The Stepping Stone Cycle

The Stepping Stone Cycle is an episodic series of cosmic horror novellas set in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos by Gary A. Ballard, the acclaimed indie author of the cyberpunk series The Bridge Chronicles. It is being released as a series of novellas, each around 30,000 words, released exclusively as eBooks. The books are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Smashwords. For more information on where to get your copy, see the Buy My Books page. Four novellas have been released to date, First StoneThe Metal BlackDrowned and Memory Void. A compilation of the first three novellas is available, The Stepping Stone Cycle, Episodes 1-3 in eBook and paperback versions. The first three novellas are available as audiobooks as well.

The Stepping Stone Cycle series is meant to form a television series with each novella representing one episode of that series. Read More About the Series Concept here.

Latest News

To celebrate eBooks, Smashwords.com is running a Summer Sale for the entire month of July, 2018. Smashwords was one of the first places I began selling my books, so I’m happy to join in with their sale by listing the first novella in the Stepping Stone Cycle, First Stone, on the sale. Not only is it …

First Stone is Free for the Entire Month of July at SmashwordsRead More »

I recieved word today that the audiobook version of Memory Void, Episode 4 of the Stepping Stone Cycle, has gone on sale. You can buy the audiobook from Amazon.com or listen to it for free with your Audible.com subscription. I want to thank Stephen Rausch once again for his excellent narration. If you are interested …

Episode 4, Memory Void, Now Available as an AudiobookRead More »

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