Nicholas Woode-Smith


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Nicholas Woode-Smith is a science fiction author and political commentator from Cape Town, South Africa. He was born on the 3rd of October 1995 and started writing in 2009. He is currently studying a BSocSci in politics, philosophy and economic history at the University of Cape Town.

Woode-Smith's main series is the Warpmancer Universe, a series spanning universe taking part across the galaxy, detailing many planets, characters and scenarios.

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Fall of Zona Nox - Excerpt Nicholas Woode-Smith

Zona Nox is on the verge of annihilation… Life on the frontier of human space is tough. Life in Galis City, capital of Zona Nox, is tougher. For James, it’s just life. James is one of the many gangsters who fight over the seas of shanties that dominate Zona Nox. He’s a master thief. One of the best. In this city of gangsters, James is a legend. But legends can fade. Xank, a mysterious alien empire, have invaded Zona Nox. Troopers, Zona Nox’s self-styled protectors, can’t stop the invaders. The gangs of Galis are too busy fighting to realise their days are numbered. In the fires of war, James could disappear into the mass graves, forgotten. Or, he could become greater than even before. Zona Nox is on the verge of annihilation. Will a criminal be able to save the planet?

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Shipborn Nicholas Woode-Smith

Alien pirates. No ammo. Starfleet ain’t coming. Erryn Kolheim is the best damn freighter pilot this side of the core worlds. She was born in space, bred in it. She’s one of the best, but even the best fear pirates. On a routine run across the galaxy, Erryn’s ship is stopped by Pegg pirates. While small, the nasty creatures make up for their size with a love for violence. Erryn can go around them. Space is big, after all. But it ain’t safe. Avoiding one danger might mean another, if they can even avoid the first danger at all. But Erryn’s a damn good pilot, and she won’t give up her ship without a fight. Will Erryn overcome the scourge of space? If you like space sci-fi like Firefly, you’ll love this short story addition to the expansive Warpmancer Universe.

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Gangs of Galis Nicholas Woode-Smith

Galis City, crime-ridden capital of Zona Nox, was formed in the desperation of war. For mafia boss, Danny Marzio, this desperation is opportunity. Where the rest of the city sees grit and dirt, he sees glitz and red lights. For Danny, crime is a business. Violence is just a part of the job. But when one of his men is assassinated, Danny realises that Galis cannot stay like this forever. In the flames of a perpetual gang war and the shadows of conspiracy, Danny Marzio sees an opportunity. He doesn’t want to be an emperor, but to ensure the survival of his business – he is willing to do whatever is necessary. Gangs of Galis is a thrilling crime sci-fi prequel to Fall of Zona Nox.

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Fall of Zona Nox - Excerpt Nicholas Woode-Smith

Zona Nox is on the verge of annihilation… Life on the frontier of human space is tough. Life in Galis City, capital of Zona Nox, is tougher. For James, it’s just life. James is one of the many gangsters who fight over the seas of shanties that dominate Zona Nox. He’s a master thief. One of the best. In this city of gangsters, James is a legend. But legends can fade. Xank, a mysterious alien empire, have invaded Zona Nox. Troopers, Zona Nox’s self-styled protectors, can’t stop the invaders. The gangs of Galis are too busy fighting to realise their days are numbered. In the fires of war, James could disappear into the mass graves, forgotten. Or, he could become greater than even before. Zona Nox is on the verge of annihilation. Will a criminal be able to save the planet?

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Shipborn Nicholas Woode-Smith

Alien pirates. No ammo. Starfleet ain’t coming. Erryn Kolheim is the best damn freighter pilot this side of the core worlds. She was born in space, bred in it. She’s one of the best, but even the best fear pirates. On a routine run across the galaxy, Erryn’s ship is stopped by Pegg pirates. While small, the nasty creatures make up for their size with a love for violence. Erryn can go around them. Space is big, after all. But it ain’t safe. Avoiding one danger might mean another, if they can even avoid the first danger at all. But Erryn’s a damn good pilot, and she won’t give up her ship without a fight. Will Erryn overcome the scourge of space? If you like space sci-fi like Firefly, you’ll love this short story addition to the expansive Warpmancer Universe.

