Category Archives: Books Worth Reading

New Action-Adventure, Suspense Novel

Ride On - A New Rodeo Novel That Just May Be The Most Original Book You’ve Seen In A Long Time Only one movie - 1972′s Junior Bonner starring Steve McQueen - and no novels ever really captured the flavor and and feel of professional rodeo – until … Continue reading

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Rodeo and Science Fiction Meet – Strange but Good

It’s rodeo time on Terul – bronc riding, yertl tripping, dragon team roping, korth barrel racing, and dragon riding. (And if you thought bullriding was dangerous, just take a look at dragon riding at Kerluk.) These are the events at … Continue reading

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“Two Stories: Supernatural and Psychological Mysteries”

Here’s a new two-story collection I just released under my own name. And I’m pretty proud of these two short stories. Here’s what the blurb says: “Two Stories: Supernatural and Psychological Mysteries” comprises (obviously) two stories (approximately 9,700 words) that … Continue reading

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New O’Connor-esque Short Story

Okay, then, I  just released another short story titled Eve’s Refusal. It’s a pretty good read, in an O’Connor-esque sort of way. Eve is a nobody – just a dirty, mentally challenged homeless woman who stands on a street corner … Continue reading

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The Thanatos Solution: A Cautionary Tale about the Near Dystopian Future

Here’s a sample of the first of my series of short stories (all paying homage to Flannery O’Connor) . . . The Thanatos Solution “You know, Dad, this really is for the best.” Having finally delivered herself of this, the … Continue reading

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New Collection of Western/Cowboy-Flavored, Science Fiction-Adventure Stories

Wyatt McLaren just released a new five-story collection (with an intriguing author’s introduction) of Buck Johnson short stories. If you like a dab of science fiction in stories about dragon riders and dragon wranglers, you just might want to check … Continue reading

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New Space-Western Short-Story Collection

Here’s something for anyone who has any interest in the science fiction/fantasy sub-genre call the “space western.” And that is that Wyatt McLaren has just published a brand-new collection of three Buck Johnson stories that includes an interesting section of … Continue reading

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Fun New Short Story in the Space-Western Science Fiction/Fantasy Sub-Genre

Wyatt McLaren has just released the fifth short story (approximately 6,800 words and maybe the best one yet) in the Buck Johnson series – “Buck Johnson: Dragon Roundup”. It’s a fun read containing all the expected and necessary elements of … Continue reading

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Great New Short Stories in the Space Western Sub-Genre

Fellow writer Wyatt McLaren has kicked off a new series of short stories in what has been termed the “space western,” a sub-genre of science fiction. The first two stories in the “Buck Johnson” series are now available as Kindle … Continue reading

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Michael O’Brien’s Island of the World – A Book Worth Reading

Like Odysseus, we’re all trying to get back home.  Violence has taken us away from our early homeland, and now we are on that circuitous journey, fraught with perils and sometimes shipwreck, trying to get back.  Every time we think … Continue reading

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