Sci-Fi Author J.D. Oppenheim

J.D. Oppenheim writes sci-fi space opera. Military elements, battles with alien races attempting to wipe out humanity, synthetic assassins, rail guns, etc. are all in play, but at the heart of it all is space opera with enjoyable characters and a good story.

Books currenty available by J.D. Oppenheim:

The Lost Gunboat Captain, Book 1 of the Jolo Vargas Space Opera

The Lost Gunboat Captain
The Lost Gunboat Captain

Lost in space.

Hunted by Federation gunships.

Captain Jolo Vargas is a dead man–and doesn’t even know it.

Jolo wakes up in a probe hurtling through space with only 36 hours of
oxygen left. He can’t remember anything–not even his own name. The
only solid memory he can muster is a girl named Jaylen, an engineer on
his gunboat years ago. Hellbent on finding her, Jolo sets out on a perilous journey.

Fighting time with a target on his back, Jolo must find Jaylen, find sanctuary, and find himself… if the Fed warships don’t find him first. Is this a mission impossible for the lost captain?
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Earth Unknown (Forgotten Earth Book 1) by M.R. Forbes: Review

What do we want out of an indie sci-fi novel? Entertainment. A good story. And cool stuff like space fold drives and plasma cannons. Oh, and creatures called trifes whose main job is to rid the Earth of pesky humans! We want to get lost in the book and for that forty-five minute train ride home to go somewhere else and forget we are sitting next to a salary man that’s falling asleep on our shoulder.
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9 Amazing New Alternative History Novels

Alternative history novels take a moment in history and change one critical aspect. Usually asking a what if question like: What if the South won the Civil War? See Harry Turtledove’s 1992 classic, The Guns of the South. Or what if an entire town in the year 2000 is transplanted back in time to central Germany in the midst of the Thirty Years War? See 1632, a novel by Eric Flint.

Here’s a list of some new alternative history novels you might enjoy. Let me know in the comments what you think. Remember, these are new alt history novels (within the last year of so), not the classics. Most follow the What if? proposition, though some lean towards historical thrillers with sci-fi and time travel elements.

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