C.T. Phipps is a lifelong student of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. An avid tabletop gamer, he discovered this passion led him to write and turned him into a lifelong geek. He is a regular reviewer at The United Federation of Charles and the author of Agent G, Cthulhu Armageddon, The Red Room series, Lucifer’s Star, Straight Outta Fangton, and The Supervillainy Saga.
Phipp’s original short story, Lost Honor, follows star pilot Cassius Mass, the main character CT’s sci-fi series, Lucifer’s Star. The short story, just like Lucifer’s Star (book 1) and Lucifer’s Nebula (book 2), is backed with action and intrigue. Before you dive head first into CT’s works, read his short story here.
LUCIFER’S STAR is the first novel of the Lucifer’s Star series, a dark science fiction space opera set in a world of aliens, war, politics, and slavery.
Book 1 of the Lucifer’s Star Series
Cassius Mass was the greatest star pilot of the Crius Archduchy. He fought fiercely for his cause, only to watch his nation fall to the Interstellar Commonwealth. It was only after that he realized the side he’d been fighting for was the wrong one. Now a semi-functional navigator on an interstellar freight hauler, he tries to hide who he was and escape his past. Unfortunately, some things refuse to stay buried and he ends up conscripted by the very people who destroyed his homeland.
Book 2 of the Lucifer’s Star Series
Captain Cassius Mass can only run so far from his problems and the galaxy isn’t big enough to hide from those pursuing him. Cassius soon finds himself blackmailed into a mission that will clear him of all charges as well as protect him from future persecution: bring an end to the civil war currently racking the galaxy. Accompanied by a new set of untrustworthy allies, the crew of the Melampus, and the A.I duplicate of his dead wife—Cassius needs to figure out how to not only deal with his target but also his employers.
Because the entire universe is at stake.
The Cthulhu Armageddon series is a post-apocalypse Western set in the aftermath of the Great Old Ones rising. Humanity has been all but destroyed but, one century later, a small scattered group of survivors eck out a living in the shadow of gods.
John Henry Booth is a ranger of one of the largest remaining city-states when he’s exiled for his group’s massacre and suspicion he’s “tainted.” Escaping with a doctor who killed her husband, John travels across the Earth’s blasted alien ruins to seek the life of the man who killed his friends.
It’s the one thing he has left.
It has been a year since John Henry Booth’s exile from New America and the fall of the Black Cathedral. Cursed with a slow transformation into a monster, he has begun a doomed relationship with fellow escapee Mercury Halsey as they seek some way to arrest his transformation.
Dubious hope arrives in the form of the University, the deranged scientists and cultists descended from the staff of Miskatonic University. Except, their offer of help comes at a price. Having sold themselves to ancient aliens called the Yith, they wish John and Mercury to join a group of rogues in hunting down a wayward member of their faculty: a man who intends to release the last of the sleeping Great Old Ones on an already ravaged planet. If they’re telling the truth, John and Mercury will be heroes. If.
The Red Room series is a set of urban fantasy novels starring Derek Hawthorne, a secret agent trained in magic working for a global conspiracy called the House. Partnered with the capable but untrustworthy Shannon O’Reilly, the pair of them investigate supernatural phenomenon while attempting to keep their employers from destroying what remains of their souls. The Red Room is a snark and adventure-filled set of stories set in a world where the supernatural is hidden from the public but it is a ticking clock until it all comes out. The Red Room series is published by Ragnarok Publications.
There are no good guys in the world of shadows … but maybe some bad men are better than others.
Derek Hawthorne was born to be an agent of the Red Room. Literally. Raised in a conspiracy which has protected the world from the supernatural for centuries, he’s never been anything other than a servant of their agenda. Times are changing, though, and it may not be long before their existence is exposed.
When a routine mission uncovers the latest plan of the magical terrorist, the Wazir, Derek finds himself saddled with a new partner. Who is the mysterious but deadly Shannon O’Reilly? What is her agenda? Couple this with the discovery the Red Room has a mole seeking to frame Derek for treason and you have a plot which might bring down a millennium-old organization. Can he stop the Wazir’s mission to expose the supernatural? And should he?
