Tom Tinney has joined Space Dock


1st December 2016 | Worldwide

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author-picSpace Dock acquisitions editor has raised a pint of Guinness in celebration of  the acquisition of digital, print and audio rights to Tom Tinney’s,  ManaTech Series: the 1 st Book “ManaTech: Mages”, the 2nd book “ManaTech: Oathstone” and an as yet untitled 3rd book.

Tom Tinney is a Biker (The v-twin powered kind…not a fan of peddling) that happens to enjoy writing Science Fiction and Fantasy.

He’s edited and contributed to Motorcycle Magazines, Blogs and short story sites about the Biker lifestyle. Tom covered events, interviewed famous custom bike-builders and artists, as well as writing hundreds of articles.

Tom Tinney was encouraged by “fans” to write novels as well. So he did, just not the ones they thought he would. His favourite books are from authors like Jim Butcher and Frank Herbert, Modessit and Feist, Asimov and Gibson, Weber and Jordan. So he went with his second great love for subject matter (SciFi), instead of his first (motorcycles).

Tom has numerous project in the works, including more SciFi and even a fictional account about the Biker lifestyle.

Tom’s political leanings, as well as his Biker credo, have seeped into his writing and that is why he believes free enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurs will advance us to the stars.

Tom currently resides in Wisconsin (which sucks 6 months out of the year for riding) with his wife and two dogs.

Ride safe, Ride often.

“On a dare from Edison, Nikola Tesla opens a portal to another realm in the alternate history FantaSci novel ‘ManaTech: Mages’. The inhabitants of the other realm are creatures of fantasy. And they have an abundance of Mana, the powerful essence that surrounds all life. What would twelve great minds from 1908 do with the sudden infusion of Mana-based powers? They can think things into existence. They can bring about great change, but the Earth is mana poor, so much will remain the same as the brilliant people, and their egos, re-shape the post-Victorian era. They cannot stop a world progressing toward war, so will their new allies and split loyalties change the outcome or is the result already written? Find out in ManaTech: Mages.”


M D Thalman joins Space Dock…

author-image15th November 2016 | Worldwide

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Space Dock acquisitions editor is said to be delighted in acquiring digital, print and audio rights to M D Thalman’s, the 13 Lives of a Television Repair Man.

“Arthur is all alone now, he killed the world. He had it all, but that wasn’t enough, so he went and ruined everything. God left in a hurry when the atomic bombs went off, and forgot to take poor Arthur with him. Now he lives in a sealed bunker under an irradiated wasteland once known as Florida, and watches the worlds he missed, the possibilities he prevented, in his ingenious, insidious creation: The Alternate Reality Generator. He only had one friend left in the world, a floppy eared Labrador, but he’s dead now, too. That’s probably Arthur’s fault as well. Now all he has is time and regret… and a machine that lets him live all kinds of lives, in another dimension…”

M.D. (Michael Dirk) Thalmann, a novelist and freelance journalist specializing in satire and science fiction, lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, children, and ornery cats, reads too much and sleeps too little. He has a couple dogs, too, but doesn’t like to mention them due to the slippers one of them ate in 2009, which neither has yet fessed up to. He is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas and has been living in the desert since 2004 when he took the novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas entirely too serious, and moved on a lark. He has been into journalism in one fashion or another and writing fiction and so on since he was ten years old or so and has gotten at least 20% better since that time. Today M.D. writes freelance and does columns for a few magazines here and there while working on his various novels and cursing his cats.

M.D. Thalmann is influenced by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Philip K. Dick, Carl Hiaasen, and (obviously) Hunter S. Thompson. His debut novel, The 13 Lives of a Television Repair Man, is available through Space Dock publishing, and his next, Static-Redux, a satirical science fiction/ space-opera, is slotted for release in early 2017. Find his work at

vON kRAEMER Joins Space Dock…


24th October 2016 | Worldwide

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Space Dock acquisitions editor is literally dancing in his office after the deal was done with vON kRAEMER, acquiring his SF novel, “the Hyphae Strain” and potentially some of his other works.

