Author Archives: J P Catton

About J P Catton

Speculative storytelling and skewed fiction: the blog and website of author John Paul Catton.

Alternative-History Science Fiction

What strange fate awaits you … beyond tomorrow? This collection of short stories and novellas includes visions of alternative history, where alterations of events and technology have produced worlds eerily different from our own. From a traumatized Spiritualist medium trying … Continue reading

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“Sword, Mirror, Jewel” by John Paul Catton: YA Urban Fantasy trilogy based on Japanese Mythology. ” … combines the pace of a modern science fiction/fantasy novel with an authentic recreation of the atmosphere, society, history and mythology of Japan.” – … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy based on Japanese Myths & Legends

” … combines the pace of a modern science fiction/fantasy novel with an authentic recreation of the atmosphere, society, history and mythology of Japan.” – Amazon 5-star review. “Voice of the Mirror” is Book 1 of the YA Urban Fantasy … Continue reading

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Deene Kingston: “Blackout”

The Big Shout Out to artist Deene Kingston keeps on rolling, with his internal illustration for The Futurist Manifesto # 5: “Nightfall in Utopia”! Publisher’s Description:¬† July 13th, 1977: New York City is paralyzed by a mysterious blackout, cutting off … Continue reading

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Deene Kingston: “From Venus With Love”

We continue the Big Shout Out to Artist of the Month Deene Kingston with his stunning cover to The Futurist Manifesto # 4: “Jimmy Diamond and the Girl from Venus”! Publisher’s Description: London, 1965. The city is a swinging, futuristic … Continue reading

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Artist of the Month: Deene Kingston

This month Excalibur Books salutes Artist of the Month Deene Kingston as well as Author of the Month Jamie Carter – because Deene has provided the amazing ¬†illustrations for Jamie’s book, “The Jason Zodiac Files: Volume One”. He also contributed … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac # 8: Justified and Ancient

The following is an excerpt from Chapter Eight of “The Jason Zodiac Files”, Jamie Carter’s biography of Jason Zodiac. Chapter One can be found here. More information can be found here. October 1988, and it’s time for my first real … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac # 7: They Call It Aciiiiiiiiid

The following is an excerpt from Chapter Seven of “The Jason Zodiac Files”, Jamie Carter’s biography of Jason Zodiac. Chapter One can be found here. More information can be found here. Mandy comes into my life in the summer of … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac # 6: Unknown Pleasures Closer Still

The following is an excerpt from Chapter Six of “The Jason Zodiac Files”, Jamie Carter’s biography of Jason Zodiac. Chapter One can be found here. More information can be found here. Simon Briggs ¬†had agreed to meet me not in … Continue reading

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