JJ’s Galactic Musings – Exploring our planet

Welcome to the galaxy! I’m J J Mathews, New Zealand science fiction author and dreamer of alien worlds. Our focus this month is more ‘down to Earth’, but with references to our celestial neighbours as we examine some of the forces of nature that affect our home world. February is...

JJ’s Galactic Musings – New book release

Welcome to the galaxy! I’m J J Mathews, New Zealand science fiction author and dreamer of alien worlds. Since New Years Eve it has been dry, not and mostly sunny here in the North Island of New Zealand. December (and November) were pretty wet months, which tends to be the...

Intercession is now available!

Intercession is now available on Kindle (ISBN 78-0995103450) and in Paperback (ISBN 978-0995103467). Published: January 11, 2019. Intercession – Taylor Neeran Chronicles #3 AD 3486 Things are changing on the idyllic planet known by the primitive inhabitants simply as Aeden. Well, it had been idyllic. Reapers had come to...

Welcome to JJ’s Galactic Musings

Welcome to the galaxy! I’m J J Mathews, New Zealand science fiction author and dreamer of alien worlds. The Taylor Neeran Chronicles are my first fictional exploration into this interesting galaxy that we inhabit, and the possibilities that lie just beyond our reach in a not-too-distant future. If you’ve...

Icarus Chapter 2: Excursion

Excursion Snow 0.27 Xathen standard years earlier Taylor could feel the snow crackle under her feet as she took another step forward in the darkness. Overhead, the light of far too few stars shone faintly as if obscured by dark clouds, but the sky was clear, the pinpoints of...

Icarus Chapter 1: Star Killer

Star Killer Cautioned not stray too close to the sun, Icarus soared high into the sky on wings fashioned of wood, wax and feather that he might escape his earthly prison. Giddy with the freedom of flight, Icarus soared ever higher, and perished as the wax melted away… ~...

Intercession Chapter 5: Best laid plans

Best laid plans Industry “That’s a lot of Illiya and Aarden, a lot more than ten of each,” said Taylor as she watched scores of Illiya and Aarden unload the lander by an Asook grove, directed by Sax and Samook. They had disassembled the lab and brought it here,...

Intercession Chapter 4: Plan of action

Plan of action Jam Taylor sat between Char and Samook at the head of the long table, waiting for the Aarden to arrive. Besides the seven Elders, Daax and themselves, eleven chairs sat empty around the table, waiting for the Aarden. Taylor had checked on the Aarden’s progress with...