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About Mark Wayne McGinnis
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List of books and series published thus far:
Scrapyard Ship Series
Scrapyard Ship (Book 1)
HAB 12 (Book 2)
Space Vengeance (Book 3)
Realms of Time (Book 4)
Craing Dominion (Book 5)
The Great Space (Book 6)
Call To Battle (Book 7)
Tapped In Series
Mad Powers (Book 1)
Deadly Powers (Book 2)
Lone Star Renegades Series
Lone Star Renegades (also called 'Jacked') (Book 1)
Star Watch Series
Star Watch (Book 1)
Ricket (Book 2)
Boomer (Book 3)
Glory for Space Sea and Space (Book 4)
Space Chase (Book 5)
Scrapyard LEGACY (Book 6)
The Simpleton Series
The Simpleton (Book 1)
The Simpleton Quest (Book 2)
Galaxy Man Series
Galaxy Man (Book 1)
Ship Wrecked Series
Ship Wrecked (Book 1)
Ship Wrecked II (Book 2)
Ship Wrecked III (Book 3)
Boy Gone Series
Boy Gone Book 1
The Hidden Ship
The Hidden Ship
USS Hamilton Series
USS Hamilton Ironhold Station (Book 1)
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Sitting in his oppressively small 10 x 10 cell at the Norfolk Naval Station’s Brig, Captain Galvin Quintos awaits his impending court-martial. That’s when he has a most unexpected contact by Fleet Commander Admiral Block. He’s proposing an off-book, secret operation—one coming at the request of the Pleidian Weonan Empress Shawlee Tee. For Quintos, telling Shawlee “no” was never an option. Unfortunately, according to the admiral, this very well could be a mission of no return. The war with the Grish has turned desperate and the Alliance is tallying far more losses than wins. To complicate matters, all other US Space-Navy warship assets have been deployed to various hot spots within the quadrant. As for the mission, Fleet Commander Twinwon and his crew are on the run from a fleet of eighteen Grish Warships somewhere out within the farthest reaches of frontier space. The Empress knows she has no right to ask, but she has no one else to turn to—she needs Quintos and the USS Hamilton’s crew— and she needs them now. Sure, this rescue may be coming too late—but no one ever said being a hero was easy.
First problem—how the hell will Quintos escape from a Norfolk high-security detention facility…
USS Hamilton Sequel
Broadsides is an outstanding sequel to the USS Hamilton series. Hardcore military science fiction from Mark Wayne McGinnis. I'm a big fan. Carson Wheeler
Just as Good as Scrapyard Ship
I've been a fan of Mark's since he wrote Scrapyard Ship. It was one of the best space opera books I've ever read. USS Hamilton Broadsides, and the USS Hamilton series is just as good. I love a great military scifi story, and McGinnis delivers every time.
Great Military Science Fiction
Mark Wayne McGinnis has done it again. Space opera and military scifi come together in the USS Hamilton (3rd book in the series). Broadsides is fun, exciting, and just a purely entertaining book. As long as Mark keeps writing, I will continue to devour his books. Phillip Raskin
This makes scifi fun again!
Very enjoyable read. TIRED of reading books where the main character is always conflicted and overwhelmed. This was refreshing, enjoyable, fun, surprising, and a darn good read. Thanks Mark! Greg
Book 2 of the USS Hamilton series is even better than the first. Plenty of well-written action and character development. Great plot and resolution. I can't wait for the next book in the series. It is a fast read it is so entertaining. David A. Kickbusch
Better than Star Watch
I love Mark Wayne McGinnis. Always fun and entertaining. I've read his books from the beginning: Scrapyard Ship, Star Watch, Ship Wrecked, and the rest. The USS Hamilton Boadsides a great blend of military scifi and space opera, and I whole-heartedly recommend the USS Hamilton series who wants to kick back and get lost in a good story. Well done.
Mark Wayne McGinnis
I love good science fiction and I've read many authors including BV Larson and Craig Alanson. Mark is the best. If you don't believe me, pick up Scrapyard Ship or Star Watch or Ship Wrecked and read them. The USS Hamilton is just as good, if not better than his earlier works.
Well-Written Space Opera
This is an enjoyable romp. The never say die crew on a sure be one-way mission grabbed me and never let go. I read it in one sitting. This was fun; not as much fun as sex with a black-haired woman or a wild child redhead in her early twenties. But easily besting spending a night with a massively self-involved blond.
