Original Art, Fiction
and other projects
by Rod Galindo

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Hello again!
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UPCOMING EVENTS and PROJECTS

  •   COMICONs: Unfortunately, I must miss all comic book, pop culture, and sci-fi & fantasy conventions this year due to extended military duty until Springtime.  
  • "The Tesla Project series sequels. I'm currently working on Tesla books 2 and 3 simultaneously due to the interweaving time travel storyline.  I hope to publish both by the end of 2017.
  • Artwork underway: Grammarlocks and the Three Theiy're's! Yes, I'm turning it into a real children's book!
  • Complete, editing underway: "Border Patrol" short story. The crew of an international exploration vessel encounters more than they bargained for at the edge of our solar system. Publishing Date: TBD
  • Complete, editing underway: "Distress Call" novel.  A heart-wrenching sci-fi tale. Publishing Date: TBD
  • Complete, editing underway: "Under a Starless Sky" novelette. A smart Sci Fi journey that will keep you guessing until the end.  Publishing date: TBD
  • Work in Progress: "The Bracelet" novel. A romantic thriller, based on a somewhat bizarre, real-life event that kicks off a murderous chase.  Publishing date: TBD.
  • Work in Progress: "Clockwork Lies" novel.  My first stab at Steampunk.
  • Idea phase: Too many to list.

Novels, Novelettes, Short Stories

Claire


The Tutor's Ghost Stories


A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL


e-book available now on Amazon



Claire Harvey is no ordinary 16-year-old. Her past holds a terrifying secret only young Max fully believes. When not tutoring him in mathematics, Claire entertains Max by weaving the minor hauntings of the old, Gothic house on Hollow Street into tales that chill him to the bone. Claire is convinced the boy could someday find the quantum key to crossing over to the Other Side, but right now he can barely get through an assignment without the help of his tutor.


As the lonely decades pass, Max and Claire make it their mission to learn everything they can about the paranormal world. Max's goal in life is to set every ghost free from its haunt, where no soul truly desires to remain. But the U.S. Department of Paranormal Affairs and its demon-hunting mechanical spiders have a mission of their own. If they step foot into a haunted house, a ghost's choices are clear: Hell or Oblivion. And to the leader of the ghost hunters assigned to clear Max's childhood home, he himself becomes expendable, and Claire may lose her very soul. 


The popular short ghost story "The Tutor" launches these twelve haunted, heart-wrenching adventures of betrayal, redemption, and rediscovered love.

Cover design by The Cover Collection, based out of the UK.  Super fast, super customer service, super professional, super awesome.  TheCoverCollection.com
Cover design by The Cover Collection, based out of the UK.  Super fast, super customer service, super professional, super awesome.  TheCoverCollection.com

The Tesla Project:


1975


The Tesla Project Series


Part I


A NOVELETTE


Available now in paperback and e-book via Amazon, B&N, iBooks, and other online retailers.


The classified time travel program known as The Tesla Project, launched in 1965 by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or D.A.R.P.A., was designed to help America win the Vietnam Conflict. The U.S. military has its hands full reverse-engineering the technological wonders various “Travelers” have brought back from the future: microwave ovens, pagers, beta-max players, smart phones, and of course, advanced armor and weaponry. 

Sergeant First Class Mike Tyler, a.k.a. Traveler Three, has been informed his trip to 2075 could prove tricky. The camera sent before this “jump” transmitted a pitch-black world right before it was destroyed. Tyler is on a strict deadline to find answers; the portal back to 1975 will open and close again in four hours whether he’s there to step through it or not. “Just another day in the Army,” he says to himself, and enters the cavernous temporal sphere, currently charging up for his trip to 2075...

Sergeant Tyler’s convergence with History begins now.


(Part 1 of 3)

The Tutor


A Ghost Story


SHORT STORY


Available now in paperback and FREE e-book via Amazon, B&N, iBooks, and other online retailers.


This is the first chapter of Claire, the original short story that kicked off the novel.

Young Max hates Fourth Grade math. His teenage friend Claire is an ace with numbers, and is always eager to help him with his homework. Max adores her, and loves when she visits him in the old house on Hollow Street.

Claire can also weave a ghost story like no one else. But her favorite tale always sends chills down his spine, and hits a little too close to home...



















