About: Marksman

Michael "Marksman" Marks got busted in the 6th grade for writing sci-fi during math class. He had to read it aloud in front of the class, who then voted his 'punishment' was to finish the story because everybody wanted to know how it ended. That just threw gasoline on a fire; he's been hooked ever since. His military sci-fi novel Dominant Species is available here: http://www.amazon.com/Dominant-Species-Michael-E-Marks-ebook/dp/B002SG7OVW/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1459398282&sr=8-7&keywords=dominant+species

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May 11

BRIMSTONE part 9: Preacher, Prophet, Soldier, Spy

It is said that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. But sometimes the only way to unravel a horrific event is to re-live it, to open old scars. It is a path not into the light but into deep, abysmal darkness; to the burned-out grave of the Nek… and what […]

Apr 27

BRIMSTONE part 8: Things We Leave Behind

Nobody will forget the night the skies over L1B burned, or all that was consumed in the maelstrom. But sometimes what is lost is not as horrific as what remains. Amid the melted cars, the ash, the charred bits of bone… are the things we leave behind.  

Apr 13

BRIMSTONE part 7: The Banu Send Their Regards

Wars blaze across entire star systems, while crimes – like the theft of ancient artifacts – can victimize entire worlds. But while fleets and armies are dispatched to resolve differences in battle, criminal matters are often handled at a more… personal level. These moments are often less about justice than they are about revenge. A […]

Mar 30

BRIMSTONE part 6: We Interrupt This Program

Tensions are running high as the fires of war spread from the Vanduul front lines to the streets of UEE, Banu and Xi’An homeworlds. As the resources of law and order are sucked increasingly into the war effort, intrepid journalists risk life and limb to beam video of crime and terror. It has become a […]

Mar 23

BRIMSTONE part 5: Edward Isn’t Here

While it may be all piracy and mayhem out in the black, it is mystery and murder that lurks the brothels and back alleys of Brimstone. The search to figure out what was in somebody’s head can take you to some pretty bizarre places. Even by Brimstone’s standards, few places in the ‘verse promise to […]

Mar 20

The Call

We’ve all had ’em; those days when things start off badly and go straight to hell from there. Those are the days we are thankful for the unsung heroes of the universe, the ones who answer the calls for help. A big /salute to all of you!

Mar 2

BRIMSTONE part 3: A Second Head

IMPORTANT NOTE BRIMSTONE READERS: My INN debut story GOLIATH was initially written as a stand-alone piece while the Brimstone arc was being created. The events of that story have been fully inter-woven in the fabric of Brimstone, so if you are following along and haven’t yet read GOLIATH, now is the time. Consider it as […]

Feb 17


Hey INNers, here is the next installment of the BRIMSTONE saga! Life ain’t easy for pirates and smugglers, whether you are trying to get lost in crowded traffic or sneak unseen along the far edge of the black. The ‘verse can be a big empty place until you are trying like hell to hide.

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