books

My first novel

Stolen Minds

by Tim McGregor

Excerpt from Stolen minds, due End of 2015. Alien slave traders from outside of our galaxy are curious to know if humans from Earth are suitable platforms for their processing power needs and take a planeload of normal travelers from the skies over Texas for experiments and find that humans are suitable as data slaves beyond their wildest dreams. Dominic and Namba, ship captains from Earth for the AI based police force that protects the Milky Way galaxy, focusing on Orion’s Arm where Earth is located, discover what has happened and go after the hostages and engage in rudimentary mental warfare with the aliens and are soundly defeated. Can Dom and Namba save the hostages? Can they neutralize the threat to all humans posed by the People of the Divine Wasp?

submitted for publication

Roland the Cyborg

by Tim McGregor

Work in progress that will be ready March of 2016 Title: Roland the Cyborg Genre: Mainstream literary speculative fiction A series of linked short stories that follow the trials and tribulations that one might expect when a cyborg, created in a military laboratory to be the ultimate weapon of war, wanders off the reservation, the government lab shuts down and his records are misplaced. He is free. He has a bona fide ID and credit card and a passport but nobody comes to retrieve him from the hotel in Houston, Texas, where he has been delivered by his now nonexistent handlers to acclimatize him to life among natural born humans. Living on delivery pizza, room service, reading online and watching TV are eventually not enough for our boy and he checks out of the hotel and checks into the world to seek his destiny.

submitted for publication

A Scientific Life: Or So I Thought at the Time

by Tim McGregor

A memoir of the time that I spent in Europe traveling with a backpack and working as an apprentice chef in a German hotel.

not yet submitted for publication