Into the BeanStalk was honored with seven awards, audio and animation adaptations are on the horizon, and Jack’s story is just beginning. 

What's Next?

Get an inside look at the creation of Into the BeanStalk and what’s coming in this sneak preview from the author.

J. Paul Roe

Award-winning author of cyberpunk and speculative science fiction.

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the Series Begins...

Into the BeanStalk

Jack is a techie and long-time shut-in, driven to save her father from corporate servitude. That means getting her hands on scrip, and lots of it. Going into debt with the most violent bikers in Hope Megacity will get her the cybernetic limbs she needs to overcome her disabilities, but that’s only the beginning.

the jack: cyberpunk universe

books & stories

Series Novels, Slant Series, Short Stories, and Bonus Content
bonus content
bonus short story


Projects and books in the works.
The Game State
A new novel set in the world of Hope Megacity.

Jakob lost his corpo job, and now he's on a spiritual journey with global repercussions.
cyberpunk novels
Book 3 of the
Jack: Series
The action-packed conclusion to Jack's adventures with the BeanStalk!
Into the BeanStalk Web Comic
Currently in development.
Into the BeanStalk : The Audio Drama!
Not an audiobook, but a fully-performed version of the book with a full cast, sound effects, and musical score! The adaptation is being brought to you by Arcane Fiction.

what readers are saying

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Into the Beanstalk is suspenseful and dramatic, an adrenaline-pumping ride.

I am sure we will see lots more from this highly talented author."
Tracy Traynor
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