Tom Merritt is an award-winning independent tech podcaster and host of regular tech news and information shows. Tom hosts Sword and Laser, a science fiction and fantasy podcast, book club and publishing imprint, with Veronica Belmont. Tom has published several science fiction and technology books, including Citadel 32: A Tale of the Aggregate, The Year in Tech History, Sword and Laser Anthology, and Lot Beta. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two dogs.
"Time-travel enthusiasts will love this action-packed, labyrinthine ride through time and space. Merritt delivers, putting his mastery of the genre on display. This space opera is the sort of vintage sf that you settle into and can't put down, well thought out and beautifully executed. Intrigue abounds." --Booklist
"A retro space opera...for readers who enjoy seasoning their planetary romps with a dash of cynicism." --Publishers Weekly "Tom Merritt's time-bending space adventure had me hooked from the start. Inventive, stylish, and fun!" --Gary Whitta, screenwriter of Star Wars: Rogue One and The Book of Eli, author of Abomination "Pilot X is a captivating story about time travel for sci-fi fans who want something more than the usual bending time & space trope. I was so engrossed by Tom Merritt's book that I may have lost track of time reading it, which seems like the best way to enjoy a time travel tale." --Bonnie Burton, Author of The Star Wars Craft Book and Planets in Peril "Pilot X is not just mind bending but mind breaking. A brilliant heart-racing sci-fi adventure...an absolute playground for lovers of time travel." --Charlie Hopkins, Fantasy Faction "Full of timey-wimey goodness! Merritt has created a fascinating world that you'll want to get lost in." --Veronica Belmont, co-host of Sword & Laser "Tom Merritt has a wonderful ability to imagine a distant, yet plausible future filled with stellar mysteries and human deceit." --Andrew Mayne, author of the ITW Award-nominated Jessica Blackwood series "The kind of high-concept science fiction that you just don't see anymore. Merritt brings it all back with a tale that fires the imagination and makes you look at the future in new ways." --J-F. Dubeau, author of The Life Engineered and A God in the Shed