Francis Drake: a seven-foot dragon cop in a world of metahumans. Sent to deal with the worst of the genebooster criminals, he is a coffee-swilling, attitude-spewing, regulation-ignoring nightmare for his boss -- and he likes it that way.
Cursed gunslinger Jericho Sims wanders the West searching for the demonic doctor who murdered his fellow soldiers. Near death from an arrow in his back, he stumbles on the home of a scientist intent on creating the perfect soldier, and Jericho finds himself in a new kind of war. Best-selling short story on the Western Science Fiction charts!
Riots? Race baiters? Television morning shows? All in a day's work for Drake -- even when a bounty is placed on his head by an underworld hitter and a legendary booster shows up to collect it. Find out why the Drake brothers in a shopping mall is a bad idea!
Bill is a shape changer, and wants nothing more than to be Whitelight, the city's foremost super, for Hallowe'en this year. He just happened to pick the day when the evil Devil Jack is out to kill Whitelight, and now finds himself in far over his head! An award-winning short story.
Sentenced to anger management training after a botched arrest, Drake becomes a changed dragon. Who is this kinder, gentler, Francis Drake? Will he learn to overcome the need to be nice in time to stop an assault on his brother's home?
Trapped aboard a space station, the occupants witness the destruction of their planet as widespread nuclear war erupts. A bite-sized story, suitable for lunch break reading!
A free anthology of short stories by the members of the Pen and Cape Society, featuring more than a dozen tales, each from a different universe of superhuman goodness! Features the short story "Firedrake: A Frosty Reception".
The second anthology from the Pen and Cape Society, focusing on the darker side of the super set. More than a dozen stories of wickedness and depravity, these are the stories of the Villains! A charity volume, with proceeds going to benefit long-time comic book creator James Hudnall. Contains, "Here Comes the Pain" -- the origin story of Professor Pain!
An anthology of short stories set in the world of Emergence. Street cops learning to cope with boosters, teenagers discovering their new abilities, a nearly indestructible man who fears only his own inhumanity, and more. These shorts became the basis of the Emergence universe, and led to the creation of Firedrake.
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Welcome to the online presence of T. Mike McCurley.
Author, Seeker of knowledge, Stumbler over random objects in the dark corners of my own mind.
Here you may find links to my books, random occasional essays or ramblings of one sort or another, and hopefully frequent updates. You’re sure to find something you like!
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Follow the barbed tail of the superhuman dragon cop Francis Drake as he rolls into one bad situation after another.
Dig on the inhabitants of the Emerged world as they come to terms with superpowered people living within their numbers. Speaking of Emergence, it will soon be a campaign world in Lester Smith’s D6xD6 Roleplaying game! You, too, can take part in Drake’s adventures, or test your mettle against the legendary Annihilator.
Come inside and find the stories of Jericho Sims, a cursed gunslinger wandering the American Old West and discovering that the way people see reality is just a veneer. Beneath the surface lurk the most twisted and frightening of creatures and events, and Jericho finds himself stumbling straight into the middle of them. Will his lightning-fast gun hand and matching wit be enough to save him and let his quest for the faceless Surgeon continue?
While my first love will always be superhero stories, there are many other things here, and I hope you’ll enjoy them all. Bits of random fiction, links to friends and fun places, and ramblings from the mind of an author trapped in a reality that sadly does not include lightsabers, magic wands, and the Sexy Jutsu.