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Wesley Allison is an author of science fiction and fantasy books including the popular His Robot Girlfriend. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Master of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. He has taught English and American History for twenty years in southern Nevada where he lives with his lovely wife Victoria, his two grown children Rebecca and John, and a large iguana named Cissy.
For more information about the author and upcoming books, visit http://amathar.blogspot.com.
Books by Wesley Allison:
Princess of Amathar
His Robot Girlfriend
His Robot Wife
His Robot Wife: Patience is a Virtue
Eaglethorpe Buxton and the Elven Princess
Eaglethorpe Buxton and the Sorceress
The Many Adventures of Eaglethorpe Buxton
Senta and the Steel Dragon Book 0: Brechalon
Senta and the Steel Dragon Book 1: The Voyage of the Minotaur
Senta and the Steel Dragon Book 2: The Dark and Forbidding Land
Senta and the Steel Dragon Book 3: The Drache Girl
Senta and the Steel Dragon Book 4: The Young Sorceress
Senta and the Steel Dragon Book 5: The Two Dragons
Women of Power
Astrid Maxxim and her Amazing Hoverbike
Astrid Maxxim and her Undersea Dome
on March 14, 2012 :
Oh, you fiend. You demon from the depths of hell. You enemy of all that's right and good...
Have you any IDEA how hard it was for me to keep from laughing my insides out over this??
All right, I suppose I'll keep my job. But the younger folks around here are NEVER going to let me live down my giggling!
Now, please allow an old, much-traveled writer to school you just a wee bit. Consider it revenge.
Lesson One: There are a few technical problems, mainly involving spelling and punctuation, that a good editor should have found, which implies that you didn't have one. So have one! Your stuff deserves it.
Lesson Two: Repetition is the enemy of entertainment. You should be watchful about syntactic patterns, because they tend to jerk the reader out of the story. An example:
[Participial phrase implying simultaneity], [the subject of the sentence] [did something else].
This is a common pattern among younger writers. I suggest you try to avoid it, especially since the simultaneity it implies is often impossible.
Lesson Three: The hardest errors to detect are the ones that don't look like errors (surprise, surprise). The most common case of this is using the wrong homophone. For example, at one point you used "feat" where "feet" is the right word. In another place, you refer to the alien attack force commander as the "Field Marshall;" however, "Marshall" is a man's name. You wanted "Marshal" there. Automated spellcheckers obviously won't help with that sort of fault. Even some really sharp editors would sail past it.
But otherwise, wonderfully well done!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on March 02, 2012 :
Don't be put off by the “strange” cover. This book is funny without end.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)