This is one the best military science books I’ve read in the past 10 years! James Wright
If you like BV Larson, you’ll love MWM’s latest book - thanks for a fun, exciting read! PK
The USS Hamilton is a military space opera on steroids. Literally, could not put it down! Frank Harris
Captain Galvin Quintos had returned home to Earth soon after liberating Ironhold Station from a ruthless band of Pylorian pirates. But the Grish had been waiting for his transport ship—an attack he barely survived. Now, three months later, he’s still recuperating within the walls of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Just today, Quintos has learned of a new intergalactic adversary—a highly advanced alien force, the Varapin – who are currently en route from the Andromeda Galaxy. Intel has it, these ghoulish-looking aliens are now aligned with the Grish, and together, they’re hell-bent on annihilating all humanity. Quintos, certain his crew has already moved on to other posts, and his ship, the USS Hamilton, surely is still in space dock with battle damage. He must figure out how to get back into the fight, and do so fast.
Fun Space Opera!
Mark Wayne McGinnis delivers a fun military science fiction space opera. Thank you MWM for this great entertainment. I would have read this in one day if I didn't have to go to work. Took me 2 days. I'm ready for the next one! -Art Blair
Amazing Military Scifi Series
The USS Hamilton is turning out to be one of my favorite series. I've been a fan of MWM since he wrote the hit series, Scrapyard Ship. Mark is a creative genius. - Sam H.
Best Military Science Fiction I've read in Years!
Aliens, Space Battles, and Military Science Fiction - this author is the best at these things. The author has an amazing imagination. Thanks Mark. I love your books! - PK
The USS Hamilton is Awesome!!
Captain Quintos is a great character. He reminds me of Captain Jason Reynolds of MWM's military scifi series, Scrapyard Ship. If you want to be entertained, read The USS Hamilton Series... heck, read all of Mark's books. - Chris Goodman
Miasma Burn is Incredible!
USS Hamilton Miasma Burn is awesome. This is turning our to be an incredible military science fiction series. To anyone that likes Craig Alanson or BV Larson, I highly recommend this series by MWM. - Lura G.
Entertaining Space Opera
If you want to read something, get totally engrossed, forget about your worries - read USS Hamilton Miasma Burn. I read this in one day. Yeah, I didn't sleep, but it was worth it. Man, I love a good Military sci-fi story. Thanks Mark. Keep 'em coming! - JC
SCRAPYARD SHIP (Book 1)
Lieutenant Commander Jason Reynolds has had a string of bad luck lately -- evident by the uncomfortable house arrest bracelet strapped to his right ankle. Worse yet, he’s relegated to his grandfather’s old house and rambling scrapyard. To complicate things, the women in his life are pulling from every direction. But It’s through a bizarre turn of events that Jason is led to a dried up subterranean aquifer hundreds of feet below ground. Here he discovers an advanced alien spacecraft, one that will propel his life in a new direction.
The adventure begins… and with it new troubles for Jason: The Craing, an unstoppable interstellar threat, is headed right for Earth. A desperate situation goes from bad to worse as the Alliance crumbles.
Fortunately, Jason’s unorthodox and impetuous nature seems to work in his favor as he moves up to the captain’s chair. First order of business is to reconnect with his SEAL team compatriots and face this enemy head on. What's at stake? The very survival of the human race.
This is a full-length 70,000-word novel, first in the science fiction adventure series for Scrapyard Ship. Also note... the sequel, HAB 12 is also now available!
HAB 12 (Book 2)
Captain Jason Reynolds faces new challenges, not only on Earth but from the far side of the universe as well. The only way to stop the Craing this time will be to square off with them on their home turf.
Jason's been informed that three powerful Craing warships, having similar technology as The Lilly, will soon be en route to Earth. The Alliance must destroy the Craing's wormhole means of distant space travel to avert Earth's total annihilation. Unfortunately, there's no way to reach the Craing worlds in time, at least not through conventional means.
It's up to Jason and his hand-picked assault team to traverse, by advanced phase-shifting means, through the hazardous environment of HAB 12. This is an adventure fraught with carnivores of a Jurassic Age magnitude, and a terrain so deadly that turning back may be their only hope of survival.
SPACE VENGEANCE (BOOK 3)
Captain Jason Reynolds is back! In the third installment of the Scrapyard Ship sci-fi adventure series, Space Vengeance, Jason, his family, and The Lilly's crew face the impending destruction of their internal nano-devices. What's worse, what remains of the Craing fleet, some 1500 warships, is back and headed straight toward the already decimated planets within Allied space. In what looks to be a one-way suicide mission, Jason must leave Nan and Mollie behind on Earth and out of harm’s way.
While war rages on sixty light years from Earth, maniacal space raider Captain Stalls and hundreds of his pirated warships close in on Earth. Stalls knows exactly what he wants: to find and kill Captain Reynolds and take the beautiful Nan Reynolds for his own.
