The Ephialtes Shorts Collection

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The Ephialtes Trilogy chronicles the conflict between Earth and Mars, triggered by Mars’ secession from the USAN in the aftermath of World War IV. The stories of The Ephialtes Shorts Collection make up the connective tissue between books one and two of the trilogy. The collection comprises all four previously released shorts together with the exclusive Ephialtes Short V: Why Am I So Clever?

 

“Parker’s writing is as highly political and war-ready as space wars fans would expect, as well as following its genre’s classic touches with a lot of space tech details that sci-fi readers will enjoy. He clearly has a very intimate knowledge of his creations, and has furnished all possible elements of this world thoroughly and with passion. The Ephialtes Shorts Collection is a highly interesting and entertaining addition to the Ephialtes universe.”

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Ephialtes Short IV: Be All You Can Be

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When MSS Officer Kristen Stahl is seriously injured in the Battle of Allentown Spaceport the security of her old life is thrown upside down.  Along with her injuries she has to cope with a failing relationship and the possibility there is no longer a place for her in her beloved Martian Security Service.

An uncertain future awaits all of Mars, but it seems the fates are determined to test Officer Stahl to the very limits of her capability.  Can she fight her way back to where she needs to be, or is the simple act of survival victory enough?

 

Ephialtes Short III: Son of New York

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The USAN isn’t the place it used to be. The Martian deuterium embargo is causing huge economic damage, and the public is restive. Student Adam Wilson believes in his country but is reluctant to voice his feelings in light of the burgeoning protest movement’s belligerent attitude.

Following his own brush with authority Adam has to reassess his beliefs. Could it be that their once great president has stepped over the line? With a huge schism looming Adam is going to have to pick a side, but in world filled with uncertainty it will be no easy choice.