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Erec Stebbins

Erec Stebbins is a biomedical researcher who writes novels in a variety of genres, focusing on thrillers and science fiction. His work has consistently been praised for its action and thrills alongside a deeper, often philosophical angle. His novels have been called "unique" and "pulse-pounding" (THE RAGNARÖK CONSPIRACY), "altogether profound, reminiscent of Bradbury and Dan Simmons’ Hyperion“ (DAUGHTER OF TIME TRILOGY), and "startlingly dark" (EXTRAORDINARY RETRIBUTION) with five star ratings in Foreword Reviews, San Francisco Book Reviews, Portland Book Review, and others. His work has been a Readers' Favorite Honorable Mention, Beach Book Festival Winner, and Reader Views Literary Award Winner.


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"Stebbins does an exceptional job...A richly detailed, compelling story about the power of love."

Kirkus Reviews


AWARDS, PRESS & INTERESTS

Reader Views Literary Award Winner, 2014: READER: DAUGHTER OF TIME: BOOK 1

Readers' Favorite Honorable Mention, 2013: READER: DAUGHTER OF TIME: BOOK 1

Beach Book Festival Winner, 2013: READER: DAUGHTER OF TIME: BOOK 1

Fox News Interview, 2013

Hometown New York

Favorite author Dan Simmons

Favorite book Starmaker, Hyperion/Endymion series, Lord of the Rings, The Bourne Identity, Dune

Day job Professor of biomedical research

Unexpected skill or talent Design and build Native American style flutes

Passion in life to create


BOOKS REVIEWED BY KIRKUS:

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Pub Date:
ISBN: 978-0989000444
Page count: 312pp

An original take on various sci-fi motifs that meditates on themes of love and humanity.

Traversing time and space, Stebbins’ space opera follows the long journey of a singularly gifted Earth girl named Ambra Dawn, who might just be the savior of the entire universe. Even as a young girl among humans, Ambra was different. Odd and strange, she possessed an ability coveted by all alien species: a gift to see the future and the past, the result of a tumor growing in her brain. Unbeknownst to the inhabitants of Earth, an insectlike alien race called the Dram rules from the shadows. Influencing culture and politics, they’re here to guide human evolution toward producing Readers—those, like Ambra, who possess the ability to guide Dram ships through the Orbs. With tendrils reaching out, Orbs allow for instantaneous space travel, but what the Orbs truly are is unknown and debated. Ambra’s idyllic life in farm country is destroyed when humans working for the Dram come and take her. In an institution, she’s tested, beaten and experimented on. Horrific surgeries mutilate and blind her, and her skull is removed to give her tumor room to grow. The only escape Ambra has is to travel through time, back into history on her own to learn and experience life. But, since the Dram don’t realize she has surpassed every other Reader in terms of power and ability, Ambra is taken from Earth and sold into slavery. Stebbins does an exceptional job creating unique, detailed alien races, from the dreadful, cruel Dram to the octopuslike Sortax who live in water and the Xix, who rescue Ambra from enslavement. Long, lean, four-armed, intelligent and kind, the Xix work to prevent cruelty against the lesser races. Two Xixians, Waythrel and Thel, are especially strong alien characters who act as guides for Ambra, helping her develop her abilities. Although the first half of the novel suffers from too much telling and too little action, the second half comes alive. Ambra, able to travel through Orbs like no one before, takes on the Dram in a dramatic conflict that leads to her facing the Dram emperor. In order to free the universe of the Dram scourge, Ambra must make a heart-wrenching choice: the universe or Earth. Eventually, the novel takes a slightly odd turn toward metafiction, as Ambra informs the reader that they, too, have a part in saving the Earth.

A richly detailed, compelling story about the power of love.

ADDITIONAL WORKS AVAILABLE:

DAUGHTER OF TIME TRILOGY (OMNIBUS OF READER, WRITER, AND MAKER)
Science fiction, speculative fiction, metaphysical

"Literary fiction that transcends its genre. Read this novel. Immediately." --Portland Book Review of WRITER READER, WRITER, and MAKER: All three novels of the trilogy in one book. Speculative fiction with time travel, alien armageddon, metaphysical mysteries, action, adventure, cosmology, cybernetics, religion, and romance! READER: From the future, a final plea. Out of the past, a last hope. Ambra Dawn, a young girl born to die in freakish disregard. A doomed world, enslaved to forces unseen. A final hope beyond imagining. Become a Reader, because in the end, the most unbelievable step in the adventure - will be your own. "Unique and altogether profound, reminiscent of Bradbury, haunting, thought-provoking and surprisingly philosophical." -San Francisco Book Reviews, READER WRITER: From hatred, Love. From many, One. Book 2 in the Daughter of Time trilogy: A love story and sci-fi epic about the beautiful and terrible destiny of profoundly star-crossed lovers with a galaxy's fate in their hands. "Deeply thoughtful and exciting, warping the expectations of the genre... reminds me of Dan Simmons' Hyperion." -San Francisco Book Reviews, WRITER MAKER: Until all is lost, nothing is found. Conclude the epic story of Ambra Dawn in the final installment of the trilogy. A story in which the one that was lost will be found. Where a thief will guide through chaos and time. Where all that was held dear will perish. And in that final and utter destruction--there will be a Creation. "Exploratory fiction at its most powerful and intelligent, Maker will challenge and reward all those who have ever wanted to believe in almost anything." -ForeWord Reviews, MAKER

