Category: fiction

  • Metanoeia


    The Aggregate Book zero By Conrad Altmann Fifty years before the events of Exolegacy, a young Alvaro Hernandez makes a startling discovery while researching his doctoral thesis.  Launching Summer 2024

  • Exolegacy


    The Aggregate Book One By Conrad Altmann Fifty years ago the Manisae claimed Earth’s red neighbor as their new home. Since then, Humanity has fostered a suspicious and fragile relationship with them. Now, Earth’s first ambassador has just passed away, survived only by his three estranged children. Their inheritance: his memories, divided between the three…

  • Rebound


    Book Four of the Merimnae Saga By William Altmann Another generation has come of age on Physeter, orbiting Tau Ceti as the only human interstellar colony. Their leaders rub roughly against each other but the population grows. And the effort to complete the mission continues. Then there are more discoveries. Alien artifacts. And a ship…

  • The Fifth World

    The Fifth World

    Chosposi the Mongwi turned to the ceramic faced attendant and requested an update. She had just woken from the Sipapu and not all of her mental processes were as sharp as they were before she had gone under nearly ten-thousand cycles ago. The mute automaton replied with a data dump into the terminal in front…

  • Louisa


    Mary Jane Gang Book 6 By William Altmann Dorry Youngman takes delivery of a gift from her kids. She has not seen Louisa in years, and has not played music on its strings in decades. Dorry’s friends at Holyoak Housing take an interest, and strive to reunite Dorry with music. And they try to do…

  • The Blossomfield Affair

    The Blossomfield Affair

    By William Altmann The pandemic has shut down the Town Clerks’ offices all over the state. But properties are still being bought and sold, and titles need to be researched. What to do when the only title histories are locked away in the Town Clerk’s office? And what mischief might happen when everything gets delayed,…

  • Escape Pod

    Escape Pod

    A Satirical Adventure With Four Endings By william Altmann He’s gonna be in trouble – big trouble. The Leader gets in the back seat and is driven away. Where does he go, what does he do, who helps him? More importantly, who finds him? This work of satire brings to the fore the ridiculous complexities…

  • The Cave

    The Cave

    The Aggregate Book One By Conrad Altmann In an attempt to live up to his father’s example, a young man attempts to prove himself by striking out into unfamiliar mountains alone. Far from help, disaster strikes and he flees to the safety of a nearby cave, hoping that it isn’t already occupied.

  • In On A Comet

    In On A Comet

    a short story By william Altmann They did not want to be noticed, but having come all this way again they wanted another, closer look. Coming closer had its risks, though. Would the rock be up to it? A comet was a perfectly ordinary object to come hurtling into the solar system, swinging around the…

  • Nicoleta


    Mary jane gang book 5 By william Altmann A new resident arrives at Holyoak Housing. She is in her nineties, like the members of the Mary Jane Gang. How will they welcome her? What history does she bring? Will it lead to more adventures? And then there is her unusual accent.

  • Emperor Fourth

    Emperor Fourth

    By william Altmann The President pushes to finish his huge projects before his second term runs out. Meanwhile, hurricanes cause migration, and Roger Mansfield has to manage the situation – in western Montana.

  • Envoy


    By Conrad Altmann When two descendants of a formerly lost people suddenly reappear in Sol System, Kep, an inexperienced guide with few aspirations, is handed the task of showing them around… and figuring out their true motives. But convoluted bureaucracies, hungry corporations and corrupt guilds conspire to acquire any advantage in a technologically stagnant system.…

  • Emperor Third

    Emperor Third

    By william Altmann The President of the United States has grand plans. Can he stay ahead of the competition? Can he finish before his term runs out? Will he choose the right team? Which of the big problems of the day will he tackle first?

  • The Cemetery

    The Cemetery

    mary jane gang Book One By william Altmann The gang of adventurers faces perhaps their greatest challenge when death comes in the door at Holyoak Housing. It was inevitable, of course, with each of the members being over eighty. How will they deal with it? What mystery needs to be solved to come to grips…

  • Into The Woods

    Into The Woods

    mary jane gang book three By william Altmann A weekend away in the hills and forests of Arizona? What could go wrong?

  • Heart of Gold

    Heart of Gold

    Mary Jane Gang book 2 By william Altmann Locked in at their senior living facility, the team of friends looked forward a day out. Arrangements had been made. They would have the place all to themselves. And, yes, they came back with treasures. Some were useless knickknacks. Some lead to a mystery. This would keep…

  • The Rendezvous

    The Rendezvous

    Mary jane gang book one By william Altmann It was a wonderful senior residence facility. The weather was fine. The food was fine. Until they locked the front doors and no one could come or go anymore. The lock down was the consequence of the pandemic. It was to protect the residences, and so far…

  • Emperor Second

    Emperor Second

    By william Altmann A new President, quite different from his predecessor, has made big changes in his first three years. He has many more big plans, but needs a second term to accomplish them. The people support him, but sometimes stories and media reports get in the way, and divert the public’s attention at just…

  • Emperor First

    Emperor First

    By william Altmann Over the last eighty years, the office of the President of the United States has become more and more powerful, overshadowing both Congress and the Judiciary. It’s debatable whether the Founders foresaw this. The Congress is tied up in internecine warfare and accomplishes almost nothing. The courts are stuffed with judges of…