Writer of imagined places and events on and off our world.

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ARDYCE YEARS BOOKS

Prisoners of the Baroque

Humans have become a coveted item in the universe and sold for exorbitant amounts to the highest bidder. Four astrophysicists along with 50,000 other souls kidnapped from remote areas of Earth are abducted and taken aboard the slaver ship, Baroque to be sold at an alien auction. Amos leads his fellow professors and other prisoners in the hopes of a future that does not involve becoming subject of alien laboratory experiments, hard mining labor, or worse…

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Ardyce Years Author

About The Author

Ardyce’s love for books was born to replace friends. Growing up in the southwest her parents moved from town to town. The local library supplied her with endless relationships, some she holds near and dear today. The Old Man and the Sea stays by her bedside, although their love affair is relatively new. When an auto accident as a teenager kept her immobile for three months, the doctor’s banishment to the living room couch began her obsession with movies and television. (BTW, next to smart phones, streaming is the best invention of modern times.) The first science fiction movie she can remember viewing is The Day the Earth Stood Still.

She found the movie poster in Cannes, of all places, in 2006 and insisted on carrying it on the plane on her return flight home. Artie lives in Phoenix with her husband, three kids, and a menagerie of four legged family members. She is known for a wicked, sometimes inappropriate, sense of humor. Her kids do not think she is funny at all.

Ardyce Years is the author of the Brother 5 series which includes two novels, Brother 5 and Dancing Above the Moon, as well as novelettes Prisoners of the Baroque and The Ice Prisoner.

Halloween, Not a Fan

How did monsters come out of our thoughts and into our culture? A multi-billion-dollar movie business is based on good looking heroes in tights who save our world against mega-baddies. Are the villains a metaphor for the personality-altering power money and attention...

The Waiting Game of Writing

The house is quiet. The kids whereabouts are unknown, the dog is asleep and my husband is out doing errands. I am at a loss of what to do with myself. Should I begin the sequel to Dancing Above the Moon? Finish another short story? Edit a nonfiction book I wrote ten...

Why Do I write Science Fiction?

Why do I write science fiction? Others have encouraged me to explore other venues. Quoting an interview in the New York Times Magazine with the prolific author James Ellroy (The Black Dahlia and L.A. Confidential), he quoted Stephen King, who when asked why did he...

Once Upon A Time…

Once Upon A Time…. These magical words first written by the Grimm Brothers bring visions of colorful castles, beautiful princesses and handsome prince charmings living happily ever after. The whimsical tales of Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood,...

The Story Behind Brother 5

A story formed as a single thought on a warm autumn day in Mexico. Driving from Caborca to Puerto Penasco over bumpy roads, the jeep was loud, I couldn't hear the radio or my husband talking. (It's okay, he likes to talk and repeat himself, so it's never a problem to...

Any Man’s Death Diminishes Me

Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind… How did we come to this? Where did our global community fail? When in anyone’s world is it acceptable to gleefully murder innocents? But it isn’t just the killings that are frightening: it is the The...

Simultaneous Evolution-Different Planets, Different Galaxies

  A new way to think about hitch hiking, called Panspermia or the concept of life spreading across different planets and galaxies. Microscopic organisms hitching a ride on an asteroid or intelligent beings plot a course for new horizons. Mathematically, both of...

Millennials, Budweiser and Cocaine, Oh my

One Third of the U.S. population is segmented by millennials, that’s almost 100 million potential home buyers. (Those born after 2005 are called the Homeland Generation. Geez, will they be nicknamed the land homies?) This uplifting article made me almost believe we...

When a Dragon Crashes

The soaring economy of China may be crashing, and if it does, it will become a global problem. For years the Chinese economy grew like Dwayne Johnson on steroids. Although social media connected China to the modern world, their government manages to keep many things,...

A Case for Wanderlust

After watching the movie Intersteller I am provoked to ask: where is our wanderlust? (What is that beep, beep, you hear? The 18wheelers backing up to enter the multiple holes in the plot? A critique for another time.) From our inception Humans have felt the need to...