If you like fantasy, dark fantasy, paranormal fiction and/or science fiction, you're in the right place.
Here you'll find a free short story, a serial, my blog, and excerpts and links to suspenseful paranormal fiction, dark fantasy, fantasy and science fiction e-books.
May, 2013. May flowers are in bloom,
and the sequel to Dinner With Dracula, The Eye on the Pyramid is available at
Amazon. Dinner With Dracula can be found in both printed paperback
and e-book format at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Dinner With
Dracula is the rollicking adventures of Charles Winterbottom,
Other novels available on Page Turner Editions, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Sony or any other online book seller are The Swordmaker, the heroic adventures of a Viking, book six of my Raven Lenore series, The Case of the Missing Android, or The Sleeper an adult retelling of the Sleeping Beauty legend set in modern times. If you enjoy pirates and erotica, try Pirate Booty. A short story of mine is in this anthology of naughty pirates.
The first three books of the Morgaine Chronicles are available as a boxed set at just $5.99. For a dollar more than the price of one book, you get three. Here is the link: Morgaine Boxed Set. The latest book in the Morgaine series is Morgaine and the Sorcerers' Guild.
I have submitted a third novel in the The Traveling Vampire series, The Return of the Countess, to my publisher. This should also be available soon.
At the top
of this page is a table of links to my biography, a free short story, a serial,
a gallery of interesting art and photos, my favorite web sites and information
about each of my novels. Episode 2 of The Further
Adventures of the Frankenstein Monster relates what happened after the
monster left the Siberian village headed for the city of
In an article in Space.com, Andrew Chalkin asks the question "Are There Other Universes?" Here is a quote from the article:
"Cosmologists say that a quantum fluctuation gave rise to the Big Bang. And the thing about quantum fluctuations is that they can happen anywhere, any time. And if our universe was born out of a quantum fluctuation, say theorists, then it's possible that other quantum fluctuations could have spawned other universes.
There's a reason some theorists want other universes to exist: They believe it's the only way to explain why our own universe, whose physical laws are just right to allow life, happens to exist. According to the so-called anthropic principle, there are perhaps an infinite number of universes, each with its own set of physical laws. And one of them happens to be ours. That's much easier to believe, say the anthropic advocates, than a single universe fine tuned for our existence.
But there's a problem. If these other universes exist, there's no way for us to detect them."
the Multiverse Theory according to Astronomy at
"The Multiverse theory for the universe has been a recently accepted theory that describes the continuous formation of universes through the collapse of giant stars and the formation of black holes. With each of these black holes there is a new point of singularity and a new possible universe. As Rees describes it, "Our universe may be just one element - one atom, as it were - in an infinite ensemble: a cosmic archipelago. Each universe starts with its own big bang, acquires a distinctive imprint (and its individual physical laws) as it cools, and traces out its own cosmic cycle. The big bang that triggered our entire universe is, in this grander perspective, an infinitesimal part of an elaborate structure that extends far beyond the range of any telescopes." (Rees 3) This puts our place in the Multiverse into a small spectrum. While the size of the earth in relation to the sun is minuscule, the size of the sun, the solar system, the galaxy, and even the universe, could pale in comparison to this proposed Multiverse. It would be a shift in thinking that may help explain our big bang theory and possibly give light to the idea of parallel universes."
The questions arise as to what is in these other universes and how many are there? In the parallel universe theory, for every event in our universe or any other universe, another universe is created. One where the event actually occurs and one where it does not. For example, as you read this article, you get bored and go on to do something else. Another universe is created where you go on reading the article. There are many science-fiction stories where people travel to a parallel universe similar to their own but only slightly different. A whole SF subgenre has risen on this premise, usually called Alternate History SF.
Other theories suggest that the other universes may so different as to be completely hostile to life. In some, the physics will not allow the formation of galaxies, stars and planets.
Perhaps another universe is where our souls go after death. Maybe heaven, hell or any of worlds beyond the grave exist in one or more other universes. This may account for the ability of certain people to contact the spirits of the dead.
Another idea that appears in SF and fantasy is another universe where things are just different enough to make things interesting but still allow humans to function. An example is The Dungeon by Philip Jose Farmer. A story about a man whose brother disappears. In his attempt to find the missing brother, he stumbles into a mysterious otherworld and has enough adventures to fill a series of six books. My own contribution to this subgenre is my dark fantasy, The Laws of Magic, published by Renaissance E-Books.
Of course, the idea of multiple universes and other worlds outside our universe is purespeculation as of the time of this writing. No concrete proof exists that any such things exist.
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