Eric has recently begun writing "flash fiction" and short fiction for publication via his Google+ page. Ultimately, they will be collected in a DRM-free digital anthology download here. Click on the images below to link directly to the stories. 

Logo by Eric Trautmann.
Logo by Eric Trautmann.

When meeting an alien species for the first time, it's a good idea to stay on-message. 

Logo by Eric Trautmann
Logo by Eric Trautmann

Better living through marketing initiatives. 



Cover by Stephen Daniele.
Cover by Stephen Daniele.

By Eric Nylund, Michael B. Lee, Nancy Berman and Eric S. Trautmann.

Welcome to the world of Crimson Skies!


The United States is a land torn apart by epidemic and war. With chaos on the ground, America’s highways have been forced into the skies, a lawless new frontier where the flying ace—hero, pirate, villain—is king. Here are the exciting, danger-packed adventures of three such daredevils:

"The Case of the Phantom Prototype" by Eric Nylund. A hefty payday convinced dogfight genius Paladin Blake to fly a top-secret aircraft into the Mojave Desert. But on this job, Blake must not only save himself, but thousands of others slated for death by an unseen foe.


"'Genghis'" Kahn & the Manchurian Gambit" by Michael B. Lee. Why is the notorious leader of the Red Skull Legion pirate gang rescuing a lady in distress, returning gold, and duking it out in blazing air battles from Manhattan to Manchuria with no plunder in sight? Wonders never cease.


"Bayou Blues" by Eric S. Trautmann and Nancy Berman. Ever since flying ace Nathan Zachary made a pirate ship out of a stolen zeppelin, the gentleman air-pirate and his “Fortune Hunters” gang have roamed the globe in search of money, fame, and adventure. But a double-dealing Cajun sky-thief, a crooked businessman, and a pair of star-crossed lovers may just trump this ace in a high-stakes, high-altitude con game.


Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages

Publisher: Del Rey; First Edition edition (October 1, 2002)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0345458745

ISBN-13: 978-0345458742


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