Long Dead New Love: A Buckey the Space Pirate story


Sometimes you must go back to find the future.

Buckey the Space Pirate travels back in time with his friend Fred, the talking oak tree, to learn why Fred refuses to recite his new limerick, the last limerick in Fred’s first poetry book.

Over a hundred years in the past, in a forest of oak trees, Buckey finds more than just the reason for the rhyme.

Bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith has written more than one hundred popular novels and hundreds of published short stories. His novels include the science fiction novel Laying the Music to Rest and the thriller The Hunted as D.W. Smith. With Kristine Kathryn Rusch, he is the coauthor of The Tenth Planet trilogy and The 10th Kingdom.

He writes under many pen names and has also ghosted for a number of top bestselling writers.

Dean has also written books and comics for all three major comic book companies, Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse, and has done scripts for Hollywood. One movie was actually made.

Over his career he has also been an editor and publisher, first at Pulphouse Publishing, then for VB Tech Journal, then for Pocket Books. He is now an executive editor for Fiction River.

Currently, he is writing thrillers and mystery novels under another name.