WELCOME! You’ve just landed onto the Mark Wayne McGinnis website. I hope your journey here has been a pleasant one. Here’s a real quick overview. Below, and on subsequent pages, you’ll find more information about me (see: About and my Blog), all my Books are listed in order down there with their associated blurbs and links to buy on Amazon, you’ll also see the Explore The Ships graphic below, where you’ll link to a slew of nifty graphical diagrams and some 3D images of all the Scrapyard Ship and Star Watch spacecrafts—it’s fun, check it out if you have a minute.
The Fallen Ship
Lieutenant Commander Jason Reynolds has had a string of bad luck lately — evident by the uncomfortable house arrest bracelet strapped to his right ankle.
The Scrapyard Ship sci-fi adventures continue with HAB 12, the second book in the series: Captain Jason Reynolds faces new challenges, not only on Earth but from the far side of the universe as well.
Captain Jason Reynolds is back! In the third installment of the Scrapyard Ship sci-fi adventure series, Space Vengeance, Jason, his family, and The Lilly’s crew face the impending destruction of their internal nano-devices.
Realms of Time
Welcome to the fourth installment of the Scrapyard Ship series, Realms of Time. Captain Jason Reynolds and his team are up against a new, and unexpected foe.
The Wild Wild Wild ride continues … Welcome to Craing Dominion, Book 5 of the best-selling Scrapyard Ship series.
Truly dark times have come to the Allied forces, the crew of The Lilly, and Earth …
Rob Chandler, regaining consciousness, realizes he’s somehow been involved in a horrendous car accident. In pain and unable to move, he has no memory of his identity, or how the hell he’d gotten on that deserted desert road in the middle of nowhere.
The Great Space
Captain Jason Reynolds and the crew aboard his Caldurian ship, The Lilly, are once again pulled into action to fend off what just might be their most ruthless and powerful adversary yet.
Call to Battle
Welcome to the final, heart-pounding, episode of the Scrapyard Ship series books. It’s all about to end in one climatic crescendo.
The story continues, with Captain Jason Reynolds, and his team: Billy, Rizzo, and the rhino-warrior, Traveler.
Lone Star Renegades
From author Mark Wayne McGinnis, who brought you the hit series, Scrapyard Ship and Tapped In, comes a new and exciting new science fiction saga and the rise of the most unlikely new hero.
Join the Star Watch crew on their first mission to the planet of Trom, where hostile Pharlom invaders have appropriated high altitude cloud-ports as prisoner of war camps.
Here Ricket will have to use every bit of his technical cunning to survive, because what’s waiting for him will alter the course—for both Star Watch and Ricket forever.
Rob Chandler can read minds. A car crash and a 30,000-volt shock gave him incredible abilities, and it put him on the path to working for the covert SIFTR Agency. When Chandler’s fellow agent and girlfriend Pippa leaves him, the result of one too many peeks into her mind, she’s kidnapped by evil forces that want the telepath for themselves, or dead.
Five years have passed, and the story begins in a dark period within the Star Watch saga. Captain Jason Reynolds, Omni of the U.S. Space Fleet, along with his now sixteen-year-old daughter, Mollie, are en route to the Dacci System to attend the memorial service for none other than Boomer, his other daughter.
Glory for Sea & Space
An advanced enemy fleet, comprised of thousands of Sahhrain Vastma-class warships, is headed toward the Sol System—a fleet that can in no way be matched by the U.S. fleet’s current assets. Omni Jason Reynolds, head of the entire Allied force defense, also learns his daughters, Boomer and Mollie, have ventured into the multiverse to deal with the murderous Rom Dasticon once and for all.
At first, young Ryan Chase thought it was no big deal. A minor space collision with a creepy- looking, refurbished Paotow Tanker. Hey, these things happen … right? Sure, unless the one you’ve plowed into is a murderous psychopath, who’s been lying in wait for the young Consignment Freight delivery pilot. The relentless cat-and-mouse galactic chase is on, and Ryan must either match his pursuer’s cunning or die trying.
First Contact: Assess human with the flawed, rudimentary, mind …
Unbeknownst to simpleton Cuddy Perkins, his dependable, uneventful, life was about to be turned completely upside down.
It’s a moonless summer night when a severely damaged intergalactic spacecraft enters Earth’s upper orbit. The alien pilot is desperate. Needs to hold up long enough to make repairs—before his relentless pursuers find him.
Better buckle up … the Scrapyard Ship gang is back for a new interstellar romp!
… Over the past year, things have been relatively peaceful within the Planetary Alliance. Captain Jason Reynolds is looking forward to a fishing trip in the deep wilderness on Alantia Dastile with Michael, his six-year-old son. His wife, Dira, and his father, the Fleet Omni, are away on a diplomatic mission to the Sommis of Adriark. It’s the perfect time for an interstellar getaway. Or is it?
The Simpleton QUEST
Book 2, Simpleton Quest—of the Simpleton trilogy.
In book two, Cuddy has traded his simple, country town existence for a life spent amongst the stars, voyaging on the spacecraft Evermore. His life dedicated to helping Tow and his desperate kinfolk try to start a new life on the planet Primara.
The year is 2117. In the farthest reaches of Earth’s territorial space a spree of depraved murders have local cattle ranchers fearing for their families. A fear, they will soon discover, that is more than justified.
A wicked snowstorm had blown in from the north and the roads were a mess. Recently split from his one-time girlfriend, there was now nothing holding Cameron Decker here in the little backwater mountain town of Larksburg Stand. Time to get back to college, back to Stanford. Seeing a guy knee-deep in slush at the side of the road, he pulled to the curb and waived him over. He smacked his head getting in—knocked his watch cap askew. Only then did Cameron notice—noticed that the stranger couldn’t possibly be human.
