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.
Latest news for Ken McConnell’s books:
Writer, Modeler - Ken McConnell
Last feed update: Monday June 26th, 2017 11:23:49 AM
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 [...]
What’s a K’nat?
Friday June 9th, 2017 10:17:01 PM
My next novella will drop in July. So I’m introducing it early to generate some interest. The idea is to get folks to go buy it on pre-order so that it has a big first day when it finally comes out.
First things first. How do you pronounce K’nat? I pronounce it with a short a [...]
Friday June 2nd, 2017 05:08:25 PM
Still plugging away on the Corvette 2 novella. I’ve picked up a book about destroyers from WWII to read for research. Tin Can Titans by John Wukovits. Can’t wait to get into it. I’m always reading non-fiction books about the military for inspiration.
I picked up this sleeve for the new System76 laptop I use to [...]
Friday May 26th, 2017 04:03:10 PM
Corvette – Seer of the Black Star is progressing this week. I’m currently in the middle of chapter 3 as the above image shows. That white paperback is the plain cover ARC of Corvette that I use for reference. The computer is new, a System76 Galago Pro for fans of Linux.
She may not look like [...]
Happy 40th Birthday, Star Wars!
Thursday May 25th, 2017 02:18:38 PM
The Journey Continues
Wednesday May 24th, 2017 10:08:13 PM
What you see above, is the end of chapter two of the next Corvette novel. Being written on a shiny new System76 laptop purchased with money I earned from selling the first Corvette novella. You gotta love that. I’m writing two more Corvette books this year to satisfy the demands of readers. That’s a perfect [...]
Feed aggregation powered by Syndicate Press
.Processed request in 0.00659 seconds.