I’m a author who fell into writing at a late age, after a lifetime of collecting observing people, collecting wide ranging factoids and perceptions of the world. Weaving these together, I present an slightly offbeat story approach. Long, rambling, fairly detailed, unusual stories. Currently I have two different series and a separate novel, listed below:
“The Cuckoo’s Progeny”
Not-Quite Human 1
Al and Betty aren’t like their classmates. They’ve developed particular skills which set them apart, and which sets them in a search for mysteries which eventually leads them in a search for their origins, and the long interstellar trip home.
Searching out others like them, they build a crew to search for a ship which will hopefully take them to a home they’ve never known, to a reception they aren’t sure will be welcoming.
“The Nature of the Game”
(Will begin posting July 13, 2016)
A clash of two distinct cultures puts a high-school jock up against a flaming drama queen. A gay romance novellete which examines a central internal conflict of the gay movement.
This is a bit unusual for me, and probably won’t interest many of my normal sci-fi readers, but if you’re up for something different, it’s a quick read (only 8 chapters).
An experimental interstellar space voyage goes horribly wrong and the unlucky test pilot ends up, unhurt, back home. He then struggles through internal, personal and Congressional investigations as he struggles to perceive exactly what he’s become.
Absolutely loved it, enough that I read it again a month later! Hope that there is a sequel.
I found the story to be uplifting, something I really appreciate these days. As as science fiction story goes, it has some nice twists and wrinkles.
Yea Vincent, another winner!!Stuart
If only we could achieve the excellent premise of this book. Life would be less stressful and more conducive to helping others.Nigel Waters
“Never Leave Anyone Behind” is a familiar refrain for American Servicemen. A crew is incapacitated in a strange land and a hostile government tries to capture them and steal their resources. What if you’re not a member of the military? Do you put your and your family’s lives at risk to help those who can’t help themselves, especially for those who may never reward you or who may not even survive?
Josh Evens discovers an injured shipwrecked alien and undertakes to not only care for it, but to seek out, rescue and protect its companions from both his government and others.
New book! Woohooo!!! Headed to buy it now.RC
Its one of those books you don’t want to put [down] and when you have finished you wished it would carry on.Rowland R. Denniss
I’ve enjoyed all of Vincent’s books, and Stranded is no exception. His crash landing scenario focuses on the human element, but there is some alien uniqueness and some fancy technology. I’m not sure if our government is quite as bad as the book makes it out to be, but it wouldn’t surprise me. A very enjoyable read.Michael Allstott
A story of an intricate apocalyptic event where most of the the life on Earth is wiped out, but with a difference. This one focuses on the people during the apocalypse, and how it affects them afterwards.
- Love and Family During the Great Death
- Grappling with Survival
- Seeding Hope Among the Ashes
- Exporting a Cure (in development)
I laughed, I cried and I kept turning the pages – a most compelling series! Keep ‘em coming. Neat way to sneak in excellent ‘facts of life’ – philosophy & Sex Ed, too. Thanks for your talent & imagination.Ed
The chronicles of a young man, as he discovers he’s a catalyst for other people, giving them strange abilities, and drawing strangers to him like moths to a flame. He’s not ready for what happens to him, but slowly adapts, with help from his family and friends. What he does with his many followers, though, is an open question.
- An Unknown Attraction
- Trying To Be Normal
- Normalcy is Harder Than it Looks
- Racing the Clock
- Touring Under Pressure
- Building a Legacy
What a great start to a story. The reluctant hero who doesn’t know what he is. I like it, and I want more.Chuck
Really good story. One of a set (catalyst). Couldn’t put it down and when I’d finished it I was so disappointed I didn’t want it to end..Rowland R. Denniss
When the New York City Police Commissioner is compromised by the death of a city councilman, he appoints Detective Emma Rules to investigate, hoping to circumvent a public witch hunt. But what she uncovers implicates her boss. If she solves the crime, she could put the commissioner in jail, embarrass the city and make the entire police force the laughingstock of the country. Yet, if she doesn’t, it’ll make the city and the police look corrupt and mark her as ineffective and suspicious.On top of that, unexpected visitors—her brother’s wife and young daughter—invite themselves into her home, upsetting her solitary life, creating family frictions and throwing her life into turmoil when she has little time to deal with it.
The Cuckoo’s Progeny
Not-Quite Human I
Al and Betty aren’t like their classmates. They’ve developed peculiar skills which set them apart, and which sets them in a search for others like themselves. As they discover who they might be, they become alienated from friends, family and humanity in general. They must discover who they are, and where they belong, as there’s no longer room for them in their old community. Between walking into disasters, ungrateful rescues and government agents tracking their every movement, they’re searching for a way out and a way home, wherever that might be.Searching out others like them, they build a crew to search for a ship which may take them to a home they’ve never known, to a reception they aren’t sure will be welcoming. What’s more, they have no one to rely on other than each other.