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ABLE Episode #1
Episode #1
ABLE Episode #2
Episode #2
ABLE Episode #3
Episode #3

ABLE Episdoe #4
Episode #4
The Problem with Uncle Teddy's Memoir
A novel
Saint John's Ambulatory
A novel
A Short Story

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When Visitors Come to Tea

A Short Story

In which an extraterrestrial receives a lesson in politeness.
Ed Charlton brings you a tale in which the true monsters drink from teacups and naive businesscreatures with their saucers are never seen or heard from again.
More tea, anyone?

Ed: Before the days of “Pride & Prejudice & Zombies” I realized one of the most fearsome creatures one could unleash on the galaxy was an English woman.

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The Able Series

An ongoing sci-fi story featuring the all-too-human Jim Able. (Kindle Only)

Jim Able works in outer space. Although he has returned to duty after a disastrous encounter on a previous assignment, he is determined to enjoy his work. His boss may be on his case, but he still manages to drink a little too much, to eat dubious food, and to smell the alien flora.

In the first episode, ABLE, Jim is sent to Turcanis Major V to solve a mystery but with strict instructions not to start a war. Will he find the alien calling himself “Edward of Turcania”? Will he discover who has qualified for the First Contact fee? Will he accidentally foment a revolution?

With the help of a local female scientist, Madhar Nect, Jim investigates the religious minority of TMV’s main moon. He calls on all his patience, determination, and improvisation to finally secure an interview with a Regdenir. And then the trouble starts…

With several of the episodes there are FREE downloadable bonus materials available at our shop.

Ed: Books are wonderful but they always have to end – usually within a few hundred pages! I needed more room. Remember the days of Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers? For all their faults, the writers never had to worry about wrapping it all up by the end. They always had a new cliffhanger and a new adventure waiting in the next episode.

My goal with The Able Series is to keep the adventure going. Welcome along!

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The Problem with Uncle Teddy’s Memoir

A Speculative Fiction Romantic Adventure Mystery

Theo Kingman inherited a problem: great-uncle Teddy’s unpublished memoir of an impossible life in the fabulous place called Aleronde.

Why is Theo sending only certain chapters to publisher and childhood friend, Curt? Why does Curt find Teddy’s descriptions disturbingly familiar?

In copied letters, collected emails, office notes, and of course, the pages of Uncle Teddy’s own manuscript, Ed Charlton pieces together a tale of empire, conquest, slavery, betrayal, romance, adventure, and mystery.

Is it speculative? Is it even fiction at all…?

This book is the first in The Aleronde Trilogy.

Hardback edition

(signed by the author and not available anywhere else!)

Paperback edition

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Ed: So, you’re thinking e-books have replaced print books… Here’s a book definitely read best in print; the look of every page is part of the story!
Technically, this is an epistolary novella–a story told through letters, notes, e-mails, and manuscript pages.  This is something rare in sci-fi.

I hope you will find the characters stay with you in a different way, because they are always writing in their own voices. And you’ll remember the mysterious, magnificent, terrible place called Aleronde.

Physically, the book stands out from homogenized sci-fi stock because of its unusual format: 8.5×11 inches.

I want this book to be a memorable read and a tactile and visual experience, complete with coffee stains. You know…like reading used to be!

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Saint John’s Ambulatory

In South London, the parish church of St. John’s In The Green holds an ancient secret. Beneath its quiet sanctuary lies a passageway, The Ambulatory.

What links The Ambulatory with the murder of an unpopular priest and the ensuing police investigation, the nearby Islamic center, the priest’s belief in UFOs, and a group of thirsty Morris men?

This book is the second in The Aleronde Trilogy, though it may be read on its own.

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