Daniel Keys Moran has graciously allowed these files to be available electronically; something for which we are all grateful. Please respect his copyright notices in each of the files, and the fact that he does make a living by writing.
The "Continuing Time", "Sunset Strip", and "Human-Praxcelis Union" universes are from DKM's conceived multiverse The Great Wheel of Existence. You can see a chart of it at the end of The Last Dancer, or check out the GIF image in the images archive.
In addition to the above science fiction stories and novels, Daniel Keys Moran has a short mystery series planned, revolving around a character named James Camber. He's written several screenplays (both SF and non-SF), an episode of Star Trek and some miscellaneous short stories.
The first three chapters of Players: The AI War. This will be the next Trent novel!
The opening lines of The Star, a short story about how Trent met Reverend Andy.
The prolog and first two chapters of Lord November: The Man-Spacething War. It takes place in about 2676, long after the rise of the UEI. There are some familiar faces in the Prolog, but it is really a different slice of history.
This is the opening of "Song of Camber and S'Reeth," from "The Winding Way Home:", which takes place even further down the line.
The Central Argument of the Continuing Time and "The Collapse of the Levels", which takes place long after the end of the Continuing Time itself.
The opening of the "Sheriff of Shokes", prequel to "The Collapse of the Levels".
"The Face of Night." This was a proposal, originally, for a graphic novel at DC. There was also the possibility that it might be turned into a television series.
For more information, see The Continuing Time section in the nonfiction archives.
In Cool Blood, a book that is currently on the back-burner. It has some of the same characters that are in "Terminal Freedom" (see below).
Terminal Freedom, a limited-edition book by Daniel Keys Moran and his sister Jodi. Terminal Freedom is set (roughly) on that portion of the Great Wheel marked by the "Sunset Strip", on the map at the back of The Last Dancer. (Indeed, the main characters of Terminal Freedom, Bogie Freedom and Terminal Sue, are "guest stars" in "Sunset Strip".)
"Correspondence" is a short story collaboration with Jodi written in the late 1980's. DKM says: "It's one of the rare short stories I've ever written; and, looking at it all these years later, it's practically incoherent. I still enjoy it, though. It takes place on the "Sunset Strip" timeline shown at the back of The Last Dancer. There's also a comic strip set in this universe that my sister and I hope to get back to some day. "
Existential Blues (a sequel to The Armageddon Blues). DKM says: "This is a little old, now. Before it ever gets published -- if it ever does -- it will be rewritten." Note that it starts in one universe, but quickly moves somewhere a lot weirder.
The novelette Realtime, written in collaboration with Gladys Prebehalla, which was the August 1984 cover of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. It is also a sequel to The Armageddon Blues (it describes a completely different set of events, and sticks to one universe)[Ed. - if you read anything from here, read this one; it is a really excellent story]. (96K)
See the Nonfiction Archives for a complete explanation of DKM's experiences with the Star Trek franchise."Star Trek" is a trademark of the Paramount corporation.
The James Camber stories are not part of the CT, despite some obvious name/theme issues. They're not SF, either, despite something that happens in the fourth novel -- "Heat and Love" -- that's arguably fantasy.
The novels as outlined so far are:
They follow James Camber from his teenage years to roughly the age of 50. There are no other novels planned for this character, and almost certainly, no others that are going to happen.
"A Moment in Time": DKM writes: " On the eve of World War III, Spider Devlin is sent forward into the future, a hundred years, to open a Gate and bring his people through the Gate before nuclear weapons destroy Los Angeles. Spider's ex-wife and two daughters have already been nuked, in Manhattan, and Spider's not terribly sure he wants to live, or that the human race should survive. Then a time traveler from the far future shows up to stop Spider from bringing people from the past through into 2100 ... and then it gets interesting."
Here's some more info on the status of "A Moment in Time" (It's actually a log of all references that DKM made to it).
The ASCII textof The Long Run screenplay. (Bandwidth Alert: this is 321K)
"Street Angel" DKM wrote (in November 1995): "Several years ago I wrote a screenplay (non-SF) called 'Street Angel.' It was about a homeless man's attempts to get off the street -- It 'nearly' got made -- horseshoes, handgrenades and nukes, etc. At one point I gave David Gerrold the rights to do a novelization of it (he was attached to the project, and wanted to -- and I was sick of the story once I completed the screenplay.) In any event, I've taken it back from David, with an eye toward turning it into a novel; but in the meantime, I'm going to ASCII-ize it and send it off to the various FTP sites, and Sean's web page. I'm turning 33 on Thursday, so consider this a birthday present from the birthday boy."(Bandwidth Alert: this is 219K)
"Another One Bites the Dust", a collaboration with Jodi. DKM writes: "It was a spec screenplay for what was at that time our favorite television show, HBO's 'DREAM ON'. We never even got past first base with this one -- despite having a high-power Hollywood agent submit it, we never heard back. We took it as a 'no'. "
"Given the Game" is a short story that originally appeared as the cover story of Aboriginal SF, Nov/Dec 1990.
"On Sequoia Time", a short
story that first appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction in September 1996.
A member of the New England Science-Fiction Association recommended DKM's "On Sequoia Time" for nomination for a Hugo! Alas, it didn't make the ballot...