Steven A. Coulter

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Steve is a San Francisco based novelist using fast-paced fiction to explore a future shaped by today’s reality. His work is enriched by his varied careers—soldier, construction worker, teacher, journalist, state legislator, corporate guy and library commissioner. He has a BA and MA in Journalism and was a Lambda Literary Fellow in 2008 and 2013.

The two book "Chronicles of Spartak" series (Rising Son and Freedom's Hope) is what he calls short horizon fiction, an action adventure in the near future, just a lifetime away. Near enough that we have a sense of how it might be based on our current experiences and building recognition about how what we do now impacts the lives of real people tomorrow. He takes the trends and twists of modern life
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Landfall
This five book series reminded me of Ender’s Game with a touch of Star Trek. Earth is a dying planet and humanity heads into space to save the human race, harnessing an asteroid as its star ship. The teenage protagonist, Zax, is likeable, earnest and often fearless. The author, Jerry Aubin, is apparently a tech guy and it shows in his mastery of explaining new technology without letting... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.11 · 47 ratings · 13 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
Rising Son (The Chronicles ...

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Landfall (The Ship, #1)
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This is first rate YA science fiction, a series of five books. It reminded me of Ender’s Game with a touch of Star Trek. Earth is a dying planet and humanity heads into space to save the human race, harnessing an asteroid as its star ship. The teenag ...more
The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer
" I read this last year. He is a remarkable writer, every word seems selected with care. Admiring his skill overcame the fact that I really didn't care ...more "
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One of the best novels I have read in years.

This adventure in 19th century London is a rich portrayal of upper-class life and love, the rigid roles for men and women, the evil, the good, and the willingness to take risks for your heart.

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" If you want to live in the presence of evil, to understand the #MeToo movement in a brutal Bay Area tale, read the memoir, "Played By the Rules," set ...more "
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The Last Lion 3 by William Manchester
" I loved the first two books in the series and wondered if the final one, long promised, would ever appear. I vividly remember the scenes of Winston, f ...more "
Forever My Love by Toby Aden
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Each book in The Melrose Coven collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. There is..." Read more of this review »
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“We both are a pejorative—liberals. Spartak, I believe an active and powerful government is the only counterbalance against rapacious business interests, unprincipled individuals and groups often all too willing to deceive, poison, and ruin in the name of their own liberty. Without us, the powerful face no limits, no scrutiny, pay no price and never face justice. My life’s work is to return integrity and influence to the public sphere. I wear barronial scorn with pride.” He shook his head. “Of course most people think I’m a fool.”

U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Washington
Speaking to his niece and then Spartak Jones in a restaurant named after author Ayn Rand, San Francisco, in the year 2115
The Chronicles of Spartak—Rising Son, a novel”
Steven A. Coulter, Rising Son

“By the terms of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June of last year legalizing the practice of destitute families selling their children, hoping they’d have a better life, or of rich families taking a famous downer as a trophy to impress their friends, I have no legal status if granted freedom. I would be “a non-person and vulnerable as a piece of furniture abandoned on a sidewalk,” as Justice William O. Washington said in his blistering dissent when the court announced its decision.

Spartak Jones, 16, the first legal slave since the Civil War
America’s top gymnast, handsome, poor, kidnapped and sold, contemplating his future
San Francisco in the year 2115
The Chronicles of Spartak—Rising Son, a novel”
Steven A. Coulter, Rising Son

“We both are a pejorative—liberals. Spartak, I believe an active and powerful government is the only counterbalance against rapacious business interests, unprincipled individuals and groups often all too willing to deceive, poison, and ruin in the name of their own liberty. Without us, the powerful face no limits, no scrutiny, pay no price and never face justice. My life’s work is to return integrity and influence to the public sphere. I wear barronial scorn with pride.” He shook his head. “Of course most people think I’m a fool.”

U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Washington
Speaking to his niece and then Spartak Jones in a restaurant named after author Ayn Rand, San Francisco, in the year 2115
The Chronicles of Spartak—Rising Son, a novel”
Steven A. Coulter, Rising Son

“By the terms of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June of last year legalizing the practice of destitute families selling their children, hoping they’d have a better life, or of rich families taking a famous downer as a trophy to impress their friends, I have no legal status if granted freedom. I would be “a non-person and vulnerable as a piece of furniture abandoned on a sidewalk,” as Justice William O. Washington said in his blistering dissent when the court announced its decision.

Spartak Jones, 16, the first legal slave since the Civil War
America’s top gymnast, handsome, poor, kidnapped and sold, contemplating his future
San Francisco in the year 2115
The Chronicles of Spartak—Rising Son, a novel”
Steven A. Coulter, Rising Son




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