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Alastair Mayer was born in London, England and raised in Canada. He now makes his home in Colorado. He is an experienced pilot and scuba diver and a former contributing editor at Byte Magazine.
Alastair is a member of SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America), and his stories have appeared in Analog magazine and several anthologies.
Doomed Muse Press
on April 27, 2011 :
This story is a fun read. Just the right mix of hard science fiction (ie, the science) and good adventurous fun. I'll definitely be looking for more from this author.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Feb. 02, 2011 :
This story is a fun read for those who like space adventure with a bit of thought behind it. One has to buy the premise of personal starships less than a century from now, but then it's been about that since the Wright Flyer, and now we have personal jets. The Jason Curtis character reminds me of Larry Niven's Beowulf Shaeffer, smart enough to get out of the trouble he gets himself into - eventually. This should appeal to fans of Niven's earlier stuff, and perhaps even fans of the Traveller RPG. Mayer has even hidden an easter egg referencing E. C. Tubb's Earl Dumarest series.
(reviewed the day of purchase)