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Pax Imperium Novels and Stories

The Far Bank of the Rubicon (Pax)

The Far Bank of the Rubicon

Set in a decadent empire on the brink of collapse, The Far Bank of the Rubicon follows the growth of Jonas Athena from disregarded royal, to war hero, and then leader. As the only bright spot in a war that goes horribly wrong, Jonas becomes the keeper of the flickering hopes of billions. But it remains to be seen if one person can save what seems beyond repair.

The Far Bank of the Rubicon is a mix of space adventure, political commentary, and thoughtful humanity.

Aetna Adrift

Aetna Adrift

Smuggler Jack Halloway beat the system…. until now.

With every aspect of his life controlled by a soul-sucking bureaucracy, Jack did the only thing he knew to do. He ran. He found the out-of-the-way places no one watched and depended only on himself.

When Unity Vice President Timothy Randall arrives, he turns Jack’s backwater moon upside down. On a mission that no one understands, Randall and his staff do whatever it takes to accomplish their goals. Jack quickly finds himself blackmailed, tortured, and enslaved to a ruthless political faction. When the killing starts, he must figure out who to trust, how to escape, and decide between the girl he loves and his freedom.

Brody: Hope Unconquered

Brody: Hope Unconquered

On an unstoppable spaceship nearing the speed of light, things start to go wrong when, against long odds, Helena finds herself unexpectedly pregnant. With limited resources and no way to shorten their trip, She and Roger make due, working every moment to find what they need to survive. Faced with an increasingly desperate plight, it may be their hope which runs out before their supplies.

Gravlander (Pax)

Gravlander (Pax)

“Gravlander is an adventurous ride of medical science, cultural conflict, and good old-fashioned space battles, but at its heart it’s all about family. Jo’s journey from justified and misplaced rage to acceptance, forgiveness and even love is both gripping and refreshing. Wecks’ world-building is a thing of beauty.”
–Jennifer Willis, Author of the Vahalla Series

Unconquered

Unconquered

Four stories of ordinary survival in extraordinary circumstances. Two meditations on a good life and two rocking scifi adventures.

He Dug the Grave Himself
Ephraim didn’t find out his dearly loved wife, Lola, had been hiding something from him until she was cold and dead. What he found out nearly undid him.

Taylor’s Watch
Best described as “Die Hard” on a space station.

Rena’s Song
Ending Well.

Brody: Hope Unconquered
A survival adventure with unexpected hope when all seems lost.

He Dug the Grave Himself

He Dug the Grave Himself

Ephraim didn’t find out his dearly loved wife, Lola, had been hiding something from him until she was cold and dead. What he found out nearly undid him.

Taylor's Watch

Taylor's Watch

Best described as “Die Hard” on a space station.

Other Fiction

Sugarbug

Sugarbug

In post disaster Detroit, Alex hunts and farms, living in the home where he grew up. He’s the only person living within four miles, and he likes it that way. However, his solitude is threatened when his daughter shows up unannounced, telling him that his estranged wife is ready to reconcile. Now Alex has to decide whether to keep his safe boundaries or risk forgiving the woman who hurt him.

Eighty-Three

Eighty-Three

Noah Wilson struggles to maintain his sense of sanity while grappling with intense hallucinations and voices that take over his body. He comes to suspect that he’s traveling in time only after he has witnessed his future divorce from a mysterious woman who haunts his visions. When the woman turns out to be real, he must find the courage to agree that a mental illness has caused his delusions or be forced to believe his life is welded to a disastrous future he cannot change.

The Garden Between

The Garden Between

Since time unremembered, Iorgas has lived a life of simple labor, tending the garden of the gods which lies between all things. But after his maker, Oikus, asks him to consider the question of his own contentment, he finds a longing nothing seems to quench. When he spies beautiful Antipone reading the poetry of his work in a way no other spirit has, he is transfixed, but he also discovers the source of his disquiet. Iorgas sets out to win her hand, but it remains to be seen if he can stand out among Antipone’s other suitors, the likes of which include the great Pan himself.

A Mercenary In Escrow

A Mercenary in Escrow

As soon as the puce slime engulfed him, mercenary for hire Deek Miller knew that he and his crew were going to die. If he enslaved the sentient creature, he would face the gas chamber. Of course, failure to complete his mission would allow the invisible Tsunomo Corporation destroyer to blow up his ship as soon as it entered international space. It will take all the craftiness Deek can muster to thread the needle and find a way out. That is, as long as his crew will follow a captain whose plans never quite work as advertised.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Robots

People for the Ethical Treatment of Robots

Lawrence Brudhomme’s on a mission to take down Utopia.
In 2036, noted MIT economist Chester Digby tripped over the solution world’s economic problems and won the Nobel for his efforts. But young intellectual Lawrence Brudhomme thinks he’s made a terrible mess of it all. He and the other fops at the Workers Solidarity Club are all on a quest to bring respect to the huddling synthetic masses. Brudhomme just takes their job more seriously. Now its up to synthetic person HTE3X to repair what Brudhomme has broken.

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