"Amazing Military Space Opera Box Set!" Jan Davis
"Incredible Science Fiction Series." TANIDIA
"Five out of Five Stars! Wonderful Sci Fi Romance." Stacy H
"Best Scfi Space Wars Box Set of all time!" Roger Weil
"This Space Opera series is for those that enjoy Craig Alanson and BV Larson. The Scrapyard Ship Series is Incredibly entertaining." Stuart Meisner
"Big-time Space Opera FUN.
"Fantastic Military Sci Fi! Action, humor, interesting aliens, and multi-dimensional characters - just an awesome military science fiction story from Mark Wayne McGinnis. Same fun style as BV Larson, but more creative." - Barry Hecht
"OUTSTANDING SPACE OPERA! The first scifi book I read was Have Space Suit, Will Travel, by Robert Heinlein. The book hooked me on scifi for life. I have read thousands of scifi books, and was pleasantly surprised that Gun Ship compared very well with my first scifi book. Space opera, non stop action, saving the world, all that good stuff." - DBM
What an amazing Space Adventure! This was one of the most enjoyable sci fi books I've read in years. Kudos to the author for writing a truly fun space adventure. Dan Major
A Great Read! I am a big fan. Read the Scrapyard and Shipwrecked series. There is always non stop action. - Phil Leininger
Realms of Time (Book 4)
Welcome to the fourth installment of the Scrapyard Ship series, Realms of Time. Captain Jason Reynolds and his team are up against a new, and unexpected foe—an adversarial force that has every intention of aligning with the powerful and dreaded Craing Empire.
The enemy strikes from Earth’s high orbit, deploying five time-shifting spheres. The spheres are strategically positioned to link-up and set Earth’s clock back 100 years into the past. But when that course of action is interrupted by The Lilly’s crew, the results become far worse. Fluctuating time realms rapidly spread across the globe and threaten to rip the planet apart. Join Jason, Billy, Traveler, Ricket and Dira on their mission as they literally travel to the ends of time to bring Earth back to the twenty-first century.
Craing Dominion (Book 5)
The Wild Wild Wild ride continues ... Welcome to Craing Dominion, Book 5 of the best-selling Scrapyard Ship series.
Truly dark times have come to the Allied forces, the crew of The Lilly, and Earth — we knew they were coming but nothing will have prepared you for this …
With the introduction of Craing commander Ot-Mul, there’s a new standard for evil that will not only shape the rest of this series, but Science Fiction literature as a whole.
Join Captain Jason Reynolds as he ventures into the proverbial lion’s den in a last ditch effort to even the playing field with the Craing — an empire that has embarked on a pursuit that will guarantee their de facto dominance for millennia to come.
The Great Space (Book 6)
They knew the day would come—the day when Earth itself would come under direct attack by the Craing. After destroying much of Jhardon and the Mau planet of Carz-Mau, an elite Vanguard fleet of seven Craing dreadnaughts, planet killers, enters Earth’s orbit. Captain Jason Reynolds and the crew aboard his Caldurian ship, The Lilly, are once again pulled into action to fend off what just might be their most ruthless and powerful adversary yet. In an unanticipated turn of events, thousands of molt weevils are unleashed on Earth, swarming insectoid aliens with one intent … kill every man, woman, and child on the surface of the planet. Nan and Mollie must utilize their own cunning and resourcefulness to stay alive long enough to be rescued.
Call To Battle (Book 7)
Welcome to the final, heart-pounding, episode of the Scrapyard Ship series books. It’s all about to end in one climatic crescendo.
The story continues, with Captain Jason Reynolds, and his team: Billy, Rizzo, and the rhino-warrior, Traveler. They must attempt to rescue Ricket and Gaddy, still held captive aboard the impregnable Dreathlor prison barge. Only then, can Jason return to The Lilly, his highly advanced Caldurian vessel … where it all began.
The elusive Admiral Ot-Mul, leader of the Craing Drac-Vin forces, has not only survived, but thrived, in the far, outer-reaches of space. With hundreds of thousands of warships under his command, Ot-Mul’s combined fleets are on the move. But, in truth, he cares about little else than making one man suffer … Captain Jason Reynolds.
With the approach of an enormous fighting force on the horizon, it’s the last call to battle.
"Another M. W. McGinnis rollercoaster ride that kept me reading late into the night." K. Persons
"Okay ... too cool, I'm on an alien planet ... and I have my pickup truck." Craig Hathaway
A wicked snowstorm had blown in from the north and the roads were a mess. Recently split from his one-time girlfriend, there was now nothing holding Cameron Decker here in the little backwater mountain town of Larksburg Stand. Time to get back to college, back to Stanford. Seeing a guy knee-deep in slush at the side of the road, he pulled to the curb and waved him over. The guy smacked his head getting in—knocked his watch cap askew. Only then did Cameron notice—noticed that the individual couldn’t possibly be human.
