From the Desk of James Alexander – Issue 13

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Bargains

I hope you are enjoying the summer weather. In Maine, it has been a great spring and early summer. Hopefully the weather continues to behave. As the saying goes about Maine: if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute. Unfortunately, the opposite is true as well.

I continue to collaborate with other authors and have brought to you a curated list of fun fantasy and sci-fi reads: Fantasy and SciFi Bargains. I admittedly have been slacking on reviewing books. I will be picking one out of this list to review for my next issue.


Thank you! .

Conduit: The Surge

Over the past month I’ve been working hard on my upcoming release of Conduit: The Surge on Amazon Vella. This will be a new venture for me and I hope you will follow me as I post my book in serial form.

I also updated my website design. It had become a bit clunky of the years and was in need of a facelift. Check it out here and let me know what you think.

New Facebook Group

Lastly, I am trying to get a new Facebook group off the ground for dark science fiction and fantasy. I found that there are a lot of standard fantasy and sci-fi groups, but nothing related to darker stories in the genres. This group is dedicated to connecting authors and readers to discuss books and anything related to writing. I hope for it to be a fun place to connect and share great reads.

Conduit: The Beginning

Available now on Amazon in both ebook and print!

The Choice

Available in all formats on Amazon. Soon to add availability in stores outside of Amazon including Barnes & Noble.

Future Plans

New Young Adult Series: Planning.

Beautiful People Revisions: In Queue.

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I have established a new group on Facebook for readers and authors who enjoy reading and/or writing dark Sci-Fi and Fantasy.

This group is dedicated to discuss great books and for connecting authors and readers. I hope this to be a fun and engaging group with little promotion. There’s nothing worse than a bunch of spammy ads which I will work to keep limited.

Let’s connect and start some fun discussions about books we love that are on the darker side!

Please sign up here: Dark Sci-Fi and Fantasy.

“James Alexander does an excellent job of depicting Marc’s changing life, his uncertain progression through childhood into an adulthood that itself suffers a sea change, and the motivations and psychology of characters around him, who also evolve in different directions as they age.

Tension is well done and the story’s unexpected progression places it above and beyond most (too-predictable) alien invasion scenarios.

The result is a sci-fi read covering the ends of some worlds and the beginnings of others. Conduit: The Beginning‘s ability to draw readers with a fine anti-hero flawed by his own mystery and uncertainties, yet able to step up to an unbelievable role, creates a read that’s hard to put down.” – D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review