Book List in Order: 47 titles


  • First a dead body shows up on Harriet's favourite beach.Then she discovers the whole place is going to be bulldozed for an apartment complex.She's convinced the two are connected, but she'll have to untangle a web of lies and corruption to reach the ...



  • England, 1871. A quiet country village is rocked by murder. Police have no leads and no clues, apart from the grisly state of the victim's body.Evidence points to a supernatural killer, but Professor Twickham is curiously reluctant to lend his assist...



  • How far would you go to make your dreams come true?On Hal Spacejock's home planet, efficient and highly intelligent robots have taken all the jobs.Hal's one of the lucky ones, because he works as a cargo loader at a third-rate spaceport.Lucky perhaps...



  • London, England, 1871When I applied for the position of bookkeeper with Professor Twickham and his daughter, I lied about my qualifications.As it turns out, they lied about the job for which I was applying.Had we not been so untruthful with each othe...



  • Sam Willet has just been assigned to fighter training, achieving a lifelong goal. Now, at last, she can help to win a decades-long interstellar war that's ripping two inhabited systems apart.Unfortunately, she's in for a shock. Facilities on the fron...



  • The Spacers' Guild needs a new president, and Hal Spacejock is determined to cast his vote... even though he's not a member.Meanwhile, Hal's latest cargo job belongs to someone else, his shiny new ship is losing money hand over fist, and doing a good...



  • In a brutal interstellar war, how far would you go to save your family?Sam Willet's brother was a decorated fighter pilot. Now he's missing, presumed killed.But something feels wrong, and Sam is determined to uncover the truth.But will her investigat...



  • Space Station Oberon is on high alert, because a comet is about to whizz past.All the scientists are preparing for the exciting event, and all the kids are planning on watching.All the kids except Hal Junior, who's been given detention.Unfortunately ...



  • Hal Spacejock and Clunk return in an all-new novel!Hal and Clunk answer a distress call, and they discover a fellow pilot stranded deep inside an asteroid field. Clunk is busy at the controls, dodging incoming rocks, so Hal dons a spacesuit, takes th...







  • Ahh, the Old Kingdom.Come and admire our angry dragons close up. Take a dip with mighty sea serpents in our warm seas. Play catch-the-arrow with merry elven warriors. Drink beer* with the dwarves.For an unforgettable experience, the Old Kingdom is th...



  • Events are unfolding at a breakneck pace in the Old Kingdom! Laugh as your favourite characters spit in the face of danger. then run for the hills. Admire the verbal jousting and witty wordplay. or is it the oth...



  • Hal takes an odd call from a team of scientists, and minutes later he and Clunk are boarding a shuttle for the nearby orbiter. Turns out the scientists need some vital information, and only Hal can help.Before long he's embroiled in a new adventure, ...



  • Earth’s first colony ship heads for the stars ... and the crew discovers nothing is as it seems.A fearsome dragon terrorises a lonely village ... and three oddball heroes do their best to help out.A farm boy magicks his very own talking book ... an...



  • What happens when a mild-mannered robot wakes up in a medieval kingdom?Well, for this particular robot it's bad news followed by even worse news.A homicidal knight is after his blood - or the robot equivalent.A greedy queen wants to bend him to her w...



  • Planet Dismolle is supposed to be a peaceful haven. So what's with all the gunfire?A criminal gang has moved into Chirless, Dismolle's second major city. Elderly residents are fed up with the loud music, noisy cars and late night parties, not to ment...



  • The Peace Force has a new recruit, and she's driving everyone crazy. From disobeying orders to handling unauthorised cases, nothing is off-limits.Worse, Harriet Walsh is forced to team up with the newbie, because the recruit's shady past has just cau...



  • Hal Spacejock dons a flash suit, hypershades and a curly earpiece for a stint as a secret agent, while Clunk is invited to a ‘unique business opportunity’ by a pair of his most rusted friends.Inevitably, things turn sour, and it’s all hands to ...



