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Gary Ballard

Gary Ballard

Biography

At the age of eleven, Mr. Ballard began creating his own fictional worlds and inhabiting those worlds with eccentric characters. As an artist, graphic designer, web site designer, musician and author, he has spent decades enumerating a unique evolving vision of an absurd universe. His first four novels comprise a cyberpunk series called The Bridge Chronicles starring the amoral fixer of future Los Angeles, Artemis Bridge. The Bridge Chronicles in turn is one slice of cohesive universe that began as a pen-and-paper roleplaying game. Mr. Ballard has recently announced an upcoming fifth novel in the cyberpunk series. Gary has also released a series of novellas based on the Cthulhu Mythos made famous by H.P. Lovecraft called The Stepping Stone Cycle. There are currently three books in that series. He has also begun working with various narrators to release audiobook versions of his novels.

Mr. Ballard currently lives with his wife and two dogs in Jackson, Mississippi, where he continues to write, blog, compose music and play video games.

Books

Under the Amoral Bridge: A Cyberpunk Novel (The Bridge Chronicles Book 1)

Gary Ballard

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Artemis Bridge is the know-to, go-to guy, the amoral fixer in 2028 Los Angeles with the connection for any illicit desire no matter how depraved. He prides himself on remaining above it all, but when an associate dies in his arms, he is burdened with a damaging video of the current mayor he can't sell or trade. With assassins dogging his every step, he has only days before the corrupt mayor is re-elected, handing Chronosoft corporation complete control. This taut futuristic thriller is the debut novel by Gary A. Ballard, originally published serially on the World Wide Web. It also contains the previously-unpublished short story "Feeding Autonomy."

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The Know Circuit (The Bridge Chronicles Book 2)

Gary Ballard

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Artemis Bridge can get you what you need no matter how immoral or illegal, no questions asked. With practiced detachment, he keeps everyone around him at arm's length. But when the city of Boulder is trapped in a mysterious dome, he must set aside his detachment to help his bodyguard Aristotle's search for his missing grandmother. Every step he takes towards the dome deepens the mystery, as he is compelled to seek out the source of the strange happenings. Flaming dragons, cars transformed into robotic golems, a corporate-military quarantine and disturbing visions drive Bridge to a life-altering conclusion. This enthralling sequel to the critically-acclaimed Under the Amoral Bridge is the second in the Bridge Chronicles series.

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if [tribe] = (The Bridge Chronicles Book 3)

Gary Ballard

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Leader of the Los Angeles street gang Los Magos is assassinated by the rival El Diablos. As members of the Five Families, war between the two gangs could ignite the whole city, prompting a response from the Chronosoft Law Enforcement Division (CLED) that could destroy all the Families. Artemis Bridge, the amoral fixer with the quick wit vows to stay out of the war despite his friendship with ex-footballer turned gangland revolutionary Stonewall, new leader of Los Magos. Bridge is reluctantly pulled into the middle of the worst civil unrest since the 2027 Riots, where he discovers the war is more than a little tribal bloodletting between rivals. This fast-paced, action-packed cyberpunk thriller is the third in the critically acclaimed Bridge Chronicles series, sequel to Under the Amoral Bridge and The Know Circuit.

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The Long and the Short Swords (The Bridge Chronicles Book 4)

Gary Ballard

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Bridge didn't get involved with his clients, especially clients who put him at risk. From the minute he spoke to the killer who called himself Logan, he knew this one was trouble. All Logan wanted was someone to forge him a new identity so he could continue running from the secrets of his past. A simple job for Bridge, hook Logan up with a paper guy, got complicated in a hurry when his connections start turning up dead, killed by black-robed killers with swords. To escape, Bridge and Logan dive under the radar and into the politics of the Gangland, the autonomous zone in the middle of the corporate-owned Los Angeles of 2029. Bridge must find a way to make Logan disappear before the clan of religious assassins from ancient Japan catch up to them both. This pulse-pounding thriller is the fourth in the critically-acclaimed independent cyberpunk series The Bridge Chronicles by Gary A. Ballard.

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Tales from the Bridge Chronicles, Volume 1

Gary Ballard

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The near-future world of Artemis Bridge has been critically-acclaimed in such novels as Under the Amoral Bridge, The Know Circuit and if [tribe] =. In this diverse collection of cyberpunk short stories, Ballard explores the fringes of that world, shining a spotlight on aspects of that world only hinted at in his previous works. He dissects the inner workings of credit assassinations, illustrates what happens to GlobalNet ID's of the deceased, and details the initiation process of the mysterious technomancers in ten exciting short stories, some never before published in any form. Fans of stylish science-fiction as well as those familiar with the previous Bridge Chronicles novels will enjoy this collection, available exclusively as an eBook.

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First Stone (The Stepping Stone Cycle Book 1)

Gary Ballard

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First Stone is the first novel of Season 1 in The Stepping Stone Cycle series. Forensic psychologist Dr. Jack Carter wakes from a semi-catatonic state in a mental hospital, with no memory of the previous year. His wife Sarah has disappeared and as the last human being to see her alive, Jack is the prime suspect in her disappearance. Without a body and with no physical evidence to prove foul play, the lead investigator and Jack's friend, Bill West, must continue to search for the truth even if it means fingering Jack for the crime. When a serial killer in West Virginia's coal country claims to have killed Sarah Carter, Bill and Jack rush to the crime scene. What they find is a deeply disturbed man with no memory of his crimes or of taking credit for Sarah's death. As Jack tries to decipher the mysterious series of runic symbols the killer carved into his slaughter house, he unlocks a deeper cosmic mystery that goes beyond anything he could imagine.

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The Metal Black (The Stepping Stone Cycle Book 2)

Gary Ballard

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When forensic psychologist Dr. Jack Carter returned to consciousness, he and his wife, Sarah, had been missing for over a year. With no memory of their last days together, Jack became the prime suspect in her disappearance. Vowing to search for her to the ends of the earth, he is drawn to the site of a gruesome double murder in small-town Mississippi. Two normal teenage boys with no history of violence slaughtered two girls named Sarah in an occult ritual and their jailhouse confession idolizes the lyrics of a song by doom metal band The Metal Black. Blaming the teen's violence on the song's macabre lyrics, their grieving mother brings a lawsuit against the band. Brought on to the case as an impartial psychological consultant, Jack finds eerie similarities between the song's descriptions of the violent death of a woman named Sarah, his wife's disappearance and the teen murders. When Jack meets the songwriter, he discovers a mystery beneath the sleepy town that causes him to question his own fragile sanity.

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Drowned (The Stepping Stone Cycle Book 3)

Gary Ballard

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Forensic psychologist Dr. Jack Carter has had to question his sanity - a year's worth of memory lost, his wife, Sarah, missing and himself the prime suspect. His most recent cases have led him to meet beings he could only classify as supernatural. Called to consult on a mother's mental health after she confesses to drowning her five children, Jack finds there's more to the death of these kids than a fanatically religious mother's fractured grasp of reality. Every turn in the case leads him to face the truth - a powerful entity known only as The Sleeper is spreading a murderous corruption throughout the world. Can Jack survive its terrible pull and discover the truth about what happened to Sarah?

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