Maxwell's Books

Books

I am a science fiction writer, with progressive, feminist themes, and diverse characters. I include a lot of social commentary, and I ask big questions. I self-published a number of novels under my old name, and I am currently in the process of doing some new covers, and light edits, and putting them back up. I'll be adding links to where to purchase the books as I get them back up. (All of the books will be available only on Smashwords - I don't intend to release Kindle versions, although you can always read the .mobi versions available on Smashwords on your Kindle.)

Series

The Casitian Universe Series

The Casitian Omnibus book cover

This series starts with the premise that a large group of human beings were stolen from Earth during the Neolithic period, enslaved by an alien race, finally freed, and given their own planet. They return to Earth a few thousand years later in the early 2010’s. Themes include culture clash, politics, spirituality, and the environment. And there are lots of surprises in store!

  • The Casitian Universe Omnibus

    • “The Casitians Return”
    • “The Story of New Earth”
    • “Humans Untied”
  • “The Expedition” - a prequel, set in the 19th century (link forthcoming)

  • The Sequel Omnibus (in progress)

    • “The Human Family” – Sequel to “Humans Untied”
    • Unification (in progress)
  • The Prequel Omnibus (in progress/conceptualized)

    • “Capture” – the story of the initial capture in the Neolithic
    • "Discovery" -- The galactic community discovers the theft of humans (in progress)

The Cassiopeia Chronicles

This is a straight-up space opera set in our own solar system in the early 22nd Century, when being an asteroid hunter can be lucrative (with an emphasis on can) and Mars colonies are jostling for power. Oh, and, aliens. Themes include political intrigue, economics, spirituality, and first contact.

  • The Cassieopeia Chronicles Omnibus (in progress)
    • “The Right Asteroid”
    • “The Saturn Moon”
    • “Leaving Mars” (in progress)

The House Trageri Saga

House Trageri Omnibus Cover

This blend of science fiction and fantasy takes place on Capella IV, a colony where some people, at least, have forgotten where they came from. Themes of gender and sexuality, family structure, political structures, and cultural differences are primary in this series.

Stand-alone Novels

  • “Friends with Wings” (link forthcoming)
  • “The Artifact” (link forthcoming)
  • "Son of Rage and Love" (work in progress)