The Last Load

The Last Load

Bartholomew Thockmorton

Bartholomew Thockmorton

Doctor Samuel Louiston was a dead man. At least he would be if the thugs from the Cranston Corporation caught up with him! But when McNally, a covert agent for the Inner-system Navy, shows up...things really get crazy! Together, Louiston and McNally must discover why comet-haulers in the Oort cloud are disappearing. That is, if they can avoid the battle-cruisers of the Sector Patrol! Sci-Fi noir.Doctor Samuel Louiston was a dead man. At least he would be if the thugs from the Cranston Corporation caught up with him! But when Randal McNally, a covert agent for The Company and the Inner-system Navy, shows up...things really get crazy! Together, Louiston and McNally must discover why hundreds of comet-haulers in the Oort cloud are disappearing along with their loads. That is, if they can avoid the battle-cruisers of the Sector Patrol! Join Doctor Louiston, Randal McNally and beautiful Claire Cranston on a wild joy-ride that uncovers a fantastic plot threatening the entire Sol system and defining the future of Mankind itself! Sci-Fi noir.
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The Flaming Chicken and other Tales

The Flaming Chicken and other Tales

Bartholomew Thockmorton

Bartholomew Thockmorton

What do a hairless dog, a flaming chicken and Mel Torme have in common? Visit Freddy and Bubba's service station outside of Ashville, North Carolina and find out! Burning poultry at its finest!Steve laughed at his obituary in the Chicago newspaper. 'Famed artist, fifty, perishes in airplane crash.' He cut it out and taped it to the fridge.Steve hardly felt dead. In fact, since he'd relocated to the remote Greek island not found on most maps, he'd put on a few pounds. Islanders knew him as Fat Jack.Day and night he painted food.
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Kaman's World

Kaman's World

Bartholomew Thockmorton

Bartholomew Thockmorton

Betty and Sam are off on another sci-fi adventure! Traveling to a distant, desert planet to recover the body of an old friend at the request of his brother, our crew finds hidden danger and peril beyond imagination! Join Betty, Sam and Charlie, the ship's computer, on this exciting other-worldly exploit. And don't forget Marty, the only carnivorous mammal from the planet Betty named Xanadu!When Kaman Wantanabe asks Betty and Sam to recover his brother's body from a distant, desert planet, little did our heros suspect the danger, peril and adventure waiting for them! Can Betty and Sam, along with Charlie, the gender-shifting ship's computer, succeed where an old man failed? Can Sam save Betty from the deadly world hidden beneath the dunes? Can Marty, the only carnivorous mammal from planet Xanadu, get all that sticky sap out of his fur?Join our crew on this wild adventure and find out!
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Throwing Snowballs at Xanadu

Throwing Snowballs at Xanadu

Bartholomew Thockmorton

Bartholomew Thockmorton

Betty and Sam are the luckiest System Searchers in the universe! After months of cataloguing solar systems, they discover the very first Earth-normal planet! But as they ponder oddities in the native species and the planet, they find not one, but two comets are about to hit their paradise! And it'll be an Extinction Level Event! What can they do? What will they do? And can they do it in time?Betty and Sam are the luckiest System Searchers in the universe! After months of cataloguing solar systems, they discover the very first Earth-normal planet! But as they ponder oddities in the native species as well as the planet itself, they find not one, but two comets are about to hit their paradise! And it'll be an Extinction Level Event! What can they do? What will they do? And can they do it in time? Join Betty, Sam and Charlie, the ship's computer, as they race against the clock to save this pristine world from certain distruction! Science fiction adventure at its best!
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