Science fiction novels By Johan M. Dahlgren

Really, really good. Great pacing. A real page turner.
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Under a Dark Sky Worldburner Book 1

A man who claims to be Christ reborn is executed and doesn't die.
A girl who knows way too much shows up out of nowhere.
A genocide that would make the god of the Old Testament curse his limited ambitions.

And that is just the beginning.

In the middle of this epic crapstorm stands world-weary security expert Asher Perez who only wants to enjoy his cheap whisky and even cheaper companions in peace.
Why can nothing ever be simple?


Under a Dark Sky is a hardboiled dystopian cyberpunk thriller, in the vein of Richard K. Morgan's Altered Carbon. Genetic engineering, all-powerful mega-corporations, hard-talking antiheroes and even harder women are the stuff of legends yet untold. They are also the backbone of the Worldburner universe.

Going to be watching [Johan M. Dahlgren] and his book Under a Dark Sky with keen interest.
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Under a Winter Sun Worldburner Book 2

A Terran secret agent goes missing on the Goliath homeworld Nifelheim. Before he disappears, he manages to send out a message.

It simply reads "Project Jotun".

Nobody knows what it means, but all signs indicate the Goliaths are planning something. Something big. And they have help.

This scares the secretive immortal Terran overlords enough to request the aid of their old nemesis, Asher Perez, and propose a truce until the matter has been resolved.

It's not so much the mystery that convinces Perez to take the job. It's more that he will get to work very closely with a highly competent all-women special ops team.

And he will get to meet his old friend Thorfinn Wagner again.

Had he known what is about to hit the fan, he would have stayed home, stashed up on cheap whisky and drunk himself senseless in preparation for the end of the world.


Under a Winter Sun is the action packed sequel to Under a Dark Sky, and moves into more of a military science fiction pace, while still keeping the cyberpunk thriller elements and never straying far from the concepts of hard sci-fi.

It reads like a blockbuster screenplay.
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Under a Demon Star Worldburner Book 3

What started as a simple mission to find a missing Messiah in Under a Dark Sky turned into an epic race to save the Hope System in Under a Winter Sun. Now, the final novel of the Worldburner Suite, Under a Demon Star, kicks into a higher gear with the fate of the human race in the balance.
Perez and the remains of The Shard follow up a murder case that could be related to the events of the previous novels, and stumble even deeper down the rabbit hole. And this particular rabbit hole goes ALL the way down...
Old acquaintances return, threads tie together, and the true meaning of the events of the previous novels are revealed.

Under a Demon Star is the third and final entry in Johan M. Dahlgren's acclaimed Worldburner Suite of science fiction thrillers.

I am currently in the process of outlining the novel, and most of the major pieces are in place. Now, all I need to do is find the time to write the damn thing... I had hoped this Covid thing would give me more time to write when I don't have to commute to work, but alas, that has not been the case.

In the meantime, you can check out the image galleries and browse my Pinterest Boards to hunt for clues as to what will happen in the third and final instalment of the Worldburner Suite.
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