Book List in Order: 71 titles


  • That's the thing about unfinished business; it doesn't go away if you ignore it. Chuck and Mort team up to finish a job Mort had to leave undone. A dark wizard is on the loose with a head start and the entire galaxy in which to hide. Their only ...



  • To the victor go the spoils. Works for racing. Works for piracy. Brad scams his own father and gets to go summer camp for starship racing. It starts out as a delightful getaway filled with competition and catching up with an old friend. Along th...



  • You can buy anything you need, but the best stuff isn't for sale. Operating in the uninhabited, the unexplored, and the uncharted systems of the Milky Way is a permanent swap meet. An ever-changing fleet of nomads, traders, and criminals follows...



  • It's not the crime, it's the coverup. A missionary ship hijacked by pirates. Legion of armed aliens burnt to a crisp. At the Convocation, something doesn't add up, and when the Grand Council gets word, they launch an investigation. Now, any...



  • The galaxy isn't ready for Mort and Chuck. A traveling con man poses as a vintage comedian, touring the galaxy with his wife and kids in tow. When he picks up a hitchhiking wizard desperate to flee Earth, they become a hilarious mixed family. Cr...



  • No good life goes unpunished. It seemed like a safe enough gig. A week aboard a One Church missionary ship. Bland entertainment for respectable money. A place where the family could relax and let their guard down. Until the pirates attacked...



  • You wanna go where nobody knows your name.Chuck takes the Radio City to a little out-of-the-way planet where the locals leave outsiders alone. The Ramseys meet up with some nomad friends. And while the adults drink and catch up, the younger...



  • Let's just say I have pressing business anywhere but Earth. Chuck Ramsey is a traveling comedian trying to turn a planetside gig on Earth into a cash cow. Of course, the cost of living on Earth is astronomical. He needs to get rich quick—o...



  • Meet the new boss, daughter of the old boss. Tanny and Esper are done with games and tricks. This war is costing both sides too much. The peaceful transition of power Tanny had dreamed of now seems impossible. It's time to do what they should ha...







  • Home is where the bark is. Fleeing from an unwinnable battle, Tanny is forced to find a planet where she can take refuge from a syndicate with galaxy-spanning reach. The first planet that meets the bill is a wild, forbidden world, home to all ma...



  • Two old friends set out to forge a new galaxy. Tanny and Esper may have grown apart, but they've joined forces to overthrow the Rucker Syndicate. Tanny's father has crossed too many lines, and now it's time for new leadership of the galaxy's&nbs...



  • It may not be healthy, or particularly tasty, but it's reasonably affordable and Earthlings LOVE it! Tanny and Esper's rebel syndicate needs to hit the Ruckers hard and where it hurts: in the finances. They decide on a target, one that most of t...



  • Leaving an apprentice unsupervised has never been a good idea.With Esper neglecting her duties as magical teacher, Tiffany takes her education into her own hands. Struggling with self-esteem and credibility with the universe, she resorts to trying a ...



  • It's time to fight dark with dark. Tiffany knows what happened. Esper has fallen to the darkness within her. Rather than fleeing to safety, she escapes the presence of Dark Esper to find a way to bring back the woman she thinks of as a mother. B...



  • Even the best of us has a demon locked up deep inside. Sometimes, they get loose.In the constant war against her darker side, Esper was forced to win a daily battle for control. One loss was all it took for the roles of warden and prisoner to switch....



  • You can't own a warship and still think small.With the capture of the Eye of Ra, Esper and her friends discover that small problems have started looking too small. When a plague breaks out on the occupied planet of Meyang, she decides it's time to se...



  • To fight is to lose. Not to fight is to die.The galaxy has gone from troubled to doomed. Now faced with a multiplying threat, the races of the Milky Way are faced with a foe who cannot be stopped, cannot be turned back. And yet, for the sake of their...



  • Every mistake carries a price. The worst accrue interest. All come due eventually.Cedric has discovered the means to fight back, but the price is high. Not all species are capable of carrying out his methods. It's one thing asking ships and crews to ...



  • The enemy of my enemy... is probably hoping we weaken each other until they can finish us off.The galaxy is in a state of panic. A horror has been unleashed, and it's a threat to every inhabited planet. Luckily, it currently rampages across a sparsel...







  • The search for Truth meets the fight for dominance.In the aftermath of the station's invasion, Hiroko tries to rally the survivors around a new religion: hers. Combining her knowledge of anthropology with her alien enlightenment, she hopes to bring t...



  • That void kraken is out there! It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. And it eats planets.Unleashed from an alternate universe, the space-borne leviathan dubbed "void kraken" terrorizes the galaxy. The most powerful weapons barely scr...