Derek Hawthorne has ascended to become a member of the all-powerful Committee, which rules the world through the nebulous House. The House, officially, exists to protect humanity from the vampires, demons, and other forces of darkness that imperil humanity. Unofficially, it exists to protect its own power.
When his old partner, Christopher Hang, turns up as one of the undead—Derek is nonplussed to say the least. Christopher also has a message that troubles the tiny remains of Derek’s conscience: the House is running a secret project to not only control supernaturals but eliminate them. Now, Derek has to figure out if he’s to side with the supernatural or humanity or neither. Oh and did we mention Dracula, pirates, and werewolves were involved too?
The Supervillainy Saga is a series of superhero novels set in a world of heroes, villains, and monsters. Gary Karkofsky, a seemingly ordinary man, lucks out when he discovers a magical cape formerly belonging to Falconcrest City’s greatest hero. Driven by the tragic death of his supervillain brother as a child, Gary chooses to try and follow in his brother’s footsteps. This goes over like a ton of bricks with his wife and family. Not quite evil enough to be a proper supervillain, Gary stradles the line between good and evil while having increasingly madcap adventures. The Supervillainy Saga is published by Amber Cove Publishing and is presented by Jim Bernheimer (Confessions of a D-List Supervillain, Prime Suspects, Dead Eye).
Agent G is an ongoing series of cyberpunk spy novels set in a pre-cyberpunk world (ours) which will eventually transition into a full-on Gibsonian dystopia–assuming our hero lives that long. The titular character is a man without a past, having supposedly agreed to give up his memories and serve ten years as an assassin for the International Refugee Society. In exchange, the Society has cybernetically modified his body to superhuman levels and given him a life of luxury between missions but G can’t help but question is masters as well as their goals. The truth is worse than he could have imagined.
Wraith Knight is a story of what happened to the world after the Dark Lord falls, the epic war is won, and the heroes are triumphant. Alliances fail, the political map changes, and the species must learn to live together. Jacob Riverson was enslaved as a wraith knight for 200 years, bound to the will of an evil god, only to once more regain his free will with his master’s demise. Still the flawed hero he was before turned into a monster, he searches for a place in a world he helped brutalize for centuries. Joining with idealistic young heroine, Regina Whitetremor, he now must discover whether to play the part of the hero or the villain or both.
Straight Outta Fangton is the first book in a series of vampire novels detailing the adventures of Peter Stone, the world’s unluckiest vampire. In a world where vampires have revealed themselves and make fortunes off the gullibility of humans, Peter is forced to work behind the counter-top of a convenience store. His bad luck is about to change, specifically, to get worse when he is forced into numerous adventures to deal with the problems facing the vampire race.
If only he could get paid for them.
This series follows Jane Doe, the unfortunately named child of an ordinary family of weredeer living in Bright Falls, Michigan. Blessed with psychic powers in addition to her status of being able to become the least threatening animal possible. Brought into cases involving murder, demons, monsters, and worse–she proves nothing can stand against the power of snark and an angel-possessed handgun.
Predestiny is a time-travel series based on the paradox of whether you’d kill a monster before he became so. Robbie Stone thought he was on the right side of history. He wanted to make a difference by protesting Butterfly, a megacorporation slowly taking over the United States in the near feature. But after he’s attacked by a group of assassins, Robbie’s rescuer, a mysterious white-haired girl named Jane, makes a startling claim: the assassins were sent to kill Robbie and prevent his fate of becoming a merciless dictator responsible for the genocide of millions across the globe. Horrified by his destiny, Robbie must now face a choice: give up his vendetta against Butterfly or risk becoming the worst mass murderer the world has ever seen.
Psychic. Superhero. Spy. Detective. Bounty Hunter. Ashley Morgan has been many things and failed at all of them. The twenty-eight-year old has her whole life ahead of her but has already resigned herself to working a dead end job bringing in the debt-ridden supernatural criminals of New Detroit. A chance encounter with the vampire sheriff reveals a secret that motivates her to change her life forever: her long-missing brother Arthur is alive (in a manner of speaking).
Ashley sets out on a quest to not only find him but also deal with old lovers, treacherous criminals, a magic sword, and a quest to raise an ancient vampire from the dead.
Brightblade is set in the same world as the Red Room series, The Bright Falls Mysteries, and Straight Outta Fangton