Cameron decided to help his stranded passenger—a decision he’d soon come to regret. Along with his rust-bucket of a pickup truck, he was soon heading deep into space aboard an interstellar spacecraft. After the vessel crash-landed onto an alien world, he would now have to contend with a murderous droid and a slew of strange alien life forms. But it is the forty-five-foot tall killer beast—a Minal Loth—that will impact his life the most. Marooned, Cameron must keep his wits to survive long enough to find a way to return home—back to that little mountain town, and that girl, who he should never have left in the first place.
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It was a hard sell, but Cameron had convinced Heather to return to the exoplanet Sang-Morang—where he had hoped they could experience the wonder of this majestic corner of the universe, together. The spacecraft Primion was flight-ready and the immense creature—the Minal Loth—seemed content to follow him wherever he went. And he still had the old Ford pickup truck, gassed up, and ready to explore more of that alien landscape.
But Cameron’s well-intentioned plan turns out to be amongst his very worst. No sooner has the Primion set down on Sang-Morang, than they are ruthlessly attacked. Heather is abducted. The Loth is gone. The Primion destroyed. Cameron, once again, is alone and shipwrecked.
While Cameron is somewhat accustomed to surviving alone—being self-reliant—Heather has little concept of such things. Forcibly abducted up into space and a prisoner of ill-intentioned beings, she will have to dig deep beyond her limited life experience as a mere hostess at the Drake Café back in Larksburg Stand to confront both her inner and outer demons.
Light years apart, it quickly becomes apparent to them both that there is little hope they will ever see each other again. Soon, they will each be forced to endure their own version of hell—and do so alone.
Finally, Cameron Decker is reunited with Heather—the love of his life, now a fellow galactic traveler in her own right. Each has survived their own hellish experiences. Now onboard their new starship, they settle in for the journey home to Earth—or what’s left of it. News is not good: the massive, tentacled Loths are multiplying at an astounding rate, and much of humankind has either perished, succumbing to the rampaging beasts, or moved on to other worlds.
But soon, the starship is critically damaged, requiring extensive repairs before the journey can continue. Even their immediate survival hangs in the balance. Heather decides to take a pair of escape pods and head to Earth with a motley crew, while Cameron stays back with his Loth and his alien friend, Joe, who are too large to fit. They set down on the nearby planet Volegare, but the plan for repairs quickly becomes a nightmare—not only is Volegare full of hostile lifeforms, it’s plagued by constant volcanic eruptions.
It seems that nothing will go as planned for either Cameron or Heather. As their separate adventures play out, placing them and their friends in mortal danger, this time reuniting may not be in the cards. And there may not even be a home world for them to return to . . .
The Craing War is now over … the enemy defeated. As planetary systems around the galaxy try to bring normalcy back to their existence, one thing becomes crystal clear … without the Craing around to keep everyone in line, space has become a far more dangerous place.
With tens of thousands of warships idle, along with hundreds of thousands of Allied crew personnel sitting on their hands, it’s
up to Admiral Perry Reynolds whether or not to send the combatants home, and mothball most of the ships. But as more and more requests for prompt Allied assistance come in from the farthest reaches of outer space (i.e. for minor incursions into sovereign territory; or others, more serious—including barbaric planetary invasions), Admiral Reynolds is compelled to
introduce a new stellar over-watch program. With his own career winding down, one of his final directives will be in the formation of a special intergalactic marshaling service … Star Watch. The admiral has the perfect ship lined up for the task—the most advanced warship in the known galaxy: the mile-long Caldurian vessel—the Minian. Next … he needs to outfit the ship with a captain and crew he can trust to get this far-range venture initiated properly.
Across the galaxy, young Boomer, daughter of Captain Jason Reynolds, begins her training in the ancient fighting methods of the Kahill Callan, and prepares to battle against Lord Vikor Shakrim—leader of the dreaded Sahhrain warriors.
The space opera kicks into full gear.