  • They stared too long into the abyss. The abyss is going to do more than just stare back.They toyed with forces they didn't understand. Now, the inhabitants of Astral Prime are going to pay the price.Their foray into an alternate universe has not gone...



  • Some actions can't be undone. Some can, but shouldn't.With Astral Prime in chaos, Kendra hatches a desperate attempt to use forbidden alien technology to bring her lover back from the dead. As the struggle for control of the station unfolds, her effo...



  • An old foe returns to collect a high price.The syndicate had given her an ultimatum: disappear. Watched and wary, Fujita Hiroko obeyed for years, burying herself in work. Now one of the galaxy's most recognized faces, owner of the universe's must-see...



  • "We’re going to find someone with a nice ship. Someone who doesn’t deserve one. And we’re going to steal it."Esper made that promise. Now it's time to make good. The Cult of Ra has a flagship, and thanks to a turncoat in their ranks, Esper and ...



  • A murder mystery you can sink your ship into.Esper has a rendezvous with a mysterious contact aboard an undersea luxury cruise ship, an exclusive submarine hotel for a cozy five-day getaway. She's going to get all the intel she needs to cut off the h...



  • The witch is back!Esper tracks the Cult of Ra to an arms factory on a grimy colony world. With limited magical resources, they're reduced to doing their vigilante act the old fashioned way. But when their best efforts fall short, Esper is forced to m...



  • Almighty Ra looks down not from one sun but from all.When a client hires Esper and Kubu to find a missing holovid costar, they stumble onto a recruiting effort for an ancient cult with a new look. The Cult of Ra died out in Egypt before the Iron Age,...



  • The jig is up. The news is out. They finally found her.As Esper has tried to save the galaxy’s wayward children, she’s done it with the looming threat of the Convocation dogging her steps. She knows why they’re after her, even if she can’t re...







  • Laying low isn’t supposed to work this way.Esper and Kubu take an outlaw vacation to a remote planet whose tiny colony seems idyllic. It’s far enough for the Convocation wizards dogging them to lose their trail. The plan is simple: stay out of tr...



  • Core World problems…Rigel IV glistens beneath a giant, blue-white sun. Its vast surface is covered in tall cities shining like hope itself. Law enforcement protects the people. Or at least… most of the people.Because even core worlds have a seedy...



  • The galaxy’s worst bounty hunter just might be its most relentless hero.Esper may dress the part. She has her own ship. She even carries a blaster—not that she ever uses it.But she violates the cardinal rule of the galaxy’s most cold-blooded pr...



  • Magic and technology don’t mix. Now, the one exception to that rule is up for grabs.The ancient solution to get magic and tech to coexist lies within an alien structure older than any race in the galaxy. Now, the balance of power threatens to tip. ...



  • Most energy shields keep weapons out. This one traps everything inside.With rival factions in orbit around Shadow Planet, the obvious threat was one another. When the defenses of an ancient alien outpost activate, trapping everyone in the star system...



  • An ancient ruin holds miraculous technology and a deadly secret.When a survey team unearths buildings on prospective mining planet, at first, it’s hailed as an archeological jackpot. But the ancient structures are more advanced than anyone’s seen...



  • Have you already read the Twinborn Chronicles? Feel like you have a pretty good handle on what it means to be Twinborn? Think you could survive a world where hidden enemies lurk around every corner?Why not try your hand at this choose-your-own-advent...



  • A space station at the edge of the galaxy just found a planet that’s slipping off the edge entirely.After losing control of his magic, wizard Cedric The Brown blew up his boss and nearly crashed a space station into a planet. Determined to make ame...



  • The red planet will run red with blood.Martian terraformer Kaylee Fourteen is a recent immigrant from Earth. Residents of the domed colonies of Mars can practically smell the day they’ll be able to walk outdoors on their own planet without the need...



  • Those who learn history can doom others to repeat it.A new generation of humans has entered adulthood. Raised by robots, these freshly minted citizens of Earth struggle to fit into a society that has gotten by without them for a thousand years.Until ...







  • Magic: As Seen on TVAspiring author Matt Lee delivers pizza by day to scrape together the pittance he contributes for the Cambridge apartment he shares with best friend Judy and her boyfriend.He also hears voices.During the season finale of their fav...



  • One mission short of retirement. What could possibly go wrong?Carl's looking forward to a quiet life with his soon-to-be wife and the child they're expecting. But when Amy makes a simple request, there's a catch. She wants their wedding on Earth so h...



  • ""Never in a thousand years" just expired. Charlie7 has his secrets. Every robot knows that history has a dark period where he was the only one alive, with no one to corroborate his story. That was before an old adversary,"...



  • The hottest card game in the galaxy puts the fates of three worlds at stake.Pirates have taken over and occupied a refugee world, and the exile government turns to the only human they can trust—Carl Ramsey. Trying to make a better man of himself, C...



