Simon Haynes

Biography

Simon Haynes is the author of eight Hal Spacejock novels, three children's novels, a number of articles on writing and publishing, and several short stories. His most recent series features Harriet Walsh, the popular character from Hal Spacejock No Free Lunch.

Born in the UK and raised in the south of Spain, Simon emigrated to Australia with his family in 1983.

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Books

Sierra Bravo (Book 3 in the Harriet Walsh series)
Pre-release—available July 15, 2018. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A criminal gang has moved into Chirless, Dismolle's second major city. Elderly residents are fed up with the loud music, noisy cars and late night parties, not to mention hold-ups, muggings and the occasional gunfight. Chirless has no Peace Force, so it's up to Harriet Walsh of the Dismolle City branch to help out ...
Hal Spacejock Omnibus Two: Hal Spacejock books 4-6, plus Framed
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 230,240. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Get three books in one! Set in the distant future, where humanity spans the galaxy and robots are second-class citizens, Hal Spacejock will strike a chord with fans of Red Dwarf and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, while simultaneously forging its own wacky, off-beat path through the cosmos. Hal Spacejock Omnibus Two contains books 4-6 in the Hal Spacejock series plus a bonus short story: Framed
Hal Spacejock Omnibus One: Hal Spacejock books 1-3, plus Visit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 242,160. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Get three books in one! Set in the distant future, where humanity spans the galaxy and robots are second-class citizens, Hal Spacejock will strike a chord with fans of Red Dwarf and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, while simultaneously forging its own wacky, off-beat path through the cosmos. Hal Spacejock Omnibus One contains the first three books in the Hal Spacejock series
Visit: A Hal Spacejock short story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Hal and Clunk are stuck in port, forced to wait two whole days for their next cargo. Hal returns to the ship after a little shopping expedition and finds Clunk in a right old state. Break out the crayons and colouring sheets ... he's organised a school visit!
Alpha Minor (Book 2 in the Harriet Walsh series)
Series: Harriet WalshHal Spacejock Universe. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,600. Language: British English. Published: May 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Peace Force has a new recruit, and she's driving everyone crazy. From disobeying orders to handling unauthorised cases, nothing is off-limits.
Peace Force (Book 1 in the Harriet Walsh series)
Series: Hal Spacejock UniverseHarriet Walsh. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,690. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Harriet's boss is a huge robot with worn out batteries, the patrol car is driving her up the wall, and her first case will probably kill her. Welcome to the PEACE FORCE!
Double Trouble (Book 8 in the Hal Spacejock series)
Series: Hal SpacejockHal Spacejock Universe. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,270. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Hal Spacejock dons a flash suit, hypershades and a curly earpiece for a stint as a secret agent, while Clunk is invited to a ‘unique business opportunity’ by a pair of rusted friends. Inevitably, things turn sour, and it’s all hands to the pumps as the good ship Spacejock springs leaks from stem to stern.
Big Bang (Book 7 in the Hal Spacejock series)
Series: Hal Spacejock UniverseHal Spacejock. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,200. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A house clearance job sounds like easy money, but rising floodwaters, an unstable landscape and a surprise find are going to make life very difficult for Hal and Clunk. Hal Spacejock 07 Big Bang is book seven in the Hal Spacejock series.
Safe Art (Book 6 in the Hal Spacejock series)
Series: Hal Spacejock, Book 6 路 Hal Spacejock Universe. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,950. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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A wealthy patron is sponsoring a series of art exhibitions, and Hal Spacejock has been employed to transport valuable pieces from one venue to the next. The only question is which of them will last longest ... Hal or the artworks? Safe Art is the sixth novel in the Hal Spacejock series (70,000 words, approx 300 pages) Simon Haynes also writes the Hal Junior series for readers aged 9-12
Hal Junior 3: The Gyris Mission
Series: Hal Junior, Book 3 路 Hal Spacejock Universe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,630. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children鈥檚 books » Fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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Hal and Stinky are very excited about the camping trip to Planet Gyris ... imagine a whole week of fishing, swimming, sleeping in tents and running wild! Unfortunately, the boys crash land in the middle of a forest, and there's little chance of rescue. Is this the end of the camping trip ... or the start of a thrilling new adventure?
Hal Junior 2: The Missing Case
Series: Hal Junior, Book 2 路 Hal Spacejock Universe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,130. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children鈥檚 books » Fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Space Station Oberon is expecting an important visitor, and everyone is on their best behaviour. Even Hal Junior is doing his best to stay out of trouble! From multi-coloured smoke bombs to exploding space rations, Hal Junior proves ... trouble is what he's best at!
Hal Spacejock (édition française)
Series: Hal Spacejock Universe. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,850. Language: French. Published: July 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Ça n'ennuie pas Hal Spacejock de naviguer vers une étoile non répertoriée, de se poser sur un terrain désert, d'esquiver la douane et de charger un fret douteux sous le couvert de l'obscurité. C'est un jour de travail comme un autre. Non, la vraie bataille commence quand le client envoie un pilote vétuste prendre les commandes du vaisseau chéri de Hal...
Hal Spacejock 5: Baker's Dough
