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Rob Shelsky is an avid and eclectic writer, and averages about 4,000 words a day. He has several novels to his credit and two anthologies, with two romances out now, a Regency romance, Verity, along with the sequel, Faith, and soon to come, a time-travel romance.
Rob has written science fiction articles for such magazines as The Internet Review of Science Fiction, numerous articles for AlienSkin Magazine, Neometropolis, Midnight Street (UK), Doorways, and other publications. Rob has had short stories published with Jim Baen’s Universe, Aberrant Dreams, AlienSkin, Gateway SF, Fifth Dimension, Continuum SF, Sonar4, Uncial Press, Planetary Stories, Pulp Spirit Magazine, Sex & Murder, and many more. He has a novella coming out in early 2010 with Aberrant Dreams Magazine’s first hardcover edition anthology, The Awakening. Rob’s novella, Avenger Of The People, will appear there alongside the works of such sci-fi greats as Alastair Reynolds, Ian Watson, Jana Oliver, Robert Madle, and just so many others. There is even an introduction by Jack McDevitt.
Rob has a short story, Green Waters, now out with Sonar4’s Phase Shift anthology, and a paranormal story, Light On The Moor, coming out with Smashwords and Amazon.com.
Now, Rob Shelsky is not only a writer, but a contributing editor for Currate.com travel articles, as well as being a reviewer for Novelspot. He is also a resident science fiction columnist for AlienSkin Magazine.
Although widely traveled and continuing to travel, Rob now lives in North Carolina. He enjoys contemplating ideas for new stories while watching the sunsets over the mountains and sipping a glass of red wine, preferably a decent Merlot.
Oh and check out this site for my Smashword books:
on July 30, 2010 :
This story, DreamTime, is truly different. From what I’ve been told, the tale originally appeared in Jim Baen’s Universe, alongside such notables as Jack McDevitt and other such authors. So having been accepted at such a prestigious magazine, there is no doubt this is a professional-level story, well constructed and well executed, and one that is very well told in my opinion.
DreamTime, by Rob Shelsky, is the tale of a far-future Earth, where the human race has divided into two, one group being immortal, the “Golden Ones,” and the other group deliberately choosing to remain mortal. Set in an Australia that mirrors a past where its native peoples were once alone and are now again, we meet two such inhabitants, a father and son. They don’t get along, being separated by many differences, including a generation gap, but the greatest of all problems is their contrary feelings toward the Golden Ones. Where the father understands the need for them, his son, Pangalia, does not. When the Golden Ones suddenly reappear, and demand all the children leave Earth with them, the stage is set for a very real conflict.
Can Pangalia be spared this forced separation from his father and his people? Or is their no hope of fighting the powerful Golden Ones? And what are the ultimate objectives of these immortal beings? The answers all lie in DreamTime, a beautifully crafted story of exquisite detail, one with a plot and pathos that is sure to satisfy any reader of good science fiction. Ever wonder what the consequences of being immortal might entail? DreamTime will tell you.
This book gets five stars from me. It’s an excellent read, one that will leave you filled with a sense of wonder.
(reviewed the day of purchase)