BioEllison Blackburn is the author of several novels including the books in The Fountain trilogy and The Watcher series. In addition to storytelling, she enjoys painting abstract landscapes, international travel, watching foreign films and adapted movies, as well as reading novels and tales of mystery and suspense.
Smart fantasy featuring smart women! An intellectual Indiana Jones with a female protagonist.
Ellison Blackburn’s protagonist is eminently relatable, and the mess of issues Charley faces in trying to make peace between her desires and her responsibilities will be shockingly familiar to many readers. Set in the near future, the story explores cutting-edge theories in both prosthetics and biology, while the level of psychological detail brings a realistic edge to the narrative and the characters spring vividly to life. Flash Back is well-written, with an analytical, laser-focus on the workings of inter-personal connections. If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and thought that there must be something better in life, then this book is definitely for you.
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Tantamount [short story]
Raine is a social-tech innovator and she has just developed software that will transform relationships, taking society by storm. But all progress has consequences.
“Tantamount” is a character-driven, speculative, social science-fiction short story in the vein of Stephen Spielberg's “Artificial Intelligence” and Margaret Atwood's “The Handmaid's Tale.”
The exact time in the future the story occurs is left open to the reader to imagine. Claim your copy now!
The Angst of Arthur Boyd [short story]
The St. Clairs of the Clarion Division—an elite twenty-second-century agency of investigators of technology misuse—have recently arrived back in time; Chicago, October 8, 1871, to be precise.
Meet River, the female medical examiner and district coroner disguised as a man and her brothers: Archer, the severe police inspector, and Quinn, the Division’s lead bio-intelligence engineer. The murder of Arthur Boyd is their first case since being displaced in time.
For fans of historical mystery with active elements of steampunk and science fiction, “The Angst of Arthur Boyd” is a prequel short story for “The Ashes of Aubrey Milner.” Claim your copy now!
The Ashes of Aubrey Milner [preview]
The St. Clairs of the Clarion Division have recently arrived back in time to Chicago, Illinois, October 8, 1871.
Meet River, the female medical examiner disguised as a man and her brothers, Archer, the police inspector, and Quinn, the Division’s lead bio-intelligence engineer. All are specially equipped to handle criminals of the 22nd century but not for fighting crime in the Victorian Windy City.
Amidst the rise of a renewed metropolis, almost a year after their mysterious displacement, the Chicago St. Clairs will face a case to rival all others. Aubrey Milner has been burned alive. And as the hope of returning home fades, although strangers in a strange place, they have a job to do right here—find a killer.
Flash Back [preview]
In the not too distant future, a bioengineering breakthrough—touted the modern-day fountain of youth—will change the world, one life at a time.
Meet Charley; she has regrets. On the verge of depression, she longs for the road not taken. Now, finding Renovation, she might have a second chance to undo or instead redo some of her past mistakes.
Transforming from fifty-four to seventeen those long since buried dreams would be again within her grasp. The best part: behind the fresh face of youth, Charley would be the same; two things only life-regression and regeneration can promise.
Her decision could warp her current, well-established lifestyle, however, creating a chasm between herself and the ones she loves.
If There Be Giants [preview]
Archaeologist Dr. Mallory Jacks has uncovered a strange creature amidst familiar surroundings. The discovery could change the world’s perspective of anthropology and science, as well as shake the religious faith of millions. However, the latter is beside the scientific point.
That the newly found artifacts do not fit logically into the historical timeline of life on the planet is a point of some contention. And…this could be just the cusp of the megalithic problem; who knows what other twists will arise as the project continues.
Then, Grey McKnight becomes enmeshed in the mystery. If Mallory didn’t care it wouldn’t matter, but she does, a little too much, in fact. With each passing day, the upheaval surrounding the findings threatens to shatter their lives into countless surreal pieces.