Final Duty

The Speculative Fiction Anthology


About Final Duty 

You've never heard of me, but one of my books sounds interesting. You’re just not sure you should spend your hard earned cash. The solution is Final Duty.

Released as a novella and two short stories on January 11, 2013, Final Duty has been expanded and the price reduced. On most sites Final Duty is FREE, but nowhere will it cost more than 99 cents.

Final Duty now includes a novella, three short stories, excerpts from my novels and, if you sign up for my newsletter, a link to another FREE story. 


Part One – The Alien War

Final Duty, The novella that leads off the anthology begins with, "Thrown from her bunk, Lieutenant Amy Palmer awoke as she hit the deck and rolled across the small compartment. Coming to a sudden stop against the bulkhead she tried to understand what happened. An explosion?"

Twenty years after the death of her father during the Battle of Altair, Lieutenant Amy Palmer returns to the system as an officer aboard the reconnaissance ship Mirage.  Almost immediately disaster strikes and Amy, along with the crew of the Mirage, must face the possibility of performing their final duties.  Final Duty is a 15,000 word novella set in the same universe as the other two stories in this anthology.


Part Two – Other Short Stories

Doppelganger Smile  As a child I enjoyed watching a program called The Twilight Zone. It provided my young mind with a multitude of short story ideas. I still enjoy writing them, but most publishers aren't interested in individual short stories--so I give them away. Doppelganger Smile is a 6,000 word story about a drowning woman who wakes up on a strange island.

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Part Three – Excerpts from my Novels

Through Many Fires – The Prologue and Chapter One

Terrorists smuggle a nuclear bomb into Washington D.C. and detonate it during the State of the Union Address.  Caden Westmore is in nearby Bethesda and watches as the mushroom cloud grows over the capital.  The next day, as Caden drives away from the still burning city, he learns another city has been destroyed and then another.  Panic ensues and society starts to unravel. 

Titan Encounter – Chapter One

Justin starts one morning as a respected businessman and ends the day a fugitive wanted by every power in the known universe.  Fleeing with his 'sister' Mara and Naomi, a mysterious woman from Earth Empire, their only hope of refuge is with the Titans, genetically enhanced soldiers who rebelled, and murdered millions in the Titanomachy War.  Hunted, even as they hunt for the Titans, the three companions slowly uncover the truth that will change the future and rewrite history. 


Part Four – About the Author

A short biography of me, the author, and a list of social media sites and contact information.


Praise for Final Duty

Repeatedly on the on Amazon Kindle science fiction anthology and short stories bestseller list in February and September of 2013

“All of (the stories) were well written, individually interesting and the last one was most poignant. The characters were well written with a real understanding of the mind set of military people.” - I. Fenton (Amazon Review) 

"I found the characters engaging, the action wonderful." - Joyce Scott author of Sea Captain's Promise


Final Duty – The Speculative Fiction Anthology is only available in digital format.

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