Chris Morris

Christopher Crosby Morris (born 1946) is an American author of fiction and non-fiction, as well as a narrator, composer, and singer-songwriter. He is married to author Janet Morris. He writes primarily as Chris Morris, but occasionally uses pseudonyms.

Chris Morris began writing music in the sixties, fiction in the eighties, and nonfiction in 1989. Much of his fiction and nonfiction, including all of his book-length science fiction and fantasy, has been written in collaboration with his wife Janet Morris, including two novels under their joint pseudonym of Daniel Stryker and one novel under the pseudonym of Casey Prescott. He has contributed stories to the shared universe series Thieves’ World, Heroes in Hell, and Merovingen Nights and co-authored with Janet Morris five titles in the Sacred Band of Stepsons series.

Under his full name Chris has narrated two Perseid titles for Audible audio books, I, the Sun and The Sacred Band.

Chris Morris writes words and music in multiple idioms. His first recorded band’s members were Janet Morris, Leslie Kuipers and Vinnie Colaiuta. The Christopher Morris Band album, (MCA 2282), produced by Al Kooper and featuring the Tower of Power horn section, was released on MCA Records. The album’s nine songs included eight of his originals and one Otis Redding tune and was Billboard Magazine’s Top Album Pick for its release week.

Enjoy his music here: https://www.n1m.com/christophercrosbymorris or
here: https://www.Soundcloud.com/christopher-morris

I, The Sun

I, The Sun

From palace coups in the lost city of Hattusas to treachery in the Egyptian court of Tutankhamun, I, the Sun, the saga of the Hittite King Suppiluliumas, rings with authenticity and the passion of a world that existed fourteen hundred years before the birth of Christ. They called him Great King, Favorite of the Storm God, the Valiant. He conquered more than forty nations and brought fear and war to the very doorstep of Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt, but he could not conquer the one woman he truly loved.

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Heroika I: Dragon Eaters

Heroika I: Dragon Eaters

The art of dragon killing:

Dragons have been eating humans for centuries. Now heroes throughout history stalk their legendary foe. Learn how to hunt, kill, and eat the wild dragon. Never before has revenge tasted so good. A literary feast for the bloody-minded.

In Janet Morris' anthology on the art of dragon killing, seventeen writers bring you so close to dragons you can smell their fetid breath. Tales for the bold among you.

HEROIKA 1 -- DRAGON EATERS, an anthology of heroic fiction edited by Janet Morris, features original stories by Janet Morris and Chris Morris, S. E. Lindberg, Walter Rhein, Cas Peace, Jack William Finley, A.L. Butcher, Travis Ludvigson, Tom Barczak, J. P. Wilder, Joe Bonadonna, Milton Davis, M Harold Page, William Hiles, Beth W.Patterson, Bruce Durham, and Mark Finn.

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The Sacred Band

The Sacred Band

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Series: Sacred Band Series, Book 8
Genres: Audio Books, Fantasy

The Sacred Band of Thebes lives on, a world away, in this mythic epic of love in war in ancient times. In 338 BCE, during the Battle of Chaeronea that results in the massacre of the Sacred Band of Thebes, Tempus and his Stepson cavalry rescue twenty three pairs of Theban Sacred Banders, paired brothers and lovers, to fight on other days. These forty-six Thebans, whose bones will never lie in the mass grave that holds their two hundred and fifty-four brothers, join with the immortalized Tempus and his Sacred Band of Stepsons, consummate ancient cavalry fighters, to make new lives in a faraway land and fight the battle of their dreams where gods walk the earth, ghosts take the field, and the angry Fates demand their due.

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Storm Seed

Storm Seed

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Series: Sacred Band Series, Book 7
Genre: Fantasy

Hot off the presses, the "lost" volume of the iconic Sacred Band series in an all-new Author's Cut edition. High adventure awaits in Storm Seed by Janet & Chris Morris: - Travel with the Sacred Band of Stepsons to a future undreamed. - Meet the changeling son of Tempus and the Froth Daughter. - Learn what it takes to become a dragon. - Bring gods to a godless realm. Tempus the Black, avatar of the Storm God, and his partner Niko reunite the Sacred Band for a mission to a dying world. And from there -- should the gods allow -- to mystical Lemuria.

Praise for the Sacred Band series: "Janet Morris, Tempus (1987), and, with Chris Morris, Tempus Unbound (1989), The Sacred Band (2010). "A fantasy series about the Sacred Band of Stepsons, an elite army modeled on the fourth-century B.C.E. Sacred Band of Thebes. The stories explore the fraught personal relationships of mixed hetero- and homosexual troops, only sometimes paired, as they fight for their commander, the immortal Tempus. Morris includes archaeological and historical details, from physical items to social practices, religion, and philosophy, to create a fantasy world that is, in many ways, more historically accurate than many popular accounts of antiquity." -- Robert W. Cape, Jr, in Classical Traditions in Science Fiction, Brett M. Rogers & Benjamin Eldon Stevens, eds., Oxford University Press

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Tempus Unbound

Tempus Unbound

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Series: Sacred Band Series, Book 6
Genre: Fantasy

Is this the Lemuria of antiquity, or of times to come? Once you've ridden the storm clouds of heaven from the edge of time, anything is possible. Demonic hordes threaten to destroy the very fabric of time itself.

