Free Science Fiction & Fantasy Books through the 19th of February!

February 15, 2017 in Other Stuff

Looking to score a huge haul of free and sample versions of a ton of science fiction and fantasy books? Now’s your chance. I’m pleased to announce a reader’s sample version of Revenant Man is just one of many titles you’ll find in this huge basket of books. There’s something for everyone, from fantasy romance to sci-fi techno-thrillers.

Don’t let me keep you waiting. Head over to http://sffbookbonanza.com/freebooks/ and check it out!

The Newcomer is now live!

November 30, 2016 in Other Stuff

51xkzlmpkjlLooking for something to hold you over while you wait for the third book in The Tyrant Strategy? Look no further, my friends–I’ve got something perfect to help you through the winter months.

I’m pleased to announce The Newcomer is now available for purchase. Edited by Alasdair Shaw, author of the everything from physics primers to sci-fi novels, The Newcomer is an anthology of twelve science fiction short stories all centered around a common theme: the arrival of someone or something new. Where do I come in? I’ll tell you in a moment, but first, check out the teaser for the antho itself:

From a young couple struggling to look after their baby to a new captain’s reluctance to take command of her ship, and from a sun-addled stranger’s appearance in town to the emergence of a sentient AI, the twelve tales presented here explore the central theme of an arrival by someone or something new.

There’s even an alien puppy.
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The Beacon Saga Serial will soon only be available on Kindle

August 5, 2016 in General Topics, Other Stuff

thecompletebeacon_300pxThe Beacon Saga Serial started as a stand-alone tale. I realized the universe deserved more than that, and was just too compelling to leave alone. So, that single story quickly grew into an eight parts, most of which were sequentially longer than those that came before. I then published an Omnibus (that includes bonus content).
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A Story of Steve (1980-2015)

November 8, 2015 in General Topics, Other Stuff

(I wrote this for the celebration service for my brother, Steve Henry Gillespie, 11/7/2015. I’m in no mood to edit this and would think it’d lose something if I did, so here you go…)

Good afternoon. I think everyone here knows it, but on the off chance you don’t by now, I’m Jonathan Gillespie, Steve’s brother. The angel just up here was my wife.

I wanted to say something before I began. I’ve been in a number of churches in my life, from the small Church of Christ of my youth and several informal Bible study groups of my adolescence on through the prison ministry I was a part of and my current church, Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, GA. The Church of the Apostles is in many ways 180 degrees from the church of my youth. For one thing, it’s so large I’m pretty sure planes that lost their instruments on an approach to Hartsfield-Jackson could use the building as a visual reference.

I bring this up because in every good congregation I have seen that great Biblical promise borne out: that wherever two or more of us are gathered He is among us. That’s certainly been the case over these past, difficult days following my brother’s passing. I can say with complete certainty that my parents are part of a church that exemplifies Christian love and fellowship. I wanted to express on my family’s behalf our deep gratitude for all of you and all you’ve done.
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#DS91sttime: Season 3, Episode 14, “Heart of Stone”

May 6, 2013 in #DS91sttime, General Topics, Other Stuff

Odo's dilemma, Season 3, Ep 14: "Heart of Stone"

Odo’s dilemma, Season 3, Ep 14: “Heart of Stone”

When in doubt, and crafting a Trek episode, give the sets group a call and tell them you’re dragging out the cave system again. No other location, except perhaps Californian woodland, has seen so much screen time as an off-world locale in this franchise’s history.

Odo and Kira, returning from another one of those conferences we always hear about but never see, run afoul of a marauding Maquis, and pursue him to planet Sensor Disruption IV. On-world, they commit the AD&D faux pas of splitting the party, and the entire situation falls apart as Kira gets her foot trapped in a crystal. Said crystal is growing.
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