Mary Brock Jones
Publication Detail: Release date 3 Sept 2016.
Two ecological engineers must change their world to save it.
Two ecological engineers must change their world to save it, no matter the cost to all they love.
Fee comes from the mountains of her world. She grew up with trees, rushing streams and rain. The grasslands beyond the foothills are Caleb’s home. Dry, windblown, a place of endless light and untouchable horizons.
Both are ecological engineers for the Survey, working to save their world from environmental disaster before it’s too late. Because unless something is done, soon, the planet is going to hit back. Storms, floods, drought. Don’t bother taking your pick, says the planet, you’re going to get the lot.
Only the men and women of the Survey hear the call, working in secret for years to heal Arcadia’s wounds. Now the Survey has a plan to save their world. Fee and Caleb must make lakes where dusty grasses rule; meadows where dense forest stands, all without their profit-geared families finding out until it’s too late to stop them. An impossible task surely, when all they have in common is the love both have for their home regions and the lies they must tell the families who love them.
But why Fee and Caleb, and what does the Survey truly plan for them?
Pay the Piper: Hathe Book TwoPublisher:
Publication Detail: Genre: Science Fiction. Release Date: June 2015
The war is over, but surviving the peace may be their toughest fight yet.
For five years, Earth ruled Hathe, taking what they needed, especially the energy-rich mineral, urgonium it must have to survive. For five years, the Hathians kept their world safe by hiding behind a façade, posing as subservient peasants and pretending all the wealth and knowledge of Hathe has vanished. Then came the time for Hathe to fight back, and for the Terrans to learn how wrong they were.
Now the war is over.
Hamon Radcliff was once head of security for the Terran forces. His wife Marthe an Castre belonged to the Hathian resistance. Surviving the peace was always going to be tough for lovers caught on opposite sides. Both did whatever was needed to protect their home worlds, and those actions have consequences. The end of the war doesn’t take away all the anger , bitterness still persisting on both sides, and when it turns its glare on Marthe and Hamon, peace time becomes downright dangerous.
Resistance : Hathe Book OnePublisher:
Publication Detail: Genre: Science Fiction romance. Release date 28 May 2015
When two, opposed worlds must fight for their very survival, what chance is there for a pair of duty-plagued lovers caught in the middle?
Five long years ago, the Terran invaders appeared in the skies above Hathe and life on that peaceful and wealthy planet changed forever. Now, the time has come to throw the invaders out. The Hathians are about to reclaim Hathe.
Hamon Radcliff is one of those Terrans. He must use any means available to keep Hathe in Terran control, no matter how much he hates it, for Earth cannot survive without the urgonium found only on Hathe. It’s their main energy source. But all the rules change when he captures a woman of the long-lost Hathian ruling class, a woman he strongly suspects is an undercover agent for a secret Hathian resistance movement.
Now he must choose. Protect the woman he loves and let millions of his people die. Or break her, find out what she knows and save Earth.
"A Conjunction of Interests" in "2010 Semaphore Anthology"Publisher:
Publication Detail: NZ SFF short story anthology - best of Semaphore Magazine, 2010. Ed Marie Hodgkinson
A government officer is sent to an insignificant , non- aligned planet to arrange completion of an apparently routine contract for service. Only the service rendered is nothing like he had imagined, and will change him forever.
2010 Semaphore Anthology.
The fifteen best short stories and poems from the previous year’s online issues of Semaphore Magazine. Its contents span the genre of speculative fiction from fantasy to science fiction and comedy, with everything from sentient refrigerators to wandering goddesses.
"Stranded" in "Aquasynthesis again"Publisher:
Publication Detail: SFF short story anthology, Release date March 2014. Ed Grace Bridges.
ISBN-10: 1927154332 ISBN-13: 978-1927154335
A lone woman traveller is stranded on an unknown planet after she is forced to abandon her space yacht. She finds a world free of man’s intrusions and artefacts. Uninhabited, her instruments say – or is it? Loneliness is a more universal condition than she had realised.
With short stories by Robynn Tolbert, Grace Bridges, Kessie Carroll, Mary Brock Jones, Robert McClain, Travis Perry, Frank Creed, Pauline Creeden, Mary Ruth Pursselley, Greg Mitchell, Kat Heckenbach, Mike Lynch, Cindy Koepp, Walt Staples, Diane M. Graham and Fred Warren.
" Hunting Ythan" in "Regeneration: NZ Speculative Fiction IIPublisher:
Publication Detail: Antholology of SFF short stories: Release date 17 June 2013. Editor Anna Caro & Juliet Buchanan
ISBN-10: 0473241889 ISBN-13: 978-0473241889
A hydroponics specialist follows the call of family, and must decide whether to pay the price of her loyalty.
“Her brother’s voice echoed in her head. The voice of childhood. It had been years since she’d last seen him, despite the flyers she’d continually sent out through the ultrawaves. Now, she had word he was on this station. So no choice left. None at all.
“Ship can’t wait, Syna.”