Linear Shift

A widower at his wit’s end. An unexpected mission back in time.

When Peter Cooper has a bizarre encounter with a desperate Army general, he’s suddenly catapulted to the year 1942. World War II is in full swing. Peter is charged with changing a single moment in time. If he fails, his personal history may very well suffer. If he succeeds, he will have altered the outcome of the war. But, unbeknownst to him, a secret society looms, threatening to destroy the very time machine he’s used, and ruin any chance of him returning to his children and the life he once knew.

With his personal fate—and the fate of the entire world—in his hands, Peter must be willing to stop at nothing to succeed. Is the once broken man up to the task?

The Hunted Assassin

spi-fi, sci-fi, thriller, Jaxon Rasner, Jason Bourne

His name is an alias. His pretense is a disguise. His very existence on Taloo Station is no accident. 

Martin Wheeler—AKA Jaxon Rasner, is hiding from his past. After nearly a decade of living in obscurity, a team of killers is sent to end his life. Making matters worse, his estranged daughter is brutally abducted. 

Marked for death, he must return to the life he left behind as he races for survival throughout the Outer Ring, where he has no choice but to embrace the killer within.

Turn

Turn, Clay Dobbs, Zombies, genetic engineering, humanity's edge, sci-fi book

A town on the run ... The Crazed that wants their flesh.

Will they make it out alive?

When a meteorite crashes to earth it catapults a small Utopian town into an archaic nightmare. It's up to one man to protect them, not only from the flesh-eating monsters but also from the maniacal colonel who storms in, barking orders for immediate evacuation. Clay Dobbs is the small town sheriff about to, unknowingly, take on the end of the world.

When the Crazed come for your flesh, how will you survive?

Detour

Detour, Clay Dobbs, Zombies, genetic engineering, humanity's edge, sci-fi book

Their escape was certain ... or so they thought.

Their survival is, and forever will be, in question.

With the nanite epidemic out of control, Clay leads his skeleton crew head first into the aftermath. The nightmare continues as he battles both the Crazed and the rouge, as well as his own inner demons. The once small town sheriff must find order where there is no law until he encounters his near equal at the end of the world. But, is she all that she seems? Will Clay unravel all the clues before it's too late?

The road is a dark and chilling place. There is no time to rest if you want to survive.

Reversion

Reversion, Clay Dobbs, Zombies, genetic engineering, humanity's edge, sci-fi book

At the end of the world ... never dismiss the unexpected.

A surprise reunion. A forgotten friend.

Long odds and determination reward Sheriff Clay Dobbs with a bit of what he wants most. But, he won't rest—he can't rest—not until he's dead. And he has no plans for that until he defeats the insane military General that has caused so much hardship. But, it's not as easy as he thinks, not when there's an even more neurotic psychopath standing in his way. Can Clay learn to control himself, and the undead around him?

When the Crazed come for you, where will you hide?

Gateway: A Story from the Alteruvium Expanse

alteruvium expanse, gateway, sci-fi, short story, paul b kohler

Robert Paulson and Paul Robertson have real a problem. Each of them have suffered physical or mental injuries, causing moderate cases of amnesia. Hypnosis and other experimental devices are employed—with varying levels of effectiveness—in restoring their memories. As their past and present lives are revealed, it becomes alarmingly clear that they each think they're in the wrong persons body. In the end, only one can exist.

Rememorations

rememorations, The Immortality Chronicles, sci-fi, futuristic, immortal, short sotry

"Your mind needs more than to just forget. Memories need to be removed completely. The Rememoration machine will help you with that."

Is living forever all that it's cracked up to be?

Decades after receiving an immortality endowment, Nathan Duncan returns to the Lazarus Center for Extended Living to discover that his treatment was not all he was promised. The routine maintenance he requires will affect his past every bit as much as his future.

Now, Nathan can’t help wondering: Is it the man that makes the memories, or vice versa?

An Anthology of Short Stories: Summer 2014

short story anthology, sci-fi, fantasy, suicide, tragic

An anthology of seven short stories by Paul B. Kohler. The stories range from just four pages long for Gold Rush to nearly 80 pages for Linear Shift, Part 1.

Amy - A toddler’s independent adventure leads to a tragic and unexpected end.

Ruined Sacrifice - Newlyweds James and Alison are on the trip of a lifetime, trekking through the jungle exploring ancient pyramids. Told that a number of interesting structures are off limits, they decide to wander off on their own … only to discover that they’re not alone — and that the ancient past has a dangerous habit of springing back to life!

Afterlife - Wilson Oliver copes with his new reality of dealing with the dead and dying.

Alone - A sleepless night forces Rob McArthur to question what is causing him to lose sleep, life, and whether he’s alone in his feelings.

Gold Rush - A futuristic glimpse of an age old era that time has forgotten.

Lookout Mountain - Depression nearly gets the best of Ian, but his mind saves him before he firmly hits the ground.

Linear Shift, Part 1 - No one said time travel would be easy.

Peter Cooper, a widowed father of two whose life is crumbling around him—until a bizarre encounter with a desperate Army general launches him on a risky mission: to go back to 1942 and change a moment in time. The repercussions will almost certainly alter the conclusion of World War II. But will the ripple effects stop there? And what kind of life will Peter return to?

Linear Shift, Part 1

Linear Shift, time travel, peter cooper, paul b kohler, sci-fi

A distraught widower on his last leg. An unexpected mission back in time.

When Peter Cooper has a bizarre encounter with a desperate Army general, he’s suddenly catapulted to the year 1942—World War II is in full swing. Peter is charged with altering a single moment in time. If he fails, his personal history could be jeopardized. If he succeeds, he may very well alter the outcome of the war. But, unbeknownst to him, a secret society looms, threatening to destroy everything, and ruin any chance of him returning to the life he once knew.

With his personal fate—and the fate of the entire world—in his hands, Peter must be willing to stop at nothing to succeed. Is the once broken man up to the task?

An Anthology of Short Stories: Winter 2016

short story anthology, sci-fi, fantasy, suicide, tragic

Notable author, Paul B. Kohler's wild imagination and wicked sense of creativity come to the forefront in his latest collection of expertly crafted short stories. With each one eerily more fascinating than the last, you'll discovery themes ranging from the modernizing of the age-old mythology of Cupid—to the prospects of the soul in the afterlife—to an inconceivable connection of fraternal twins. Each story being a nugget of excitement and something to look forward to!