Books by Miguel Conner

Other Voices of Gnosticism

other-voices-of-gnosticismFor several years, Miguel Conner has engaged the most prominent writers and scholars on Gnosticism and early Christianity on Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio. The acclaimed Voices of Gnosticism collected interviews with academic scholars of Gnosticism.

Now in Other Voices of Gnosticism Miguel Conner extends his net to include leading writings such as Richard Smoley, Gary Lachman and Tobias Churton. Miguel and his guests discuss all aspects of Gnosticism: from Hermes Trismegistus to William Blake, from C.G. Jung to Philip K Dick, from the ancient Sethians and Valentinians to the medieval Cathars and the Mandaeans, the only surviving Gnostic sect.

Interviewees: Tobias Churton • Nicola Denzey-Lewis • Richard Smoley • Gary Lachman • Stephan Hoeller • David Brakke • Robert Price • Eric G. Wilson • Nathaniel Deutsch • Sean Martin • Erik Davis • Daniel C. Matt • Willis Barnstone • Ismo Dunderberg.

You are holding in your hands a Gnostic gem, a book that contains the rich wisdom of thirteen world-renowned scholars who study Gnosticism and the classical world.
April D. DeConick, author of The Thirteenth Apostle

“Sophia and her aeonic friends should be delighted.”
Marvin Meyer, author of The Gospel of Thomas: The Hidden Sayings of Jesus

 

Voices of Gnosticism

Voices Front Cover small sizeInterviews with 13 leading scholars representing one of the best ways to get to know ancient Gnosticism, the movement that has inspired Dan Brown, Philip Pullman, Philip K. Dick and The Matrix movies. Read what the best minds have to say about the Gnostic sects, the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Judas, Mary Magdalene, heresy, the origins of Gnosticism, and the original teachings of Jesus.

Elaine Pagels * Marvin Meyer * Bart Ehrman * Bruce Chilton * Stevan Davies * David Fideler * Birger Pearson * John Turner * Einar Thomassen * Jason BeDuhn * Karen King * Jane Schaberg * April DeConick

Gets at the Gnostics as they were, not as many people today would like them to be.
Bruce Chilton, author of The Way of Jesus and Rabbi Paul

Aeon Byte is one of the most exciting and far-seeing programs in the world of Webcasting.
Richard Smoley, author of Forbidden Faith and How God Became God

A great help to all who possess an interest in and/or devotion to the Gnostic tradition. Warmly recommended!
Stephan Hoeller, author of Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing

 

Stargazer (The Dark Instinct Series Book 1)

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Five hundred years ago the Stargazers, let by their immortal MoonQueen, sparked global nuclear war, blotted out the sun, conquered the world, and rewrote history. Now humans are cattle whose blood feeds the master race, the glorious rulers of high-tech cities. And no one calls Stargazers by their true name.

Vampires.

Yet some impulse is stirring in the slave farms, an echo of a forgotten pride. Byron, a rebellious young Stargazer, is assigned to investigate the’Warm One’s–in other words, destroy any threat. But when a beautiful human shaman shows him unbelievable truths about his past, his origin,and his destiny, a vampire will discover that his immortal enemy is his living Goddess, The MoonQueen.

Conner creates an inexplicably touching hero both as man and monster.
Publishers Weekly

For me, there are only two classic vampire novels: Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire…now comes Conner’s Stargazer which deserves so much of our attention for all the differences it brings into the genre.
Science Fiction Chronicle

Classic vampire mythology redefined in the most exciting and original way. Science fiction at its finest!
Samuel Benavides, award-winning writer & director of Mansfield Path

If like me, you’re an avid fan of the vampire race, you must not miss this first time novel. Miguel’s notion is so stark and disturbing that it will stay with you for a long time.
Barnes & Noble

 

Heretic: The Dark Instinct Series Book 2

heretic_-_miguel_conner_145The Stargazer capital Xanadu has been destroyed. The immortal ruler of vampires, The MoonQueen, has been vanquished. Humanity has been liberated after a brutal revolution. The source of all of this is the dark heroism of Byron Solsbury, prophesized Liberator and Stargazer Heretic.

Now comes the difficult part.

Accompanied by his ally Proxos and soul mate Medea, Byron will risk radioactive wastelands and its horrors in a quest to infiltrate New Atlantis, the last remaining Stargazer city. The reasons are twofold: to find the cure for the Killer of Giants—the only disease harmful to vampires—that has mortally infected Medea; and to oversee the destruction of the metropolis and end the Stargazer Empire once and for all.

Within this high-tech structure, Byron will encounter the dreaded Forgotten-vampires that were never human to begin with, as well as their godly allies. It will take all of his skills to counter their razor agendas. Eventually he must face the ruler of New Atlantis—the greatest Stargazer who ever walked Heaven and Earth—and realize that their grim destinies have been intertwined since before the rise of the vampires.

He is known as The Prince of Shadows or simply The Centurion. And he once drank the blood of a god incarnate on Earth, and gained the powers of infinity.

As fate unravels before him like a bloody tapestry, Byron Solsbury will realize that not only Earth hangs in the balance…but reality itself.

 

The Executioner’s Daughter (The Deadspeaker Cycle Book 1)

executioners_daughter_-_miguel_conner_145For millennia, the stark Kingdom of Keloveria has thrived in a bleak, hostile world of ageless horrors and ripe threats. Its survival is largely dependent on two ancient, sentient relics—the crown Forethought and the axe Afterglow—worn respectively by the king and his executioner, Deadspeaker. The king judges the living and Deadspeaker judges the condemned. In their parity, order flows throughout the Misty Continent and even in unearthly realms.

Then the youthful Tendrik Partaghast is newly crowned, while the aging executioner Mateoz knows his time grows short. The balance of power is suddenly tilted when the Deadspeaker breaks the covenant with mankind by choosing his own newborn daughter as the successor of Afterglow. This unprecedented heresy sows the seeds of revolution from long-resentful royal Houses and an opportunistic clergy. Worse, the broken pact invites foes in the form of arcane necromancers, barbarian hordes, and forgotten gods. Heroic forces also arise to counter the emerging bloodshed and chaos, most notably a long-banned knight class led by Aron Durmyr, the Knight of Swords. The ambitious yet untested King Tendrik realizes that a shift of ages has arrived and begins his own machination, not least to eliminate the executioner’s child… King and Deadspeaker are drawn into the same esoteric rivalry between Forethought and Afterglow that has raged since the beginning of time.

But in this cycle, the reign of mankind might come to one, final end…