There was a buzz in the Space Dock editors rest room (Yes, they are allowed to recharge their batteries). Dave de Burgh said, excitedly. “I’ve yet to read something so savagely – and yet joyously written; this is a blast, and will blow you away! Fans of edgy, no-holds-barred SF will love this book, and I won’t be surprised if Von Kramer gains a cult following; this is a coup for Tickety Boo Press and Space Dock!”

The cover for this fantastic novel will be done by the legendary sci-fi artist, Jim Burns.


Speculative fiction has always been a part of the author’s life. Son of design engineer and futurist, Mitchell Bobrick, a science fiction book was more-often in the author’s hands than not. Hard Sci-Fi authors like, Niven, Benford, Baxter, and Haldeman, forged Von’s “High Science” interest – most often used in his literature. Horror also plays a key role, as most of his works are elementary future dysfunction. When not behind the computer keyboard, the author spent the greater part of his life working behind camera for Hollywood. The author owns and operates RAD sets and effects, and currently runs Galactic Pig Productions – a small Sci-Fi production company. He also owns Go Robotics FX, a company dedicated to invention and 3-D printing. He can be found on occasion about LA playing the bass guitar and pounding a few brews. He looks forward to unleashing the rest of what has patiently sat in his data vaults – upon the general public – for better or worse. Write the author:, and he will get back to you, and likely invite you for a beer. The author lives in North Hollywood, California

Alex Laybourne joins Space Dock…


19th October 2016 | Worldwide

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Space Dock acquisitions editor is said to be delighted at his second acquisition as editor of Space Dock. Alex Laybourne has signed a 3-book deal which starts with Lost and Found and will be published early 2017


Alex’s novel follows Glenn Hawke’s tragic past which forged him into a fearsome bounty hunter, but when a job takes him to the edge of the free systems, Glenn is forced to into a confrontation with the man who changed his life, so long ago.

He’s about to learn that sometimes when you start chasing ghosts, they don’t hide – they lie waiting…


Alex is the author of thirteen novels. He was born and raised in the coastal English town Lowestoft, it should come as no surprise (to those that have the misfortune of knowing this place) that he became a horror writer.

From an early age Alex was sent to schools which were at least 30 minutes’ drive away and so spent most of his free time alone, as the friends he did have lived too far away for him to be able to hang out with them in the weekends or holidays.

He’s been a writer as long as he can remember and has always had a vivid imagination. To this very day he finds it all too easy to just drift away into his own mind and explore the world he creates; where the conditions always seem to be just perfect for the cultivation of ideas, plots, scenes, characters and lines of dialogue.

Alex is married and has five wonderful children; James, Logan, Ashleigh, Damon and Riley. Alex’s biggest dream for them is that they grow up, and spend their lives doing what makes them happy, whatever that is.

For people who buy Alex’s work, he hopes that they enjoy what they read and that he can create something that takes them away from reality for a short time. For Alex, the greatest compliment he can receive is not based on rankings but by knowing that people enjoy what he produces, that they buy his work with pleasure and never once feel as though their money would have been better spent elsewhere.

Space Dock’s new Editor signs first author…



11th October 2016 | Worldwide

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SF Edwards Joins Space Dock– Author of ‘the Spiral War trilogy.’ 

We are delighted to announce the first author for Gary Compton as acquiring editor of Tickety Boo Press’ flagship imprint. He is said to be delighted at the news. “I am happy to announce the first author to join the Space Dock family. SF Edwards is a writer  of cutting edge science fiction that will keep you reading and wanting more.”

Dave de Burgh, Tickety Boo acquisitions editor mused. “Spiral War is the start of something special and exciting; battles in space, advanced technology, and an interesting quantum-spiritual exploration combine to make this a fresh, new celebration of Military SF. Very proud to welcome SF Edwards to Tickety Boo Press and Space Dock!”

The first book, “On Daggers Wings,” and prequel, “On The Cusp,” will be going to editors soon, artists will be instructed and the prequel and book 1 will be out early 2017.