John was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He began writing at the age of six, and believes that after than thirty-five years he is almost good at it. He writes science fiction and space opera mostly in a single, extensive universe.
He has been a college student, cook, contract laborer, receptionist, grocery store clerk, bookstore clerk, restaurant manager, bartender, and a homeless person at different times in his life.
Currently, John lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife Sydney and their two dogs (Layla and Zeus) and two cats (Michael and Beans). It's a handful, but life is good.
Books By John A. Underwood
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Summary: The Angel's sinister plan for humanity nears completion! Concealed in its lair, aided by the self-absorbed corporate heiress Michaela Cross, the Angel readies for ultimate victory. But that victory is not yet assured. The mysterious Djinn and her far-flung network of agents prepare to make their final, desperate stand against the alien invader. Katia Miranova has returned to Vesta. Her world is under armed occupation, but she has unlikely new allies: a hacker sent by the Djinn who just might be able to override the Angel's mind-control; and the leader of the Earth forces who helped the alien conquer Vesta in the first place! Ex-reporter Francis Drake knows he's the key to the Djinn's plans. He just doesn't know how or why. Rocketing towards Earth and a final showdown, guarded over by the irascible android Summer, Drake struggles with his conscience and fear. Five years ago, he ran from this battle. Now, he must return to save the woman he once loved ... and Humanity itself!
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Summary: The thrilling Voidstrider Saga continues... Shan Taishan dedicated his life to protecting Mars as an Officer of the Fleet. But now an enemy no one can see has come to the Red Planet, and it's up to Shan to save his sister and his homeworld - or see Mars fall forever! Prominent Martians have gone missing - only to turn up again days later, seemingly changed. Government leaders forward policies they'd never have supported before, and the Fleet itself seems riddled with traitors. There's a conspiracy at work, one which threatens to turn Mars into a brutal dictatorship. With his friends gone off to Eros - glittering asteroid city of sin - in search of the enigmatic Djinn, it's up to Shan alone to unravel the mystery and save his world. And when he learns the truth at last, Shan Taishan will be forced to make a terrible sacrifice -- or see his world lost forever!
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Summary: Introducing a thrilling new space opera adventure! When a Martian politician is kidnapped en route to a summit of leaders from the Asteroid Belt, events are set in motion which will change the face of the Solar System... Katia Miranova believes in a free Belt. She's lived her entire life on Vesta, and she'll be damned if she lets a bunch of Earthers tell her how to run her station. But when Earth makes its move, Katia begins to suspect there's something more sinister at work behind the scenes... On the distant edge of the system, Francis Drake is a washed-up hack drowning in a bottle. He's seen the face of the enemy and he ran from it. But Drake is about to be dragged kicking and screaming back into the middle of a war for the very future of humankind!