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Publication Order of The Queendom of Sol Books

The Collapsium (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wellstone (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost in Transmission (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Crush the Moon (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rich Man's Sky Books

Publication Order of The Waisters Books

Aggressor Six (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flies from the Amber (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fall of Sirius (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Murder in the Solid State (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloom (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Monarchs Of Sol (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Antediluvian (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Dirtyside Down (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Midnight Clear (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Talk Girl (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Policeman’s Daughter (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Hacking Matter (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Universe 3(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Magic(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Future Net(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2006(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction: The Very Best of 2005(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Guide to Writing Science Fiction(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Jim Baen's Universe II(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diamonds in the Sky(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happily Ever After(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Short SF Novels 7(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Short Novels 2006(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 2020 Look at Mars Fiction Book(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Wil McCarthy is an entrepreneur, engineer, journalist, and novelist who is a former contributing science columnist who worked for the “SciFi Channel” and contributing editor for “WIRED” magazine.
At the SciFi Channel, he ran a column over about a decade between 1999 and 2009 titled “Lab Notes” that was very popular.

McCarthy is a member of the Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers of America and has been nominated for the Philip K. Dick, Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, Locus, Colorado Book, AnLab, and Locus awards.
Discover Magazine called his fantastic “P2” world of the “Lost in Transmission” novel one of the best science fiction planets ever.

His short stories have been featured in many prestigious publications such as SF Age, Analog, WIRED, and Asimov. McCarthy has also written for TV appearing in “The Science Channel” and the “History Channel.”
As an engineer, he has published nonfiction in a range of magazines such as the Journal of Applied Polymer Science, WIRED, IEEE Spectrum, Discover, Popular Mechanics, and GQ.

Before he became a bestselling author, he worked for Lockheed Martin as a flight controller and then at Omnitech Robotics as an engineering manager.

He now works for RavenBrick LLC as Chief Technology Officer and president and makes his home in Colorado.

McCarthy has often said that what he loves best about being a writer is cover art. This has long been his drug of choice as he finds it the only way to perceive the images his words produce in his audience’s mind.
Like many authors, he does not like the solitary and very hard work of writing and the publishing process which involves reading and rereading your prose which can lead one to tears.

Given how much he loves the visual format, he once penned a screenplay for a movie. While a lot of the script was changed in the ultimate movie, he was proud to have flashes of himself in the movie.
Even though he had a creative streak from very early on, Wil McCarthy took a break from his writing when he launched his own company.

His new business would end up consuming most of his days for the better part of fifteen years and he never got an opportunity to write during this time. When he began writing again he just relaxed into it just like you would a bike after a long layoff.

As for what he is most proud of, Wil McCarthy has accomplished a lot of things over the years.

Some of his best achievements include finding the perfect mate, raising two children, starting a company from scratch, and publishing books that have become very popular.
However, he for the most part does not think of his many accomplishments and believes just existing could be his proudest achievement.

While it is not something he can take credit for, he just finds it amazing to be alive and to be able to do things for himself and others.

Wil McCarthy’s novel “The Collapsium” is a stunningly original work in which the author came up with a beautiful future.

It is a future in which death is just a memory and the secrets of matter have been demystified. However, it is also a future in peril due to two brilliant scientists who have a bitter rivalry.
One of these is the greatest monster in the history of mankind while the other is the greatest genius it has ever produced.

In this world has been introduced “Collapsium,” a deadly substance that has provided humans with extraordinary caprices and powers, including immortality which was once the preserve of the gods they worshipped.
“Collapsium” comes with miniature black holes which make it possible to transmit matter and information in addition to humans across the solar system.

But while Bruno Towaji its reclusive inventor is hoping to use it to probe the farthest reaches of the universe, Marlon Sykes has different ideas.

As Bruno’s ambitious rival in love and science, he invented an awesome telecoms network when he constructed a ring of collapsium around the sun.

Everything indicated that Sykes would come out on top but then a vicious saboteur gets to the ring and sends it plummeting toward the sun.
To save the solar system and everything that lives in there, they wil need to work together to prevent its destruction.

In his debut work “Collapsium,” Wil McCarthy came up with a beautiful and fantastic world where death, war, and poverty do not exist.

But the exquisite perfection sends one man toward searching for the “Wellstone,” which is the ultimate challenge in his second novel “The Wellstone.”

The young man is named Bascal Edward de Towaii Lutuis who finds growing up hard to do given that he is the child of immortal parents. As a prince, he has no hope of ever rising beyond his station and this makes him angry.
The young blood rallies his equally disgruntled friends to work together to punch a hole in the world he has been living in. They intend to make a spaceship and bust out of the summer camp where they have been banished by their parents.
They believe they have a fair chance of getting out and finding their own space in the vastness of space.

Conrad Mursk is a neer-do-well who just needed something fun to do with friends only to realize that his friends are not kidding. They are rising in an angsty revolution and things are about to get very serious.

Wil McCarthy’s “Lost in Transmission” is a work that at every turn challenges our expectations as the author leads us into a fantastic future.

This is a fascinating odyssey of adventure and discovery aboard a ship of exiled rebels who come to in an eternity that they soon discover may be much shorter than they could have imagined.
Idealistic and brash, they were rebels lacking a cause in a world governed by immortality, reason, and science.

They had been expelled after causing too much trouble on “Newhope,” the starship, and now have to settle in the wild worlds of a faraway star.

Bascal Edward de Towaji is now the king of the Sol Queendom and together with Conrad Mursk and Xiomara Li Weng, they will need to make a journey of thousands of miles alongside their fellow exiles.
It is a journey that will take at least 100 years but with new technology invented, they could just step into fax machines and make new youthful versions of themselves in no time at all.
But the world in which they land is not the paradise they sought and it is not long before they are showing signs of strain and discover that death is back with a vengeance.

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