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Hypnos Magazine is publishing one of my horror short stories

I'm pleased and honored to announce that Hypnos Magazine is including my horror short story "Elsie's Whiskers" in their April edition.

 

Elsie is a part-human huntress prowling the spaces far below the streets of New York City who encounters something quite unexpected one night. Here's the opening:

Elsie's Whiskers

 

Elsie awoke when the moon was dark, as always. The crawlspace where she slept, near the top of a Manhattan skyscraper, was silent and shadowy. She stretched, detecting a slight odor. Droppings from a mouse that had passed through during her slumber. Judging from the faint scent, the visit was two weeks past.

 

She thought of the mouse's whiskers, twitching and seeking in the darkness, and allowed her own senses to reach out. The building was almost empty after hours, and she only detected the energy of security guards and cleaning crews. The skyscraper's steel and concrete were dead materials, and didn't conduct the forces well. That was why she'd picked it, and why her hiding place was so high up. Disconnecting was the only way she could sleep between hunts.

 

Her stomach trembled at the thought of food, and she slid toward the hatch.



I hope you like it. You can order a copy here:

http://radiumtownpress.com/store.html

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The final novel of my military science fiction Sim War series is out!

Harper Voyager just released the fifth and final novel in my military science fiction Sim War series--LIVE ECHOES.

In order, the series is GLORY MAIN, ORPHAN BRIGADE, DIRE STEPS, CHOP LINE, and LIVE ECHOES.

THE THRILLING CONCLUSION OF THE SIM WAR SERIES

There’s new hope for resolution of the decades-long war against the  Read More 
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My Latest Sci-Fi Novel has Launched!

HarperCollins has launched the fourth book (of five) in my military science fiction Sim War series--CHOP Line.

The ebook is now available, and the paperback will be released on December 27th.

https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062471673/chop-line

Here's the description, and I hope you enjoy CHOP Line:

Things are looking grim for the human Alliance  Read More 
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En busca del obelisco perdido

From Argentina, where my good friend Agustina Pineiro has reviewed my horror novels INTERLANDS and DENIZENS:


En busca del obelisco perdido


El horror sobrenatural aún acecha las tierras de Lovecraft en esta saga escrita por Vincent O'Neil.


Conocí a Vincent O'Neil en NecronomiCon y entre conferencias me contó que había escrito un  Read More 
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An Ironic Notion: Bill Paxton in Aliens and Edge of Tomorrow

When I saw the military science fiction movie Edge of Tomorrow, I didn’t realize that Bill Paxton was part of the cast until he appeared onscreen in the role of Master Sergeant Farell. I’ve enjoyed his acting ever since seeing him in films such as Terminator and Weird Science, and of course  Read More 
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The sequel to INTERLANDS is here!

DENIZENS, the sequel to my horror novel INTERLANDS, is now available in both Kindle and Nook ebook formats. The paperback edition will go on sale shortly.

Book Two of the Interlands series takes up right where INTERLANDS left off:

Historian Angela Morse is trying to keep a secret. At the end of the book INTERLANDS, she'd  Read More 
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Get Two New Mil Sci-Fi Novels from Harper Voyager for $3

Until the end of December, Harper Voyager is offering the ebook version of my mil sci-fi novel GLORY MAIN for 99 cents and the sequel, ORPHAN BRIGADE, for $1.99 as a pre-order.

So you can get both books in the series as ebooks for $3. You're welcome.

The ebook of ORPHAN BRIGADE will be released on January 6, 2015. GLORY  Read More 
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A nice break for all the holiday-strained wallets out there -- my sci-fi novel ORPHAN BRIGADE is on sale for $1.99

Recognizing that the holidays can get a little costly, I approached the good folks at Harper Voyager about reducing the ebook price of my next novel, ORPHAN BRIGADE -- and they agreed.

ORPHAN BRIGADE is the sequel to my mil sci-fi novel of survival GLORY MAIN (on sale now in both ebook and paperback)  Read More 
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Q&A from the BFI Voyager Sci-Fi Film Festival

Tell us about yourself

I’m Vincent H. O’Neil, and I’m the author of the new mil sci-fi “Sim War” series (Glory Main and Orphan Brigade) from HarperVoyager, writing as Henry V. O’Neil. I’m also the author of a four-novel murder mystery series from St. Martin’s Press (Murder in  Read More 
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On Veterans Day, a few notes on how my military service influences my mil sci-fi writing

Today, HarperVoyager asked its veteran authors to blog about the ways their military service affects their writing. Here's my part:

I graduated from West Point in 1985, and spent the next few years as an officer in the US Army Infantry. I was a platoon leader with the 10th Mountain Division at the newly-activated Fort  Read More 
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