  • The greatest threat to humanity might be one of their own.Eve has responsibilities now. As chairwoman of the Human Welfare Committee, she is humanity’s voice in a world run by robots. Her job includes approving geneticists who want to engage in eth...



  • Immortality is a prison of fear.With humanity out in the open, Eve and her sisters are now the subject of worldwide adoration—and constant surveillance. With Eve as humanity’s spokeswoman, it’s up to her to bargain for the freedom she craves no...



  • Reminder: science and magic don't mix.If anyone were ever to forget that magic can disrupt science and technological equipment, they need only refer to the incident at Mobile Mining Station YF-77. That poor, unfortunate station had a wizard for a gue...



  • A.I. didn’t destroy humanity.It didn’t save us, either.The robots we built in our final days preserved human minds. They survived the end of life on Earth and embarked on the greatest single project in all recorded history.They rebuilt.The result...



  • Part-time heroes. Full-time outlaws.Carl Ramsey has done the unthinkable: he turned down a lucrative job. When the deed is too despicable even for outlaws like the Mobius crew, someone nasty had to be behind it. Carl and his friends decide to hunt do...



  • If you can't beat 'em, hijack 'em.Push a man hard enough and long enough and he's going to push back. Carl Ramsey finally has a plan to deal with transgalactic megacorp Harmony Bay. With the aid of a new ace up his sleeve, the Mobius crew finally hav...







  • He knows the three laws, but they’re really more what you’d call "guidelines."Two and a half million terras worth of contraband won’t do Carl Ramsey any good unless he can find a buyer. But when dealing with that kind of money, any deal is liab...



  • The biggest problem with employing criminals is that they're criminals. What's a guy gotta do to get a little respect? As the head of an up-and-coming criminal empire, Carl Ramsey just can't seem to catch a break. Stranded in the middle of nowhere, h...



  • There's a new crime lord in this galaxy. Time to make crime actually pay.Carl Ramsey had a derelict battleship and a hundred stranded navy veterans fall into his lap. With Earth Navy happier pretending none of them existed, it only seemed logical to ...



  • One man’s crash is another man’s treasure. “Blackjack, this is Scarecrow. I finally found it. We’re going to be rich.” Carl Ramsey gets a comm from an old squadron mate with a lead on the salvage of a lifetime: an ARGO battleship. The ENV O...



  • Never look a strange wizard in the eye. The problem: all wizards are strange.Mort has been on the run from the Convocation for decades. Time and again, they've tried—and failed—to capture him. But a new adversary is taking a crack at claiming the...



  • Simpler times don’t always mean simpler troubles. With captain Carl Ramsey presumed dead, the Mobius crew heads off to a retrovert colony, among the history-loving residents and old-Earth lifestyle. With limited scanning tech and access to the omni...



  • The need for speed meets the need for greed.Ex-starfighter pilot Carl Ramsey, now captain of the Mobius, can't watch race pilots without scoffing that they've never faced hostile fire. When the ship's mechanic and warp drive wizard can't take it anym...



  • She killed her brother. She saved his son. Can one good deed repay a blood debt?When a foiled bounty job results in the Mobius rescuing Mriy’s nephew, they divert course for Meyang to deliver him home. Upon her return, Mriy finds that gratitude and...



  • Connect the gears of a clock and it tells time. Connect the gears of a tinker, and it’s time for a reckoning. Cadmus Errol is an apprentice clockmaker rankling under the tutelage of a master he has already surpassed. He has dreams of greater thing...



  • Gamblers and goblins. Dragons and duels. Scoundrels of every make and description.Dive back into the worlds of the best-selling Twinborn Trilogy with this collection of eight short stories—including three exclusive, never-before-published works. J....







  • In a crime family, there’s a thin line between the Christmas list and the hit list.When the crew of the Mobius takes on passenger Bryce Brisson to make some easy money, they find themselves caught up in his business dealings with Tanny’s estrange...



  • The job: a delivery, no questions asked. The problem: curiosity is a deadly sin.A simple pickup and delivery. No questions asked; no looking inside the cargo. All it requires is a fast, stealthy ship and a crew who can keep their imaginations and con...



  • Welcome to the Black Ocean Missions, a high fantasy space opera series by J.S. Morin, author of the best-selling Twinborn Trilogy and Mad Tinker Chronicles. Science to build a starship. Wizardry to take it past light speed. A crew to give it a soul....



  • The escape pods are long gone.A distress beacon is still active.Chase off the pirates and the wreck is all theirs. What was a crime scene moments before just became legitimate salvage, fair game for an opportunistic starship captain.Carl Ramsey is th...



