Severed

Severed

Although I’m currently unable to do any photo blogs due to two of my lights blowing out I have been keeping busy.

My first novel Severed is now available!

After exhausting planet Earth, humanity has moved out to live “on the stars.”

With your closest neighbor light-years away, the “on the stars” lifestyle guarantees a level of privacy unmatched in human history. But even ultimate privacy doesn’t need to come at a cost when modern technology can instantly whisk you back to civilization.

But when that modern technology unexpectedly fails, three private vessels find themselves completely unprepared for the isolation that follows. The three crews have very different strategies to cope with a radical change to the status quo.

Will they have the wherewithal to survive the weeks and months that it will take to get back to civilization?

Severed was written while sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is both therapy for and a reaction to the author\’s experiences during the onset of the virus and explores how regular people react during a crisis.

There are three sample chapters available on my site if you want to check it out before buying.

Also, the paperback version of The Infinitesimal Collection: Bureaucracy, Stuffed Bears and Alien Duels will be available in February!

The Infinitesimal Collection: Bureaucracy, Stuffed Bears and Alien Duels

Although I’m currently unable to do any photo blogs due to two of my lights blowing out I have been keeping busy.

I am finishing the first draft of a science fiction novel called Severed and have just released a small collection of short stories called The Infinitesimal Collection: Bureaucracy, Stuffed Bears and Alien Duels which is available now for pre-order and will be released on August 1st:

The Infinitesimal Collection: Bureaucracy, Stuffed Bears and Alien Duels

cover graphic for The Infinitesimal Collection: Bureaucracy, Stuffed Bears and Alien Duels

Four short stories by Daniel J. Lyons

A collection of first-person stories written starting in 1989 while the author was in High School and college.

These works have been left as originally written with only minor tweaks.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • About “A Visit to the Licensing Department”
  • “A Visit to the Licensing Department”
    A science fiction story about what life might be like if human lives were cheapened to the point where they could be taken legally as long as you have the correct permit.
  • About “The Busiest Workday”
  • “The Busiest Workday”
    A speculative fiction story told by a mid-level angel that attempts to answer the question will bureaucracy ever end? by documenting the heavenly aftermath of the apocalypse.
  • About “Come Around Here Often?”
  • “Come Around Here Often?”
    A science fiction story told by Captain Wilson Banski who, after an enemy attack destroys his ship, deals with misadventure and cultural misunderstandings after his escape pod lands on an alien planet.
  • About “Best Friend Bears”
  • “Best Friend Bears”
    A fiction piece told by Sarah about growing up with her best friend Ann and their special pair of stuffed bears.