an astounding story of interplanetary adventure

Available in print & digital wherever books are sold!


  • A fun homage to golden age science fiction.
    — Jim McDoniel, author of An Unattractive Vampire
  • I love the setting and the crazy-ass Buck Rogers pastiche, I am 100% on board...
    — G. Derek Adams, author of An Asteroid Made of Dragons
  • This book should come with a giant bucket of popcorn!
    — A.C. Weston, author of She Is the End
  • Aww yiss. Dax. Mother. Fucking. Harrison.
    — Dave Barrett, author of It's All Fun and Games

Well, this is a damned mess...

Dax was so close to leaving the hero business behind him. He’d done his duty, saved the galaxy a time or two, and made out like a bandit with the movie and merchandise rights.

Now, Alliance HQ is forcing him to be the poster boy for their "ten years of peace" hoopla. If that’s not enough, a disgraced alien general-turned-war-criminal with an unpronounceable name has escaped from an inescapable prison planet, and he’s got Dax in his crosshairs!

Scrambling to avoid the madman’s swath of destruction, Dax finds himself stuck with a crew comprised of an overly enthusiastic fanboy cadet, an aging physician, a suspicious and tough-as-nails lieutenant, and a possibly malfunctioning AI. And they are all looking at Dax to save the day... whether he likes it or not.


DAX HARRISON, a fast-paced, swashbuckling sci-fi adventure comedy novel from Tony Valdez. Available now wherever books are sold!


 Hi there! I'm Tony. Proud owner of the brain that wrote this drivel.

Hi there! I'm Tony. Proud owner of the brain that wrote this drivel.


Tony Valdez is a nerd, podcaster, musician, writer, and a skilled producer of silly faces. He also loves great stories found in books, comics, film, TV, video games and so on. He was born and raised in San Diego, California and currently resides in Orange County with his lovely wife. He misses home, but Disneyland is nice.

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MAR 24

WONDERCON 2018! (Anaheim Convention Center - Anaheim, CA)

Saturday 3/24, Room 209, 4PM - More Than Just High Tech: Science Fiction
Sure, science fiction offers amazing possibilities (and sometimes terrifying consequences) with speculative advances in technology – but without engaging characters, readers don’t care about the impact of that tech. SF authors Marie Andreas (Asarlai Wars series), E.K. Johnston (Star Wars: AhsokaThat Inevitable Victorian Thing), James Morris (The Three Kingdoms series), and Tony Valdez (Dax Harrison) talk about the importance of creating more than just cool stuff for their universes.

After the panel, the authors (including me) will be selling and signing books in the AUTHOR SIGNING AREA AT THE REAR OF HALL A (5:15-6:30PM)

Check back for more dates soon!



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