Somewhat Rational Observations of Fabulous Authors & Their Works
+ Updates on Mine
You clearly found this page by accident. Take your time, look around, and perhaps discover amazing action genre sci-fi and speculative fiction that ignites your mind.
Dystopian, fantasy, or thriller sub-genres to add questionable color to your day.
Horror to keep you up at night.
All driven by Action.
Only reviews of appreciated works.
Plus pencil scratches about my own writing journey.
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"With side characters straight out of a heroic quest encyclopedia and an action-packed plot that just won't quit, Critical Habitat proves itself to be thoroughly entertaining and highly re-readable . . . both imaginative and wholly original. Unlike either the watered-down and formulaic apocalyptic fiction popular with teenage audiences or the seemingly never-ending bleak hopelessness geared toward adults, King manages to take the best of both approaches while adding a healthy dose of heroic science fiction flair that makes it difficult to compare with anything else in the genre. 5 STARS." —Beatrice Toothman, San Francisco Book Review
"Gripping, thought-provoking dystopian fiction exploring corruption and rebellion. The story balances edge-of-your-seat thrills with dynamic experiences, bolstered by King's intricate worldbuilding . . . the characters' diverse backgrounds add to the enjoyment, making Critical Habitat a thought-provoking triumph." —BookLife, Editor's Pick
"A nuanced, smart, and exciting dystopian adventure . . . a complex, fast-paced, and moving story that readers will not want to put down. The characters in Critical Habitat are done to perfection. The author provides an abundance of complex, deep female lead characters . . . in a genre that is often lacking them." —BookLife Prize
"Critical Habitat's prose is skillful and voice confident. Readers who enjoyed the Star Wars Universe stories will appreciate much of Critical Habitat." —Independent Book Review
"King's worldbuilding is intriguing and fully realized, incorporating both utopian and dystopian elements along with relevant hot-button issues such as societal inequities, surveillance, and oppression. The overall premise . . . grows in scope as the stakes rise, and the novel beautifully examines the ways in which corrupt and oppressive systems work to control people's lives. An engrossing series starter. 5 STARS." —BookView
It all began with lyrical poetry before evolving to short film scripts in college, later collaborating on independent film shorts. Even later I self-published my first novel, The Silent Partner, an urban fantasy, winning several book awards, including the Eric Hoffer Award for Best Commercial Fiction, and gave away as many books as I sold. Success!
Current work in progress: an epic sci-fi action-adventure trilogy. BOOK ONE is coming out November 14th, 2023 as BOOK TWO goes through revisions while BOOK THREE is built out.
In reading, perhaps discover something new. An unrealized author in a main genre or sub-genre.
Riffing adventures in the pursuit of successful authorship: making it the best it can be and being content with your final work so you can walk away to the next project.