Craig Martelle
AUTHOR

Craig Martelle

I'm a Dragon Award finalist for the Best Military Science Fiction novel of the year for 2018. I also have quite a few books that hit number one in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. I write mainly science fiction with themes of duty, honor, and justice.

I retired from the Marine Corps, went to law school, and then took my law degree into business consulting where I became a business diagnostics specialist and leadership coach. I retired from that at age 52 because I was away from home way too much. That's when I started writing full time, and I have not looked back since. This is a great ride! I have a variety of stories since I've been at this for a little while, lots of short stories so you can see if you like my style. I have a number of best selling novels in categories that matter to me - space opera, military scifi, Space Marine, colonization, and genetic engineering. As a serial daydreamer, it's nice to finally get the stories on paper (virtual and digital paper, that is).

Visit my web page, craigmartelle.com for the latest posts and updates or find me on Facebook, Author Craig Martelle. Send an email to craig@craigmartelle.com to join my mailing list for the latest on new releases, information on old releases, and anything related to my books, or simply follow me on Amazon - they'll notify you of my new releases as will BookBub.com if you follow me there:)

This is me writing to you, the incredible readers who have stumbled upon my stuff and then liked it. The great reviews, the emails, the notes, the Facebook comments - all of it keeps me writing because you are so supportive. I write full-time. It's what I do.

I grew up in Iowa, joined the Marine Corps and got to see the best and the worst that the world had to offer. Then earned a law degree. No matter where I went, I always had a book with me. Thanks to 21st Century technology, I now have hundreds of books loaded on my phone and always with me. This breakthrough allows me to binge read my favorites. How many books would I have read on deployments had I not had to have a physical book with me? I paced myself so I wouldn't finish too quickly.

We aren't encumbered like that now. I love the works of Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, JRR Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, and so many more. I have been compared to Andre Norton and that is humbling - she was an incredible author with a huge list of novels to her credit. With every new book, I aspire to live up to those that you, the readers, have compared me to.

Through a bizarre series of events, I ended up in Fairbanks, Alaska. I never expected to retire to a place where golf courses are only open for four months out of the year. But that's the way it is. It is off the beaten path. My wife and I get to watch the northern lights from our driveway. Our dog has lots of room to run. And temperatures reach fifty below zero. We have from three and a half hours of daylight in the winter to twenty-four hours in the summer.

It's all part of the give and take of life. If we didn't have those extremes, then everyone would live in the sub-arctic.

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Best Sellers

    • End Times Alaska: Endure, Run, Return

    • By: Craig Martelle
    • Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
    • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    The world is destroyed in a devastating nuclear attack. Now, Chuck and his family must learn to survive in a harsh new dystopia in Fairbanks, Alaska. This is an omnibus edition of the three titles in Craig Martelle's End Times Alaska series....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Just barely OK

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-29-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Bridge Across the Stars

    • A Sci-Fi Bridge Original Anthology
    • By: Rhett C. Bruno, Felix R. Savage, Daniel Arenson, and others
    • Narrated by: Nicole Poole, Greg Tremblay
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    In this anthology, you'll find 17 tales of conflict and heroism, exploration and discovery, endurance and triumph. Flee the apocalypse of modern-day Earth, fly a fighter in the cold emptiness of deep space, and find new life on the distant shores of an alien world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great and varied collection of sci-fi

    • By Kingsley on 07-30-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • You Have Been Judged: A Space Opera

    • Judge, Jury, & Executioner, Book 1
    • By: Craig Martelle, Michael Anderle
    • Narrated by: Katharine McEwan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Rivka Anoa has a gift and a galactic mandate. She's a lawyer accused of a murder she did commit. She stands ready to accept her fate, even though her victim was a murderer. A second chance appears. Become more than a lawyer. Be one who judges and punishes the guilty....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Fury

    • End Times Alaska, Book 4
    • By: Craig Martelle
    • Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    It's been 10 years since the triumphant return of Chuck, his family, and his fellow settlers to a new, post-nuclear-war Alaska....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is a great story

    • By Paul on 12-27-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Nomad's Justice

    • A Kurtherian Gambit Series - Terry Henry Walton Chronicles, Book 6
    • By: Craig Martelle, Michael Anderle
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    Terry Henry Walton envisioned the Force de Guerre as a unit to keep evil away from those who wanted to live in peace....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Miss match

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-11-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Destroy the Corrupt

    • Judge, Jury, & Executioner, Book 2
    • By: Craig Martelle, Michael Anderle
    • Narrated by: Katharine McEwan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    No one runs a racket and gets away with it. Not in the federation and not when it steals business from The Bad Company. Punish the interlopers! But justice must be served. Is it a racket? Or are they just better at business? Send in the Magistrate to investigate and apply the law....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Nomad's Fury: A Kurtherian Gambit Series

    • Terry Henry Walton Chronicles, Book 5
    • By: Craig Martelle, Michael Anderle
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 124

    Settled into their new home of North Chicago, Terry and Char find more enemies than they suspected. A Forsaken has surrounded himself with a small army of loyal humans....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love this series.. took until book 3 to grow on me

    • By Snoopyslove on 02-09-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Cygnus Space Opera: Books 1 to 3

    • Humanity Comes Home
    • By: Craig Martelle
    • Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
    • Length: 29 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    From space they came, to space they returned. Humanity would not be denied.The crew trains for their mission and joins the Cygnus-12 as it tests the Interstellar Space Engine, venturing far beyond anywhere they've gone before....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Snarky Cats, Hard-Headed Hero

    • By CAP on 02-17-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Covert Talents: Age of Expansion - A Kurtherian Gambit Series

    • Uprise Saga, Book 1
    • By: Amy DuBoff, Michael Anderle
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Grace
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 26

    Ava Landyn never thought she had what it took to be a warrior. She's smaller than the others, but she had spirit. She had purpose....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!!

    • By Robert on 03-26-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Nomad Found

    • Terry Henry Walton Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Craig Martelle, Michael Anderle
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    It's been 20 years since the fall, the destruction the world brought on itself....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book and awesome narration..

    • By Trish R. on 09-28-18

    Regular price: $19.95

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