Atlas and the Winds:
“Smart Money Never bets Against Colton Taylor”
How far will a president go to keep a possible world-ending disaster secret, and how far can a wealthy industrialist go to make sure the truth gets out?
Facing a global catastrophe, Colton Taylor finds himself locked on a collision course with the US Government as he tries to save humanity from destruction.
Forced into the arena of international politics, Taylor fights to maneuver his corporate empire into position to give civilization its best change to survive.
Stormhaven Rising sets the foundation for the cataclysmic battle between human ego and the relentless nature of destiny… A battle where failure means no less than the end of Civilization.
“The universe does not care if we are ready, mankind is out of options, and time is running out.”
Political tension explodes as both sides race to challenge the wheelwork of the Universe. The US Launches a new mitigation effort on the lunar surface, while the Chinese continue their march to test and deploy their own super-warhead.
Stormhaven’s lunar colony cannot avoid the inevitable war between the two superpowers, and its residents will face the responsibility of being the ultimate peacekeepers.
Prometheus and the Dragon, is a wild ride across a changing and uncharted political landscape, as well as the unforgiving lunar wasteland … While humanity hangs on the precipice of doomsday.
A Short Story:
Dr. Adam Steele is a brilliant scientist/inventor who is down on his luck and about to give up, when chance drops an Angel into his lap. Not a literal angel, but the type that float through the corridors of business planting the seeds of hope in the heart of dreamers.
With her help, he turns his inventions into a literal fortune, but the strings that come with the realization of his life’s work, may shred his soul.
In time he knows that the price of his success, is simply what everyone else has already paid to use his invention.
What reviewers are saying about my stories:
"This book really takes up the gauntlet cast down by the opening book in the series and runs with it - it's an absolute thrill ride full of hard decisions and harder consequences.'
"More than a few times I cursed at the book as I turned pages filled with moments that bit deep. Then against those there are moments where you punch the air - such as when the Flight Infantry deploys in a skirmish on the Moon, tumbling out of the back of the vehicle carrying them at hundreds of miles an hour. It's the kind of kickass moment that reminds me of the Orion Ship in Niven and Pournelle's Footfall - a spaceship propelled by dropping nuclear bombs underneath it."
"Science kicking ass."
Stephen Hunt - Alteredinstinct.com February 11, 2017
"One of my favourite authors, I can recommend these books to anyone who enjoys good writing in the science-fiction genre – and the Atlas and the Winds books are going to appeal to those who enjoy a thundering good thriller too! From the same stable as Michael Crichton, Eric has the science background and the human insight to bring that extra convincing depth to his stories."
Review of Stormhaven Rising
"There is no doubt about it – this is a very well written book. The use of language is fluent and appropriate throughout. It is very easy to read and attains that essential threshold at which the words almost slip from conscious awareness leaving only the story they are telling in their wake."
"All in all, this is a book that is going to be enjoyed by most science-fiction enthusiasts. It is also a book for everyone who loves well-written, taut, action thrillers and political drama."
Review of Prometheus and the Dragon
"This book has insight and insanity, humour and horror, courageous feats and catastrophic fiascos, it shows humanity at its finest and its most feral. And as with all good literature, it turns the mirror back on those who are its readers, challenging them to consider where they would stand or how they would fall."
"This is a very well written and compelling book and if you enjoy political thrillers, near future dystopias, apocalyptic sci-fi – or seek a thought provoking and plausible insight into one way humanity could react in the face of such an extreme crisis, I would recommend this book wholeheartedly."
E.M Swift-Hook - One of Fortune's Fools February, 2, 2017
"Eric Michael Craig does an excellent job providing characters who represent the multiple perspectives and widely differing agendas of a number of nations, scientists, political and military leaders, as well as religious groups."
"Without giving anything away, the concluding chapters include so much emotional punch that readers may well be breathless ... If you’re like me, you’ll want to go beyond these two novels, read book three, and look forward to the rest of the series."
"To me, Eric Michael Craig undeniably deserves to be lauded as an important new voice in science fiction."
Dr. Wesley Britton - BookPleasures.com January 23, 2017
"If you want a book with all the feeling of a blockbuster, then this hits the spot."
"This is Big science-fiction, with a capital B, spanning a host of characters around the globe and beyond."
"This is a blockbuster in the style of Niven and Pournelle hits such as Lucifer's Hammer or Footfall, where the life and death of the world hangs in the balance, and wrong decisions made along the way put everyone in peril."
Stephen Hunt - Alteredinstinct.com September 26, 2016
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"The concept of the destruction of earth because of an asteroid crashing into our planet can be traced back to 1933’s When Worlds Collide by Philip Wylie and Edwin Balmer. Since then, sci fi novels and high-octane Hollywood films have used the idea for a number of cinematic thrillrides from Armageddon to Asteroid to Deep Impact. Still, Stormhaven Rising is far more complex and believable than its literary ancestor."
"Stormhaven Rising, an epic on its own terms, sets the stage for an epic series in its wake. If this sort of sci fi is your cup of tea, you too will likely dig into this saga in short order. It’s a ride well worth taking as Craig breathes considerable fresh air into a well-established tradition."
Dr. Wesley Britton - BookPleasures.com January 17, 2017