Jay Allan
AUTHOR

Jay Allan

I'm a lifetime Northeasterner, and I currently live in New York City, where I write from my apartment...and continue to fill small notebooks with ideas for future books. I've been reading science fiction and fantasy for just about as long as I've been reading, so, of course, when I started to write, that's where I ended up. It's been a great ride so far!

My tastes as a reader are fairly varied and eclectic, but I'd say my favorites are military and dystopian science fiction, space opera, alternate history, and epic fantasy, usually a little bit gritty. I also read a lot of non-fiction, mostly history. I write a lot of science fiction with military themes, but also other SF and some fantasy as well. I like complex characters and lots of backstory and action. Honestly, I think world-building is the heart of science fiction and fantasy, and since that is what I've always been drawn to as a reader, that is what I write.

Among other things, I write the bestselling Crimson Worlds series and the Far Stars series published by Harper Voyager.

I've been an investor and real estate developer for a long time (mostly retired from it now), a fiction author more recently. When I'm not writing, I enjoy traveling, running, hiking, reading. I love hearing from readers and always answer emails. I think you stop growing as a writer if you stop listening to those who read your books.

Join my mailing list at http://www.jayallanbooks.com, for updates on new releases (and some free and discounted books), and follow me on Twitter @jayallanwrites for an occasional look at work in progress and thoughts on the genre in general. Or you can email me at jay@jayallanbooks.com. I try to answer every email.

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Best Sellers

    • Black Dawn

    • Blood on the Stars, Book 8
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 131

    War is coming, darker and more terrible than any that have come before. The Hegemony is coming to impose its brutal system of genetic supremacy on the Confederation and the other nations on the Rim, to make its elite Masters the unchallenged rulers of all humans....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Brutal listen

    • By Steve on 09-08-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Dauntless

    • Blood on the Stars, Book 6
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292

    The pulsar...an ancient weapon of unimaginable power, one that threatens the Confederation with total destruction. The Union is preparing for the final invasion, one that cannot fail....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Best Sci-fi series

    • By Eric on 06-05-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ruins of Empire

    • Blood on the Stars, Book 3
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 533
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 497
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 496

    Captain Tyler Barron and the crew of Dauntless are finally enjoying the rest they've earned while their aging battleship gets the repairs and refit it desperately needs....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story great series

    • By Eric on 07-18-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Cauldron of Fire

    • Blood on the Stars, Book 5
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352

    The warrior culture of the Alliance has fragmented, and comrade fights comrade, brother kills brother. The Red Alliance forces, backed by the Union and its propaganda machine, have the advantage....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really like this series and will keep buying them

    • By KAG on 12-21-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Call to Arms

    • Blood on the Stars, Book 2
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 567
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 564

    War. The word spreads throughout the Confederation...the long-expected Union invasion has come...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By David on 06-15-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The White Fleet

    • Blood on the Stars, Book 7
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    The war is over, but the struggle continues. Tyler Barron and his spacers have set out into the unknown, deep into the Badlands, seeking to discover the empire’s old tech and the secrets of its tortured history before Gaston Villieneuve and the resurgent Union can beat them to it....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Really good book with 1 bad part.

    • By C Harlow on 09-25-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Duel in the Dark

    • Blood on the Stars, Book 1
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 838
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 781
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 780

    The Confederation has fought three wars against the forces of the totalitarian Union. Three generations of its warriors have gone off to war, held the line against the larger, more powerful enemy....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • backwards thinking

    • By Anonymous User on 06-05-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Echoes of Glory

    • Blood on the Stars, Book 4
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372

    Once again Captain Tyler Barron and his battleship Dauntless must go back to the Rim and on to the Alliance itself to somehow thwart the Union's plan....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another zinger!

    • By TheToal on 09-08-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Revenge of the Ancients

    • Crimson Worlds Refugees, Book 3
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313

    A battered group of human ships, fighting for survival, fleeing deeper into the far unknown, pursued by the deadly forces of the genocidal artificial intelligence known as the Regent....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ”Down it's throat”, again

    • By Mr on 08-09-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Storm of Vengeance

    • Crimson Worlds Refugees, Book 5
    • By: Jay Allan
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    Earth Two is a world beset by dangers, inside and out. Its genetic groupings, the cloned “Tanks”, the “Natural Borns”, and the hybrid “Mules” exist uneasily, each wary of the others, even as they rally to face the deadly threat of the First Imperium’s robot warriors....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great series

    • By Rodney W. on 07-17-18

    Regular price: $24.95

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