writes the fantastic and is author of Fantastic Travelogue: Mark Twain and C.S. Lewis Talk Things Over In the Hereafter. In fantastic settings, this is a creative dialogue between C.S. Lewis, Mark Twain, and the universe—with fictive guest appearances of Johannes Kepler and George MacDonald. S. Dorman is the author of Gott'im's Monster and The God's Cycle in two parts.

The work of S.Dorman is on file in the USA copyright office. Her work is not to be confused with that of the great deceased SF writer Sonya Dorman.

Also the author of Five Points Akropolis.

What is FIVE POINTS AKROPOLIS?

An alternate future? An insecure past? Another present made of dense woodlands and waterways ... or of streets and buildings and crowds? Are its populations living beside one another in a welter of frequencies or wavelengths not generally experienced in Place and Time?

A particular place called Five Points Akropolis -- This is what Anno Domine 1769, 1900 A.D., and 2017 CE have in common. But what influence does the dwarf-wanderer Pluto have on its fortunes?

One of many characters, Willie the grave-digger would like to know, and too Gregoff the Grak. So would True People's scouts Red Fox and Quick Claws. Jayrai, HBBBAH, and Tu are wondering--they want to be back in 2017, their own time. And little Quadri, whose working thumbs are the pulse of the gamescape. But "the girl," who seems somehow responsible for all this, isn't saying. Three gangs of kids living on the same spot in different times, meeting up for the first time as Pluto descends.

THE GOD'S CYCLE.

The cycle is five books, in two parts. In chronological order:

GOD'S HOUSE.
1. Return to God's House.
2. Within Without (a.k.a. Within Without God's House).
3. In Winter (a.k.a. God's House in Winter).

GOD'S WILDERNESS.
4. Mystery Gottheim.
5. Balder's Wilderness.

Plus Gott'im's Monster.
& Gott'im's Monster 1808. By S. Dorman

Where to buy in print


Series

THE GOD'S CYCLE
GOTTHEIM is a rural New England town in transition. Meet the people who live and work in Gott'im Maine. The cycle evolves throughout the year in its woodland setting with increasing mythic overtones.

