Fiction (Fallen World Books)

Praise for the Fallen World books:

“A great science fiction detective story.”
– Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine

“Cutting edge speculative fiction.”
– Ernest Hogan, author of Cortez on Jupiter

“Sharply erudite, with the vicious tang of cordite.”
– Paul Morris, author of Time Traveller Danny and the Codebreaker

The Fallen World Books include novels and short fiction, and are all set in a common fictional world. That world encompasses a variety of settings in terms of time and location, but all the stories take place after a large-scale social and political dislocation called the Fall. (For more detail about the Fall, see the PDF synopsis What is the Fallen World?)

Luck and Death at the Edge of the World
(The Fallen World — Book 1)
ISBN Kindle 978-0-9879911-1-9
ISBN EPUB 978-0-9879911-0-2

A great science fiction detective story featuring a classic noir detective, a fading super-star, a nymphomaniac, and an AI who channels Alan Turing, the father of computing, all set in a dystopian future that is familiar yet fascinatingly strange – what more could you want?”
– Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine: From the Dawn of Computing to Digital Consciousness

Luck and Death at the Edge of the World is a science fiction novel set in Los Angeles and Mexico City.


Security specialist Gat Burroughs died once, and he’ll be damned if he lets it happen again. Unfortunately, somebody is determined to kill his client, a washed-up star named Max Prince, and isn’t afraid to go through Gat to do it.

Is it Max’s debauched granddaughter and heir? Is it the deadly Suerte y Muerte, a cult that kills to steal good luck? Is it Max’s own lawyer and manager, James Jerome?

And how on earth did the would-be assassin get past Max Prince’s top-grade AI, the one that’s adopted the likeness of computer pioneer Alan Turing?

Gat will have to follow the clues through L.A.’s underworld, the slums of Mexico City, and his own guilty past to find the surprising answer.

Visit the Luck and Death home page, where you can read the first three chapters for free, and find bonus materials.

Luck and Death has three different video trailers, each one set to music from the free album Luck + Death: the Soundtrack for the Movie in Your Head.  You can find the trailers and a link to the album on the Video + Music page.


Felon and the Judas Kiss
(The Fallen World — Book 2)

ISBN Kindle 978-0-9879911-7-1
ISBN EPUB978-0-9879911-6-4

The second Fallen World book is Felon and the Judas Kiss, a novelette that explores an incident that’s mentioned in Luck and Death without any details being given.

Felon and the Judas Kiss - click on image to see it on

Felon and the Judas Kiss – click on image to see it on


Dave “Felon” Fellows is a cheerful sadist. He thrived in the California National Forces, especially the civilian pacification incursion into Tijuana.

Calvin Hearn lost his mind in the brutal Tijuana operation and though he’s recovered since then he’s still haunted — awake or asleep — by the ghosts of the massacre.

Now Felon is an LAPD officer, while Hearn is a pastor ministering to the Angeleno homeless, and both are at the center of events that could tear the city apart.

Visit the Felon and the Judas Kiss home page, where you can read a sample from the book and find bonus materials.


Los Angeles Honey
(The Fallen World — Book 3)

ISBN Kindle 978-0-9881019-6-8
ISBN EPUB 978-0-9881019-5-1

Los Angeles Honey — The Future is Noir.

Los Angeles Honey - click on image to see it on

Los Angeles Honey – click on image to see it on


Gat Burroughs doesn’t take domestic cases–they’re messy and people with broken marriages sometimes have more pressing things to think about than paying the investigator. But when Brian Forget’s wife shows up at his office, he makes an exception.

Gat and LAPD Officer Dave Fellows–known informally as Felon for his cheerful sadism–gave Forget a hard time during a previous case even though he hadn’t done anything wrong.

There wasn’t really a choice if Gat wanted to save his client’s life–and his own. Now, though, he feels just a little bit guilty.

The problem is that in this case almost nothing is what it seems and rather than making up for old sins, Gat’s involvement may end up getting Brian Forget killed.

The only way to stop that from happening is by solving the big, bad, very dangerous case that lurks behind the simple domestic one.


In the Empire of the Monkey King
(The Fallen World — Book 4)

The second full-length Fallen World novel will be In the Empire of the Monkey King, available in 2014.

In the Empire of the Monkey King, available 2014

In the Empire of the Monkey King, available 2014

Synopsis: coming soon!


Not Afraid of Spiders
(The Fallen World — Book 5)

Not Afraid of Spiders is set to be the fifth of the Fallen World Books. It will be a work of short fiction available in 2014.

Not Afraid of Spiders, available in 2013

Not Afraid of Spiders, available in 2013

Synopsis: coming soon!


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