Monday, November 04, 2019

Mission Unknown

Mission Unknown is now available in more places than just Amazon!
The Solar Federation Series is a new series of stories by prize-winning science fiction author J Alan Erwine. The series will explore a future federation that spans the solar system, and this is the first story in the series.
In Mission Unknown, Captain Jamieson and his crew are sent on a mission that only he knows the true meaning of. Worrying about sabotage and crew revolt, the Captain tries to keep the mission a secret for as long as possible, but what happens when the crew discovers the true nature of their mission, and what could happen if they fail...or if they succeed?

Thursday, September 05, 2019

All's Well...

For more than twenty years I edited a small press science fiction magazine known as The Fifth Di… In June of 2019, I published the final issue that I would edit. This story was written as a tribute to all of the authors I had worked with for more than two decades and to all of the readers that had made editing the magazine worthwhile. I hope you enjoy this little story…

Sunday, August 18, 2019


Many of you were recently able to download a free copy of my story "Mission Unknown." Now, I would like to ask that if you enjoyed the story, please review it at

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Free story

The first story in my new Solar Federation series, Mission Unknown is available as a free download for your Kindle through Sunday, so pick up your copy today at and if you like the story, please review it.

Monday, August 05, 2019

The Solar Federation

I've started a new series of stories that take place in a solar federation that spans our solar system. The series will take place on all kinds of planets, moons, asteroids, ships, and wherever else I want to set stories. The stories won't follow any one set of characters, but characters may show up in multiple stories.
The first of the stories, Mission Unknown, is now available for your Kindle at and if you're a Kindle Unlimited member, it's available for free. If you're not a member, the story will be available for free for a few days starting on Wednesday.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Christmas in July at DriveThruFiction

It's time for Christmas in July at DriveThruFiction. You can pick up many of my titles, including individual short stories, and my latest collection for 25% off at
They are listed with the Nomadic Delirium Press titles, so just search through for what you're looking for. Also, even if they don't list on the main page as 25% off, they are listing on the product pages for 25% off, so order away.

What are you waiting for...

Monday, July 01, 2019

Winter in July sale

Smashwords is having their annual winter in July sale, and many of my titles are available for up to 50% off. This includes my collections, as well as many titles I've edited. Check it out at

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Take one final trip into The Fifth Di...

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
After more than 20 years of continuous publication, the June issue of The Fifth Di… will be the final issue. In this issue, you’ll find fiction from Robert N. Stephenson, Lawrence Buentello, Jeffery Scott Sims, Kendall Evans, and J Alan Erwine.
So, join us for one final trip into The Fifth Di…
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Wednesday, May 01, 2019

A new story

I just put the finishing touches on a new short short. This story will be appearing in the June 2019 issue of The Fifth Di... For those of you that have followed my career, you probably know that for more than 20 years now, I've been editing The Fifth Di... and the June issue will be the final issue. This story was written as something of a good bye to the writers and the readers that have made this such a great zine.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Going back to writing sale

As has been mentioned on the Nomadic Delirium Press blog, I am going to be giving up quite a bit of my editorial duties to focus more on my writing. So, I figured it might be fun to let my readers read some of my older stuff for less than they can usually get it for. At Smashwords, most of my collections are available for 50% off. Go to and order now.
At DriveThruFiction, you can get most of my collections and also my individual stories for 50% off. Go to and order now.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Downsizing Nomadic Delirium Press

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:

As most of you know, Nomadic Delirium Press is basically a one-man operation, and this man has had a very difficult couple of years. Towards the end of last year, I took a promotion at my “real” job in order to keep a roof over my family. That job takes up a great deal of hours. I sometimes work days, other times it’s nights, and sometimes its overnights. Needless to say, this, plus the fact that I’m not as young as I’d like to be, has left me exhausted and with very little free time.
When I got into publishing, it was to be a writer, and I no longer have time to write, and I miss it greatly, and I’m sure not writing is helping to contribute to the depression I constantly feel.  So, after a great deal of thought and discussions with my amazing and supportive wife, I’ve decided to severely downscale what Nomadic Delirium Press does over the next few months. The biggest change is that I’m going to be dropping all of the magazines (although I am in discussions with another publisher to try to keep some of them going.)
The changes look like this:
There will be no 2019 issue of The Martian Wave
The June 2019 issue will be the last issue of The Fifth Di…
The July 2019 issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk will be the last issue
Mundanities 2 will be the final issue of that zine
There will be no further issues of Environmental Holocaust
I will continue to read for The Divided States of America, Mars Station Beta, Delirious Doubles, novels, novellas, and collections. There are a few of you that I have spoken to about special projects, I am still open to those. Zines take up a great deal of time, and I want Nomadic to be more of a leisurely activity now as I focus on my writing, instead of a time-consuming drain on my life.
A Poet Explores the Stars will still be published, and Future Syndicate II will still be published (provided I get enough quality submissions.)
I know this is a great disappointment for many, but I need to finally look out for myself. I don’t want to look back at my life and wonder what I might have written…

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Fifth Di... March 2019

The March issue of The Fifth Di... is here! Order your copy today...
Are you ready to take a trip to places you could never imagine? The March 2019 issue of The Fifth Di… will take you there.
Genetically enhanced soldiers, interspecies love, a wild trip to White Sands, a grim future America, and Michigan disappearing are just some of the things waiting for you as The Fifth Di… kicks off yet another year of publishing some of the best small press science fiction and fantasy that we can find.
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Sunday, February 24, 2019

25% off sale

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For the rest of this week, all of our titles are on sale at DriveThruFiction for 25% off. Head over to and order today.

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Mundanities is here!

The premier issue of Mundanities: The Zine of Mundane Science Fiction is now available!

Mundane science fiction does not imply boring science fiction. Quite the contrary, mundane science fiction simply means fiction based on plausible science. How can sf be interesting without aliens and interstellar travel, you might ask…well, Mundanities answers that question with five fantastic stories that are based on very realistic science.You get the start of the second American revolution, a man refusing to give up his rights to technology, genetically engineered animals, genetically engineered athletes, and a prison system gone very wrong.Far from boring, these stories will have you thinking “what if?” And isn’t that really the point of science fiction?

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

New Years sales

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
You can pick up many of our titles for 19% off throughout the month of January from various sites. You can save at our store on print and e-titles at by using the coupon code "2019" at checkout. You can also save on our e-book titles at DriveThruFiction at Finally you can save on many of our e-books at Smashwords* at
*Smashwords does not allow e-books to be priced lower than 99 cents, so not all of our titles are on sale there.