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About William Joseph Roberts
In a previous lifetime, William Joseph Roberts was once an F-15 mechanic and Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force. He has traveled the world and experienced many things in his few years.
During his tenure in this lifetime, he has been called a Jack of all trades, a Renaissance man and insane squirrel wrangler by his peers. Since his enlistment he has perused careers as an industrial and architectural designer, design engineer, and now, eclectic writer.
William Joseph Roberts currently resides in the quaint southern town of Chickamauga, Georgia with his loving wife, three freaky smart nerd children, and small pack of fur babies.
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Thus begins the tale of two smugglers who are just trying to make that perfect score so they can live out their dream lives. That is, if they can stay out of trouble. What are the odds?
If the past is any indication…not good.
Salvage System is a beacon of hope, and a number of other races continue looking toward it as an inspiration for how to live and govern themselves, and—in some cases—for assistance in defending themselves and throwing off oppressive regimes.
But the galaxy is a big place, and many of the races in it aren’t friendly. Would these forces like to take over Salvage System and acquire its resources? Absolutely.
Fifteen incredible authors take you further into the Salvage Title universe, giving you looks at some of the beacons of hope…and some of the malevolence that has yet to show its face. Can Harmon Tomeral and his friends hold out against it? Take a look inside and find out!
With stories by:
Brad R. Torgersen
Christopher G. Nuttall
Quincy J. Allen
Robert E. Hampson
Jon R. Osborne
Ian J. Malone
David Alan Jones
William Joseph Roberts
Between the Collapse of America and the activation of Operation Overtime, lived heroes who kept alive the idea of freedom by standing fast against evil wherever they found it. They wouldn't have called themselves heroes, they were simply people who knew right from wrong and acted on those beliefs, but of course, that's the definition of heroism.
The stories here represent a cross-section of survivors of the world's greatest civilization, represented by unforgettable characters who are right at home alongside Nick Angriff and Green Ghost. Find out how the Angriff family got their surname, what happened in Alaska after the nuke went off, and what happened when a group of disarmed police officers decided that chaos wasn't their style. There are soldiers trying to get home, a dreamer wondering why the stars still look the same, and an old man who mastered the craft of gunsmithing, and used it to save his granddaughter.
It is a time of high adventure! A time for noble men and women to say “No!” to the evils that will befall their families and friends if they don’t rise to the task at hand. If their valor doesn’t hold, civilization will fall.
Fifteen authors have spun fourteen tales of hateful wizards, treacherous seas, and scheming foes. Of times when ancient evils roamed the Earth, looking for souls to claim, and dark prophecies foretold what would happen if the Evil Ones were allowed to succeed. This anthology has all of this and more.
When Valor Must Hold focuses on heroes worthy of facing such enemies. A tiny brownie stands up to a massive ogre. A mother races to protect her children. A hunter chases raiders. A guardian serves his king. Heroes lead forces into battle against overwhelming odds. There’s even a goblin trying to save his people by stealing dwarven rum.
Inside are fourteen fantastic stories of enemies testing the valor of heroes great and small. If their valor should fail, they will lose far more than their lives.
Will their swords shatter shields? Will their magic shine forth? Or will they see their homes and families perish when they fail? Step inside and find out!
With stories by:
Christopher G. Nuttall
William Joseph Roberts
Benjamin Tyler Smith
Sarah A. Hoyt
William Alan Webb
Kevin Steverson & Tyler Ackerman
John R. Osborne
Quincy J. Allen
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Based on the exploration-based Starflight video game series created by Greg Johnson and the Binary Systems team, the stories in Tales From the Starport Lounge flesh out and shine a light into the darkest corners of the known universe. Join the last vestiges of Humanity and their alien allies (the reptilian Thrynn, the insectoid Velox, and the plant-based Elowan) as they attempt to carve out their own territory in a sector of space filled with wondrous opportunity and deadly threats. Brave explorers seek out new worlds to colonize while merchants cruise from starport to starport, their holds laden with exotic goods.
Not all in this futuristic setting have noble intent. For every prospector and trader attempting to make a difference, a dozen pirates, smugglers, and mobsters engage in all manner of criminal enterprise. Gangs fill the underbellies of every major city and raid the trade routes between the stars, pushing the outnumbered and outgunned Interstel Police to their limit and forcing civilians to take matters into their own hands. It’s a rough and tumble universe, where one wrong move could spell doom for an expedition, or grant enough wealth to buy a planet.
Board your ship and set course for stars unknown! The universe awaits.
“Those Who Came Before” by Michael Gants
“Choices” by Christopher Woods
“Black Box Blues” by Philip K. Booker
“Rock of Truth” by Bart Kemper
“Obligations” by Marisa Wolf
“Hindsight” by R.J. Ladon
“Peacestone” by Brisco Woods
“Everyone Gets What They Have Coming” by D.J. Butler
“A New Beginning” by J.F. Posthumus
“Fire at Will” by Declan Finn
“Hiro of Arth” by David A. Tatum
“Rover Rescue” by Michael J. Allen
“Territory” by Nick Steverson
“Turn of Luck” by William Joseph Roberts
“Always on Duty” by Benjamin Tyler Smith
“To Cache a Killer” by Michael J. Ciaravella
“Through the Time Lens” by Robert Silverberg
Plus an introduction by Starflight creator, Greg Johnson
Three long years after the world Fell, Wildcat Leander Calloway Toler, a deputized lawman—or what passes for one in this Fallen World—finds himself being pursued across the Appalachian wastes with the daughter of a wealthy businessman in tow. Trapped and outgunned, Leander learns that those who took his family and left him for dead in the chaotic days after the Fall have returned.
Infuriated by the bureaucracy of a corrupt system, Leander decides to take matters into his own hands and recruits a team of loyal companions. When they set out on a quest across the mountainous coalfields of southern West Virginia, though, they find out the previously two-bit biker gang has established an empire beyond what anyone could have imagined.
Military scout teams, mutant critters, and radiation zombies are nothing compared to the challenges and pain awaiting Leander once he finds himself in the heart of the Brotherhood’s compound, face to face with JalCom…and quite possibly the devil himself.
With the help of Evelyn, an Obsidian agent he finds in the depths of the JalCom lab hidden far below the Greenbriar, can Leander and his team of loyal companions find his family and stop the Brotherhood’s reign of terror?
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The Corner Scribblers, with special guest author, Piotr Mierzejewski have woven Seventeen stories that will fire your imagination, steal you away from reality, and invade your minds.
From airships to clockwork creatures, and inventions gone wrong, you're sure to delight in these eclectic and thought-provoking twists of the imagination.
Foreword and story contribution "the signal" by guest author Dan Hollifield, head editor and owner of Aphelion: The Webzine of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Forward and "An Oath's Other Edge" a Shijuren universe short story by guest author, Rob Howell.