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Mike Gullickson

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Mike Gullickson writes science fiction and fantasy novels. He lives in Manhattan Beach, California with his wife and two children. His debut novel, the cyberpunk bestseller "The Northern Star: The Beginning," was hailed by Examiner in 2013 as one of "The Top 5 Indie Published Books You Haven't Read But Should." For its sequel, the Midwest Book Review stated " . . . it's military sci-fi and futuristic cyber-reality at its best." The final novel in the trilogy, "The Northern Star: The End," is out now. To learn more go to www.mikegullickson.com


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Mike Gullickson I'm lucky, I've never had it. What I've observed is that good days or bad days are just perception. When I've looked back on what I've written, my…moreI'm lucky, I've never had it. What I've observed is that good days or bad days are just perception. When I've looked back on what I've written, my style, cadence, and quality, tends to remain the same. So I'd recommend less thinking and just grinding through. The great thing with a novel (versus a screenplay) is that you can toss out 50 pages and MAKE IT BETTER. So even if what you write is meandering, or in the end, not needed, who cares?(less)
Mike Gullickson The third and final novel of The Northern Star series. I wrote the series out of order, so The Northern Star: The End (I agree, my titles are…moreThe third and final novel of The Northern Star series. I wrote the series out of order, so The Northern Star: The End (I agree, my titles are exceptionally creative) was the first novel I had ever written. So diving back into it a year ago was interesting in a lot of respects. The story itself really hasn't changed, it was easy to add and subtract a bit to improve it, but my writing style has changed immensely.(less)
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The Northern Star: The Begi...
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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The Northern Star: Civil War
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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The Northern Star Trilogy
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2015
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The Northern Star: The End
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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The Northern Star series is cyberpunk, but I didn't set out to write a cyberpunk novel. If I'm honest (which I'm not. Brad - you'll never get your money HAHAHA!), I didn't know what cyberpunk was until reviewers started categorizing the series as such. I'd heard of cyberpunk, but I'd always associated the sub-genre to an 80's type, outdated sensibility. And you never hear much about cyberpunk i... Read more of this blog post »
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The Omnibus Edition of The Northern Star science fiction saga includes The Beginning, which Examiner hailed as "One of The Top 5 Indie-
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The Omnibus Edition of The Northern Star science fiction saga includes The Beginning, which Examiner hailed as "One of The Top 5 Indie-
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The Omnibus Edition of The Northern Star science fiction saga includes The Beginning, which Examiner hailed as "One of The Top 5 Indie-
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The Omnibus Edition of The Northern Star science fiction saga includes The Beginning, which Examiner hailed as "One of The Top 5 Indie-
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“Luck favors the prepared." -Louis Pasteur . . . but actually for me, Edna from The Incredibles. At least I admitted it.”
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Eden by David Holley
281 pages, $3.99 Kindle, Nook and Smashwords

Eden by David Holley
 
  6 votes, 21.4%

Blood on the Sand by Mikhail Lerma
222 pages, $1.99 Kindle and Smashwords (but coupon available if we choose it)

Blood on the Sand (Z Plan #1) by Mikhail Lerma
 
  5 votes, 17.9%

Botanicaust by Tam Linsey
348 pages, 99 cents on Kindle right now, usually $3.99 ($3.99 Nook and $2.99 Smashwords)

Botanicaust by Tam Linsey
 
  4 votes, 14.3%

After The Virus by Meghan Ciana Doidge
239 pages, $2.99 Kindle $3.99 Nook

After The Virus by Meghan Ciana Doidge

 
  4 votes, 14.3%


The Northern Star: The Beginning by Mike Gullickson
354 pages, usually $2.99 for Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords, but if chosen we will have access to a free epub/pdf/mobi version.

The Northern Star  The Beginning by Mike Gullickson
 
  2 votes, 7.1%

The Silent Victor by Jacqueline Druga
224 pages, $3.99 Kindle and Nook (but free ebook if chosen)

The Silent Victor by Jacqueline Druga
 
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Rapture by Mike Sutton
534 pages, 99 cents Kindle and Smashwords, $1 Nook

Rapture (Survivor Chronicles) by Mike  Sutton
 
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Dead Kitties Don't Purr by Amber Green
67 pages, $3.00 Kindle and Nook

Dead Kitties Don't Purr by Amber Green
 
  1 vote, 3.6%

After the Storm by Don Chase
282 pages, $2.99 Kindle

After the Storm by Don Chase
 
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The Harvesting by Melanie Karsak
394 pages, $3.99 Kindle, Nook and Smashwords

The Harvesting (The Harvesting, #1) by Melanie Karsak
 
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Reign of Darkness by Alahn Reeves
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Reign of Darkness (Chronicles of the last Tribe - Book 1) by Alahn Reeves
 
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