Blessings Of A Curse - USA Pro. Edition

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Words: 408,680
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452375854
About Wayne Edward Clarke

Over the last fifteen years I've spent most of my intellectual and creative energies in writing sciences fiction and fantasy novels. I’ve been a hard sci-fi fan my whole life, but everyone else I know who’s an avid reader are all fantasy fans. Over the years I’ve borrowed all their books, and learned to love that genre as well.

My science fiction influences include the old masters; Heinlein, Asimov, Niven, Bradbury, Clarke, etc. Also William Gibson, Iain M. Banks, and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. My favorite relatively unknown author is Daniel Keyes Moran, and if you like sci-fi you should read his Continuing Time trilogy; Emerald Eyes, The Long Run, and The Last Dancer. They might be out of print, but I think you can still get them as ebooks online.

My fantasy influences include Raymond E. Feist, David Eddings, and Jaqueline Carey.

I was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Sept 21, 1963. I'm estranged from my father, having met him one since I was a toddler. I've lived in Calgary, Alberta, Canada since 1980. I have three brothers and a sister. My sister is married, she and her husband each have two grown sons. All of us and my mother live in Calgary and are quite close.

I'm intensely and compulsively self-educated, I read at about 300 words per minute, and I've increased my IQ to about 160.

I've always enjoyed inventing and designing machines. Most of the machines I've designed are new types of vehicles.

I was a professional musician for about nine years. My musical skills include lead and harmony vocals, most styles of guitar and bass guitar, some drums and keyboards, songwriting, mixing, and production.

I spent about fifteen years researching and designing a comprehensive change in society and culture that will solve all the world’s major problems, guided by the principles of bio-sociology as introduced and developed by Prof. Edward O. Wilson, and influenced by Dr. Desmond Morris’ human sociobiology. I haven't worked on it like a fanatic over the last eight years like I did for the previous fifteen, but I have continued to develop my work in this field.

I’ve also been influenced as a fiction writer by my sociological work, and my science fiction novel People Of The Tiger (and the rest of The Rational Future Series) is set in a utopian future where my social policies have been implemented, which is a good way to get those ideas out into the public consciousness.

Much of my social thinking permeates my fantasy novel Blessings Of A Curse as well, though it’s a lot harder to notice there. I’ve also included my ideas on the law and legal reform in that book, though those policies were appended to the back of the book in an excerpt, for the sake of smooth readability.

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Review by: justanoldman on May 14, 2014 :
I created an account here almost solely to comment on this story.

This is a fairly well written story. I read the 3 book "pro" addition I can only imagine how badly it needed proof reading before this version, which needs another through review.

I can understand why other reviewers were offended by the rape presented in the story. In my opinion the author has a deep fascination with rape. He claims that it was fixed early in the plot line, but it was not. Rape by definition is not desired. It is not rough sex, nor is it role playing. Rape need not be violent, but it must be over the objections of the other party. This unneeded part of the plot line gets raised occasionally when it serves no purpose and interferes with the story.

Not everyone can be Asimov or Farmer or Tolkien. The author gives it his best shot, but his combat scenes in the final battle fall far short. It's a fine effort and despite the typos, the flawed handling of the final combat, and his rape fascination (which he so desperately tries to justify) I did enjoy the trilogy.

Without the rape fascination, the typos, and the utter failure to understand that he violated the underpinnings of his own rules of magical combat this would easily rate 5 stars. As it sits. 3.5
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Review by: Wayne Clarke on Feb. 22, 2014 : (no rating)
This is the author's rebuttal to the review posted by 'BattleCat.' These are the FACTS about the book, which anyone can verify by reading it;
1. The person he refers to is 27 years old, not a child, and so his use of the word 'pedophilic is a slanderous lie.
2. There are no 'swear words' or 'strong language' words anywhere in the book.
3. Every instance of sex in the book takes place 'off-screen' and is not described in the text, though it is discussed by the characters on 2 occasions.
4. The sexual torment 'BattleCat' refers to only occurs once before the hero solves the problem and the good guys win. This is a fantasy, not a horror story.
5. Only about 3% of the book deals with sexuality in any way. It's just not that big a part of the book.
I'm forcet to rebut 'BattleCat''s review because it is Smashword's policy that they will never, ever remove a review, because the reviewer is "entitled to their opinion", even when it's a slanderous lie. Thousands of very good and decent people love this book, as the other reviews attest.
Wayne Edward Clarke
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Review by: BattleCat on Feb. 19, 2014 : (no rating)
Turns out "the Curse" as mentioned in the title, is that a child is forced to be raped and or physically/sexually abused every day "forever" and the "hilarity" that obviously ensues.

This piece of pedophilic trash is a must-read for Creepy Adults looking to live out their child-rape fantasies, under the guise of literature. I would instead recommend therapy and a court order to stay 500 yards away from all human beings and animals. I am amazed that anyone would admit to reading it, much less "liking" it. Should be tagged with a Burn Notice.
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Review by: eddie on Sep. 14, 2012 :
This book was written in a style that is truly one that is difficult to put down once you've started. I found myself picking it up at every opportune time. One of my all time favorites at this point. I am going to recommend this to all epic fantasy readers out there... don't miss out on this one.
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Review by: N on June 27, 2012 :
Great read! Actionpacked fantasy that keeps you hooked!
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