Ned Marcus—Fantasy & SF

I write fantasy and science fiction—short stories and novels. On this website, you can learn more about my stories and the themes I explore.

A reader once said that my stories have an awareness of something felt but not believed by most people. I think this is true.

But my stories are also adventures in worlds that are different from ours. Some of my early writing is straight adventure.

Wild sea with the universe in the sky above. Fantasy by Ned Marcus"A thought disturbed the darkling sea." From the beginning of Blue Prometheus.

Ned Marcus—Themes & Topics

My writing explores these themes & topics:

  • Truth
  • Consciousness
  • Intuition
  • Our relationship with animals and nature—this forms part of the Blue Prometheus books
  • Psychology
  • History—I recently wrote an historical fantasy set in 7th century Northumbria
  • Religion—Although I'm not very religious, my more recent stories keep touching on religious themes
  • Rebirth—one of the themes of the Blue Prometheus Series

Types of Fantasy & SF

I write science fantasy, contemporary fantasy, mythic fantasy, historical fantasy, and science fiction. I'm currently working on a fantasy story set in London. It's a standalone and different from anything I've written so far.

My science fiction focuses more on characters than scientific concepts. As a reader and writer, I  enjoy adventures on exotic planets.

A mystical fantasy forests with lights shining in the mist"Dreams don't raise the dead." Lucy speaking to Thomas in Fire Rising, concerned about his dark obsession.

Two Series

My two series (Blue Prometheus and Orange Storm) can be read separately but are connected and share some characters. The Orange Witch sees Lucy return, and can almost be read as a standalone novel.

Learn More

Sign-up to the Ned Marcus newsletter to learn more about my stories, and be the first to hear of any new releases and special offers, including an initial discount on new releases. You can also keep updated on new articles, blog posts, and short stories when I publish them.

I've set the price of the first book in each series to $0.99.

Popular Articles & Short Stories

Popular articles include Types of Fantasy, Types of Magic, and Martial Magic, where I show how I used my martial arts training to develop my martial magic.

You can also read (and read about) my short stories and learn when I publish new ones. Recent stories include Hobs n' Dogs, which has also been translated into Galician, and my latest science fiction story, Warriors with Sheathed Swords.

And you can read reviews of my books on my books page.

Keep in Touch!

Apart from signing up to my newsletter, you can also follow my blog where I post about subjects related to my fantasy, SF, and the themes and topics I mentioned above. I'll also keep you informed of any special offers.

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