The fate of all humanity rests on the shoulders of Tempus the Black, Favorite of the Storm God. But even this hero of legend will encounter a challenge he has never faced before . . . present-day New York City.

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City at the Edge of Time

City at the Edge of Time

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Series: Sacred Band Series, Book 5
Genre: Fantasy

Join Tempus and Niko on the triple shores of land, sea, and eternity . . .
Where a young girl trembles between love and sorcerous obsession . . .
Where a prince's refusal to admit his flaws makes him a pawn of hell . . .
Where a city of immortals learn that Death has not forgotten it . . .
In the catacombs beneath a warlock's citadel, swords and courage face the jaws of demons -- with a girl's life and a god's vengeance resting on the outcome.

"An exciting and brilliantly colored sortie . . ." - David Drake

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Lovers in Hell

Lovers in Hell

Shakespeare said “To be wise and love exceeds man’s might,” and in Lovers in Hell, the damned in hell exceed all bounds as they search for their true loves, punish the perfidious, and avoid getting caught up in Satan’s snares. In ten stories of misery and madness, hell’s most loveless seek to slake the thirst that can never be quenched, and find true love amid the lies of ages.

Story list:

Never Doubt I Love – Janet Morris and Chris Morris

Love Interrupted –  Nancy Asire

Lovers Sans Phalli – S. E. Lindberg

Fume of Sighs – Janet Morris and Chris Morris

Calamity – Michael E. Dellert

Love Triangle – Michael H. Hanson

A Hand of Four Queens – A. L. Butcher

Devil’s Trull – Andrew P. Weston

Withering Blights – Joe Bonadonna

Wrath of Love – Janet Morris and Chris Morris

Excerpt from Hell Gate – Andrew P. Weston

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Pirates in Hell

Pirates in Hell

The depths of hell chill the boldest sinner as damned souls learn why the deeper in hell you go, the colder it gets.

Twelve tales of piracy in the Heroes in Hell universe, created by Janet Morris and spun by Janet Morris, Chris Morris, Nancy Asire, Paul Freeman, Larry Atchley Jr, Rob Hinkle, Michael H. Hanson, Joe Bonadonna, Andrew P. Weston, S.E. Lindberg, and Jack William Finley.

Bitter Business – Janet Morris and Chris Morris

Pieces of Hate – Andrew P. Weston

Evil Angel –  Janet Morris and Chris Morris

Who’s a Pirate Now? – Nancy Asire

Curse of the Pharaohs – S.E. Lindberg

Lir’s Children – Paul Freeman

Unholiest Grail – Larry Atchley, Jr.

The Bitter Taste of Hell’s Injustice – Jack William Finley

Serial Recall and Beautiful Tortures – Michael H. Hanson

Drink and the Devil – Rob Hinkle

The Pirates of Penance – Joe Bonadonna

Muse of Fire – Janet Morris and Chris Morris

Hell Hounds (excerpt) – Andrew P. Weston

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Lawyers in Hell

Lawyers in Hell

Heaven lays down the law and Hell gets more hellish as the greatest shared universe of all time makes its malevolent return. Souls you hate to love and souls you love to hate reunite for Lawyers in Hell, in twenty-two infernal tales from the underworlds, where Injustice must be served.

Story list:

Interview with the Devil – Janet Morris and Chris Morris

Tribe of Hell – Janet Morris

The Rapture Elevator –  Michael Armstrong

Out of Court Settlement –  C.J. Cherryh

Revolutionary Justice – Leo Champion

Tale of a Tail – Nancy Asire

And Injustice For All – Jason Cordova

Measure of a Man – Deborah Koren

The Adjudication of Hetty Green – Allan F. Gillbreath

Plains of Hell – Bruce Durham

The Register – Michael H. Hanson

Island out of Time – Richard Groller

Appellate Angel – Edward McKeown

With Enemies Like These – David L. Burkhead

The Dark Arts – Kimberly Richardson

Heads You Loose – Michael Z. Williamson

Check and Mate – Bradley H. Sinor

Disclaimer – John Manning

Orientation Day – Sarah Hulcy

Remember, Remember, Hell in November – Larry Atchley, Jr.