  • Would you work for a deranged robot? Harriet Walsh does! Her weapon won't fire without the right paperwork, the patrol car is driving her up the wall, and her crime-fighting computer doesn't even have solitaire....



  • A house clearance job sounds like easy money, but rising floodwaters, an unstable landscape and a surprise find are going to make life very difficult for Hal and Clunk.Big Bang is book seven in the Hal Spacejock series....







  • A wealthy patron is sponsoring a series of art exhibitions, and Hal Spacejock has been employed to transport valuable pieces from one venue to the next.The only question is which of them will last longest ... Hal or the artworks?Safe Art is the sixth...



  • "This is your pilot speaking. Folks, we have a small problem in the engine bay. It's nothing to worry about, but I'd like you to make your way to the escape pods." Hal Junior and Stephen 'Stinky' Binn live aboard a high-tech space station, far from t...



  • Robots have a tough life in Hal Spacejock's universe: as second-class citizens they have no rights, and most are overworked, mistreated, and recycled at the drop of a hat.When Kim Baker, a wealthy industrialist, leaves his vast fortune to an elderly ...



  • The Missing Case is a middle-grade science fiction novel set in the distant future. The protagonist - a boy called Hal Junior - lives aboard a huge space station. There are many science-fictional concepts in the novel, from robot teachers to starshi...



  • Earth's first colony ship heads for the stars ... and the crew discovers nothing is as it seems. A fearsome dragon terrorises a lonely village ... and three oddball heroes do their best to help out. A farm boy magicks his very own talking book ... an...



  • A straightforward cargo delivery takes a left turn after Hal Spacejock gets sidetracked. But with 200 shares in a worthless company on offer, who wouldn't step into a makeshift teleporter which has already claimed one victim?Hal a...



  • Collect One contains the following stories by Hal Spacejock author Simon Haynes: Sleight of Hand, The Desolator, Updown, A Piece of the Action, Catch of the Day and Yard Fail.Updown: Social services have come to take 10-year old Daniel away from his ...



  • Collect Two contains the following stories by Hal Spacejock author Simon Haynes: Off Course, Billy's Book, Loss Leader, Fizz!, Thonn Day and Escape Clause.Off Course: When you're on for a birdie, watch for aliens in the rough.Billy's Book: Billy Crum...



  • Welcome to a future where long-distance travel involves nothing more than stepping into a booth. Unfortunately, for one man this tiny step is a giant barrier ... Martin stared in wonder at the mirrored surface suspended between the chrome arches. Th...











  • Hal and Clunk are stuck in port, forced to wait two whole days for their next cargo. Hal returns to the ship after a little shopping expedition and finds Clunk in a right old state. Break out the crayons and colouring sheets ... he's organised a scho...



  • Sometimes a farmboy should STAY a farmboy ...Billy Crump is fed up with mucking out horses, so he sneaks into the wizard's lab, concocts a potion using all the rare and expensive ingredients, and somehow ends up with a talking book. His first thought...



  • Ken and Steve reluctantly give up their lawnmowing duties for a weekend of fishing, booze and male bonding. Unfortunately the fish aren't biting, supplies are running low and worst of all ... the beer just ran out.Then, without warning, an alien colo...



  • A mistreated worker decides to take matters into his own hands. (An 1100-word short story first published in Andromeda Spaceways Issue #4)I was just tidying my bench for tea break when the intercom buzzed in the next cubicle. Fernbark's cubicle. Aga...



  • When you're on for a birdie, watch for aliens in the rough.A 1500 word SF/comedy/golf story--The men craned their necks to stare at the leaden sky, and their mouths fell open as a silver shape the size of a small house dropped through the clouds and ...



  • After a cosy meal, the protagonist retires to his host's workshop for an after-dinner drink ... and becomes the unwitting subject of an experiment.2000-word short story. Winner of the 2001 Aurealis Award for Horror, Australia's premier speculative fi...