Series: Hal Spacejock, Book 5 路 Hal Spacejock Universe. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,350. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Robots have a tough life in Hal Spacejock's universe: as second-class citizens they have no rights, and most are overworked, mistreated, and recycled at the drop of a hat. When Kim Baker, a wealthy industrialist, leaves his vast fortune to an elderly robot, it's front page news. Unfortunately, the robot hasn't been seen for decades ...
Yard Fail
Price: Free! Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Ralph Swindon tinkers in his workshop, the whole world holds its breath ... A 2700-word short story. Trivia: Features the characters from Sleight of Hand.
Sleight of Hand
Price: Free! Words: 8,840. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After a cosy meal, the protagonist retires to his host's workshop for an after-dinner drink ... and becomes the unwitting subject of an experiment. Trivia: Sleight of Hand won the 2001 Aurealis Award for Horror.
Thonn!
Price: Free! Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Synopsis: Magick is banned in Thonn's world, outlawed after greedy and power-hungry wizards almost destroyed the entire planet. So imagine his surprise when he spies Eddie de Elder performing Magick spells! A 2500 word Fantasy/Comedy story
Updown
Price: Free! Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Social services have come to take 10-year old Daniel away from his home and family, but his best friend Danny has other ideas ... A 1600 word Science Fiction story
Billy's Book
Price: Free! Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Billy Crump is the local stable boy. Fed up with mucking out horses, he sneaks into the wizard's lab, concocts a potion using all the rare and expensive ingredients, and somehow ends up with a talking book. His first thought? Sell the book ... and say goodbye to horse muck forever! A 5000 word fantasy/comedy story
Off Course
Price: Free! Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When you're on for a birdie, watch for aliens in the rough. A 1500 word SF/comedy/golf story
Catch of the Day
Price: Free! Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Ken and Steve reluctantly give up their lawnmowing duties for a weekend of fishing, booze and male bonding. Unfortunately the fish aren't biting, supplies are running low and worst of all ... the beer just ran out. Then, without warning, an alien colony ship arrives in orbit, and that's when Ken's problems REALLY start. A 4000 word short story by the author of the Hal Spacejock series.
No Free Lunch (Book 4 in the Hal Spacejock series)
Series: Hal Spacejock, Book 4 路 Hal Spacejock Universe. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,520. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Hal Spacejock is a loner, struggling to make his way in a huge, uncaring galaxy. His occasional brushes with the law have left him wary and suspicious of authority. The Peace Force is a proud and dedicated body of humans and robots who work together to solve crimes and keep the Galaxy safe. Now, one of them desperately needs the other.
Just Desserts (Book 3 in the Hal Spacejock series)
Series: Hal Spacejock, Book 3 路 Hal Spacejock Universe. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,030. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Planet Cathua has to go cap in hand to neighbouring systems, haggling and bartering for the very robots they used to be so famous for. One Cathuan patriot is determined to reverse this embarrassing situation. Trust Hal Spacejock to land in the middle of his sinister plot ...
Second Course (Book 2 in the Hal Spacejock series)
Series: Hal Spacejock, Book 2 路 Hal Spacejock Universe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,220. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Rex Curtis is trying to save his freight company from bankruptcy, and the last thing he needs is a cheeky freelancer stealing his best customers. Hal Spacejock, cheeky freelancer, is fighting for survival in the cut-throat interstellar cargo business. The last thing he needs is a powerful enemy. Two headstrong men on a collision course, in a Galaxy barely room enough for one.
Framed: A Hal Spacejock Short Story
Series: Hal Spacejock Universe. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,400. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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A straightforward cargo delivery takes a left turn when Hal Spacejock gets sidetracked. But with 200 shares in a worthless company on offer, who wouldn't step into a makeshift teleporter which has already claimed one victim? Hal and Clunk, stars of the Hal Spacejock comedy series, feature in this brand new 8000-word short story. 'Framed' slots in any time after Second Course.
A Robot Named Clunk (Book 1 in the Hal Spacejock series)
Series: Hal Spacejock, Book 1 路 Hal Spacejock Universe. Price: Free! Words: 79,810. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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Clunk's asked to perform a trivial little task while on his way to a refit: help a freelance pilot pick up some cargo. Unfortunately Hal Spacejock refuses to cede control of his ship to a mere robot. Worse, Hal's got 24 hours to pay off his debts or he'll lose his ship ... and his life. Will they still be wrestling over the controls when the deadline expires?
A Piece of the Action
Price: Free! Words: 8,840. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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Flat broke and stranded in a South American country, Ralph Gardiner is nursing a beer and contemplating the wreckage of his life. No money, no prospects, and worst of all ... the beer is warm. When a local businessman approaches him with a curious job offer, Ralph decides he has very little to lose ... 8000 Word Short Story.
The Desolator
Price: Free! Words: 5,970. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Join Hurm, Runt and Father Mephistophiles as they struggle to save the hamlet of Yendour from a marauding dragon. Originally published in Andromeda Spaceways #6.
Loss Leader
Price: Free! Words: 8,990. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.50)
After many delays and last-minute setbacks, the first colony ship leaves planet Earth for a distant star. Join the crew as they discover all is not as it seems... Originally published in Andromeda Spaceways #3

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  • Opening Acts on Aug. 01, 2011
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