Mere minutes after arriving at their Nantucket family beach home, 9-year-old Scotty Sullivan was out the back door, scrambling toward the shore, with Larry, the family dog, fast on his heels. Now late in the afternoon in mid-spring, the typical summer beach crowd visitors were still weeks away. Then Scotty became aware of an odd-looking object, hovering just above the crashing surf…
Ship Wrecked II
It was a hard sell, but Cameron had convinced Heather to return to the exoplanet Sang-Morang—where he had hoped they could experience the wonder of this majestic corner of the universe, together. The spacecraft Primion was flight-ready and the immense creature—the Minal Loth—seemed content to follow him wherever he went.
When a cluster of blazingly fast meteorites strikes Earth’s upper stratosphere in the year 2129, they release three destabilizing elements into the atmosphere—Strongzine, Stradamine, and Starlox—which encircle the Earth’s surface in a thick, partially solidified layer of cloud and begin to spew a constant stream of acid rain onto the surface below.
The Hidden Ship
Brian Polk had been stateside for barely a year after leaving the Air Force when the unthinkable happened. It was an interstellar invasion—the beginning of the end of known civilization. First, military installations and the largest cities across the globe were turned to rubble. Tens of millions of souls lost during a horrific reign of terror. Government centers and law enforcement resources were next. Finally, the aliens eliminated humanity’s means to electronically communicate with each other.
Dominic Moretti was dealing with a lot of issues. Life hadn’t been easy since returning home from Afghanistan. His marriage was on the rocks, his sports betting was out of control, and he was hanging out with the wrong cronies in Manhattan’s Little Italy—just another war hero who couldn’t piece his life back together in the real world. Also, there was that strange, annoying feeling that he was being watched . . .
Ship Wrecked 3
Finally, Cameron Decker is reunited with Heather—the love of his life, now a fellow galactic traveler in her own right. Each has survived their own hellish experiences. Now onboard their new starship, they settle in for the journey home to Earth—or what’s left of it. News is not good: the massive, tentacled Loths are multiplying at an astounding rate, and much of humankind has either perished, succumbing to the rampaging beasts, or moved on to other worlds.
Stranded, Loham Babar has spent the last fifteen months living amongst humans. During the day, he’s a South Chicago high school janitor, slopping a mop around from nine o’clock to three o’clock five days a week. At night, hiding out in an old boarded-up factory, he attends to his damaged interstellar spacecraft—making repairs—counting the days when he can return to his homeworld of Calunoth. All he needs to do is mind his own business—avoid any messy human dramas for just a few more weeks . . .
Relatively new to interplanetary power plays, Earth is being drawn into its first interstellar war. The year is 2170 and the US Space-Navy’s 3rd Fleet, having been deployed to the Auriga Star System, is under attack by a far more advanced— and far more ruthless— enemy, the Grish.
USS Hamilton: Miasma Burn
Captain Galvin Quintos had returned home to Earth soon after liberating Ironhold Station from a ruthless band of Pylorian pirates. But the Grish had been waiting for his transport ship—an attack he barely survived. Now, three months later, he’s still recuperating within the walls of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
USS Hamilton: Broadsides
Sitting in his oppressively small 10 x 10 cell at the Norfolk Naval Station’s Brig, Captain Galvin Quintos awaits his impending court-martial. That’s when he has a most unexpected contact by Fleet Commander Admiral Block.
The year is 2049, and we most certainly are not alone…
A miraculous, life-enhancing microbe has been discovered on Mars and the race is on to bring the organism back to Earth. But failed physicist Jack Harding has his own reasons to get to Mars first—to save a dying, seven-year-old boy. All he must do to succeed is break the law—the law of gravity.
USS Jefferson: Charge of the Symbios
After the recent near-destruction of the USS Hamilton, Captain Galvin Quintos has been lying low, getting the USS Jefferson ready for service. In the midst of refurbishing the vessel, he gets a call for help from his former XO, new starship captain Gail Pristy. The Varapin have lured the 9th Fleet into a devious trap, and it’s not long before Quintos has his orders to hurry to the rescue. But the Varapin have a colossal new warship—one that puts anything the US Space-Navy has to shame.
Starship Oblivion: Sanctuary Outpost
The situation is dire. The Alliance is crumbling. Thine, Pleidian, and Human civilizations are each at a crossroads for their very survival. Captain Galvin Quintos has a plan to defeat the Grish and the far more dangerous Varapin. But to pull this off, he’ll have to go it alone, cut ties with the US Space-Navy, and become a true outlaw—a full-fledged pirate. That and say goodbye to his loyal friend Derrota, Admiral Block, and Captain Gail Pristy.
Heroes and Zombies: Escape to Black Canyon
When three alien spacecraft arrived in Earth’s upper orbit, it was no social call. By the time the splat bags started falling, it was already too late; virulent spores had spread across the planet. By the time a trial vaccine could be produced, the RVMM pathogen had already killed millions and infected billions, turning humans into vapids, the undead, zombies.
The Test Pilot’s Wife
The Test Pilot’s Wife is the bittersweet saga of Lura Lee Dunn and WWI flying ace Eugene Hoy Barksdale. Written in the spirit of The Aviator’s Wife and The Second Mrs. Astor, this historical fiction novel features cameos from such notable characters as Jimmy Doolittle and Amelia Earhart.
The Fallen Ship
“If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.” — Charles Yu
Moving on from the trauma of combat in Afghanistan, former Green Beret Captain Sam Dale has just begun to settle down in his hometown of Castle Rock, Colorado. Now the owner of several small businesses, he is unaware that his world is about to be turned upside down.