Tim C Taylor
Tim C. Taylor lives with his family in an old village in England called Bromham. When he was a young and impressionable lad, between 1977 and 1978, many important things happened to him all at once: 2000AD, Star Wars, Blake’s 7, Traveller, and Dungeons & Dragons. Consequently, he now writes science fiction novels for a living. You can chat with him and discover more about the worlds of the Human Legion here at www.humanlegion.com.
Revenge Squad: urban fantasy/ space opera crossover in the Human Legion universe.
1. After War (2016)
2. Hurt U Back (2016)
The Human Legion: military science fiction/ space opera.
1. Marine Cadet (2014)
2. Indigo Squad (2015)
3. Renegade Legion (2015)
4. Human Empire (2015)
5. War Against the White Knights (2016)
6. The Battle of Earth (forthcoming in 2017)
Welcome Home, Janissary - short story (2011)
The Empire at War: British Military SF (2016). This anthology includes Marine Cadet, the Human Legion short story called The President's Son, plus another illustrated short story and an essay from Tim C. Taylor. There are novels and short stories from other authors too: Chris Nuttall, P.P. Corcoran, and Phillip Richards.
The Reality War Series: a very different feel from the Human Legion books, but set in the same universe.
1. The Slough of Despond (2012)
2. The City of Destruction (2012)
Last Man Through the Gate (novella) (2012). This was intended to bridge the Reality War books with another series still unpublished. It is set in the same extended universe as the Human Legion books, although that might not be apparent yet!
If you look on Amazon or Goodreads, I also have short stories and novelettes in several other anthologies and magazines, some now out of print. Some of these are set in the Human Legion universe, and I will collect and publish them. Probably in 2018.
Writing as Crustias Scattermush
These were the first two of an intended anthology series of YA science fiction and fantasy short stories, collected under the eccentric eye of alien editor, Crustias Scattermush. I was working on four of these, each containing four stories, when my partner and co-creator of the Repository of Imagination suddenly passed away. It was a sad loss, but I'm proud of these stories. One day I would like to finish off the other stories, particularly The Empress and the Cup of Tea, my tale of steampunk dystopia... and tea.
Treasure of the Last Dragon (2013)
The Ultimate Green Energy (2013)
Read Tim interviewed at SFFWorld.com here.
Read Tim interviewed at JRHandley.com here.
J. R. Handley is a pseudonym for a husband and wife writing team. He is a veteran infantry sergeant with the 101st Airborne Division and the 28th Infantry Division. She is the kind of crazy that interprets his insanity into cogent English. He writes the sci-fi while she proofreads it. The sergeant is a two-time combat veteran of the late unpleasantness in Mesopotamia where he was wounded. He started writing military science fiction as part of a therapy program suggested by his doctor, and hopes to entertain you while he attempts to excise his demons through these creative endeavors. In addition to being just another dysfunctional veteran, he is a stay at home wife, avid reader and all around nerd. Luckily for him, his Queen joins him in his fandom nerdalitry.
Read an interview with JR Handley here.
Ian Whates lives in a comfortable home down a quiet cul-de-sac in an idyllic Cambridgeshire village in the UK, which he shares with his partner Helen and their pets. Ian's love of science fiction began while still at school, manifesting when he produced an SF murder mystery as homework after being set the essay title "The Language of Shakespeare", much to the bemusement of his English teacher. Ian also represented his school at various sports, including football, squash, and table tennis, while swimming saw him perform for both school and the county of Hertfordshire! Such athletic feats are now ancient history. These days he exercises only his mind and his imagination (and, occasionally, a cocker spaniel called Honey).
Ian is a prolific writer of short stories, and has written fantasy and science fiction novel series. Most recently he has co-authored some of the Human Legion novels with Tim C. Taylor (Human Empire, War Against the White Knights), and is working on his own ongoing space opera series that started with Pelquin's Comet.
A stalwart of the British science fiction scene, Donna Scott is Chair of the British Science Fiction Association as well as being an established editor, copy-editor and proofreader. She has previously worked for publishers Angry Robot, Black Library, Solaris, Newcon, Immanion Press and Liveright, and has extensive experience of editing military SF, space opera, urban fantasy, horror, crime and YA.
Donna edited War Against the White Knights and is currently editing the Revenge Squad series.
Thomas Weaver is a writer, editor, and blogger who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a gamer friend from university needed someone to copyedit a screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that he greatly enjoys this kind of work, he's been putting his uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom.
Thomas is disabled and lives with his smugly good-looking twin brother Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can't (although he does offer snide comments about the portrayal of the military in fiction).
His list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer... Thomas has no spouse or offspring to tell you about, but he does have six cats. (The preferred term is Insane Cat Gentleman.) He currently spends his time blogging at North of Andover, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like his desk better than his twin's.
Among other works, Thomas edited In Siege of Daylight (epic high fantasy) and The Madness Engine (military science fiction), and he's happy to be joining the Legion.
His blog, North of Andover.