About Me

Me, with one copy of every edition and translation of every book I’ve written. Except the Korean first edition “Absolute OpenBSD,” anyone have a spare?

Welcome!

As Michael W Lucas I write books explaining exactly how computers were a mistake. As Michael Warren Lucas I write SF, thrillers, mysteries, the odd tidbit of romantic suspense, and a bunch of other stuff. To find out when I release a book, sign up for my topic-specific mailing list.

Once you walk into the twisted imagination of Michael Lucas, you really won’t want to leave… – Kristine Kathryn Rusch, multiple Hugo award winning author of The Retrieval Artist

What goes on this site? All my books. Suggestions on which books you might like, depending on what you read. Updates on books underway. Links to recent, current, or pending Kickstarter. New projects. April Fool’s pranks. Links to reviews. My travel policy. Answers to questions I’ve been asked too many times. Where you can get T-shirts and other stuff with book cover art on them. My mailing lists–oops, I already mentioned that. Still, disintermediation is precious.

Find my nonfiction books at my e-bookstore, my print bookstore, Kobo, Apple, Google, Barnes & Noble, Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon AU, Amazon CA, Amazon DE, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES, or any other Amazon outlet. (Links might be affiliates, depending on stores.)

Grab my fiction at my e-bookstore, my print bookstore, Kobo, Apple, Google, Barnes & Noble, Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon AU, Amazon CA, Amazon DE, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES, or any other incarnation of the Bezos-beast. (Links might be affiliates.)

Latest Books

The Prohibition Orcs / Frozen Talons duology is leaking into the world. DNSSEC Mastery 2nd Edition has escaped–not to mention the Networknomicon and Only Footnotes. Plus, there’s Domesticate Your Badgers (a brand new book on how to become a better writer) and Letters to ed(1): The FreeBSD Journal Letters column, years 1-3.

“One of the best technical writers in the networking and security environments.” – Midwest Book Review

Current Projects

OpenBSD Mastery: Filesystems is in copyedit. I’m assembling tidbits for Running Your Own Mail Server and resuming the giant epic fiction project. Expect the collection Devotion and Corrosion to Kickstart in February.

Lucas is one of those rare writers who can make nail-biter action and gut-wrenching drama dance together and not have either stepping on the other’s toes. – Rob Cornell, author of Darker Things

Social Media

Everything feeds back to my blog, so follow it. Twitter is dying, but I have a fediverse/Mastodon server @mwl@io.mwl.io.