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Fall of Zona Nox - Excerpt Nicholas Woode-Smith

Zona Nox is on the verge of annihilation… Life on the frontier of human space is tough. Life in Galis City, capital of Zona Nox, is tougher. For James, it’s just life. James is one of the many gangsters who fight over the seas of shanties that dominate Zona Nox. He’s a master thief. One of the best. In this city of gangsters, James is a legend. But legends can fade. Xank, a mysterious alien empire, have invaded Zona Nox. Troopers, Zona Nox’s self-styled protectors, can’t stop the invaders. The gangs of Galis are too busy fighting to realise their days are numbered. In the fires of war, James could disappear into the mass graves, forgotten. Or, he could become greater than even before. Zona Nox is on the verge of annihilation. Will a criminal be able to save the planet?

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Shipborn Nicholas Woode-Smith

Alien pirates. No ammo. Starfleet ain’t coming. Erryn Kolheim is the best damn freighter pilot this side of the core worlds. She was born in space, bred in it. She’s one of the best, but even the best fear pirates. On a routine run across the galaxy, Erryn’s ship is stopped by Pegg pirates. While small, the nasty creatures make up for their size with a love for violence. Erryn can go around them. Space is big, after all. But it ain’t safe. Avoiding one danger might mean another, if they can even avoid the first danger at all. But Erryn’s a damn good pilot, and she won’t give up her ship without a fight. Will Erryn overcome the scourge of space? If you like space sci-fi like Firefly, you’ll love this short story addition to the expansive Warpmancer Universe.

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Shipborn Nicholas Woode-Smith

Alien pirates. No ammo. Starfleet ain’t coming. Erryn Kolheim is the best damn freighter pilot this side of the core worlds. She was born in space, bred in it. She’s one of the best, but even the best fear pirates. On a routine run across the galaxy, Erryn’s ship is stopped by Pegg pirates. While small, the nasty creatures make up for their size with a love for violence. Erryn can go around them. Space is big, after all. But it ain’t safe. Avoiding one danger might mean another, if they can even avoid the first danger at all. But Erryn’s a damn good pilot, and she won’t give up her ship without a fight. Will Erryn overcome the scourge of space? If you like space sci-fi like Firefly, you’ll love this short story addition to the expansive Warpmancer Universe.

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Shipborn Nicholas Woode-Smith

Alien pirates. No ammo. Starfleet ain’t coming. Erryn Kolheim is the best damn freighter pilot this side of the core worlds. She was born in space, bred in it. She’s one of the best, but even the best fear pirates. On a routine run across the galaxy, Erryn’s ship is stopped by Pegg pirates. While small, the nasty creatures make up for their size with a love for violence. Erryn can go around them. Space is big, after all. But it ain’t safe. Avoiding one danger might mean another, if they can even avoid the first danger at all. But Erryn’s a damn good pilot, and she won’t give up her ship without a fight. Will Erryn overcome the scourge of space? If you like space sci-fi like Firefly, you’ll love this short story addition to the expansive Warpmancer Universe.

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Gangs of Galis Nicholas Woode-Smith

Galis City, crime-ridden capital of Zona Nox, was formed in the desperation of war. For mafia boss, Danny Marzio, this desperation is opportunity. Where the rest of the city sees grit and dirt, he sees glitz and red lights. For Danny, crime is a business. Violence is just a part of the job. But when one of his men is assassinated, Danny realises that Galis cannot stay like this forever. In the flames of a perpetual gang war and the shadows of conspiracy, Danny Marzio sees an opportunity. He doesn’t want to be an emperor, but to ensure the survival of his business – he is willing to do whatever is necessary. Gangs of Galis is a thrilling crime sci-fi prequel to Fall of Zona Nox.

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