Isolation and despair in the depths of space


EmptyMy debut standalone release, the dark sci-fi tale “Empty” is available now via Sinister Grin Press.

A mashup of science fiction and horror, the idea for this claustrophobic novella sprung from a personal experience of isolation and being separated from the herd.

Down-on-his-luck, stuck performing punishment duty in the lower levels of the Penrose, Junior Engineer 3rd Class Hansen wants nothing more than to see the wreckage of a newly discovered ship dating back to man’s earliest deep space explorations.

The engineer is about to get his wish, and in the process come face-to-face with a long-dormant horror waiting patiently for the perfect vessel. What he’ll uncover in the darkness will threaten to consume him, body and soul.

Read what the reviewers are saying about “Empty” and grab your own digital or physical paperback copy right here.

A playlist of dark ambient and heavy metal tracks that inspired the writing process and fits the story from beginning to end can also be heard via Spotify to enhance your reading experience.

What people are saying about “Empty:”

“Rapid pacing, a cinematic feel, and building tension punctuated by inexorable, horror-tinged hopelessness pull the reader through this classic sci-fi novella.” – 5/5 Amazon review

“His storytelling skills are firmly grounded in classic sci-fi of old and is delivered with technical charm like Arthur Machen.” – Eric Compton, author of Denim & Letters

“The atmosphere that is portrayed in this story genuinely scared the wee out of me. I felt very alone and very in need of a hug when I finished this story. I was cold and scared. If you like your horror to have that little bit extra that genuinely makes your skin crawl and makes you crave human interaction when you finish it, just so you don’t feel alone, this is for you.” – Confessions Of A Reviewer

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