Exciting science fiction novels with their own free online role playing game.

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Science Fiction Writer

“The Softwire is about a group of kids orphaned in outer space and sold as slaves to aliens. My childhood was the genesis for most of my ideas. That, and the alien I found.”

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Online Sci-Fi Game

What started as a great place for people to hang out between books has turned into a massive online world that merges The Softwire story with exciting online game elements.

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I love aliens!

“Because of my online game, Rings of Orbis, I have the unique advantage to commission some of the most amazing alien art out there. That is a real treat for a science fiction writer.”

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Sci-Fi author, PJ Haarsma and actor Nathan Fillion founded the Kids Need to Read Charity. Watch their funny promo video here. 


PJ hooks boy readers by showing them tips for Rings of Orbis, based on his Softwire books. Read more about PJ’s school vistis.


Do you have a copy of The Softwire that you need signed? Find the location of PJ’s next author event to see if it’s near you.


See what PJ’s talking about, books he’s reading, and learn about the hurdles of building the Rings of Orbis online game.

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January 3, 2013

I Pushed Nathan Fillion into the Pool.

Last summer, I pushed my best friend into the pool because he told me to.

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June 15, 2012

Hubble Award Win

I remember driving through San Francisco with the radio on while listening to a discussion about the construction of the Hubble Telescope.

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June 8, 2012

My Pilgrimage to E3

On Wednesday, I made my yearly pilgrimage to E3 in Los Angeles.

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