Cover design by The Cover Collection, based out of the UK.  Super fast, super customer service, super professional, super awesome.  TheCoverCollection.com

Pictured above is the hardback "proof" offered from Lulu.com as a free promo reward for completing ("winning") NaNoWriMo.  It was VERY motivating!  Cover (front and back) designed and drawn by yours truly.  I think it turned out okay, despite that fact.

Distress Call
A NOVEL

(Science Fiction) Two young sisters fight for life on a dying interstellar transport. A battle-hardened search and rescue team is on its way, but a cruel twist in time may already have decided their fate.


Book One of the SENTCORPS series.

Book Two, Prisoner of War, is currently in the works.


Planned publishing date: Early 2017


Click here to read Chapter One!

Clockwork Lies

A NOVEL

Tempest McQuillan, femme fatale, is caught in the middle of high-stakes intrigue and deception against the Capital Lunar Energy Corporation, CaLunE, whose Director runs the grand 19th Century city of Velia with an iron fist.  Or so it would appear.  Her husband Phineas is oblivious to her secret agent lifestyle and is planning a little amateur homemade terrorism of his own to "rightfully" bring down CaLunE. In a few short hours, their beautiful industrial-era city will be a crater the size of ancient Paris--more a legend now than a real city that once existed on a distant Earth--when an unstoppable asteroid impacts Barylock Bay.  With the two of them right at ground zero at the moment of impact, it will be a very bad day for Tempest and Phineas.  But then, as far as Phineas' boss is concerned, their kind wasn't ever meant to inherit the planet anyway...

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COSPLAYER NEEDED

Do you know what I need?  An awesome Steampunk Cosplayer to pose as the raven-haired Tempest in Clockwork Lies and grace my cover!  If you know anyone, e-mail me!

$$$


Just a crappy working cover.  

Cover design by The Cover Collection, based out of the UK.  Super fast, super customer service, super professional, super awesome.  TheCoverCollection.com
BEING XUMAN

A NOVELETTE

The artificial being, who the Creator calls Jane, wakes up one Saturday morning and tries her best to make sense of the world around her.  Like whether the flesh and blood xumans really reincarnate, and if so, what is it all for if no one really dies?  Why have a limit on life at all?  Is the black void that surrounds the planet truly never-ending?  And as for this Creator person, who pops into her mind whenever HE feels like it and gives her tasks that she feels compelled to obey, why did he disappear right when she needs him the most?


Planned publishing date: TBD.


Click here to read Chapter One!





 

The Bracelet

A NOVEL

(Romance/Thriller)

A lost Kate Spade bracelet coincidentally brings together Rachel and Tristan, two wildly different personalities whose adventures are only beginning as they turn to social media to help find the bracelet's true owner.  Tristan's innocence and goodwill unleashes a turn of events that leads to murder, unforeseeable twists, regained identities, and if Rachel's lucky, Tristan's heart.

Planned publishing date: TBD.

Just a simple, working cover, designed by me.  We'll see if it sticks.

 

STARGATE®

 

FANFICTION


 SG-1: Offspring

SG-1: 1942


These stories were started as Hopefully-Someday-To-Be-Episodes to be submitted to Double Secret Productions and MGM Television for their consideration for the small screen.

 

But now that SG-1, Atlantis and now Stargate Universe have all gone the way of every good sci-fi show on TV these days (cancelled or ended), the best I could hope for at this point is a feature-length movie.  Even the publisher of the Stargate novels is not accepting manuscripts unless you're already an accomplished author, so I guess I know what I need to do.  So for now these stories will simply remain here on my website in limbo for fellow fans to enjoy!

[Stargate wallpaper by wall.alphacoders.com]

 

STARGATE: UNIVERSE SEASON 3!

 

8 episodes in screenplay format by the talented Laurence Moroney. :)

Answers the television series finale's cliffhanger!  Fans will NOT be disappointed!

 

Click to download the .pdf files for FREE at Laurence Moroney's blog


UPDATE as of June 2015: Looks like Mr. Moroney's site has been taken down.  You can access the .pdf files of each script HERE.


  Mr. Moroney, I know you said you don't prefer fans to do this sort of thing, but I thought it was the lesser of the evils, what with your site down!  I know you want these terrific stories to reach as many people as possible to further fans' desires to bring the show back someday. :)

 

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Stop by and share the giggles and the saving of the puppies if you have a few minutes. :)

 

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