If you are in the market for some fresh science fiction, you might want to take a look at a new author named Ken McConnell and his space series.
Ken McConnell has created a new universe, set far in the future when the human race has expanded beyond earth and colonized numerous planets. Humans and their technology have progressed to a point where war has not been seen for nearly a millennium and androids have become sentient. Galactic war, with another space faring race of humanoid aliens has encroached on the human inhabited worlds and the humans must fight back, or be enslaved.
The style of these books is very fast paced and enjoyable. I found all of McConnell’s science fiction to be enjoyable reads which are technologically believable and rich in both plot and character development. For a new author, McConnell has clearly got a winner of a universe with a growing fan-base.
In comparison to Asimov, who, by many accounts is the greatest science fiction writer ever, I have found McConnells stories to be much more enjoyable to read, more fast paced and significantly more believable with much richer character development. From a technical perspective, the ideas presented in McConnells work are more grounded in the real physics rather than make believe, which results in a much more believable world.
New science fiction deserves a new platform for enjoyment. I have read all of McConnells work on my Android phone via the Kindle app. These were the first books that I ever read in digital e-book format and I found that the stories were so engaging that the reading platform was not even noticed.
This book is set far in the future, when humans and an alien race of blue-skinned humanoid aliens are locked in an interstellar battle of galactic proportions. McConnell brings battle after battle to life as the story follows an elite team of special forces known as the StarStrikers. From inter-ship battle to planetary defense this book puts you right in the heat of galactic warfare.
This book is set in the same universe as StarStrikers, but long after the galactic war has ended. It follows the story of a young woman who crash lands on a planet called Tyrmia and must integrate with the native population in order to survive. When she learns that a more sophisticated race of humanoids lives on the planet and is trying to exterminate the natives, she uses her advanced fighting skills to help protect the native population.
This is a longer book than StarStrikers, and very worth the read. While it is set in the future, it has some elements of the steam-punk genre, which makes for an extremely enjoyable read.
Tales From Ocherva
This series of short stories follows the android population within the universe of the StarStrikers and Tyrmia books. In their quest for freedom from their human masters, sentient androids discover how impart self-awareness to other androids. The story of the androids is woven tightly with the human story in a manner that is both intriguing and believable.
Purchase StarStrikers, Tyrmia and Tales From Ocherva
You can buy McConnells work as printed, soft-cover books or in electronic format for your Kindle reader.
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Long Overdue Writing Update
Sunday August 6th, 2017 04:35:47 PM
Fans of the Corvette novella will be pleased to know that the first draft is complete and in the hands of a few select beta readers. A second draft or pass at the manuscript will occur after I get some comments from the betas. Then it’s off to the editor and copy editor and [...]
Library Reading This Saturday
Friday July 21st, 2017 05:57:11 PM
I’ll be one of the local writers featured this Saturday, the 22nd of July for the Writer’s Spotlight at the Meridian Library in Idaho. I’ll do a reading from K’nat Trap and take questions from the audience. Later on I’ll be at a table displaying my books and some of the models on their covers. [...]
K’nat Trap Release Day
Tuesday July 18th, 2017 02:53:44 PM
The ebook and paperback versions of K’nat Trap are now both available on Amazon. If you pick up the paperback, you get the ebook free! Can’t beat that!
As always, please leave a review when you finish reading it. Authors live or die on reviews. The more we get the better off we do and the [...]
July is K’nat Month
Friday July 7th, 2017 09:29:04 PM
Looking for a quick, fun read this summer? Then get yourself a copy of K’nat Trap. It’s loaded with starfighter fights, carnivorous alien squids and Special Forces Pravda. How can you miss with all of that? So go and order yours today so it’s automagically on your Kindle or Kindle app on the 18th. If [...]
K’nat Trap Paperback Now Available
Saturday July 1st, 2017 01:05:09 PM
As you may have noticed by now, you can actually order the K’nat Trap paperback before the ebook launches on the 18th of July. But if you’d rather wait for the ebook, that’s fine too, just get your pre-0rder in so it will appear on your Kindle when is releases. If you’re like me you [...]
The Star Saga Universe, Circa 2017
Wednesday June 21st, 2017 08:12:34 PM
The STAR SAGA Universe
Italics = Novella Grayed Out = Not Written and subject to change
ARMON VANCE SERIES (30 Years Before STARFORGERS TRILOGY)
Corvette – Seer of the Black Star
Corvette – Pirate’s Lair
Destroyer – The Ostrov Octet
Destroyer – Planetary Gambit
STARFORGERS TRILOGY (10 Years After ARMON VANCE SERIES)
Tales From Ocherva, [...]
Cover Art Evolution – K’nat Trap
Wednesday June 21st, 2017 04:29:21 PM
Every book I release has a cover that is produced by myself and my graphic designer brother, Byron. Since we are working in the Sci-Fi, Space Opera genre and in one particular universe, we try and have starships on the cover to get that fact across to future readers. We also have a certain style [...]
K’NAT TRAP Pre-Order
Thursday June 15th, 2017 08:04:31 PM
The second release of 2017 is ready for pre-order at Amazon. Here’s the cover art in all it’s glory. Another stellar effort from my brother, Byron!
Go forth and purchase if you must. It will be delivered on Tuesday, 18 July 2017.
Thursday June 15th, 2017 12:00:02 PM
You may have noticed that some changes happened in June to my back list. The first change I made was that I raised prices on all of my ebooks across the board except for Corvette. Corvette is the introduction to my Star Saga and it is also the first book of at least three featuring [...]
The Ships of K’nat Trap
Tuesday June 13th, 2017 02:47:05 PM
Over the past few years I’ve created models of just about every ship mentioned in the upcoming novella, K’nat Trap. In this post I’ll show you the major ships of both the Votainion and Alliance fleets. The only ship that I have not built from this novella is the GCU Thrusher. the command ship of [...]
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