Science Fiction & Fantasy

March 5, 2017

The Last Ditto

"The Last Ditto" by Frank Maddish

A nameless man with a feather-light grip on reality, a loner, a drifter, a thinker, but certainly not a doer, seeks therapy through the recordings of his highly lucid dreams. Until he discovers a message hidden within his meticulous records, a secret set of instructions, for life, death, and everything in between.


March 4, 2017

The Simpleton

First Contact: Assess human with the flawed, rudimentary, mind … Unbeknownst to simpleton Cuddy Perkins, his dependable, uneventful, life was about to be turned completely upside down. It’s a moonless summer night when a severely damaged intergalactic spacecraft enters Earth’s upper orbit. The alien pilot is desperate. Needs to hold up long enough to make repairs—before his relentless pursuers find him. Cuddy Perkins lives a simple life with his mother, his dog Rufus, and a scattering of farm animals that still inhabit their old, dilapidated, Woodbury Tennessee ranch. He was used to the insults; retard … simpleton … village idiot. Momma says to just ignore them … people can be heartless. But Cuddy already knew he had been different, ever since the accident back when he was seven. He didn’t know how long ago that was, exactly, but he did know he was pretty big now—taller than his older brother, Kyle … who was in prison, and the Woodbury Sherriff—the man who put him there.
March 2, 2017

After It Happened: Survival: Book 1: SURVIVAL (Volume 1)

Set in the UK in the immediate aftermath of a mysterious illness which swept the country and left millions dead, the series follows the trials facing a reluctant hero, Dan, and the group he forms around him. They must battle the elements, find sufficient supplies and equipment to survive, and protect themselves against the most destructive force on the planet; other humans.
February 28, 2017

The Amber Project (The Variant Saga) (Volume 1)

Everything is a grave.
In 2157, a mysterious gas known as Variant spreads across the globe, killing or mutating most organic life. The surviving humans take refuge in an underground city, determined to return home. But after generations of failures and botched attempts, hope is beginning to dwindle. That is, until a young scientist makes a unique discovery--and everything changes. Suddenly, there's reason to hope again, and it rests within a group of genetically engineered children that are both human and Variant. 
Terry is one of these children, modified and trained to endure the harsh conditions of a planet he cannot begin to understand. After years of preparation, Terry thinks he knows what to expect. But the reality is far stranger than anything he can imagine--and what he will become is far more dangerous.
Read the series one Amazon reviewer Donald G. Simpson says: "This is one of the best put together science fiction books I have read in years. The character development is strong from start to finish. There are no loose ends or rabbit trails ... everything ties together. The only regret I had in reading this book was when I looked and saw there were only eight pages left...I can't wait to see if there is a follow up to this great start. You will not believe it is this author's first book!"
The Variant Saga includes:

The Amber Project

The Variant Saga Book 1 

Transient Echoes
The Variant Saga Book 2

Hope Everlasting
The Variant Saga Book 3

The Vernal Memory
The Variant Saga Book 4 (Coming March 2017)

Other Books By JN Chaney:

Their Solitary Way


Short Story Collections:

The Other Side of Nowhere

Upcoming Series: 

Blood in the Fire

The Ferin Chronicles 01 (July 2017)

Blood in the Water
The Ferin Chronicles 02 (August 2017)

Blood in the Wind
The Ferin Chronicles 03 (August 2017)

Blood in the Earth
The Ferin Chronicles 04 (September 2017)

Blood in the Night
The Ferin Chronicles 05 (October 2017)