Steven Lyle Jordan

Author, Futurist, Science Fiction Aficionado

The Novels

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Steven Lyle Jordan, author and futurist, has produced over a dozen science fiction novels—from near-future extrapolative SF to spacefaring sci-fi adventure—and has earned an average 4.4-star rating on Amazon and other awards and notices.  The books below are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Steven was a pioneer of the ebook format, embracing it and producing his own ebooks before mainstream media had even discovered them.  His passions for technology, humanity, nature and the future burn brightly in his novels and in the commentary on this blog.

Some say:

“Jordan has several other novels that I’ve read, and I have found them all to demonstrate him to be a diverse and talented author. I look forward to more from this author.”

“You have a true talent for creating a future that can be envisioned…”

“This guy can tell a tale.”

“I found myself turning the last few pages in the desperate hope that it was not going to end yet.”

“Trust me on this, old Steven Lyle Jordan can tell a story, and in my opinion, that’s what counts.”

“Steven Lyle Jordan can load mercury with a pitchfork.”

  • Gold Star winner in The Book Designer cover design competition, 2013 (for Sarcology).
  • Voted 2010 Top Four Reads at Daily Cheap Reads (for Verdant Agenda)
  • Best of the Best semi-finalist at Editor Jennifer ( for Verdant Agenda)
  • Winner of the SciFi Ideas 2015 Alien August writing competition (for The Mindswarm)
  • Interviewed by the New York Times: Before Choosing an E-Book, Pondering the Format (2009)

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The Novels:

Star Trek meets Firefly in The Kestral Voyages

My Life, After Berserker: The Kestral Voyages Book I

cover for My Life, After BerserkerExposure to the Spider’s Berserker virus forces Ranger Carolyn Kestral to resign her commission and start a new life as a freighter captain.  But her new crew worries that the stresses of a clandestine first-run and a dangerous deep space encounter with the Spiders will activate the dormant virus and turn her into a lethal human weapon…
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The Lens: The Kestral Voyages Book II

cover of The LensPlanet Shura Dva seems to be deliberately resisting and sabotaging the terraforming work of the Oan Engineers.  A local workers’ leader claims to be able to “feel” the planet’s anger… but the Engineers think he’s really a terrorist leader secretly orchestrating the attacks.  And when Carolyn Kestral and the crew of the Mary arrive on Shura Dva to help out a friend in need… they discover that the planet itself may not allow them to leave!
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The House of Jacquarelle: The Kestral Voyages Book III

cover for The House of JacquarelleCarolyn Kestral and the crew of the Mary, as well as Coray Gheris and the crew of the Jovian Skies, get caught in a crossfire of rival planetary corporate entities, con men, assassins and killer robots, all centered around the House of Jacquarelle… and in the process, they discover a shocking secret about one of their own!
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Sarcology

sarcology cover 2014Human beings aren’t always flesh and blood. Detectives Allen and Jessica Teal are called in to assist a beautiful scientist being blackmailed into stealing bleeding-edge robotics technology.  But when blackmail is unexpectedly replaced with assassination, the robot prototype becomes vital to the case—and a lifeline to one detective’s past.
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Verdant Agenda

Verdant Agenda coverThe eruption of the Yellowstone Caldera threatens the global ecosystem, and Earth’s population tries to try to seek refuge in the four city-satellites in Earth orbit, even though further overloading will ruin their survivability as well. But as the satellites fight forced occupation, a secret group on the satellite Verdant has an agenda of its own…
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Verdant Pioneers

Verdant Pioneers 2015 coverSequel to Verdant Agenda.  The city-satellite Verdant struggles to survive in deep space, knowing nothing of the state of Earth.  But when the deep-space discovery of the age is marred by the unexpected disappearance of one of Verdant’s freighters, CEO Julian Lenz and his staff must make a difficult decision: To take Verdant into hiding, perhaps forever; or to return to an Earth in uncertain condition, and risk Verdant’s survival.
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Evoguía

Evoguia cover 2015Dr. Anitra Juarez creates a revolutionary breakthrough in accessing the untapped potential in humans, and in so doing, sows the seeds of a decades-spanning conflict between Homo Sapiens and a group of people—a 98-pound weakling, a police detective, a boy with learning difficulties and an illness-prone woman—who become the first generation of Homo Evoguía… the Self-Evolved Man.
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As The Mirror Cracks

Cover of As the Mirror CracksThe Mirror is more than just another virtual reality; it is a worldwide phenomenon, with social, political and financial aspects that are deeply entwined with those of the real world.  So when a plot is uncovered to destroy The Mirror, it’s serious.  It’s a race to save The Mirror, and the real world with it, led by a mild-mannered reporter and his unique reflection: The ultimate Mirror superhero, Zenith!
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Chasing the Light

Chasing the Light 2016 coverTom Everson, forced to flee his home during the 2019 oil riots, returns eight years later to find the love he had to leave behind, start a business and make a life for them both. But America’s corporation-exacerbated energy situation has only gotten worse, and the country may break out in renewed riots at any time! Did Tom arrive at exactly the wrong moment?
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Worldfarm One

cover of Worldfarm OneAll Keith Maryland wants to do is leave the collapsed United States and start a new life in the U.N.’s ambitious Worldfarm project. But American prejudice, the distrust of his colleagues, and the unwanted attention of local drug smugglers leave him wondering whether this was the best, or the worst, decision of his life. Sometimes, being a foreigner can suck.
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Unwelcome Guest

Unwelcome Guest cover(Detective drama; not science fiction)
Detective Alain (that’s Uh-lane) Guest’s simple and reclusive routine is shattered when a new client offers him the job of finding an heiress who disappeared four years ago.  A lead sends him to Nashville and thrusts him uncomfortably into the local goth and bondage scene trying to find her.  But between the tough but beautiful goth girl who becomes a major distraction to his work, and the mysterious blackmailers who somehow know he’s come to town, Alain is never sure who’s more at risk: The heiress; or himself.
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