Al Philipson was born somewhere around 1995 or later in the fevered imagination of a nerdish geek and sometimes technical writer who wants to remain anonymous when he writes fiction (including his tax return). Being a private person, he was afraid that his adoring fans (all three of them) would mob him both publicly and privately once his books caught on.
Unlike his nerdy creator, Philipson suffers from none of the weaknesses of "ordinary" humans. His body puts Mr. Universe to shame. He can bench press a Kenworth, he's more intelligent than Einstein, and knock-down-gorgeous women find him irresistible.
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Children of Destruction
by Al Philipson
Price: $4.45 USD. 105840 words.
Published on February 12, 2011. Fiction.
What’s the last man on Earth supposed to do with 4 attractive women and a boy? What is so special about them? Why did they survive when everyone else was suddenly and mysteriously destroyed? What caused this catastrophe?
The answers are revealed in a story of survival that spans over 200 years.
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Smashwords book reviews by Al Philipson
- Hero Wanted
on Nov. 12, 2012
Dan McGirt has created a most interesting reluctant hero. I also smell a bit of Kieth Laumer's influence in his writing, especially his place names.
I was quite entertained by Jason's journey when he's dragged from his beloved home in Lower Hicksnittle (featuring the Festering Wart tavern and yes the town is exactly like it sounds) through the Eleven Kingdoms to do battle with various dastards and other villains. The only problem is, Jason has no fighting skills; he's just a farmer and wood chopper.
The story is a combination of good laughs told tongue in cheek and high adventure.
What's not to like?