Welcome to Outpost Stories

“An outpost is a refuge, a safe haven in the midst of a hostile environment. And that’s what I want my books to be.”

As someone who’s had countless thousands of hours of enjoyment reading stories written by other authors, it’s my honor to offer you these tales of adventure – all of which occur in the same fictional universe, so if you pay attention you may notice some connections – and I hope you enjoy them.


Set in an all-too-possible near future, the Slowpocalypse series shows the struggles of brave men and women as they try to survive the collapse of civilization in the hope of building a better future.
 
 


The Watchbearers books follow a motley assortment of time-travelers from the future who are stranded in our past and get into all kinds of trouble.
 
 


The Miraibanashi trilogy is a tale of espionage in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic Japan, and of revolution against an oppressive regime.

My aim is to write the best books I can, tell my stories the best way I know how, and publish them as professionally as possible. To make my novels available at reasonable prices and provide you with a satisfying experience. My guiding principle is this version of the golden rule – I want to give you what I would enjoy myself as a reader.     

Which is why I’ve established this web site/blog – not only to announce forthcoming books and special promotions – but for those of you who’ve read any of my stories, I want to hear your feedback (to help me keep improving.) I’m also posting weekly updates, so you can know what I’m currently writing, and how that work is going – what’s coming in the future and when you can expect new books.

I also post occasional articles. Some of these are general posts about my approach to writing and the creative process. Some share my experiences publishing my books. And others delve specifically into individual stories – ‘making of’ posts that go into detail about how I wrote those stories and why I made some of the choices I made. (Since these posts are spoilery, I give plenty of warning, and advise actually reading the books first.)

If you want to receive regular updates about my work, you can subscribe to have Outpost Stories blog posts delivered right to your e-mail inbox. Or if you just want to get notifications of new releases and special promotions, you can sign up for Outpost Alerts.
     
All of this is based on what I’d like to see if I were in your shoes. I hope you’ll share your thoughts and opinions so I can improve both my books and this site.
     
Thank you for visiting,
     
James Litherland

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