Hi there! I’m David Alastair Hayden, author of the Outworld Ranger and Storm Phase books, and I’m thrilled to introduce you to Rogues & Starships.

Herein, you’ll find serialized tales of swords, science, and terror — all brought to life by yours truly. Rogues & Starships has the stories you crave:

  • From daring rogues and sleek starships…

  • to snarky AIs and toothy dragons…

  • to cyberpunk hackers in worlds of eldritch terror…

  • to a dude driving a 1977 Levi’s Edition AMC Gremlin around Lower Alabama solving supernatural mysteries.

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And there’s the Chaturday Morning Post, a weekly newsletter where you’ll discover my current reads, shows, games, and music interests, along with exclusive glimpses into my writing process. And maybe a tale or two about life growing up on a cotton farm in Lower Alabama.

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If you don’t want to receive new fiction posts in your inbox or hear about other topics and only want to receive updates when my new books are available, no problem. It’s easy to customize which sections of the Rogues & Starships newsletter you’ll receive. And browsing the site for all posts is always a possibility, regardless of what you choose to get in your inbox.

Join my crew of daring rogues and starship captains

The Chaturday Morning Post and new release updates will always be available for free to all subscribers — as will a few select stories such as Who Walks in Flame and Stardrive Engineer.

But for those who crave deeper immersion, a paid membership grants you access to exclusive storylines like The Crucified Owl and new Outworld Ranger and Storm Phase chapters.

You could be among the first to embark on thrilling adventures as each new book unfolds in a serialized format before publication. Not to mention you’d be directly supporting an independent writer. (My profit margin here is greater than a purchase on Amazon, and far greater than what I get from Kindle Unlimited!)

As a valued member, you would gain exclusive privileges, including the opportunity to actively participate by commenting on posts and engaging in dynamic discussion threads centered around the story worlds I’ve created.

Upgrade to Paid

Most storylines will remain here permanently, allowing you to revisit your favorite worlds anytime you want, or take your time in finishing a read. However, a select few may have to bid farewell as they make their journey into full-length releases, due to Kindle Unlimited’s unfair exclusivity requirements. Don’t worry, anything with a shelf life will be appropriately marked.

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I would be deeply grateful for your subscription. Storytelling has been my lifelong passion, and with your support, I hope to spend many more years spinning tales of thrilling adventure in worlds fantastic, futuristic, and terrifying.

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Thrilling tales of swords, science, and terror! From epic fantasy to cyberpunk and all things between.


David Alastair Hayden

While primarily known as the author of the Storm Phase and Outworld Ranger books, I also write in other speculative fiction genres, from epic fantasy and space opera to cyberpunk and LitRPG.