H. Peter Alesso

Biography

As a scientist and author specializing in technology innovation, H. Peter Alesso has over twenty years research experience at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). As Engineering Group Leader at LLNL he led a team of computer scientists and engineers in innovative applications across a wide range of supercomputers, workstations and networks. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. and served in the U.S. Navy on nuclear submarines before completing an M.S. and an advanced Engineering Degree at M.I.T. He has published several software titles and numerous scientific journal and conference articles, and he is the author/co-author of six books.

Smashwords Interview

When did you start writing and what got you into science fiction?
I love words.

That wasn’t always the case. My first infatuation was with numbers which explains my career as a research scientist. However, with maturity came insight into the elegance and efficacy of words. I learned to express myself in narratives rather than in algorithms.

I discovered that basic human behavior—emotional and physiological reactions to specific internal and external stresses—could be well-expressed though stories. What makes a science fiction story special is the tension originates at unexpected locations with unusual characters and strange circumstance, all of which combine to produce surprisingly ordinary human responses.

I’ve enjoyed this wonderful form of entertainment all my life. Now I find pleasure in manufacturing the adventures for myself.
What do you hope readers will get from your book?
I offered a scientific basis for the fictional science I described.

My characters were presented as complex people. Their behavior was multifaceted—sometime predictable, sometimes not—but their response always fell within the spectrum of past human reactions.

I hope the reader will feel that my book is based upon hard science with characters responding with normal human behavior.
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Books

Lieutenant Henry Gallant
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Series: The Henry Gallant Saga, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,390. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In an era of genetic engineering, Lieutenant Henry Gallant is the only Natural (non-genetically enhanced) officer left in the fleet. In spite of his superiors’ concerns that he is not up to the challenge, his unique mental abilities have proven essential to the defense of the United Planets in its fight against the Titan invaders.
Midshipman Henry Gallant in Space
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Series: The Henry Gallant Saga, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,020. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In this military space opera, fighter pilot Henry Gallant must defeat threatening aliens hiding in the asteroid belt. In an era of genetic engineering, he is the only Natural left in the fleet. Only bright and attractive junior officer Kelsey Mitchel has shown any sympathy for him. Now her life as well as a good many others, depends of Henry Gallant.

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