I write fiction, short stories, and novels. You find links to buy my novel or short story collections below in addition to links to my full bibliography.
Funded via a successful Kickstarter, CHEMO: How I Learned to Kill is my Badass Action-Horror novel that’s been published, podcasted, and adapted.
‘With Tooth and Nail, with Gun and Blade I’ve come.’ So begins the 8th battle Hymn, a biofeedback device Agent Joseph recites daily. As the newest recruit Joseph and his fellow agents fight ‘cancers of the body of mankind:’ everything from insane telekinetics to memetic pathogens to a lovecraftian abomination budding in the deepest, blackest trench of the Pacific ocean.
Through every mission he will rely on his conditioning, his growing ruthlessness and the support and guidance of the man who saved his life – Master Agent Burke. But when Burke is forcibly inducted into the all-as-one hive mind, Joseph -and the organization he reluctantly serves- will have to face the most dangerous enemy yet.
Love, Werewolves & Algorithms is a collection of five love themed, valentines day [in]appropriate short stories intended to be enjoyed in a single afternoon. These stories have previously been featured in print anthologies, podcasts, on Public Radio International and have gone on to win the Three Minute Futures writing contest.
In Subject: SocialScene Alert! next year’s social network predicts and ‘solves’ your relationship problems before they happen.
In The Taste of Soured Causality the desire for romantic second chances in a modern, magic rich world is complicated by scheming D’Jinn.
In Little Blue Pills ‘natural male enhancement’ meets transhumanism.
In Sponsor a 12 step support group for werewolves collides with a marriage.
And finally in Ignoring the Overlay teenage infatuations and networked augmented reality make for an awkward first date.
Praise for J.M. Perkins’s work:
“With his restless imagination and incisive intellect, J. M. Perkins brings something almost wholly unique to the table of genre fiction. All of his work, even his fantasy tales and gaming excursions, edge into science fiction of a distinctive stripe — because his preferred science is the ‘dismal science’ of economics. His acute perceptions of the transactions and exchanges of everyday existence imbues virtually everything he writes with a revealing new perspective on the complex Über-Game that we call Human Life.” — Steve Dandois — Canyon Design Group
“One of our favorite writers…” -Robert Heminger — The Avalon Game Company
“J.M. Perkins is superlative.” — Brett Jackson — Creator, BEDTIME FOREVER
Mummies, Masks & Superpowers! is a collection of superhero themed short stories intended to be enjoyed in a single afternoon. These tales have previously been featured in print anthologies, podcasts, and more. They are collected here for the first time in a single volume.
In Origin Story a desire for ‘real’ danger twists the emergence of new superpowers: you can listen to a full cast audio production of the story on the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine.
In In the Defense of Mummies: By Doctor Genocide a veteran super-villain pontificates on proper henchmen selection.
In I Reach Behind my Utility Belt for my Tools: Garrote, Ka-Bar, Glock a government agent sidekick compensates for the limitations of his superhero’s ‘problem solving.’
In Dr. Genocide and the Five Stages of Grief an unexpected success leads a super-villain into depression and despair.
And finally in Field Exercise two trainee superheroes have to learn to work together if they’re ever going to be cleared for active duty.
Underneath — Fear’s Accomplice (Volume 1)
Worlds Weary – Superhero Monster Hunter: The Good Fight
SocialScene Alert! — To the Best of Our Knowledge (Winner of the 3 Minute Futures Writing Competition)
Dreaming of Honey — Blight Digest
Earth Day — Stupefying Stories Presents
In the Defense of Mummies — Mad Science Journal, Reprint
Field Exercise — The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine
Bloom will be appearing in Fiction Terrifica (Reprint)
CHEMO: The Condemned — Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine
CHEMO: The Town of Golden Woods — Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine
CHEMO: The Town of Golden Woods — 19 Nocturne Boulevard