Ancient Illumination is a science fiction series that explores what would happen if extraterrestrial beings made of light were to come to Earth during the days of Cro-magnon. What would that initial meeting be like? How would cave-people react to glowing sentient beings? That’s basically how I came up with the idea for these books. Now I mixed in some history, legends, and some of my perspectives.
Framing all of that within the trappings of science fiction, first contact, military sci-fi and fantasy, I got to mix in space ships, mutations, socioeconomic influences and other topics. Why? Because I love space, space battles and the nuances of how technology and extreme mutations would affect our society as a whole. If those things intrigue you as they do me then by all means come explore this fictional future with me!
Read the book series
- Ancient Illumination I
- Ancient Illumination II Kuongoza Mwanga: The leading light
- Ancient Illumination III: Godhood
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Explore the graphic novel series
We are expanding this sci-fi literary universe mass producing Ancient Illumination I: Remembrance and Revolt graphic novel. Our Kickstarter funding expedited the production of the second volume of the graphic novel series. We were able to offer collectible challenge coins and metal prints to our Kickstarter backers and fans.
Domestic and international readers should contact VanBlaze55@gmail.com to order the graphic novel series. While supplies last, Ancient Illumination books, graphic novels, character prints and metal prints are available at events.
Recent blog entries
Since the shutdown it's been difficult getting the word out to readers since conventions have been closed down. Many that I had encountered at some fabulous events expressed a desire to read my stories in illustrated form. Here is your chance to help bring this version to the world and get some pretty cool limited edition rewards at the same time! Jordan P. Jackson did a wonderful job bringing my characters to life. An added benefit is that helping us fund this project and getting to certain stretch goals will also help us give back to some great charitable organizations starting the St. Jude's Hospital and the wounded warrior project. As a former Marine and veteran with service connected injuries, it's important that I find ways to give back to organizations I connect with. Your help in continuing to complete that journey is much appreciated! Thank you. Listen to a recent podcast episode to learn more about our Kickstarter.