My Books

Prospector’s Run (Artifact Book 1)

“Engaging characters and a fast moving plot make this a great read. Can’t wait for the next installment!”

“I really enjoyed this book. It was a fun page-turner from beginning to end. The world creation is solid and Bates wields the futuristic technologies with confidence!”

About The Book

Five thousand years ago in a savage assault, someone tried to annihilate humanity, they almost succeeded. Now, millennia after the First Stellar Civilization’s cataclysmic destruction, humans have clawed their way back. Massive riches in the form of forgotten tech lie hidden in the ruins of the First Civ’s dead, shattered worlds.

Down and out from a failed expedition, Holtz Mitsumi allows an enigmatic stranger to talk him into one more prospecting run. After scraping together a crew, Mitsumi embarks with high hopes. But nothing is as it seems and this run may be his last.

Crossing the Border

About the Book

In 2057 amid rampant violence the U.S. is on the verge of war with the Lost Land. Determined to destroy the Lost Land, U.S. President Amos Carpenter closes the Lost Land border and hatches a secret plot to nuke the Landers into submission. But Peter Gillen and Rose Horne are determined to reach the Lost Land.

With official border crossings sealed, their only hope is an overland trek through the Rocky Mountains where roving gangs hunt “crossers” like them for sport. When private BT O’Connell, Rose’s lost love, is sent to the Lost Land as part of an invading force Rose, BT and Peter are caught up in the President’s plot and alone stand between the Lost Land and nuclear Armageddon.

Dawn’s Reach (Artifact Book 2)

About the Book

Like every other human on Dawn, Genia Calliot thought they were alone in the universe, well, except for the Swarm.

Three thousand years ago the Swarm left five hundred survivors in the stone-age. But in all the long years as humanity clawed its way back from the brink of extinction, the Swarm never reappeared—until now. When a mysterious interstellar visitor lands in Dawn’s system, the shockwaves reverberate throughout known space.