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.

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If you’ve followed the progression of this series of novellas, you’ll know that the series concept was originally meant for each novella to be like one episode of a television series. I wrote each book and the entire story arc with this goal in mind. Since completing the last novella, Memory Void, I’ve been working …

The Stepping Stone Cycle Screenplay Submitted to Amazon StudiosRead More »

The time has come! Toll the bell! Episode 4 of the Stepping Stone Cycle, the novella called Memory Void has been unleashed upon the world! So far the eBook is only available on Smashwords in just about every eBook format you could want. You can find the book here. I’ll be updating this post as …

Episode 4, Memory Void, has been released!Read More »

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