Dean Wesley Smith
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Dean Wesley Smith

Considered one of the most prolific writers working in modern fiction, USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith published far more than a hundred novels in forty years, and hundreds of short stories across many genres.
At the moment he produces novels in several major series, including the time travel Thunder Mountain novels set in the Old West, the galaxy-spanning Seeders Universe series, the urban fantasy Ghost of a Chance series, a superhero series starring Poker Boy, and a mystery series featuring the retired detectives of the Cold Poker Gang.
His monthly magazine, Smith's Monthly, which consists of only his own fiction, premiered in October 2013 and offers readers more than 70,000 words per issue, including a new and original novel every month.
During his career, Dean also wrote a couple dozen Star Trek novels, the only two original Men in Black novels, Spider-Man and X-Men novels, plus novels set in gaming and television worlds. Writing with his wife Kristine Kathryn Rusch under the name Kathryn Wesley, he wrote the novel for the NBC miniseries The Tenth Kingdom and other books for Hallmark Hall of Fame movies.
He wrote novels under dozens of pen names in the worlds of comic books and movies, including novelizations of almost a dozen films, from The Final Fantasy to Steel to Rundown.
Dean also worked as a fiction editor off and on, starting at Pulphouse Publishing, then at VB Tech Journal, then Pocket Books, and now at WMG Publishing, where he and Kristine Kathryn Rusch serve as series editors for the acclaimed Fiction River anthology series.
For more information about Dean's books and ongoing projects, please visit his website at www.deanwesleysmith.com and sign up for his newsletter.

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    • Kill Game

    • Cold Poker Gang, Book 1
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Rish Outfield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Retired Detective Bayard Lott hosts the weekly poker games at his home. The group calls themselves the Cold Poker Gang. And they succeed at closing old cases....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good listening.

    • By Sandy Stapleton on 04-06-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Star Trek: Klingon (Adapted)

    • By: Hilary Bader
    • Narrated by: Michael Dorn, Robert O'Reilly
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Master the KIingon Way of the Warrior as you undergo Starfleet's training in the language, culture, and warfare of the Federation's most lethal adversary: the Klingons...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shame it's rather short.

    • By brian on 09-29-18

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Stars

    • Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian
    • By: Janis Ian (editor), Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Janis Ian, Gabrielle De Cuir, Emily Rankin, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 19

    Thirty original stories - each inspired by a Janis Ian song - from some of the biggest names in science fiction and fantasy, including: Tad Williams, Harry Turtledove, and Orson Scott Card....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listening was even better than reading!

    • By Justdar on 07-20-14

    Regular price: $34.94

    • How to Write a Novel in Ten Days

    • WMG Writer's Guides Book 6
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Phil Baker
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    In a series of blog posts, Smith chronicled his process toward ghost writing a 70,000-word novel for a traditional publisher in just 10 days....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good for what it is

    • By SDH on 06-15-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Fantasy Adrift

    • Fiction River, An Original Anthology Magazine, Book 7
    • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: J. Daniel Sawyer, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    From fairy tales fractured into unrecognizability to Russian mobsters hanging out with zombies, from New World slavery to modern Alaskan cruise ships, the stories in Fantasy Adrift sail across the genre....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Thunder Mountain

    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Flora Plumb
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Dawn must survive to rescue herself, her friends, and the man she loves. A science fiction novel of the old west and true love....

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Fiction River Special Edition

    • An Original Anthology Magazine, Special Edition, Volume 1
    • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith, Doug Allyn, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Boice, Jerimy Colbert, Jane Kennedy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Fiction River is an original fiction anthology series. Modeled on successful anthology series of the past....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Against Time

    • Seeders Universe, Book 2
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Flora Plumb
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Together, Callie and Fisher work to discover the secrets of a galaxy that have been hidden in plain sight, even from the powerful humans who rescued millions....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not quite a Novel

    • By Hugh on 06-28-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Fiction River

    • Moonscapes, an Original Anthology Magazine, Volume 6
    • By: Fiction River, Steven Mohan Jr., Annie Reed, and others
    • Narrated by: Jerimy Colbert, Jane Kennedy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    For centuries, the moon filled our imaginations. Eleven professional writers took those dreams and set original stories on moons scattered all over the galaxy....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Fiction River: Hex in the City

    • An Original Anthology Magazine, Volume 5
    • By: Kerrie L. Hughes(editor), Seanan McGuire, Jeanne C. Stein, and others
    • Narrated by: Jane Kennedy, Jerimy Colbert, Barton Grover Howe, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Set in urban lands from modern Portland and ending the tour in London, writers take the idea of "Hex" and stretch and twist it into stories with a magickal grip on the imagination....

    Regular price: $19.95

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