Time Travel, Alternate History, Lucid Dreaming, Science Fiction, and more …
The Lucid Series: Book 1
Published by Dreaming Big Publications, American Dreamer is now out! Find it HERE. American Dreamer is available through many online sellers, so shop around! Book Depository is one of my favorite retailers, who serve many locations.
The party bosses thought they got their way. If they only knew.
1944. President Roosevelt is ailing, and whomever is selected as VP will end up leading the country. At stake is more than a candidate, more than a political office, but an entire timeline.
Waking in a dream Nadia finds herself in a classroom with two other students. The woman posing as their teacher (if indeed she is a woman), convinces them that they have no real choice but to assist with her plan. Miss Biel breaks each of them with terrifying nightmares, and ‘tasks’ to complete while awake, that destroys any hope of escape.
But Nadia begins to realize she isn’t quite alone, not exactly powerless, and that there are those besides Miss Biel who want a certain outcome. There comes a time when she has to decide who to trust.
American Dreamer weaves present and past in a narrative that
transports the reader to an earlier age, and slowly wakes them to an
alternative reality, not too distant than our own present.
“With American Dreamer, I wanted to develop the theme of consciousness, dreaming and ‘reality.’ The seed for this series of books came to me in a dream. I dreamt I was in an ancient city, and that I didn’t belong. I became aware that I was dreaming, what is called ‘lucid.’ In that dream I timidly stuck to the wall as I made my way down a stone lane and rounded the corner to some stairs. Several weeks after that I was watching a documentary about the ancient city of Ephesus. As I was watching I said to the person next to me, “They are going to go up the stairs and see a huge temple.” That is what I saw in the dream. And in the documentary they went up the stairs to see … ruins. But of what was once the temple of Artemis, which is what I visited! That dream is used in the second novel, Tomorrow’s History (Jakob’s Bidrag), which follows one of the characters in American Dreamer.”
Lucid Book 2
Tomorrow’s History (Jakob’s Bidrag)
The gods don’t stand idle, content with watching the human drama unfold. Just as the sagas and the ancient stories tell, they like to interfere.
London. Present day. The sun glints off solar panels, harvesting the energy that keeps the city moving. Roof gardens add a hint of green to the skyline. The pristine waters of the Thames flow through the heart of the city. The quiet hum of electric cars fill the streets. Airships pass overhead on their way north to the capital, Jorvik. Ships of the Great Fleet load at the busy docks, preparing for the voyage across the Western Ocean to the Far Settlements, holding the Norse world together.
Were it not for his disturbing dreams, Jakob would think his world is safe. But it isn’t. Something needs finishing for his present to come to pass, and for some unknown reason he has been chosen to do it.
Jakob finds himself in dreams from which there is no escape, where he must survive among ancestors less refined and genteel than his current countrymen. Thrust into an age of Vikings who are much more familiar with the sword and the axe, he lacks the one skill that is essential to survival. While the gods manipulate fate, he uses the only thing he has—his wits.
Tasked with leading a party of Danes in pursuit of royal game he is swept into an adventure that can only have one outcome if Britain is to survive. King Alfred “the Great” must not get away.
Tomorrow’s History (Jakob’s Bidrag) has it all: gods and goddesses, Vikings, time travel, alternate realities, lucid dreams … and key moments in history, where the very future hinges on the outcome.
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Lucid Book 3
Gods and Dreamers
“Time kills all things. Even the gods. That’s why they interfere so much. They just want to live longer. It’s pathetic, really,” Petrit said.
We all dream. Only most of don’t remember. How can we even know what we do in our dreams if the memory fades like mist when we wake up? Teeny, Robbie, and Thieu start to recall their dreams and the disturbing acts of violence and servitude that they are coerced into committing in timelines other than theirs.
Awareness breeds rebellion. Led by Petrit and Nadia, who enlist the new rebels into their secret campaign against the manipulative gods, the dreamers learn how to use their lucidity to resist the oppressive forces that control their dreams and realities alike. Together, the dreamers struggle to protect their timelines and push back against the gods that exploit mortals for entertainment and rewrite history for sustained nourishment.
But first they have to survive. There are others who think them heretics and will try to stop them at all costs.
“Gods and Dreamers is the third book in the Lucid series in what I envisioned as a collection of three stand alone but related titles. It is currently in the final processes before publication.”
Coming soon from Dreaming Big Publications. Expected publication date: August 1, 2021
A science fiction novel
Describe it in a sentence?
Interstellar drug deal goes very wrong.
Draft back of book:
Stepping: The easiest way to get from point A to point B is to put A and B in the same place. Simply Step from one to the other. Known as an Einstein-Rosen bridge, it is theoretically possible. It just requires an immense amount of energy. And in a future where that energy is harnessed, that’s what we do.
Jens needed to get off the planet in a hurry so he took the first job on an interstellar freighter he found—a convoy to the far-flung colony of Sukhavati, three Steps and almost three thousand lightyears, away. Only the desperate went so far—colonists willing to trade a life on Earth for a new start on a lifeless rock across the galaxy, or spacers one step ahead of the law.
But as each Step takes him farther from home, Jens learns that the job isn’t exactly what he was told, the cargo not as legitimate, and his situation even more precarious. Jens finds himself being groomed for a role in an interplanetary drug racket, with no way out.
Then the convoy mis-Steps, emerging lightyears from where they intended, and the miscalculation might not be their fault!.
Taking up the adventure:
Now for a second book in that universe–fifteen years in the future when a team goes out looking for the original inhabitants of Pemako. Yes, they’ll catch up with Jens and we’ll get to see how he’s doing. What happens if they find what they’re looking for?
draft back of book:
A pandemic spread over their planet and swept them from history. In a desperate act to save their species they launched a remnant of survivors into the depths of space, frozen in cryo-sleep, to be awakened only when their ship detected a habitable planet. But there were no planets and the ship continued into the cold and dark.
Thousands of years later humans have settled the ocean world. Earth’s dream of finding her sister planet has come true, and it was free for the taking. They gave it their own name, Pemako, and lived beside the ruins of what was once a mighty civilization. Picking through the artifacts, xeno-linguist Peter Taylor and a small research team find evidence of the Original’s desperate mission. Plotting the probable course of the ship, the team locate where it might be, if it really exists, and if it is still operational.
The promised technology of the Originals outweigh any ‘ifs’. But they need the help of a powerful earth-based consortia, as well as from the only man to ever survive a confrontation with those whose planet they now call their own.
Work in Progress: QMS
Climate fiction meets science fiction: QMS started life as a short story, but has grown into so much more. A quota management system is used to regulate the fishing industry, to ensure we don’t over fish our waters. Set in the near future, the waters around New Zealand are the best managed and healthiest fisheries in the world. But others have fished theirs to depletion, and now they want what’s in the nation’s Exclusive Economic Zone. What started as stray encroachments, cut nets, and damaged ships, has turned into a shooting war. And a new threat has arrived, ships undetectable by radar, with very lethal fire power.
Expected completion date: December 2021