William Walling

Biography

Born at an early age of mixed parents, a man and a woman, early childhood was a disaster; my imaginary playmate would have nothing to do with me, though I myself thought the kid was great. Since then it’s been all downhill.

Seriously, a former aerospace engineer with a keen interest in ancient history, classical music and speculative fiction—long jumps in interest, perhaps, but true—I spent decades designing flight systems hardware in Lockeed’s Space System Division, where a career high point was working on a recently declassified, five-year program codenamed AZORIAN that sucessfully retrieved a Soviet naval submarine from the deep Pacific north of Hawaii.

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Books

It's Too Late to Leave Early
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 150,010. Language: American English. Published: July 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Business
It is lighter than air! Joseph Heller's remarkable novel, Catch-22, used black humor to illustrate the trials and tribulations of men at war. This humorous spoof of the modern U.S. aerospace industry employs plain vanilla humor to satirize the idiocies and frustrations of individuals embroiled in pluperfectly Quixotic situations ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, and beyond. Enjoy!
Arminius
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 161,830. Language: American English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The 1st of a 2-book series, ARMINIUS relates the early saga of an actual barbarian princeling in antiquity, later a legionary and Roman citizen, and later still an equestrian knight. He is said to have led a coalition of tribal warriors to victory in a famous battle that annihilated three entire Roman legions, and which may have subsequently affected the makeup of a segment of European society.
Mind Games
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 106,720. Language: American English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Conditioned to enhance his inborn ability to acutely perceive another's emotional state, Klavik investigates a royal assassination in parsecs-distant Eden, a terraformed pleasure world operated by a distant syndicate of alien exotics. When his two important companions are taken hostage by an exotic alien telepath, Klavik combats the alien's mental assaults in a rapacious, psychic battle of wills.
Olympus Mons
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 99,460. Language: American English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A “miracle enzyme” enables carbon dioxide-oxygen conversion within the organism, opening the hostile Martian environment to colonization. After a quake, the aqueduct fails; waterless Burroughs Enclave teeters, may become a "lost colony." Former intel op and alpinist Jesperson and his work-partner Barnes lead a semi-suicidal trek up the volcano's heights in a desperate attempt to effect repairs.
Memo to the Leader
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 102,870. Language: American English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
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In year 142 of the German World Empire, reckoned from 1933 when the vilified Nazi régime was born. A tenured history professor and retrotemporal researcher secretly returns to wartime Berlin to thwart the efforts of a former SS hero of heroes sent back by Odessa expatriates to ensure a Nazi WWII victory. Silverthorne doggedly pursues his “mission impossible” in an exciting time travel adventure.
Tomorrow, the Stars
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 100,380. Language: American English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Perplexed by an unearthly stranger's inexplicable presence, Cosmologist Roger Shore and associates, involved in a program to develop FTL interstellar flight, become vulnerable to hindrance and near-lethal interference from a malicious, dedicated alien entity warning that FTL is a maturation benchmark for all "juvenile" species qualifying humanity's inclusion in a forum of galactic intelligences.
No One Goes There Now
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 100,100. Language: American English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Colonizing the galaxy’s near reaches, the myriad, mutated children of Earth are loosely governed by Imperium Terrestriana's hierarchy, an elite neohuman minority that fosters Convention, including Code Duello. Imperial explorers discover an idyllic world and conflict with enigmatic indigenes in a chilling, ironic climax raises provocative questions about neohumankind’s place in the universe.
Triage
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 99,710. Language: American English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
"Be fruitful," advises Judeo-Christian Scripture, “and multiply, and replenish the earth." Seven billions crowded the globe in 2011. Despite wars, famines, pestilence, climate change and other natural disasters, the relentless numbers keep marching upward at an alarming, exponential rate. Learn the draconian population control tactic illustrated in TRIAGE, and pray that it never becomes a reality.
Sometimes the Dragon Wins
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 112,240. Language: American English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Red China's technological triumph, the late 21st century's “Great Leap Upward” deployment of a “space elevator” providing inexpensive transportation to and from orbit, and the moon, permits the inexpensive transport of hard goods manufactured in a microgravity satellite and lunar factories, and creates a global trade imbalance. UN Intelligence Asset Cateel is sent to effect temporary sabotage.
Touchstone
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 109,850. Language: American English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A more immediate global threat than climate change, the energy shortage dilemma inspires reclusive multi-billionaire Lyman Dysart, called “The Stockholder” by his solely owned company's numerous employees, to forward the development and advent of controlled nuclear fusion power generation, thus creating geopolitical global and lunar conflict between his patented process and the fossil fuels cartel

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