THE OUTLAW COLONIES

Each colony was designed by a different society. Equally forbidden by Earth’s Governments and the Industrial Giants who control access to the Portals tooff world colonies--they survive under the very noses of those who would destroy them…

Outlaw Colonies Release Dates

BOOK TITLE               SERIES #    RELEASE DATE

Apex Predator              1          4/1/22

Game Theory                2          7/1/22

Heirs of Avalon            3          10/1/22

Babalyon Shattered         4          1/1/23

Clone Ambition             5          4/1/23


Arcadia

"The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable." Sun Tzu

Mathias had been sent to earth to learn about Portal Technology and how to keep the Earth's Portal Authority from finding the illegal colony ofArcadia in their search for new worlds to exploit. His leaders were delighted when he brought back the codes to reach the other outlaw colonies, enabling Arcadia to develop trade directly with them instead of going through earth. Unknown to the people Mathias is working with, there is a scheme to use the new Portal technology to attack earth and overthrow the governments controlling the Portals. Mathias is horrified to discover his older brother is hip deep in the scheme. Does he betray his brother to save his colony?


Halcyon

They rebelled against their masters and rejected human values as humans had rejected them.


Clones had been bred like cattle and used for unspeakable purposes by ‘Normal’ humans for generations. Those who escaped captivity wanted nothing so much as to destroy their former owners.

None hated the Normals more than Scarlet Jones when she found out she was created so an old actress could claim her body when she reached maturity. She escaped death when the old woman died before the brain transplant was done, but the old woman’s heirs sold Scarlet to a clone farm. By luck and the intervention of a few college students she escaped again, this time to join her Mate Dagmar and his band of escaped clones.

Then Napoleon, the free clone leader, made a deal with the gatekeepers who handled illegal portals to other worlds. The 'free' clones would quit randomly killing humans (Normals) if the Portal Committee would supply them with their own colony.

Can Scarlet, Dagmar and the others focus on building their new colony and keeping it safe from predation by the ‘Normals’ and their own people?

Lemuria

The first world discovered by the Laughing Mountain Scientists was a doozy. A fitting match for Homo Sapiens—the deadliest predator of all time—maybe. If the native animals don’t get you, the plants just might. 

Life is hard on the outlaw colony of Lemuria. Some days it's a struggle just to stay alive. Plants and animals are huge and the most dangerous humans have ever encountered. Homo Sapiens are apex predators, but they may have just met their match on the planet of Lemuria.

Zach Tyler is young, tough and broke. Despite his better judgement, he agrees to guide a group of researchers to a mysterious palace of unknown origin  for one reason: he needs the money. When he is accused of thievery and the accuser is murdered, he must prove his innocence and catch the guilty party to restore his reputation.


 

Barsoom*

What if the d’Medici’s and Borgias, or artists such as Raffaello (Raphael) Sanzio da Urbino and Michelangelo, or scientists like Copernicus and Galileo had possessed advanced technology? 

Returning home after a successful mission to earth, Randal brings an unexpected dividend with him: the knowledge of how to block Earth’s Portal Authority from locating Barsoom in their search for new colonies to exploit. When the data crystal is stolen and a lab tech murdered during the break-in, his father and his fiancée’s father come under suspicion. It’s up to him and Judith to clear their parents of murder and find and retrieve the crystal before it falls into the wrong hands.

The Outlaw Colony of Barsoom* was designed to be a mix of renaissance dress and manners coupled with advanced technology. By day, the colonists invent nanites to cure diseases and cast illusions. By night, they carouse in taverns and ballrooms served by robots. At dawn, they fight duels to the death over imagined or real insults. 

*The name Barsoom which is used as the name of a colony in these books, BARSOOM(R) is a registered trademark of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. And Used by Permission.


Shangri-La

Shangri-la was designed to be the next utopia. But it’s flawed and someone is attempting to destroy it.

A war is coming between the Reformers who want to correct those flaws and the Conservatives who want things to stay the same, and neither faction wants their schemes or their identity’s exposed.

When Clemintine LaSalle steals her mother’s indenture papers from a blackmailer’s safe, she accidentally gets his blackmail list too, and someone wants that list badly enough to frame her for murder…




*The name Barsoom which is used as the name of a colony in these books. BARSOOM(R) is a registered trademark of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.  And Used by Permission