Postal Marines Series


The orphaned Danel Bophendze struggles to find his way as a new marine in the Core Postal Service. He embedded Smee, an ancient artificial intelligence, in his brain hoping it will give him the edge he needs. Aristocratic Ambrose Litovio left a promising career in the Navy to join the Postal Service. He is called upon to assist the only admiral as war looms between the Postal Service and the Navy. Bophendze and Litovio struggle to survive the epic Battle of Tanhuŝio Gate. But for Bophendze, the real fight is in his head.


Danel Bophendze’s continuing battle with his inner demon keeps him at the edge of sanity. Despite being a hero, David Bophendze’s continuing battle with his inner demon keeps him at the edge of sanity. Creed Taneo’s drive for perfection makes him a near-legend within the ultra-secretive Bafiktuy, as he quickly rises through the ranks after dozens of successful missions. Jonaldy Amonett failed as a courier for the Bafiktuy. One more failure could be his last.


After a long, distinguished service as an Core Postal Marine, Danel Bophendze’s commits the Belter Massacre under orders. Exiled to a remote outpost, he finds himself abandoned in an alien system where he discovers hyperspace radar technology. Rescued and arrested, he must distinguish between self-preservation and the good of the Corps.


On the verge of earning a plum job in government, pampered Mondennio Rownzal Clin-Khotaigra is is kicked out of university after being falsely accused of cheating.

Meet the Author

Ben Wilson is the author of the Postal Marines science fantasy series. He’s into history, human nature and religious studies. He served in the US Army through his 20s and got to meet some great people there. Now he does routine IT project management for customers who should know better. He pays the bills through their frustration. Ben lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, three of his four children, and two rabid attack cats. No, I did not sell the oldest off to the Core, as much as I might have liked to. He has a family of his own.

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Why I Write

My life is about telling stories. Ben Wilson

When friends and co-workers find that I write novels, I explain that I am a poor writer of bad Science Fiction. I don’t pretend to write the Great American Novel, or even the most provocative. I just write and try to improve. I was raised by a storytelling father and served in a storytelling culture. I love telling stories, and I thought I should write a few of them down.

Who is my audience?

You are my audience. We are a lot alike. I spent my 20s in the Army, so I had my share of hurry-up-and-wait, make-work details, and time away from family. Even though I reenlisted a couple times, I counted every day until I separated. I joined during the First Gulf War, and left before the sequel. Now, I recall with nostalgia the good times and some friends who never made it to separation. Most my Facebook friends are former veterans I was honored to serve with. We are protectors, and we know there is more to this life than we're able to lead alone. We have (or want) families, and we are doing our best to lead them in an uncertain world. We both want fiction that feeds our need to serve.

What Others Say About My Novels

I like Mondennio, but sometimes I want to slap some sense in him.

Dennis about Mondennio in Scintilla
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