Biopdmac is the author of the epic Science Fiction adventure series Wolf 359, which garnered 2nd place in Science Fiction in the Bookbzz.com Prize Writer of the year 2015 competition. Additionally, he is the author of the Steampunk Westerns Fool’s Gold and An Ounce of Lead, and a dystopian novel Rebirth of Angels. A diverse author, writer, and editor, he has also edited a Literature anthology, served as managing editor of an archaeology magazine, ghost-written an autobiography, and has had poems, short stories, articles, and editorials published in various literary journals, magazines and newspapers. His most recent short stories appear in the Short Story America anthologies III and IV, Poets in Hell (ed., Janet Morris), The Mulberry Fork Review, and the upcoming Fantasy Anthology Chronicles of Mirstone (winter 2017). He has a MA in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in Theology, and is a member of the Steampunk Writers and Artists Guild, and the Georgia Writers Association. He has also sung back-up for Broadway plays, provided voice for radio plays, and acted and directed theater stage productions. In his off time, he and his wife race mountain bikes, kayak, and occasionally backpack sections of the Appalachian Trail.
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The spaceship destroyed, his family murdered, Duncan is stranded on a planet circling Wolf 359. Along with the only other survivor, a beautiful gladiator named Alexis, they encounter a civilization who past reaches back only 1500 years. Brought before the Council of Prelates, Duncan throws caution to the wind and challenges the nation’s high priest, Vix, to a contest of divine favor. The one who calls down thunder and lightning is the chosen one of God, and becomes the nation’s high priest. The loser dies. Angry and nervous to be cornered into an arrangement that might reveal his own heresy, Vix quickly decides to preempt the contest by having Duncan murdered. Though he survived a destroyed spaceship, can Duncan now evade assassins? Can he really call down thunder and lightning?