Nathan L. Yocum is an author, teacher, and entrepreneur living on the Big Island of Hawai’i.
His novels, The Zona, Automatic Woman, and The Strong Brain are all available through Curiosity Quills. Nathan has short stories featured in CQ Primetime, CQ After Dark, Lamplight: Dark Fiction Quarterly, and Writers on the Wrong Side of the Road.
As a writer Nathan’s inspirations include Kurt Vonnegut, Cormac McCarthy, George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Charles Bukowski, but admits that the list goes on and on.
Nathan was also the editor-in-chief of SpecLit Masters Magazine, an eZine featuring the best in speculative short fiction, as well as an award winning screenwriter for Catbrain Film Factory.
Interviews & Press
- Is Nathan Yocum a Moriarty or a Jack the Ripper?, by Sharon Bayliss on Curiosity Quills (12/4/2012)
- Author Interview: Nathan L. Yocum, by codyunderwwod.com (10/24/2012)
- The Zona by Nathan L. Yocum Scheduled for a Mid-February Debut; Advance Reading Copies Available, by Curiosity Quills Press (1/17/2012)
- Author Interview: Nathan L Yocum author of The Zona, by Albert Robbins III (11/3/2011)
Cargo Specialist Trevor Ponsi wakes up for his shift–just like any other day. Oddly enough, the crew has vanished, the vessel is wildly off-course, and the ship’s AI insists on holding Trevor hostage until he can win a round of tic-tac-toe. What exactly happened while he was asleep?
The Quark Machine
Professor Northwip invents an AI computer that can self-replicate on a nano-scale. His exploration of infinitely small realities is cut short when he suddenly wakes up naked on an island with no memories of how he got there. What perilous dangers has Professor Northwip unleashed? Who fears the true nature of the Quark Machine?
The Storms came, and with them disease and blight like mankind had never experienced. Most died. Those who survived were quick to scramble for weapons, wealth, and control. Petty lords gave way to new societies.
From the ashes of old came the Reformed Arizona Theocracy, or simply put, the Zona. Their laws are simple, all sins are punished swiftly and violently.
But what happens when men of honor take a stand against their rulers?
There are no simple cases. Jacob “Jolly” Fellows knows this.
The London of 1888, the London of steam engines, Victorian intrigue, and horseless carriages is not a safe place nor simple place… but it’s his place. Jolly is a thief catcher, a door-crashing thug for the prestigious Bow Street Firm, assigned to track down a life sized automatic ballerina. But when theft turns to murder and murder turns to conspiracy, can Jolly keep his head above water? Can a thief catcher catch a killer?
Simon Craig is many things…psychic, alcoholic, drug addict, unlicensed private detective, frequenter of nut houses and rehabs in equal measure.
The voices in Simon’s head reveal everything, whether he wants them to know or not.
When a crooked detective hires Simon to retrieve the runaway daughter of local crime lord, all seems routine. That is until a psychic maniac takes notice and wages a battle of wills against the unruly Mr. Craig.
Who will survive when powerful psychics clash?