Published Stories

Novel Sneak Peeks

The Little Creative Interview

A Little On Writing

Unpublished Exclusives

About Me

Welcome to Scott Coon SciFi

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Thank you for visiting my site. Here you will find links to my published works, novel previews, and unpublished exclusives. Read, enjoy, and please leave comments. Also see the new resources for writers, starting with The Little Creative Interview. Friend me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, email me, or just learn more about me on my About Me page.

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Published Stories

In Published Stories you will find links to all of my published works including “The Hero Rush” which was featured in Bewildering Stories’ Quarterly Review and “The Laughing Bombs” which was chosen by Bewildering Stories for their 2011 Annual Review, The Mariner Awards. My short stories have also appeared in Sonar 4, HUNGUR, Pariah, and other magazines. Be sure to read two of my favorites, "Type II Agoraphobia" and "Happy Pills and Candy Bars."

If the published work is available in print or on line, you will find a link to where you can read my story from the publisher. If the story is no longer available from the publisher and the rights have reverted back to me, you will find a link to a PDF of the story. Please, leave comments and Enjoy!

Novel Sneak Peeks

In Novel Sneak Peeks you can read the openings to my two novels, LOST HELIX and FROM MIDNIGHT TO SILENCE.

The companies of the Stone River Asteroid Belt send back tons of ore each year. What they don't send is people. But DJ and his friends are about to change everything… even if they don't know it.

Writing LOST HELIX, I drew upon my six years as a U.S. Army Intelligence Analyst to add detail to both the espionage and to the militaristic security forces throughout the novel. I also used my twenty years of computer programming experience to bring a realistic feel to the digital duels that coincide with physical battles in this young adult science fiction adventure.

FROM MIDNIGHT TO SILENCE is most definitely not young adult. From Midnight to Silence is the story of a society of vampires who left Earth at the end of the Roman Empire to escape the humans who hunted them. But the vampires are no longer alone. The "wild humans" have come to their side of the galaxy, igniting a civil war between the vampires who want to stay hidden and those who want to hunt.

The world of From Midnight to Silence originally appeared in two short stories, "Morbid Silence" and "Crypt Hounds", both published by HUNGUR magazine. Morbid Silence was published by HUNGUR Magazine in May 2008. Originally written in first-person, "Morbid Silence" would later be rewritten into the third-person to become the first chapter of From Midnight to Silence, my science fiction – horror cross over.

The Little Creative Interview

The Little Creative Interview is a collection of interviews with creative professionals. It is five little questions with a lot of potential. Get to know authors such as Pippa Jay, P Andrew Miller, and Maxwell Alexander Drake--the Lead Fiction Writer for Sony Online Entertainment's newest Massively Multiplayer Online Role playing Game - EverQuest Next! EverQuest is one of the oldest MMO franchises in the world. From these professionals, learn about the creative side of writing and other art forms. But also learn about the business side of the creative arts--learn the business from the people who have had success in it.

A Little on Writing

In A Little on Writing I try to tackle common writers' problems with simple and specific solutions. Learn what VOICE is. Learn how to take control of your own voice, using your voice to give each sentence and each scene the feel you want it to have. Also, learn my method of overcoming WRITER'S BLOCK, a method taught to computer programmers to overcome programmer's block but also excellent for writer's block.

Unpublished Exclusives

In Unpublished Exclusives you will find my unpublished short stories and poems. I wanted to share "Yule Time Truce" and "Paperback Philosophy" with everyone but I could not find a publisher. They are, after all, not science fiction and I don't have a lot of mainstream publishers on my spreadsheet. So, here they are. I hope you enjoy them.

My Blog

In My Blog you will humor and random thoughts about writing and science fiction. Enjoy!

About Me

About Me is about me. It tells a little bit about what I've been doing with my time on this planet. It includes links to my old U.S. Military units in Korea, Kuwait, and Georgia. I was lucky enough to become an Intelligence Analyst and hold an above Top Secret clearance. My work product went to the NSA, the Pentagon, and the White House, when it was not going into the shredder. Now I am a computer programmer and, of course, a science fiction writer trying to become a science fiction author.