  • Justice can’t be built in a workshop. That won’t stop a tinker from trying. The members of the Human Rebellion face a war spread across three worlds. Their enemies are multiplying. Their allies are becoming increasingly tenuous. With the war spir...



  • In a war without borders, you’re always behind enemy lines.The sides are drawn. The war has begun. The Human Rebellion is constantly on the move, knowing that their enemies possess the same world-ripper technology that allows them to appear at will...



  • The rebel underground takes to the skies.After escaping Eversall Deep in what has become known as the Great Slave Revolt, Rynn and her fellow rebels are on the run. In their stolen airships, they must evade airships from nations across Korr as they s...



  • It isn't the Human Rebellion yet. Someone needs to invent it.Rynn scrubs floors at the university to eavesdrop on lectures. In a just world, she would be free to attend those classes. But in Korr, humans are the working class: the serfs, the slaves, ...



  • Two worlds aren’t big enough for the both of them.Kryus has found himself a rival of the most dangerous creature he’s ever met. The problem? The demon warlock who might kill him may also be the best hope for the future of the empire. With conspir...








  • Loyalty is a bond that spans worlds. Deceit among twinborn is doubly deadly.Soria Coinblade has a simple task in mind: to find the twin of the lover she has been denied in the other world. What she finds instead is a path beset by pirates and mercena...



  • Life was looking up for Kyrus.Then his dreams came real.Magic became real.Spells half-remembered from a slumbering world seeped into his mind. And they worked.Now, he's caught between the waking and dream worlds. Forces in both want him dead. Kyrus m...


Complete Series List in Order

Black Ocean

0.5) Tech, Lies, and Wizardry (Dec-2014)
1) Salvage Trouble (Oct-2014)
2) A Smuggler's Conscience (Jan-2015)
3) Poets and Piracy (Feb-2015)
4) To Err is Azrin (Apr-2015)
5) Alien Racer (May-2015)
6) Retro Version (Aug-2015)
7) Siege of Mortania (Sep-2015)
8) Moon of Odysseus (Nov-2015)
9) Adventure Capital (Apr-2016)
10) Collusion Course (Jun-2016)
11) You, Robot (Sep-2016)
12) Stowaway to Heaven (Nov-2016)
13) Mission Inadvisable (Mar-2017)
14) Moral and Orbital Decay (May-2017)
15) Planet Hustlers (Aug-2017)
16) Eternity or Bust (Oct-2017)

Black Ocean: Astral Prime

1) Shadow Planet (Jun-2018)
2) Wizard Zero (Jul-2018)
3) Shielded Sun (Jul-2018)
4) Prime Guardian (Jul-2018)
5) Systemic Treachery (Jun-2019)
6) Astral Messiah (Jul-2019)
7) Parallel Enforcers (Aug-2019)
8) Multiversal Truth (Sep-2019)
9) Void Kraken (Sep-2019)
10) Stellar Rampage (Oct-2019)
11) Core Threat (Nov-2019)
12) Terminal Gambit (Nov-2019)

Black Ocean: Mercy for Hire

1) Wayward Saint (Sep-2018)
2) Behind Blue Skies (Oct-2018)
3) House of the Orion Sun (Oct-2018)
4) Break the Chain (Nov-2018)
5) Sunshine of Your Cult (Jan-2019)
6) Walk Like a Magician (Feb-2019)
7) Hotel Caledonia (Mar-2019)
8) Eye of the Pharaoh (Apr-2019)
9) Ship with No Name (Feb-2020)
10) No More Mr. Nice Girl (Mar-2020)
11) Magic's Little Helper (Apr-2020)
12) Mortanian Rhapsody (Apr-2020)
13) The Girls Are Back In Town (Jul-2020)
14) Stuck in the Astral with You (Jul-2020)
15) Lair of the Dog (Aug-2020)
16) Empathy for the Devil (Sep-2020)

Mad Tinker Chronicles

0.5) Inventing a Tinker (Mar-2015)
1) Mad Tinker's Daughter (Mar-2014)
2) Rebel Skyforce (May-2014)
3) World-Ripper War (Jul-2014)
4) Tinker's Justice (Sep-2014)

Robot Geneticists

1) Extinction Reversed (Apr-2017)
2) Brain Recyclers (Jun-2017)
3) Weaponized Human (Jul-2017)
4) Rebel Robots (Sep-2017)
5) Engineered Tyrant (Feb-2018)
6) Human Phase (Apr-2018)

Shadowblood Heir

1) Shadowblood Heir (Feb-2018)

Twinborn

0.5) War-Bringer (Aug-2013)
1) Firehurler (Feb-2013)
2) Aethersmith (Jun-2013)
3) Sourcethief (Nov-2013)
4) Between the Worlds (Mar-2015)
5) Murder in Marker's Point (Jun-2018)