“I can't stop reading this series. First Scrapyard Ship mesmerized me for 7 books, thought there could never be anything like it. Well, there's an equal series with Star Watch. Why am I not surprised?” – Rickey
“Wow! I don’t know how to express how much I love this Star Watch box set. If you like Military sci fi books, you need to read this. But, read the Scrapyard Ship series first. I was looking for space adventure, and boy did I get it!" – Ken L
“The Star Watch series is riveting. A simply fantastic military sci fi box set.” – Carey Thompson
"Mark Wayne McGinnis just became my favorite author. I like BV Larson a lot, but I love MWM. For fans of military science fiction and military space opera, you have to read the Star Watch Box set, but first read the Scrapyard Ship series." KP
“Space battles, not-so-typical aliens, ingenious plot developments, and characters that are easy to route for – this Star Watch box set delivers in every category.” MB
“A great military space opera! Thank you, Mark Wayne McGinnis, for finding a way to continue the amazing Scrapyard Ship series. You have become my favorite military sci fi author.” Al Legion
“A phenomenal continuation of the Scrapyard Ship series. This is military science fiction at its best.” SW
“Mark Wayne McGinnis has created a one-of-a-kind military space opera with a cast of characters that I fell in love with.
Humankind was indeed being evaluated, by the highly advanced Khantam Lom, an alien species in control of much of the galaxy. Did this selfish, war-mongering, human race warrant protection from the soon-to be-invading Wikk Empire? An insectile species with insatiable appetites, the Wikk were hell-bent on subjugating Earth as one of their many farming settlements.
So the adventure begins. Dominic inadvertently saves the life of a Khantam Lom Observer, and everything changes. Humankind has but one—seeming impossible—shot at avoiding a catastrophic fate. Dominic won’t be able to do it alone, but will the ragtag team he’s assembled be enough? Will any of them survive long enough to make a difference?
Fantastic Sci Fi Romance!
Guardian Ship is great military science fiction with some sci fi romance... a winning combination --Marissa Briggs
Not since Scrapyard Ship...
I read Guardian Ship in one night. Mark Wayne McGinnis has done it again. Mark has continued to entertain me for years. It started with his first book, the classic, Scrapyard Ship. Thank you Mr. McGinnis. --Randy Styles
Exciting Scifi Space Opera!!
MWM does scifi space opera like no other author. I always look for his books because they are the opposite of a formula. Twists and turns, great characters, interesting aliens, space battles, sci fi romance and just plain great military science fiction. As always, well done. --KP
Military Science Fiction.
Exciting military science fiction space opera. Mark Wayne McGinnis is an intelligent and thoughtful author who knows how to spin a great tale. His space battles are so fun and dynamic that I find myself feeling as if I am in them. He also has an uncanny knack for creating characters that you feel as if you know, and you can't help to route for them... his alien creations are particularly interesting, not run of the mill. Thank you Mr. McGinnis, for hours, days and months of entertainment. --Bill
Super Alien Invasion!
Guardian Ship is one of the most unique takes on an alien invasion that I have read in years. The characters jump off the page in a way that is riveting. I read this book in two days. It would have been one day, but I had to sleep. --Sue Conti
Love the Space Battles.
What a great military science fiction space opera! MWM has the best series of space battles... ever since his best selling (first book), Scrapyard Ship. And each of his books has a compelling sci fi romance, not too over the top, just enough to keep you interested. I don't know how the author does it. I believe he's a bit of a genius. --Frank Blythe
Keep 'em Coming!
I'm a fan, a big fan. MWM is probably my favorite military science fiction author. And that says a lot. I enjoy BV Larson and Craig Alanson, but they can be formulamatic. But Mark McGinnis has the the most incredible imagination, the way he comes up with believable, but, at the same time, unbelievable scenarios. It's really awesome. If you love space battles, alien invasion stories, space opera, or anything along those lines you really have to read Mark Wayn McGinnis. I guarantee you will become hooked like I am. --DJ
This author always delivers a compelling story to read.
"I feel like I'm a member of this interstellar family ... more ... more please!"
Five years have passed, and the story begins in a dark period within the Star Watch saga. Captain Jason Reynolds, Omni of the U.S. Space Fleet, along with his now sixteen-year-old daughter, Mollie, are en route to the Dacci System to attend the memorial service for none other than Boomer, his other daughter. Information on her death had been sketchy at best—an attack by the Sahhrain on Harpaign, during the Goldwon graduation trials. It had been a massacre. The Blues have since declared war on the Sahhrain, and there is a good chance the U.S. Fleet and the Alliance will be dragged into the fray as well.
Once on the planet Harpaign, Jason conducts a preliminary investigation—one that soon reveals things are not what they seem. Information is being withheld and clues indicate there is a slim possibility that Boomer did not die on the sandy dunes battlefield of Capital City after all—setting in motion the most riveting, non-stop action Star Watch novel yet. So grab ahold of your multi-guns and affix your enhancement shields, because this is going to be one hell of a wild, rollercoaster ride!