Science Fiction author Mark Terence Chapman's home on the Web

Site last updated July 22, 2015.

This site is now officially closed. (I'll keep it online as backup for now, just in case.) Please check out my new website.

Recent News:

July 11, 2015: I'll be sunsetting this site, now that the new one is operational. (I'll keep it open as backup, just in case. But I probably won't be updating it anytime soon.) The new site offers the option for visitors to sign up for a newsletter.

July 10, 2015: Release Day! Aliens Versus Zombies.shipped and sold over 100 copies it's first day. My new website is officially open. You can find it here.

July 9, 2015: Big news! Tormorrow, Aliens Versus Zombies.ships. Not only that, but I'm unveiling a brand new website. 

June 25, 2015: We did it! The Thunderclap promotion campaign for Aliens Versus Zombies exceeded the goal of 100 supporters, with 103. This means the campaign will go live on July 10, as planned.  The total social media reach of the campaign is nearly 97,000 people. 

June 20, 2015: I'm making the last few minor edits on the final draft of Aliens Versus Zombies. A few more chapters and it's done.

June 16, 2015: Guess who's the newest member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)? That's right. Me. The SFWA finally voted to admit self-published authors as of March 1, 2015, as long as they meet the same requirements as traditionally published authors.

May 26, 2015: I now have a release date for  Aliens Versus Zombies: July 10, 2015. It's currently available for preordering. And it'll be available for only $0.99 (US)/£0.99 (UK) from now through Release Day. :) But the price goes up the next day, so if you're interested, now is the time to order.

March 22, 2015: I just added an excerpt for Aliens Versus Zombies, in case you're curious. It's a VERY unconventional zombie tale. Living, brain-damaged zombies? An alien invasion in the middle of the zombie apocalypse? What else could go wrong?

March 15, 2015: My Other Car is a Spaceship has reached 12,000 copies sold.

February 27, 2015: I just posted an excerpt for Mooncrash: The Fall of Mankind.

January 13, 2015: Here's a 40-minute free sample of the My Other Car is a Spaceship audiobook on YouTube.

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September 24, 2014: My Other Car is a Spaceship is still #1 on the Top 100 Military Sci-Fi list.

September 23, 2014: According to Amazon, today I'm the #31 bestselling author of Teen and Young Adult books on Kindle,  #32 among Sci-Fi authors on Kindle, and #41 among all Sci-Fi book authors--and Sunrise Destiny hasn't even shipped yet!

September 23, 2014: Today was a HUGE sales day for My Other Car is a Spaceship! A full 50% higher than my previous best day.

September 15, 2014: My Other Car is a Spaceship is still #1 on the Top 100 Military Sci-Fi list after a week. :)

September 13, 2014: Today was another good day! My Other Car is a Spaceship stayed at #1 on the Top 100 Military Sci-Fi list for the 5th day in a row, and #4 and #5 on the Space Fleet and Space Opera lists, respectively. In addition, The Tesserene Imperative reached #50 on the Space Exploration list and #55 for First Contact.

September 9, 2014: Today was a good day! My Other Car is a Spaceship reached #1 on the Top 100 Military Sci-Fi list today, and #4 and #5 on the Space Fleet and Space Opera lists. In addition, The Mars Imperative hit #51 on the Colonization list and The Tesserene Imperative reached #83 on the Space Exploration list. :)

September 8, 2014: My Other Car is a Spaceship just hit #2 on the Australian Amazon Top 100 Military Sci-Fi Kindle list today, and #8 on the Top 100 Space Opera list. In addition, it's #8 in India for sci-fi Kindle books overall.

September 7, 2014: My Other Car is a Spaceship reached #2 on the Top 100 Military Sci-Fi Kindle list today, and #6 on the Top 100 Space Opera and Space Fleet lists.

September 2, 2014: My Other Car is a Spaceship reached #8 on the Top 100 Military Sci-Fi list today, and #9 on the Top 100 Space Opera list.

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January 1, 2010: Sunrise Destiny is up for Book of the Month at Dark Divas Reviews. Click here to vote for it. (Voting ends at midnight on January 6.)

November 16, 2009: I just found out today that Sunrise Destiny is one of three finalists in the EPIC Awards competition (science fiction category). Judging is ongoing, with the winners to be announce in March 2010 at EPICon. That adds another honor to my meager resume.

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Welcome to the home of Mark Terence Chapman, author of science fiction novels and other interesting (and maybe not-so-interesting) stuff. Mark has also been known to write humor, poetry, short fiction, children's fiction, and even non-fiction, as the mood strikes him. (Wait a minute! This is my home page. Why am I writing in third-person?)

My first two novels, The Mars Imperative and The Tesserene Imperative, were published in 2007, and both went out-of-print when the publisher went belly-up in 2008. Both are now available again as second-edition ebooks on Amazon. 

My third novel, Sunrise Destiny, was published by another publisher in 2009 that went bankrupt  in 2014. A second edition is now available from as an ebook. My fourth novel, My Other Car is a Spaceship, is also available on Amazon as an ebook, and an audiobook. My fifth novel, Aliens Versus Zombies, will be available on Amazon on July 10. I have two other novels in various stages of completion.

In addition, I have several short stories that have been published in anthologies or as stand-alone ebooks.

For information about these books and stories (including, as the case may be, excerpts, blurbs, "deleted scenes", book trailers, and other miscellany), use the links on the left. You might also be interested in visiting my blog, Tesserene Dreams.

Note: All content on this site copyright © Mark Terence Chapman 2007-2015, unless otherwise noted.