Australian Fiction

Hi! I'm David Hearne and I write stuff. This website provides free previews of my books and links to my free stuff. You can also order my books online via the links provided. I love writing and studied both journalism (DipJ) and screenwriting (via Adv Dip Screen - Writing Cluster at QPIX). Most of my stuff is character driven and I hope you like it! I believe we should take care of each other and the planet so there is subtext about being kind to all our fellow earthlings in my work. Is it good? Is it rubbish? That's up to you to decide.

Follow me on Facebook or Instagram. Go to Castbox for my free full audiobooks! Stay tuned for my next screenplay/book - 'The Case of the Feminist Roboticist' (currently a semi finalist in the L.A. Cinefest Screenwriting competition).

What inspired me to write? Blakes 7, early Dr. Who, Star Wars, Wing Commander (the games) and Firefly didn't hurt. Bookwise, I loved Asimov's Robot series, Bio of a Space Tyrant by Anthony, The Gap Series by Donaldson, Tilley's Amtrak Wars and some stuff by Reilly (Scarecrow) and Bunch (Dragonmaster). I am also an 'old school' gamer so expect references to Galaga (the best) and some C64/Amiga gems (Mercenary, Elite, Damocles, Paradroid, Jack Attack, Shogun (the A.I. of the characters still impresses me)) and even some Android/Iphone games (Exiled Kingdoms is pure story-telling). I'm also a big fan of the band a-ha so expect a reference to them in everything I write. If you have feedback, contact me via email. Over and out.

Starfarers and Tharnians In Space

Starfarers and Tharnians In Space

Set in a hostile galaxy mirroring real nations and world events, standing against the evil aliens known as tharnians, is a reluctant hero named Jarre, his flippant, 80’s retro sidekick Ky, and his ‘tough as nails’ love interest, Ganna. Never mind the tharnians, along the way our spacefarers will also have to battle each other and themselves (love, lust, anger, addiction and deception are just the entree) in this space opera where everyone is out to get them. It’s apocalyptic, character-driven science fiction where the twists keep coming.

Paddy Go Easy - What Happens when you Hit & Run?

Paddy Go Easy - What Happens when you Hit & Run?

Living in a sleepy Queensland country town named Rosewood, Paddy is one of the local ‘bad boys’ and even at a young age, has a history of getting on the wrong side of the law. With a record for driving under the influence he runs down a cyclist while, as luck would have it, sober. The police should have an open-and-shut case, yet two questions remain. Why did she turn in front of him? Did the collision kill her or … did someone else come back to finish the job? With the ‘help’ of a young boy named Charlie, who could be his friend or his foe, Paddy must find out what really happened as he determines to ‘put things right’.

Starfarers and Tharnians In Space

Ruminations Of A Wayfarer - Reboot - Parts I and II

Their aim is nothing short of universal domination by means of war. So far their plans have not gone astray but now, as a persistent pest can disrupt a glorious picnic, an insignificant human threatens to upend the grand strategy of the Tharnian species. His name is Jarre and his exploits are time and again suborned by more backstabbing characters than you will find in a meeting of butlers at a mystery convention. Just when you think you have a handle on which way the plot will proceed, be prepared for a sharp, warp-speed turn in the opposite direction. There are no slow downs or let ups in this story and a new surprise lurks behind every planet.