Theo Khthonios –  Scott Oden

Erra and the Seven – Chris Morris

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Rogues in Hell

Rogues in Hell

Hot on the heels of Lawyers in Hell, the New Hell Sinday Times bestseller, comes ROGUES IN HELL… The war heats up, Satan antes up, and rogues go adventuring as Hell’s landlord faces off with Heaven’s auditors. Veteran Hellions sin again and new writers fall from grace:  Shirley Meier, Bradley H. Sinor, and Michael Z. Williamson.

Babe in Hell – Janet Morris and Chris Morris

Which Way I Fly is Hell – Janet Morris

Downtown Run – Nancy Asire

Madly Meeting Logically – Michael A. Armstrong

Library Redux – Sarah Hulcy

A Hatful of Dynamite – Deborah Koren

Colony – Bruce Durham

Searcher – Edward McKeown

The Miraculous Roadside Attraction – Jack William Finley

BDA – Richard Groller

Hell Road Truckers – Michael H. Hanson

If Necessary – Bradley H. Sinor

Pursued by the Tauwu – Shirley Meier

Ragnarok & Roll – Larry Atchley, Jr.

Scent of a Weapon – Bill Snider

Showdown at Brimstone Arsenal – John Manning

The Place of Fear – David L. Burkhead

Chasing the Key – H. David Blalock

A Hard Day at The Office – Michael Z. Williamson

An Unholy Grail – Julie Cochraine

Battle of Tartaros – Chris Morris

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Dreamers in Hell

Dreamers in Hell

Seven million years on the New Hell Sinday Times bestseller list… The damned are revolting The underworld explodes with excitement as Satan himself rebels against forces from on high. Or does he? Dreams are dashed and strongholds topple as the greatest shared universe of all times convulses with mystery and mayhem. Shakespeare and Marlowe begin a new play to please the Devil…. Satan and Samael plot to expose the unrepentant damned… Before Napoleons eyes, Caesars villa explodes in chaos… Goethe finds out that hell is all around him… Isadora Duncan forgets that dreams can be hell… Hells librarian throws a bash and the damned party down… and down… and down… All over the netherworlds, worse comes to worst as Hells Most Unwanted try assaulting heavens gates and raise more hell than they bargained for….

Fools in Hell – Chris Morris

Alms For Oblivion – Janet Morris and Chris Morris

The Unholy Hole – Nancy Asire

Essence Helliance – Yelle Hughes

Barefoot, On Brimstone – Sara M. Harvey

Ophie and the Undertaker – Shebat Legion

Just Dessert – John Manning

Hell, I Must Be Going – Michael A. Ventrella

Head Games – Bill Snider

Blood and Ash – Tom Barczak

Hellexandria the Great – Sarah Hulcy

The Knife-Edged Bridge – David L. Burkhead

The Wager – Deborah Koren

More Light! – Bettina S. Meister

In the Shadow of Paradise – Jason Cordova

 Zero Sum Game – Richard Groller

And the Truth Shall Set You Free – Jack William Finley

The ITTT – Michael H. Hanson

Siegfried’s Blade – Petra E. Jorns

Stairway to Heaven – Edward McKeown

Knocking on Heaven’s Gates – Larry Atchley, Jr.

Hell Bent – Janet Morris

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Poets in Hell

Poets in Hell

The best, the worst, and ugliest bards in perdition vie for Satan’s favor as poets slam one another, Satan’s Fallen Angels smirk up their sleeves, and the illiterati have their day. Find out why the damned deserve their fates as Hell’s hacks sink to new poetical depths! The first Bible writer drafts a deal with the Devil. Attila the Hun learns his punishment’s just begun. Mary Shelley and Victor Frankenstein make a monstrous mistake. Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp get their unjust deserts. Hell’s Undertaker goes on holiday. The Damned Poets Society slams away. A nameless soul shows Dorothy Parker that fame is a bitch.

In the underworlds, injustice always reigns: Join us and our damnedest poets for the crookedest poetry festival in perdition where language comes to die and no rhyme goes unpunished.

Words – Chris Morris

Seven Against Hell – Janet Morris and Chris Morris

Reunion – Nancy Asire

Hell-hounds – Bruce Durham

The Kid with No Name – Jack William Finley

All Hell to Pay – Deborah Koren

Poetic Injustice – Larry Atchley, Jr.

When You Gaze Into an Abyss – Matthew Kirshenblatt

Pride and Penance – Tom Barczak

Grand Slam – pdmac

Undertaker’s Holiday – Joe Bonadonna and Shebat Legion

Red Tail’s Corner – Yelle Hughes

Faust III – Richard Groller

Tapestry of Sorrows and Sighs – Bill Snider

Haiku d’État – Beth W. Patterson

A Mother’s Heart – Bill Barnhill

We the Furious – Joe Bonadonna

Damned Poets Society – Michael H. Hanson

All We Need of Hell – Michael A. Armstrong

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