Michael is the co-creator (along with wife, Shell) of the Ascension Epoch, an open content, collaborative fiction project. In this setting, the re-emergence of superpowers and the invasion of H.G. Wells’ Martians in the 19th century have led to a radically transformed present. Their work draws heavily upon public domain literature and comic books.
His most recent work, The Dismal Tide, follows the adventures, romances, and ethical conflicts of the East End Irregulars, a teenage superhero team from Pittsburgh. Other published Ascension Epoch books include After Dark, the first book in the East End Irregulars series; Salamander Six, a sci-fi short story about airborne firefighters; Population of Loss, a collection of four short stories set during the Martian Invasion; Copper Knights and Granite Men, a superhero/occult adventure story based on the King in Yellow mythos; and House of Refuge, a tale of ocean rescue service Atlantic Littoral, which won second place in the 2014 LFA/SFA Libertarian Short Story Contest.