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Author has written 59 stories for Sci-Fi, Young Adult, Action, Fantasy, Friendship, Supernatural, Nature, Essay, Mythology, Haiku, and General.
Hey all. I'm Bob Evans. The last of the Fiction Press Ancients.
Once upon a time, I was a high school student with a bunch of friends on this website. We wrote some stories, shared some laughs, and had some adventures.
That was a long time ago.
Since then, I've been a busy fellow. I've toyed both with old story franchises and worked on newer material. I tend to write in the vein of epic worlds, grandiose conflict, magic systems, space operas, connected universes, and heroic characters fighting for a cause. A few authors I take notes from include Brandon Sanderson, Orson Scott Card, James S.A. Corey, and Eric Nylund. Speculative fiction is the name of the game, though I like blurring the line between sci-fi and fantasy, so hopefully I've got a little something for everyone to enjoy.
I'm a big believer in the concept of constructive criticism and useful reviews. You'll notice I've posted a few essays on the subject. I prefer to work within the subject material and genres that play to my strengths, but on occasion I'll delve into other material if you ask nicely. I like to pick apart why a subject holds my attention, the efficiency of prose conveying a story in the written medium, and playing to the best tropes of your genre.
To throw out some personal trivia: I currently reside in the Old West that is New Mexico. I'm a bit of a road warrior that travels the land (I can't really call one place my "home town"). And I dabble in photography (I'm on Deviant Art at delta406(dot)deviantart(dot)com). I dabble a LOT in photography.
Between my high school days and present enterprises, I've experimented and dabbled in a lot of different projects. This is a haphazard attempt to give you a road map through it all.
Includes projects 40,000 words and longer.
The Epochal Chronicles – A sequel series to The Seminary Gang, set a century later and following descendant characters. Introduced via short story Raquel in Cadence.
Jackson Gray: Vengeance Bounty — Space opera adventure story about bounty hunters, villain master minds, and a galactic cold war about to turn hot.
The Infection — Traditional post-apocalyptic zombie story. A collaboration novel between an old high school friend and me way back in the day.
Forest Frenzy — A fun idea I got one summer working in the mountains. Teens out camping have their summer turned upside down when paramilitary soldiers descend on a supposed UFO crash site.
The Seminary Gang (I - IV) — A four novel adventure series created by my friends and I as our magnum opus in high school. A tale of teen adventure, time travel, global conquest, world hopping, and gods.
Extinction — My first full-length novel published on Fiction Press during high school: a special forces team explores a biological laboratory where things have gone horribly wrong.
A variety of short stories, one-shots, half-completed ideas, and snippets from my various creative writing enterprises. A few of the lengthier ones include:
Taken in Wrath — Set out in the multiverse where powerful beings tango over godhood.
Shadows of the Second Time War — An anthology of short stories set in the Epochal/TSG universe. These were a lot of fun for the sake of building up a grander mythos.
Raquel in Cadence — An introductory short story building up the lore and background of The Epochal Chronicles.
Six-One-Four/Fabian’s War — A side character (Jade) in my Ben and Kyyra series; she's a black ops agent running missions against the supernatural.
Initiative 8 — My take on the spy genre, with young agents combating domestic terrorism.
And a quick shout-out to my readers. It always warms my heart as a writer to see the various hit statistics on each of my stories. You guys rock and are the reason I share my writing. Thank you for taking the time that you do.