Many tens of thousands of years ago, humanity was a struggling
race facing extinction on Earth. An ice age gripped the lands, and
humanity was fighting to survive in an environment which was growing
increasingly inhospitable to them. A race of supernatural beings -
later worshipped as gods - took pity on humanity and removed a small
group of them to a world more suited to their growth and evolution.
Prosper they did on their new home in the centre of the Milky Way,
and eventually founded a space going empire which spanned the galaxy.
Like all empires, though, it eventually collapsed, leaving its former
citizens stranded on thousands of worlds across the Milky Way. Many
of these former colonies died out; while others declined to a
primative level...then began their ascent to greatness again.
My stories tell the history of this climb back to greatness.
Beginning with the first contact with the people of Earth by their
space faring cousins some seventy years after the present time, my
stories plot out the growth and expansion of humans through this arm
of the galaxy, their eventual domination of this galaxy and later the
entire universe...followed by their colonisation of adjoining,
But like the First Galactic Empire before it, ultimately this one
falls as well, as humanity finally abandons technology and begins
developing in a new way, using the powers of magic and the mind.
I have been writing since I was a child. Always a fan of humour,
science fiction and fantasy, my first short stories were parodies
based on the television series Star Trek and Lost In Space. I read
them to my friends, who liked them for the most part and encouraged
me to write more. After awhile I became more ambitious and started
writing full length novels. After three of them based on (but
increasingly removed from) my parodies, I struck out and created my
own series of stories, totally removed from the Star Trek and Lost In
Space parodies. These stories were the beginning of my future
history. From there more novels came, carrying the story
However, the demands of university, work and girls started to
take a toll on my writing. I wrote less and less. When I discovered
Dungeons and Dragons in 1979 I pretty well stopped writing stories
altogether, instead devoting my creative time to a campaign. However,
I quickly realised that I had the perfect melieu already created for
a D&D game, namely the universe I had created for my stories. So,
Over the next twenty years or so I completed a few short stories
and started some others that I never finished. Over the past few
years, though, with middle age looming, the urge to write has grown
stronger. I have dug out my old stories - most of which were hand
written on loose leaf paper - and am transcribing and rewriting them
with a word processor. I have also started writing a few new stories.
It is my plan to put some of the short stories on this web site. As
for the novels, I will probably post only a chapter or two to
tantalize you...the rest you will have to wait to see, if and when I
ever get them published.
The Pleione People - Chapter One of the
story of the first contact by the people of Earth with a space faring
The Nova - originally a chapter
from the first version of The Pleione People, I have rewritten it
into a freestanding short story. In it, the Segin visits an
ancient military base of the First Galactic Empire.
Masters And Slaves - an excerpt
from one of my novels, the Segin encounters an ancient foe of
A Visit To Heaven - another
excerpt from Open Space, the crew of the Segin meets a group
Striker - The crew of the
Segin discover a hostile spacefaring race.
The Last Quest - The cap stone of
my technological stories, this tale tells of the search by one man
for the mythical homeworld of humanity, Earth.
The First Vow - Set in the post
technological era of the Earth Campaign, this short story introduces
Leslie the ranger.