Published:
ISBN: 978-1-942360-05-6
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EXTRAORDINARY RETRIBUTION
Thriller

"STARTLINGLY DARK" -San Francisco/Sacramento Book Reviews "A LABYRINTH OF HIGHLY CHARGED ACTION" -Tome Tender Sometimes evil is not born of madness, but madness of evil. A rogue CIA agent partners with the brother of a slain colleague to uncover a conspiracy deep in the intelligence community. But a shadow follows them: a killer bent on a revenge so terrible, it is only matched by the crimes committed against him. In the end, no one escapes unscathed, no beliefs will go unchallenged, and no wrong will escape the terrible, final, and extraordinary retribution. "A FAST-PACED INTERNATIONAL THRILLER...THE TWISTS AND TURNS OF PLOT CONTINUE RIGHT UP TO THE LAST EMOTIONALLY-CHARGED PARAGRAPH" -Midwest Book Review "AN ADDICTIVE PAGE TURNER AND HEART POUNDING THRILL RIDE... AN ABSOLUTE MUST-READ. YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN. -Internet Review of Books

Published:
ISBN: 978-0-9890004-9-9
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JUNK MAN
Fiction, novella

A young boy from the Trail comes to the city. He is an outsider. Ignorant. Alone. Until he finds the Junk Man. Then, what was broken might be made new. In a world too full of waste and brokenness, there is a mythology of redemption. In lives marred by clumsiness in matters of the heart, there can be renewal. Buried in the deepest pits of loss, pain, and tarnished dreams, there is a resurrection.

Published:
ISBN: 978-0615763835
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MAKER (DAUGHTER OF TIME, BOOK 3)
Science fiction, speculative fiction

Until all is lost, nothing is found. The final element of a unique trilogy. A story in which the one that was lost will be found. Where a thief will guide against chaos and time. Where all that was held dear will perish. And in that final and utter destruction--there will be a Creation. "Erec Stebbins concludes his Daughter of Time trilogy with a novel that manages to outpace its predecessors in its capacity to induce awe. Maker is a continuously rewarding science fiction work in which many surprises reach cosmic proportions. Exploratory fiction at its most powerful and intelligent. These are works that nurture wonder and sometimes break hearts. A brilliant conclusion to a series that tests the elasticity of imagination, with consistently stunning results." -ForeWord Reviews, MAKER "Mind-bending science-fiction, pushing the boundaries of description and readers’ expectations. -San Francisco Book Reviews, MAKER

Published:
ISBN: 978-1-942360-02-5
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THE ANONYMOUS SIGNAL
Thriller

NO FORGIVENESS. NO FORGETTING. EXPECT IT. The global financial system is in chaos. World leaders have been compromised. An unstoppable computer virus eats through the Internet. They are Anonymous. They do not forgive. They do not forget. Expect their signal.

Published:
ISBN: 978-1-942360-08-7
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THE CATERPILLAR AND THE STONE
Storybook,fairy tale

Once upon a time in the middle of a beautiful garden, there lived a Caterpillar and a Stone, and they were very much in love. A fairy's tale of love, loss, and beauty for not quite grown-ups. Presented as an illustrated, full-color love storybook.

Published:
ISBN: 978-0989000451
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THE RAGNARÖK CONSPIRACY
Thriller

A Western terrorist organization targets Muslims around the world, and FBI agent John Savas is drawn into a web of international intrigue. To solve the case, he must put aside the loss of his son and work with a man who symbolizes all he has come to hate. Both are drawn into a race against time to stop the plot of an American bin Laden and prevent a global catastrophe.

Published:
ISBN: 978-1616147129
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WRITER (DAUGHTER OF TIME, BOOK 2)
Science fiction, speculative fiction

"STEBBINS´S TRILOGY REMAINS BOTH FASCINATING AND UNPREDICTABLE” -ForeWord Reviews “WARPING THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE GENRE” -San Francisco Book Review **From hatred, Love. From many, One.*** Book 2 in the Daughter of Time trilogy: A love story and sci-fi epic about the beautiful and terrible destiny of profoundly star-crossed lovers with a galaxy´s fate in their hands. "ANOTHER EPIC STORY" -Midwest Book Review

Published:
ISBN: 978-0-9860571-2-0
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READER: From the future, a final plea. Out of the past, a last hope.