New Release: Final Frontier

Final Frontier is the sequel to the novel I published last year, New Frontier. Currently available for $2.99 on Kindle(ASIN: B009ORP5U0), Smashwords, Nook, and Kobo. Also, Times of Trouble is currently going for $.99 on Kindle (ASIN:B0075CNFFI) (but is available in paperback and on other e-book platforms), and Out of Time, my time travel novel is always $.99 (on all ebook platforms). Update: all of my ebooks, but Beyond the New Frontier, are $.99 for the month on Kindle. What it’s about: In this sequel to New Frontier, the USS Lewis & Clark begin their search for the Soviet starship Yuri Gagarin. They find the wormhole that the Gagarin went through … Continue reading

My $.99 ebook sale.

Until September 19th, all four of my novels in e-book format are on sale for $.99 each. THE USURPER: a political thriller Gary Jackson is raised to hate. Hate the United States, its people, and everything they have ever stood for. His mission is to destroy the country from within, allying himself with the worst of America’s enemies, and one very powerful and malevolent billionaire, to accomplish the deed. Once elected to the highest position in the land, Gary puts his lifelong goals to work, and puts the USA onto the path of ultimate destruction. He stops at nothing to rid the USA of his political and spiritual enemies, until … Continue reading

The story behind “Out of Time”

This was posted two years ago when I published Out of Time, and I thought I’d re-post it, and share it with everyone, since I’m in the process of publishing a more updated version to Createspace, with a new cover. Next after this will be Don’t Mess With Earth So, you’re probably wondering how I came up with the story of Out of Time. I started out with thinking the whole US government-alien UFO landing conspiracy theories would make a good story. Then, I saw the movie Titanic in 1997 and thought it would be cool if I could include it, so it turned into a time travel story. My … Continue reading

Avatar – I saw this movie before

Just watched Avatar, and I'd really like my almost 3 hours back! Talk about over-rated. I saw an average science fiction movie laden with bright, powerful colors, Star Trek/Star Wars visuals, which was apparently to make up for the fact that the storyline for this movie was ripped from a bunch of different ones. I paused the movie to see how long I had been watching, and it had only been an hour, good thing someone else rented it, but, I watched the entire thing. One thing I missed was Gargamel and Azrael, aren't they part of this smurf story? Immediately what came to mind was the noble savage concept … Continue reading

Second review of Don’t Mess With Earth

Author Cliff Ball draws on his considerable knowledge of history, folklore and Christianity to craft a convincing retelling of humanity’s time on Earth. Told mostly from the point of view of a newly sworn-in U.S. President, we learn that Earth has existed under the shadow of secrets and lies for thousands of years. As Noah was building his wooden ark to escape the flood, a highly developed race of people called Terrans was designing starships and planning to leave the earth entirely. The Terrans travel to an Earth-like planet and set up a colony, naming it Terra. They explore their new system and meet many friendly cultures. They also meet … Continue reading

First Review

My first review for Don't Mess With Earth, done by Feathered Quill Book Reviews Don’t Mess With Earth By: Cliff Ball Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing Publication Date: March 2009 ISBN: 978-1602643413 Reviewed by: Will Gabbett Review Date: June 10, 2009 In the new book, Don’t Mess With Earth, intellectually and scientifically advanced humans, as well as aliens from a distant world, have descended on Earth. They have been experimenting and meddling in the affairs of humans for the advancement of their own species for centuries. But wait! Earthlings have caught on to the devious ploys and are fighting back. Don’t Mess With Earth begins with the President of the United States … Continue reading

My new novel now available

My second novel, "Don't Mess With Earth" is now available for purchase. Can be found here: Amazon or here: Barnes and Noble. Here is a quick summary: Advanced humans, calling themselves Terrans, leave a highly corrupt and mostly primitive Earth to search out a new planet to inhabit. Once on a new planet, they begin exploring the rest of the galaxy and begin watching over their more primitive human cousins back on Earth. Some Terrans are well known in human history, people such as King Arthur, Galileo, Genghis Khan, and Amelia Earhart. The Terrans come across an alien species, called the Ragnor, that experiment on other species for no reason … Continue reading

My thoughts on Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (spoilers)

Since I'm writing science fiction, with a little bit of the whole Roswell conspiracy angle thrown in, I thought I would take the time to post what I thought of how George Lucas and Steven Spielberg approached it in the movie. If you haven't seen the movie, then this contains some spoilers. I saw it last week and I was looking forward to it, since I thought the "Last Crusade" was a pretty good movie. Too bad "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" came 10 years too late. If they had made this movie before everyone started being crazy over conspiracy theories and Roswell in particular, this movie would have been much more original. Overall, … Continue reading