John Thornton

John Thornton

Hi everyone,

EXCITING NEWS! Many of my books have been professionally made into audiobooks. Please check out those options! The narrators have done a superb job. All of the books in the Colony Ship Universe will be made into audio books, or have already appeared in that form. I sure hope you listen to those.

As to me, I have read science fiction since I was a small child. For over twenty years I have been making notes, writing outlines, and drawing deck plans of the Colony Ship. These jumbled ideas have finally coalesced into book form in the Colony Ship Eschaton series. Damon Knight's "The World and Thorinn" and Robert Heinlein's "Orphans of the Sky" showed me how bizarre and interesting a generational space ship environment could go wrong. Those books, and many others, have given me hours of pleasure in reading.

I worked as an RN for 10 years in various ICUs, cardiac, surgical, and medical. I saw lots of people die, and I also listened to some really amazing people share their life stories with me.

I graduated from a variety of colleges, all of which helped shape and mold me into what I am today. After finishing a doctoral degree, I decided to focus on informal educational endeavors. I still love to learn.

I enjoy reading very much. I read all kinds of literature, from romance novel to historical fiction to science fiction (I love dystopias and stories about things in a post apocalypse) to theology texts, to how to books. Did I miss any genres?

And as you may be about to discover, I also like to write.

My first project was the Colony Ship Eschaton series, which as I said I have worked on for over twenty years.

The second project is a parallel series, The Colony Ship Vanguard. That series is finished with its eight books.

The third series is the Colony Ship Conestoga, which is complete in its eight books.

One of my works is somewhat different. The Battle on the Marathon is written in first person. That book is stand-alone work, and while it is in the same universe as the other works, is not as directly connected as the four other series.

The Colony Ship Trailblazer is my latest series. My work in progress (May 2018) is the fifth book in the Colony Ship Trailblazer series. I hope to have it finished by fall 2018.

If you are new to my works, you can start with any series, or the Battle on the Marathon. Some readers have discussed which series is their favorite to start, but that is all personal preference. They are all set in the same "universe" or "alternative reality" or "cosmos" I invented. I call it the "Colony Ship Universe" but I hope you call it a fun read!

Back to reality. I have four grown up daughters, a delightful wife, and two wonderful dogs. We did have two ancient cats, but they have departed now after 18 and 19 years of life. May their new adventures be thrilling and fun for them. We recently got a kitten who came to us through an amazing set of circumstances. Wow!

I live in the Northern Plains of the USA, so I experience the cold and bitter during the winter, and hot and dry during the summers. I also live with a chronic associate, a painful form of degenerative arthritis. I have lots of mechanical parts inside my body, and in some ways, I truly am a cyborg.

I hope you enjoy my writing. Thanks for reading my stuff!

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