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Mike Jack's Published Work

Here, you can find information about Mike Jack's published and soon-to-be published fiction work. All of the links below will you take you to the selected title on Amazon. Also, you can go directly to Mike Jack's Amazon Page.

***For signed or personalized copies, contact the author directly at MikeJackWrites@gmail.com.

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THIS FINE CREW

A space-opera novel series by Mike Jack Stoumbos, published by Theogony of Chris Kennedy Publishing, THIS FINE CREW is a new take on the Star-Trek-style universes we grew up with, but from the eyes, brains, and curious appendages of all kinds of sentient species. Check out the series page, THIS FINE CREW, or the Amazon links for more information.

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Award-Winning Story

"The Squid is my Brother"

Writers of the Future Volume 38

This story by Mike Jack Stoumbos, illustration by Natalia Salvador, invites the reader to imagine an elementary school experience... with an alien symbiote attached to your back.

The bestselling Volume 38 features 13 stories from new, award-winning authors of science fiction and fantasy along with paired illustrations, essays, and some lovable reprinted classics. Amidst overwhelmingly positive reviews, "The Squid is my Brother" is frequently highlighted as endearing and compelling, addressing experiences many people can relate to, but through a uniquely sci-fi lens.

 

Check out what critics and readers are saying on Amazon and Goodreads, as well as reviewers like TheQuilltoLive and BookmarkedOne.

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Coming Soon! - 3 New Releases from Zombies Need Brains

"Dead of Night" a new scifi thriller by Mike Jack Stoumbos, will release on August 1st as part of Brave New Worlds.

...AND, it will come with a song.

A Man Of His Word - A Serialized Novella on Kindle Vella

"...I know nothing of sacrifice; I'm just a man of my word..."

A Man of his Word is a dark fantasy tale from an ancient woodland village, where people's words are literally their bonds. With a powerful Warlock sweeping through the lands, absorbing power, how far would you go to preserve yourself, your home, or the people you love?

The full novella is posted, and the first three are free to read. Kindle Vella is a new platform for Mike Jack. If you enjoy the serialized narrative, please give it a rating and review.

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Hidden Villains - March 2022

An anthology from Inkd Publishing, curated by Kevin A Davis, available in eBook on March 17, 2022. Hidden Villains, as the name suggests, presents stories from the shadows, in which the villains are masking or misdirecting. It includes a featured story from the late David Farland.

In Mike Jack's science fiction story "We Call It A Win," the Human-Teek Alliance is nearing the bleak end of an interstellar war with an extra-dimensional entity they hardly understand, but who seems to predict their every move. A covert group has a last chance idea--unorthodox, reckless, but the best hope for the Alliance.

"We Call It A Win" is also a THIS FINE CREW universe story, with close ties to the events of Seed in the Sky.

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Eat Drink and Be Wary - Feb 2022

WordFire Press brings you another anthology edited by Lisa Mangum, this time featuring "satisfying stories with a delicious twist."

Mike Jack's story "Mission Impossible Burger" brings you to the fast-paced world of virtual reality innovation in a frighteningly near future. One clever scientist has cracked the five-senses code and can trick the brain into thinking it is eating a real, meaty, juicy hamburger. She knows this technology is cutting-edge and valuable, but she didn't realize competing companies would be willing to kill for it...

Street Magic

An Urban Fantasy Anthology, featuring stories about the hidden world of spells and sorcery which might be just around the corner, from Lyn Worthen and Camden Park Press.

Meet Clarence Hemlock: Computer Wizard, a digimancer living in 21st-century Seattle, happily convincing grateful customers that all he really did was turned it off and on again. Secretly, he longs for a challenge that can contend with his tech-magic prowess... and is about to get what he wished for.

Happy Holiday Historicals

Also from Camden Park, released December 2021, with eight light-hearted folk tales with the magic of the holiday spirit. 

 

In Niko and the Lucky Coin, Mike Jack takes readers to Krokilion, a small Greek village where his grandfather was born, with a fun new spin on an old New Years Eve tradition.

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Denial Kills

An Anthology of fiction and short poetry from Not a Pipe PublishingDenial Kills presents a gripping collection of hard-to-face truths and the people they impact.

In "Tests and Taxes," Mike Jack welcomes you to the new, improved, and only barely futuristic National Testing Center, your friendly hub that can certify you in everything you'd ever need and want--including, apparently, the privilege to live. Brace yourself for a tightly controlled future society as only a teacher could envision it.​

Hold Your Fire: An Anthology

A tribute to the late Neil Peart of Rush and the album of the same name, Hold Your Fire is an anthology about inspiration from WordFire Press and Kevin J Anderson.

In the lyrics of his newest song, “Take Me for a Ride,” the up-and-coming artist Spaceman Mort cordially invites any aliens within range to swing by and pick him up. A spin on the sci-fi alien abduction story, as told by a country-rock singer.

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The Baron Would Be Proud

The Baron is Mike Jack's first novel, inspired by the tallest tales and lowest blows ever ascribed to English gentlemen.

 

When two well-to-do but not well-intended adventurers are snowed into a hidden village for a long winter, not a soul will be safe from their rivalry. Amidst trickery, blackmail, and well-aimed "snide", what hope can there be for true love? 

Galactic Stew

Galactic Stew is not just your everyday blend of other-worldly ingredients. Stay tuned for exciting science fiction and fantasy stories all highlighting food, from Zombies Need Brains, LLC.

 

Mike Jack's fable "A Real Llywelyn Scone," takes you back to simpler times: when people worked their land, knew their neighbors, and only occasionally had to deal with gargantuan dragons.

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Dragon Writers: An Anthology

 

Dragons are creatures of legend... as are the writers they inspire! In Dragon Writers, dive into a collection of dragon stories, by such masters as Brandon Sanderson and David Farland, edited by Lisa Mangum, cover art by James Artimus Owen, and published by Wordfire Press.

 

Mike Jack brings you a science fiction approach to dragons as bio-mechanical avatars in "Black Tide's Last Ride."  

Cursed Collectibles: An Anthology

"...what if those treasures hunt us back?" Cursed Collectibles is stocked full of antiques whose cost is much higher than their price tags indicate. Dig through this attic of spooky stories by

D J ButlerJoy Auburn, and Jace Killan (among others). 

 

In "A Haunting at High-Noon" Mike Jack reckons he can convince you the scariest things happen in broad daylight.

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Hearts' Enchantment

 

Tales of love, magic--and the magic of love--arranged by J F Posthumus and released on Valentine's Day 2020.

Mike Jack Stoumbos presents the legend of two neighboring kingdoms and the romantic scheme meant to unite their power. But the role one woman has to play in this subtle game will risk more than just her heart. Enjoy each calculated twist and breathless turn in "The Other Half of the Masque."

stay tuned for more updates and releases...

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