  • In Thonn's world, Magick has been banned by politicians: corrupt, power-hungry, twisted, evil … and the Magick wasn't much of a boon either.So imagine Thonn's surprise when he spies Eddie de Elder attempting Magick spells inside his remote cottage!...



  • You don't know me, I'm Daniel and me an' mom live in a updown south of Titan City. You've seen vids of carnival rides. There's one what's a big pole with a flying saucer thing going up and down, up and down and spinning round and round. Well our hou...



  • When Ralph Swindon tinkers in his workshop, the whole world holds its breath ...A 2700-word short story.Trivia: Features the characters from Sleight of Hand.--I was rinsing my hair when Jenny hammered on the door, yelling something about an accident ...







  • Hal Junior uncovers a threat to the space station and everyone on board. How will he warn them? With a Secret Signal, of course!Ten-year-old Hal Junior lives aboard an orbiting space station, where his mum is chief scientist, his dad cleans air filte...



  • "A five star book!" - Jim C. HinesA cunning rival determined to ruin Hal's business, an attractive trainee peace officer facing a dangerous investigation and a planet with more bugs than a new operating system ... When Hal and Clunk set out to make a...



  • Hal Spacejock’s cargo business is going so well he’s considering getting into passengers ... especially the beautiful and mysterious Sonya Polarov. Clunk's certain she's up to something, but as usual Hal won't listen to a word he says ...Meanwhil...



  • A barbarian, a halfling and a cleric walk into a bar ...Join Hurm, Runt and Father Mephistophiles as they struggle to save the hamlet of Yendour from a marauding dragon. High fantasy parody from the author of the Hal Spacejock series.A 5000 word shor...



  • Synopsis: After delays and last-minute setbacks, the first colony ship leaves planet Earth for a distant star. Join the crew as they discover all is not as it seems...A 9000 word short story originally published in Andromeda Spaceways issue #3"... pu...



  • Flat broke and stranded in a South American country, Ralph Gardiner is nursing a beer and contemplating the wreckage of his life. No money, no prospects, and worst of all ... the beer is warm.When a local businessman approaches him with a curious off...



  • Planet Cathua has a proud history where robots are concerned. Their legendary factories produced the best, the fastest, the most efficient robots in the Galaxy ... but no longer.Now they must go cap in hand to neighbouring planets, haggling and barte...



  • Everyone knows a character like Hal Spacejock - he's the guy who plugs a 12-volt lantern into a mains socket and burns his house down. He's the guy who does his own plumbing and floods the neighbour's house. He's the guy who window-shops three hardwa...


Complete Series List in Order

Hal Junior

1) The Secret Signal (Oct-2011)
2) The Missing Case (Aug-2012)
3) The Gyris Mission (Oct-2012)
4) The Comet Caper (Nov-2018)

Hal Spacejock

0.5) Zero (Jun-2020)
1) Hal Spacejock (Sep-2005)
2) Just Desserts (Jan-2007)
3) Second Course (Sep-2011)
4) No Free Lunch (Sep-2011)
5) Baker's Dough (Sep-2012)
6) Safe Art (May-2013)
7) Big Bang (Apr-2014)
8) Double Trouble (Mar-2018)
9) Max Damage (Nov-2018)
10) Cold Boots (Sep-2019)

Harriet Walsh

1) Peace Force (Mar-2018)
2) Alpha Minor (Apr-2018)
3) Sierra Bravo (Jun-2018)
4) Foxtrot Hotel (Dec-2020)

Mysteries in Metal

1) A Riddle in Bronze (Nov-2019)
2) An Enigma in Silver (Nov-2020)

Robot vs. Dragons

1) A Portion of Dragon and Chips (Aug-2018)
2) A Butt of Heads (Oct-2018)

The Secret War

1) Raiders (May-2019)
2) Frontier (Oct-2019)