Return to God's House

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Within Without

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In Winter

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Mystery Gottheim

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Balder's Wilderness

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Books

DuOPolis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,250. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
DuOPolis is Biblical fan fiction about three young "gangs" living in the same area in alternate times. By an aberration in Time they meet unexpectedly in the 21st century neighborhood of FivePoints and engage with one another to untie the knot of Time. These teenagers are from circa Anno Domini 1769, 1900 A.D. and 2017 CE; displaced inadvertent time-travelers trying to get "home."
SiXPointz HiTopOLis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,350. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Slipping into an alternate universe, the FivePoints 2017 neighborhood gang are transformed into dark matter. Adventures ensue, including ghostly encounters with kids of the alternate SiXPointz neighborhood. The 2017 gang help to uncover secrets of crime and science in the city of HiTopOlis. They wonder if they will remember their adventures--if only they can figure out how to return home. Sequel.
Gott'im's Monster 1808
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,480. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
GOTT'IM'S MONSTER 1808 is coming-of-age speculative fiction. A New England Gothic recasting of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Gott'im's Monster is part of The God's Cycle, set in the mountains of Western Maine as the 19th century begins. The God's Cycle, a series of six books set in and around Gottheim, moves through its story in time and place with increasing mythic emphasis.
Essays: Triologue: Kepler, Twain, Lewis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,930. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Categories: Essay » Literature
"Essays: Triologue: Kepler, Twain, Lewis." Relevant to Fantastic Travelogue, these are background essays on the conversation between Mark Twain and C.S. Lewis, including short sections on Johannes Kepler. The hope to produce "Fantastic Travelogue: Mark Twain and CS Lewis Talk Things over in The Hereafter" was itself the raison d'être for the thesis paper, now included in this book of essays.
Five Points Akropolis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,900. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
An alternate future? An insecure past? Another present made of dense woodlands and waterways? Or of streets and buildings and crowds? Are its populations living beside one another in a welter of frequencies or wavelengths not generally experienced in Place and Time? What is FIVE POINTS AKROPOLIS? Willie the grave-digger would like to know. But "the girl" who seems somehow responsible isn't saying.
God's Wilderness
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,630. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » General
God's Wilderness comprises the last two books of The God's Cycle. Mystery Gottheim begins God's Wilderness, in which the Gothic New England landscape comes alive in its original hold upon the yankee imagination. Its companion is Balder's Wilderness, a dark fantasia. Searching for his son on a wooded mountainside, the Vietnam veteran soon realizes he is led to realms beyond this life and time.
Balder's Wilderness
Series: THE GOD'S CYCLE, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,830. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » General
Fifth book and climax of The God's Cycle. Balder's Wilderness is a dark fantasia of the afterlife. The Gott'imite Vietnam veteran searches for his lost son on a wooded mountainside in Western Maine, meeting a stranger claiming to be a local and offering to guide him. Perplexed, he agrees, but soon realizing that his love and dedication to his son may lead him to realms beyond this life and time.
Mystery Gottheim
Series: THE GOD'S CYCLE, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,260. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
—Mystery Gottheim— is the fourth book of The God's Cycle, in which the Gothic New England landscape comes alive in its original hold upon the yankee imagination. Whether it's the man-dog apparition, a visitation of mythic Forest Folk, or the strange case of loose bones in a deserted graveyard, the woods are alive with both fancy and reality for characters we've come to know.
In Winter
Series: THE GOD'S CYCLE, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,950. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
—In Winter— is the third book in God's House. Here begins increasing mythic qualities as Jasper Mountain comes alive, and nature redounds with fury to her glory. The wild creatures and inhabitants of Gott'im suffer.... And, too, they benefit from the recoil of human erring on a grand scale. When it so happens, in God's House, setting the stage for them to enter into God's Wilderness.
Within Without
Series: THE GOD'S CYCLE, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,400. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
—Within Without— is the second book in God's House, the story of a rural Maine village in transition. Full of local color and character, it continues the story of Chrischana Twitchell's return to Gott'im, and introduces Peter Prince, her troubled common-law spouse. As a stranger in Gottheim he experiences bitter truths, and redeeming hopes, about himself and the nature of life in God's House.
Return to God's House
Series: THE GOD'S CYCLE, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,860. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
In —Return to God's House—, like her namesake in Pilgrim's Progress, Chrischana Twitchell flees a destructive life. With her three sons she returns to Gottheim, Maine, and an uncertain welcome in the Meguntic Mountains she loves. Tensions between descendents of yankee settlers and those 'from away' have made it a place in transition where neighbors struggle to know one another in a real way.
God's House
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 199,170. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
With three sons Chrischana Twitchell flees destruction, returning to Gottheim and an uncertain welcome in the mountains she loves. This is also the story of a rural Maine village in transition, where Peter Prince, Chrischana's troubled common-law spouse, follows from the desert to reclaim his family. As a stranger in Gottheim he experiences bitter truths and the nature of life in God's House.
Fantastic Travelogue: Mark Twain and CS Lewis Talk Things Over in The Hereafter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,060. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Fantastic Travelogue is speculative fiction, a phantasmic conversation between two literary giants, Mark Twain and C.S. Lewis. The talk and action are set in the dreamscape of creation--from creation's photonics and micro biology to its most outer energetic and cosmic origins. Other participants in the conversation include Johannes Kepler and George MacDonald.
Gott'im's Monster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,150. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Gott'im's Monster is coming-of-age speculative fiction for teenagers with heads. A New England Gothic recasting of Shelley's Frankenstein, Gott'im's Monster is part of The God's Cycle and is set in the mountains of Western Maine, 1808, with a "chorus" of 1980s townsfolk. Its fantastic elements sparse in beginning, the Cycle moves through its story in time and place with increasing mythic emphasis.
Early Stories and Pilot of Varying Lights
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,350. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This is early speculative fiction by S. Dorman, author of Gott'im's Monster, The God's Cycle, and Fantastic Travelogue: Mark Twain and CS Lewis Talk Things Over in The Hereafter. This is a collection of short stories in the fantastic, including "Pilot of Varying Lights," "The Magpie and the Ape," "Winter Ship," and "Magma's Net." Read the formative process in this collection by S. Dorman.

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Smashwords book reviews by S. Dorman

  • Kuwar: The Blessed & The Damned on Feb. 21, 2012
    (no rating)
    "You're blessed by the goddess and all you choose to see are your own discomforts." These are the words of a true friend in A. R. Williams' THE BLESSED & THE DAMNED, highly affordable e-novella. This one did not please me quite as much as his short story, published by Three Crow Press, and now also in e-book form, "Duel on Hakkojji Bridge"-- in which everything is seen and felt and qualities are crystallized for the imagination. But--if not (for me) this setting--the characterizations, the tension in which these characters think and interact, captured my imagination in a way that brought the setting into better focus. The atmosphere of Kuwar, and the approach to it over the dimming sea succeeds. My biggest interest was in the familial hopes and fears, and familial quirks, throughout. There was also strong friendship, between the older warrior Sheridan (who is quoted above) and Lorna who is seeking her lost daughter — that strong friendship, sorely tried by magic, permeates the tale with interest. However, Williams' nomenclature and world building, the latter as given at the end in source material, seems deep and convincing, and provides a good base for ongoing adventures there.