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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Sunday March 26th, 2017 10:18:18 PM
Thought I’d show you the numbers for the week after Corvette’s release. I do this not to brag or to belabor how little money I make on writing, but to help others understand what to expect. So far this book is turning out to be more interesting than any other release I’ve done. I’ve had [...]
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Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 06:59:28 PM
Sometimes I do an inside baseball post about publishing and this is one of those posts. If you are a writer who self publishes you’ll find this interesting. If you’re not, feel free to skip it.
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Tuesday March 21st, 2017 12:00:53 PM
Today’s the official release day for my latest novella, Corvette. You can get it exclusively on Amazon for the Kindle and in paperback. If you have pre-ordered your ebook, check your Kindle device or app to read it now! Corvette takes place before Starforgers, Book One of the Star Saga. It’s a great place to start [...]
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Friday March 17th, 2017 12:00:57 PM
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Wednesday March 15th, 2017 12:00:39 PM
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Monday March 13th, 2017 03:14:42 PM
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Sunday March 5th, 2017 04:09:42 PM
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