Welcome to the home page of Christopher L. Bennett, author of original and tie-in science fiction.
At the age of five and a half, I saw my first episode of Star Trek, believing it to be a show about a strange airplane that only flew at night. As I continued watching, I discovered what those points of light in the sky really were. This awakened a lifelong fascination with space, science and speculative fiction. I devoured Asimov, Clarke, and books on astronomy and physics. I often made up Trek-universe stories set a century after Kirk’s adventures (an idea years ahead of its time), but soon shifted to creating my own original universe. I eventually realized I did this pretty well, and deluded myself into thinking I could make a career out of it. So far, that delusion has been working out for me.
Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations — Time Lock
A second eBook novella continuing the DTI series.
The dedicated agents of the Federation Department of Temporal Investigations have their work cut out for them protecting the course of history from the dangers of time travel. But the galaxy is littered with artifacts that, in the wrong hands, could threaten reality. One of the DTI’s most crucial jobs is to track down these objects and lock them safely away in the Federation’s most secret and secure facility. As it happens, Agent Gariff Lucsly and his supervisor, DTI director Laarin Andos, are charged with handling a mysterious space-time portal device discovered by Starfleet. But this device turns out to be a Trojan horse, linking to a pocket dimension and a dangerous group of raiders determined to steal some of the most powerful temporal artifacts ever known…
The Hub is the most important place in the galaxy — the single point through which all interstellar travel must pass. Yet no one in the galaxy understands how it works. David LaMacchia, an unimportant man from an unimportant planet called Earth, is determined to change that. He’s got no qualifications and no skills. His only friends are a cynical, sharp-tongued space pilot named Nashira Wing and a smugly philanthropic alien named Rynyan, and they both think he’s crazy. On top of that, the powers that profit from the Hub might just be trying to kill him. Still… that won’t stop David from trying to prove that humanity can make a difference to the greater galaxy.
Now the tales of the Hub from the pages of Analog are collected for the first time in one volume, newly revised and expanded! Includes “The Hub of the Matter,” “Home is Where the Hub Is,” and “Make Hub, Not War,” plus exclusive bonus material!
An e-book exclusive available at:
Star Trek: Enterprise — Rise of the Federation: Live by the Code (Book 4)
Admiral Jonathan Archer has barely settled in as Starfleet Chief of Staff when new crises demand his attention. The Starfleet task force commanded by Captain Malcolm Reed continues its fight against the deadly Ware technology, but one of the task force ships is captured, its Andorian crew imprisoned by an interstellar Partnership that depends on the Ware for its prosperity. Worse, the Partnership has allied with a renegade Klingon faction, providing it with Ware drone fleets to mount an insurrection against the Klingon Empire. Archer sends Captain T’Pol and Endeavour to assist Reed in his efforts to free the captured officers. But he must also keep his eye on the Klingon border, for factions within the Empire blame Starfleet for provoking the Ware threat and seek to take revenge. Even the skill and dedication of the captains under Archer’s command may not be enough to prevent the outbreak of the Federation’s first war.
Available in paperback and e-book form at:
- “The Caress of a Butterfly’s Wing”: Original novelette appearing in Buzzy Mag
- “No Dominion”: Original novelette appearing in DayBreak Magazine
Star Trek: The Face of the Unknown: An Original Series novel set during the five-year mission.
“Twilight’s Captives”: An original novelette to be published in Analog Science Fiction and Fact.
Fiction by Christopher L. Bennett
News and Interviews
- 3/29/14: Interview on WBAI radio’s Equal Time for Freethought, covering Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel and Only Superhuman.
- 8/29/13: Interview on GraphicAudio’s All in Your Mind podcast, covering Only Superhuman and Spider-Man: Drowned in Thunder.
- 1/29/13: Interview on TrekMovie.
- 1/13/13: Interview with blogger Cody L. Martin.
- 1/11/13: Radio/podcast interview on Cincinnati Edition.
- 12/6/12: Podcast interview on The Chronic Rift.
- 11/3/12: Interview about Only Superhuman at The Qwillery.
- 10/16/12: Interview about Only Superhuman at My Bookish Ways.
- 4/24/12: I talk about DTI: Forgotten History on StarTrek.com at this link.
- 12/22/11: I talk about my favorite Star Trek gift at StarTrek.com (scroll down).
- 10/4/11: Interview on StarTrek.com at this link.
- 4/17/11: I’ve been interviewed on the NDB Media “Internet talk radio” service. The hourlong audio stream can be heard at this link.
- My first novel, Star Trek: Ex Machina, has been mentioned on the LA Times Hero Complex blog as one of the top four favorite Trek novels of Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman, the screenwriters for the upcoming J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie. I’m extremely flattered to be on the list.
- 10/14/08: Another interview with me has been posted at the German TrekZone site, and can be read in English here: http://www.trekzone.de/sys/frontend/index.php?id=2714
- I’ve been interviewed for the new Unreality SF website. The interview can be read here: http://unreality-sf.net/interviews/bennett.html
- I’ve also been interviewed for issue #4 (Spring 2008) of A Thousand Faces, The Quarterly Journal of Superhuman Fiction. The interview can be read here: http://www.thousand-faces.com/bennett.htm