SF author L. S. King


Deuces Wild

by L. S. King



"In DEUCES WILD, L. S. King gives us a fast-moving adventure, told with wit and grace, and more than a dose of humor. "
  - Mike Resnick



  • Deuces Wild: Beginners' Luck (book one)
  • Deuces Wild: Beginners' Luck

    With gangsters hot on their heels, a bereaved cowboy and cynical space pirate are forced to work together for their own survival.

    (Originally published as proof-of-concent monthly serial novel in Ray Gun Revival magazine from July 2006 through December 2007.)

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  • Deuces Wild: Stacking the Deck (book two)
  • Buy Stacking the Deck!

    Slap and Tristan anticipate the dull calm of routine cargo runs, but their plans are thwarted by goons from a corrupt government, a mobster out for Tristanís blood, a mad engineer, a spoiled brat, and ghosts from Tristanís past.


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  • "The Grift" published in Digital Dragon Magazine, April 2010

    stand-alone story with Slap and Tristan

  • "The Last Hurrah" published in The Sword Review, June 2005

    this story takes place approximately one thousand years before Slap and Tristan



Ever want to ask Slap or Tristan a question? Now you can:

Slap (at) loriendil (dot) com

Tristan (at) loriendil (dot) com

Disclaimer: getting a reply from Tristan is about as likely as a snowflake surviving a supernova. But, if you've read their adventures, you should already know that.



Many thanks to James King for his invaluable help in creating the ships and weapons Slap and Tristan have been up against throughout all of the Deuces Wild stories.

Special thanks to Dr. Jonathan Crofts for his patience as he attempts to keep me from breaking too many physics rules outright.

These two men are my heroes.

Anything technically or scientifically Not Right in my stories is due to my own fallibility and misunderstanding.


And last, but definitely not least, thanks to C. K. Volnek for the fantastic cover art for the books in this series!


Deuces Wild is dedicated to the memory of my best friend; my inspiration for an enduring friendship...



Unlikely Prophet, a prequel of the Sword's Edge Chronicles
Now available!


Laws and Prophecies, the third book of the Sword's Edge Chronicles is slated for release in autumn.


Next Event:
Dover Comic Con
Saturday, 18 August 2018


Laws and Prophecies
book three

Deuces Wild
book three