Van Alrik

Biography

Van Alrik lives in the Rocky Mountains with his family and a small army of robot novelists. His debut novel The Trivial Thing was published in June 2015.

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Books

Managing Rejection: How to Measure Success as an Aspiring Science Fiction Author
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,020. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Mathematics
After months or even years of writing science fiction, you have only a handful of short story publications to show for it, along with hundreds of rejections. How can you know if you're getting better? Van Alrik has developed a simple metric to help you to measure how your submissions compare to the average writer's. With detailed, easy-to-follow instructions, you can see right now where you stand.
Character for Veracity
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 45,290. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Gan Malcomb is in trouble. An unwilling spy in a political dispute, he is caught between his hope for a better future and the precarious safety of his wife, who has been imprisoned by the dark forces behind the espionage. Can Malcomb maintain the dissonance between his deception and the reality of the trust placed in him? Or will his wife pay the ultimate price for veracity?
The Trivial Thing
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,860. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In a near-future world of crime and crises, private detective Tin Baxter takes on a dispirited mother's plea to rescue her son while a faux-pious political mastermind, barbarous fraternal twins with a taste for human flesh, and a host of henchmen impede the way. Baxter must match their wits one by one in order to win the boy, retain his memories and avoid becoming anyone's next meal . . .

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