Since leaving academia in 2019 Mark has focussed on his writing. He has published a first science fiction novel, ‘Icefall Cities’, and written a sequel, ‘Firedrift Moon’, that concludes the ‘Vast Alien Crisis’ story arc. After final edits ‘Firedrift Moon’ will be published in 2022. He is currently working on a fantasy novel.

Vast Alien Crisis – Icefall Cities

Deadly First Contact at the Edge of a Galactic Empire

Read a preview: Icefall Cities – opens in a new browser tab.

Vast Alien Crisis – Firedrift Moon

Checkani’s Vast Alien Encounter concludes in ‘Firedrift Moon’. Due for release 2022.

Checkani encounters a new, deadly Vast Alien and has her sanity stretched to the limit.
More deadly robots, crazier planetary processing cores, weirder alien technologies and a galactic civilisation under threat.

Fantasy novel incoming 2023

Watch this space for the title reveal autumn 2022.