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About M.D. Thalmann
M.D. (Michael Dirk) Thalmann, a novelist and freelance journalist with an affinity for satire and science fiction, lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, children, and ornery cats, reads too much and sleeps too little. He has a couple dogs, too, but doesn’t like to mention them due to the slippers one of them ate in 2009, which neither has yet fessed up to. He is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas and has been living in the desert since 2004 when he took the novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas entirely too serious and moved on a lark. He has been into journalism in one fashion or another and writing fiction and so on since he was ten years old or so and has gotten at least 20% better since that time. Today M.D. writes freelance and does columns for a few magazines here and there while working on his various novels and cursing his cats.
M.D. Thalmann is influenced by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Philip K. Dick, Carl Hiaasen, and (obviously) Hunter S. Thompson. His follow up novel to The 13 Lives of a Television Repair Man, Static, is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Find his work at www.mdthalmann.com
Titles By M.D. Thalmann
Authors included in this collection (listed alphabetically):
Drew A. Avera
L. A. Behm II
Sean P. Chatterton
J. J. Clayborn
Nathanial W. Cook
T. L. Evans
Thomas A. Farmer
Bryan S. Glosemeyer
Cheryl S. Mackey
R. A. McCandless
B. J. Muntain
J. Edwin Phillips
G. Michael Rapp
M. D. Thalmann
A classic tale of boy meets girl, causes nuclear holocaust, travels in time, and brings home a dog.Poor Arthur didn't see the end of the world coming. He was too busy planning for it. Now he’s all alone in his self contained stronghold with only the Alternate Reality Generator he invented, which caused the damn war in the first place, a Golden Retriever he found while out scavenging in the ruins, and a lifetime of regret to keep him company. A story of love, loss, hope, and ultimately sacrifice that will remind us all to question what it means to be human when you can't just change the channel to go back in time.Slaughterhouse-Five meets 11/22/63
Jolie was perfectly happy ruling the savages alongside Peterwick. No one who'd challenged them for the throne lived to try a second time. But despite all that, she understands that Halloran is different and nothing will stop his quest to find her. She must take matters into her own hands after her emissary is unable to block Halloran's approach. Now compelled by something innate and unstoppable, she doesn't understand how she knows Halloran, but cannot bring herself to let him perish.
Marwick was the first of his kind; an imposing cyborg soldier tasked with leading the most intimidating army in Sol. Programmed to take orders and given every resource available across five worlds, his job couldn't have been made simpler: keep the skies clear of the dregs of humanity while the Regime colonized Luna, Mars, and the outer planets. But any sentient warrior, even one with regulated fail-safes implanted in their neural interface, is bound to have a few bad ideas along the way. Predictably, his bad choices often involved the same woman.
Elliot never meant to start a war. He just wanted a cushy government contract where he could live out his innumerable days perfecting his nano-tech and supplying the Solar Confederacy what they needed to patrol the stars. After stepping on a lot of toes to get to the top, sabotage and corporate greed have painted a target on his back, that even his army of cyborg Purifiers can't guard well enough.
Electromagnetic storms stopped the machines but at what cost? Savages rule the wilderness and pockets of the civilized huddle together in camps to fend them off. Halloran, who's different and dangerous compared to the men in his city, but still an unlikely hero, leaves the safety of his home and strikes out across the badlands in search of the woman he can feel and almost remember, knowing if he can find her, she just might be the key to help mankind reclaim the stars.
What happens when two senior officers in your ice-mining operation can’t keep their hands off each other, and a sentient baboon hell-bent on destroying mankind uses them for corporate espionage?
Marwick is a deep space test-pilot and soldier in the Solar Confederacy's cyborg army, feared by many, avoided by most. Melina is the most daring ice-runner in the fleet, a respected officer, and wife to the Solar Confed's Chief Military Advisor.
They really shouldn’t get along, especially after he throws a monkey wrench into her mission, almost killing her.
Is the baboon biting off more than he can chew? Will his blackmail lead to power or war?
All this, plus androids with identity crises being shot into space.
Elliot Glassman began the war. Halloran will end it.
Electromagnetic storms stopped the machines but at what cost? Savages rule the wilderness and pockets of the civilized huddle together in camps to fend them off. Halloran, different and dangerous, leaves the safety of his home to journey across the badlands, pulled towards someone he can feel and almost remember—and together they might just be able to save what remains of humanity.
Dimly, Through Glass is a thrilling walk through the mind of a psychotic, and a man driven to the edge trying to stop him.
The story centers on Jayden, a troubled fifteen year-old who has lost her brother as well as dealing with physical and substance abuse problems. Jayden is starting to exhibit behavior like her mother, a diagnosed schizophrenic with a history of violence and methamphetamine addiction.
Derrick, oblivious to his daughters growing angst, submerges himself into an alcoholic pit of self-pity as he tries to process the loss of his son and offers little help to defend Jayden when her mother escapes custody in an effort to dispatch her.