Ron Sparks Solution Architect, Author, Poet

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Rock Jakkers


“That looks like Mount Fuji,” said Holfer. “Can’t be,” replied Smitty, not looking up from his panel as he manuvered the mining skiff closer to the object of Holfer’s inspection.  “Rock jakkers from Ceres claimed Mount Fuji two years ago.” Holfer abandoned the view at the porthole and fell into his acceleration chair.  “I’m just saying it looks like Mount Fuji.  Not that it...

The Day We Lost Earth


We had almost no warning. Sensors picked up their blue shifted transition into normal space as they entered the Oort Cloud. It took the invaders a mere three months to reach Earth from that point. Every attempt at communication went unacknowledged. The closer the invader got, the more desperate and frenzied the communications attempts became. It was obvious that their technology was superior to...

Monkey Maser


Louie needed to reposition the maser; it was off by two centimeters and that was bad. Louie understood bad. Bad meant not good. Bad meant that the humans weren’t happy. He didn’t understand that two-centimeters was the difference between life and death for the crew of the Totem. Properly aligned, the microwave energy from the maser kept the ship moving at close to two-tenths the speed of light...

Vision Quest


The brochure had said that the colony planet of Panexico was hot, but that was a lie.  Panexico was scorching; a single point below “holy fuck my lungs are melting.”  It was the kind of place that made scorpions and cactuses strip down to their skivvies, apply sunblock, and search for a drink with an umbrella in it. Slips in Mud sat at the bar, a ferocious and feral snarl on is face...

Common ANcestor


Wynona rubbed the lump on the back of her head in sullen silence as Maxine and Carla laughed at her.  The iceball had caused her to see stars and fall to the ground in shocked agony.  Iceballs were illegal according to the unspoken rules of schoolyard snowball fights, but Maxine and Carla didn’t care.  They went out of their way to badger her, and often recruited others in the...

Max and the Roach

Max and the Roach

“What do you suggest?” Max asked, looking up from the menu. The waiter, in a dirty apron, responded in a thick Asian accent, “Special is good today. Sushi boat.” “I’ll have that,” Max handed the menu back and turned to sister, who had already ordered. “This is my favorite lunch spot, sis. I eat here every week.” Sarah ran a distasteful sneaker over the greasy floor and frowned, “Sure is filthy.”...

Ron Sparks Solution Architect, Author, Poet

Ron Sparks

Ron Sparks is a technology professional, science fiction and fantasy author and poet living in Munich, Bavaria. His latest book "ONI: Satellite Earth Series Book 1" is available on


A man of many passions, I lay claim to a myriad of interests and hobbies. Among them, I am an amateur astronomer, an avid motorcycle rider, a whiskey aficionado, a (poor) surfer, a scuba diver, a martial artist, a student of philosophy, a proponent of critical thinking, a technologist, an entrepreneur, a cancer survivor, and I harbor a lifelong love of science fiction and fantasy. Feel free to strike up a conversation on the social networks below.

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