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Books by Jon Lee Grafton


 

 

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Books by Jon Lee Grafton


 

 

The Books

The 18th Shadow - a science fiction series by author, Jon Lee Grafton. The first three e-books are available now. Download PHASE 01 & PHASE 02 for FREE on at the following online stores as well as Smashwords!

 
 

Series Summary

The Graphene Prairie - Lawrence, Kansas - 2082. The North American Union comprises all of Mexico, Canada and the antique United States. Alcohol is banned, marijuana is mainstream. Holograms fill our eyes, drones float above the city hovstreets and the Office of the Architect watches everything and everyone. Everyone, that is, except for a particular group of shiners, hand-picked outlaws protected by canine war cyborgs and a charismatic and mysterious telepath named Daxane Julius Abner. Mr. Abner has a purpose. That purpose is freedom. He and his shiners make America's black market vodka. And they are the only heroes left.

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What readers are saying

"All of the elements that I love about Science Fiction - and I'm an avid and frequent reader of the genre - are present here; innovative hard science concepts including A.I and futurism, characters that are still believable, grit, mystery, etc... and a great story that engages..."

"This is a vividly drawn world of the near-future that has captivated my imagination. Grafton invites us into a dystopian fantasy realm that is at once mesmerizing and terrifying, not to mention hilarious..."

Set in a future America where alcohol is illegal and marijuana is mainstream, the 18th Shadow trilogy follows a telepathic rebel moonshiner in the high plains of Kansas with a plan for the future...and several cyborg war-dogs for back-up. Part Philip K Dick, part Harlan Ellison, Grafton has written a fun SF epic with plenty of tongue-in-cheek attitude and enough drugs for Hunter S. Thompson's birthday party..."

"I've never been a huge sci-if/adventure fan, but this book goes well beyond that moniker. The characters and story are rich and inventive. Just don't plan on getting to bed on time, you'll be up for hours as you are sucked into this intriguing world..."

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Dawn of the Courtezan


"Welcome to the Dawn of the Courtezan."

Dawn of the Courtezan


"Welcome to the Dawn of the Courtezan."

Tara Dean had a gift.  She used it to escape. The vile memory of the behavioral modification hospital was only fifteen kilometers behind in the cold January wind as her stolen 2079 Mustang flipped off the hovroad floating 199 kph. Halfway through the first mid-air rotation, charges exploded along crumple junctions in the silver hovcar’s roof and the polyaluminum cabin blew free. Ejected into the sky, away from the disintegrating Ford, Tara Dean's unconscious body was enveloped in an emergency collision sphere.  Clear of the wreckage, her shrouded form bounced into a ditch and was immediately surrounded by the pack of waiting Coyotes. The animals began to savage the sphere's elastiframe fabric with their dulled teeth.  They had come for a reason.  These were the Coyotes of cyborg legend, the vanished products of Darkpool Laboratories, drawn at long last from the darkness by the unique scent of her blood. Welcome to the Dawn of the Courtezan.

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Voices in the Stream


"A human tether, he alone could hear the cyborg's thoughts. They called to him, like Voices in the Stream."

Voices in the Stream


"A human tether, he alone could hear the cyborg's thoughts. They called to him, like Voices in the Stream."

William Angevine was a quiet man, some would say a hard man.  He was a hunter, born for this life. As the THOR class incursion cyborg stepped from the shadows cast by the vodka still's fractionating columns, the air in the warehouse chilled. He saw the massive creature's blue vidorbs first, then it moved further into the light. The cranial fuselage was aerodynamic, smooth, based on the skull structure of a dire wolf. The skull and chassis itself were made of reinforced, unpolished titanalum the color of slate. The beast was designed to inspire terror on a battlefield. Yet William Angevine felt no terror. A human tether, he alone could hear the cyborg's thoughts. They called to him, like Voices in the Stream.

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Absorption


“There is no death. You of all should know this. In the end, there is only Absorption.”

Absorption


“There is no death. You of all should know this. In the end, there is only Absorption.”

October 16, 2082. On this day in history, The War of the Dolphin began. Joan, a Maui Hector's dolphin, floated to the surface of the aquarium and placed her head between the electroencephalogram terminals, aligning her consciousness with a quantum supercomputer as she pushed terabytes of dark code across the holostream, searching for the Israeli. The fusion core brightened momentarily from the power draw as contact was made. “It begins today,” the dolphin said. The Israeli's voice responded slowly, deep and resonant, its inhuman timbre filling the aquarium chamber, “Are you afraid to die, dolphin?” “No,” replied Joan flatly. “There is no death. You of all should know this. In the end, there is only Absorption.”

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About Jon Lee Grafton


Jon Lee Grafton

is a science fiction author living in the great state of Kansas. He writes about cyborgs, surveillance, environmental dystopia, artificial intelligence and the American drug wars of the future.

About Jon Lee Grafton


Jon Lee Grafton

is a science fiction author living in the great state of Kansas. He writes about cyborgs, surveillance, environmental dystopia, artificial intelligence and the American drug wars of the future.