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About Tim Niederriter
As you've no doubt gathered, I write books of science fiction, fantasy, and combinations of the two for fun and novelty.
I'm the son of two physicists from Pennsylvania, transplanted to Minnesota. My parents read me the Hobbit (repeatedly) at a young age. The math adds up. I love both far-flung science fiction and epic fantasy of all kinds.
Diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder at a young age, I've always surrounded myself with fictional worlds. I studied writing and literature at Gustavus Adolphus College and have a strong interest in history and politics as well.
I co-host the roleplaying game podcast "Of Mooks and Monsters" and talk with other authors each week on my other podcast, "Alive After Reading."
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Aaron Seaman - The Last Seaman
Chris Winder - Memories
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J. R. Frontera - The X Café
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IQ Malcolm - Catch Island
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Yajain faces new dangers from all angles. An aggressive alien contagion infects the vanguard fleet. Racing to find a cure will put all her medical knowledge to the ultimate test.
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The enemy within is as deadly as any alien foe.
Science of War is the epic space opera sequel to Origin of Storms.
She must fight for her future.
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It started as a joke. Storm Area 51 they said. They can't stop all of us they said. But all laughter stopped when the U.S. Air Force mobilized the reserves and pulled out the big guns.
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Are you brave enough to buy this anthology today? If you are find out what the government wants to keep hidden.
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Sarah A. Hoyt - Sunny Side Up
Alice Peng - Embasy City Delivery
Jamie Ibson - The Sage V'Sal
Tim Niederriter - Destinys End
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Mel Todd - Routine Duty
Drew Avera - Storm the Gates
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Daniel Medrano - Hey Sweetie
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Orphaned, but with unique talents, Edmath learns to wield magic in an empire ruled by shapeshifters. He sets out for the imperial city to join the court. His family history is tragic, but Edmath hopes to begin anew with research into plant magic.
A rival nation has it's own breed of mages, though. Grudges remain from wars of the past, along with the secret of a village that disappeared mysteriously.
Edmath's bloodline binds him to the struggle, though he never knew his family. In a world of living magic and deadly battles, what will Edmath have to sacrifice to survive his first year as a mage?
Orphan Mage is a sword and sorcery novel with an emphasis on magic over might, where every spell carries a cost. Fans of Brandon Sanderson and Garth Nix will find a lot to love here.
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Note: Orphan Mage is a rerelease of the first three books in the Spells of the Curtain series.
Catricha's career as a poet outrages her fellow nobility. Suspected of her husband's murder, she is in over her head.
The city called Alliance is leaderless.
It will take expert demon hunters to unravel this tangle of mysteries.
Heroes seek where monsters lurk.
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Drue Bernardi – Rotting Highway
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J. R. Handley & Corey Truax – Civil Unrest
Lawrence N. Oliver – The Two Waters
MK Clark – The Beetle Problem
Nathan Pedde – Sailing Vessel Wanderlust: The Delivery
Terry Mixon – Girls Night Out
Tim C. Taylor – Monsters Understand Beauty Too
Tim Niederriter – Who Drowned the Earth
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Yajain explores the frontier as a scientist until her mission is canceled by the authorities to commandeer her fleet for a massive rescue mission.
She wants to keep traveling to escape the oppression of her past, and an image from her past pulls her to take a new journey.
Clouds loom in the distance, hiding an alien threat to humanity.
Origin of Storms is an epic science fiction adventure in a universe unlike any other.
The others never wanted this reunion.
Neither did he.
Not like this.
Jeth fears those with their memories erased. They're called cleans in this ruined world. He never expected to find someone he once knew among them.
But find her, he does.
The clean called Rain is a husk of his lost love. Jeth has to ask what he can do to help her. He'll chase the ability to restore lost memories.
If he can outrun a deadly enemy and the forces of the government long enough, he'll still need more than luck on his side.
He must see through the eyes of his friends if he's to solve the mystery of Rain.
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Mental powers replace digital technology, but there are always monsters lurking on the margins.
Jethro wants to start his own psychic broadcast company, but an encounter with a woman from his past changes his course.
When he meets her again, her memories are gone.
She is clean.
Those who don't fight craft new warriors.
Edmath grows plants and shapes them, creating trees that talk. His skills are in high command. He and his fellow mages serve the empire, but every time they fight, they risk taking life and losing their powers.
Nevertheless, the imperial mages put their lives and talents into the struggle preceding the coming war.
Warrior Mage is a collection of three novellas, each following another of Edmath's missions before the great war begins. Fans of Brandon Sanderson and manga like Full Metal Alchemist will enjoy these tales.
Ilsa is a mercenary and an expert in wielding summoned guns. She operates on the fringe of society.
She and her mind-eater partner race a modern army out of the west. It's a hunt to find the keeper on the plains before everything falls apart.