Matthew Graybosch
a cynical idealist, sf author, and full-stack developer

the Starbreaker Saga

On a world like ours in the year 21XX (64 years post-Nationfall)…

A soul-searching android rock star and a swashbuckling soprano catgirl struggle against government corruption and fight demons from outer space with a lot of help from their friends: a recovering alcoholic sniper, an arms inspector who would rather be a family man, a gray-hat hacker, a rogue AI researcher, a big fluffy tuxedo cat who can play Texas Hold ‘Em (but can’t bluff), and a wizard in a gray suit who never tells the whole truth.

The Starbreaker Saga is an anti-authoritarian science fantasy epic featuring a diverse and psychologically complex cast written by a metalhead, gamer, and sci-fi fan for metalheads, gamers, and sci-fi fans. It’s a labor of love, an upraised middle finger directed at the status quo, and a pastiche of all of my favorite novels, movies, games, and albums. It’s written for adults, so parents should read it first before letting their kids do so.

I’ve been working on this for over twenty years while also working full-time as a software developer. I published a couple of novels from the saga a few years ago, but afterward fell silent for a while while. Now it’s time I made a comeback, and I want you to be there when it happens.

Starbreaker Saga novels

Silent Clarion (2016)
Curiosity killed the catgirl, but Naomi Bradleigh isn’t about to give up without a fight.

Without Bloodshed (2013)
Morgan Stormrider stands accused, and must clear his name. The hard part is that he’s guilty as sin.

Starbreaker Saga stories

Over the years, I’ve written a few short stories set in the same universe as my Starbreaker novels. Most of these were responses to questions about how the setting works or requests for insight into certain characters’ origins.

“Thirteen Cuts” (2018) A guilt-ridden young man seeks absolution in all the wrong places, but his therapist is hardly blameless. Can Dr. Porter find compassion for a patient who finally steps up?

Project Harker stories

These two stories are still part of the Starbreaker saga, but also incorporate other elements that you won’t find elsewhere – like artificial vampires.