R. James Stevens
R. James Stevens, born in a small, sleepy town in Western Pennsylvania, had always taken a deep interest in reading and creative writing as a young boy. While focusing primarily on Sci-Fi and Fantasy as a child, he also found reading historical novels fascinating. Several of his literature teachers throughout his academic career encouraged him to pour his mind out onto paper when doing assignments, which freed his ability to write stories they way he imagined them, rather than sticking to strict conventions of storytelling. During his time in the US Air Force, he met his wife. He happily put writing on the back burner for nearly 15 years while he worked at his career to support his growing family, hoping that some day he would find a reason to put pen to paper once more.
Clarity (Epsilon Book 1)
Science Fiction / Dystopian
Discovery. Salvation. Redemption.
In the year 2077, the world is stricken by an epic natural disaster, sounding the death knell of modern technology. Sent back to the Dark Ages, billions perish in the aftermath. Seven years later, the scattered populace is left to fend for themselves against rogue organizations that seize the opportunity for a power play in a world without power.
Three individuals; three separate paths. All will be irreversibly entwined as they search for the answers in an attempt to reassemble the pieces of their broken lives. But will they find what they seek, or will they stumble upon the devastating truth that lies just beyond their reach?
The Epsilon series explores the events seven years after the catastrophic death of a technological society.
The first installment, Clarity, begins in 2084 and focuses both forward and back on the raw, emotional journeys of former friends and partners. Will they band together to help right wrongs and restore order to the scattered remnants of the populace? Or will their quests for individual fulfillment tear apart an already worn bond?
Homecoming (Terran Z Prelude)
Science Fiction / Horror
This short story follows Captain Jason Brightside and his crew of the Royal Space Navy, having made arguably the most significant discovery in the history of space flight, as they make the silent journey from beyond the stars back to Earth aboard the IEC Excelsior. However, all is not as it seems. Their mission potentially in jeopardy just days from its conclusion, Brightside must take matters into his own hands to ensure the safety of his ship...and his crew.
Duality (Epsilon Book 2)
Salvation. Redemption. Discovery.
The world has lived behind a dark shroud since the cataclysmic Event of 2077 – a solar flare the likes of which has never been recorded, destroying all technology. Two-thirds of the population has perished in the aftermath of the Event itself, or from rampant violence plaguing the world over.
2084: In the aftermath of a set of horrific events leading to his childhood friend's death, Brigadier Stroud, a former Black Ops commando from the elite Epsilon Warriors squadron, stumbles upon the secret the world was never supposed to know – a portal hidden in a remote area of the New Mexico desert.
With the rest of the world shrouded in the darkness caused by the Event of 2077, Brig finds himself thrust into the middle of multiple converging conflicts that threaten to shift the balance of power in a world without power. Can he and his comrades keep their strained relationships bound long enough to overcome disaster and save the day, or will ghosts of the past halt them in their tracks?