Jeremy Reimer

Biography

I was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 16, 1972, to Louis Elton Reimer and Gail Patricia (Edmondson) Reimer. Our family moved to Winlaw (close to Nelson) in the interior of BC when I was just one year old, and then again to the small town of Gibsons, BC when I was three. I grew up in Gibsons and went to elementary school there, but when it came time to go to high school I went back to Vancouver to attend Eric Hamber Secondary. Thanks to the Challenge Program I was able to finish in just four years instead of five, and started my B.Sc at the University of British Columbia when I was just 16 years old.

Some detours and interesting side-adventures later, I graduated with a B.Sc in Physics from UBC, and then got my Bachelor's of Education from UBC a year later. I taught at Kester Grant College (a private ESL high school) and then Saint George's Secondary for a year, then decided teaching wasn't for me and went on to other prospects.

Currently I work at a software development company in Vancouver as a software developer and technical writer.

Marital status

Married since 2001 to my wonderful soul mate Jennifer. Quite simply the most amazing woman in the world. She is intelligent, gorgeous, caring, funny, and just all-around amazing.

Kids

None.

Pets

A beautiful tortoiseshell cat named Zoe.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Physics, University of British Columbia (1996)
Bachelor of Education, Secondary (Physics), University of British Columbia (1997)
Certificate of 2D and 3D animation, Vancouver Training Institute (1999)
Diploma of Technical Writing, British Columbia Institute of Technology (2007)
Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute (2010)

Vital stats

Age: 40
Height: 6 feet
Weight: 172 lbs (more muscle than a couple of years ago!)
Teeth: Still got 'em

Current computers owned

2x2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook runningOS X 10.5 (CYLON_RAIDER)
2x1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo running Windows XP (ADAMA)
4x2.8GHz Intel Quad Core running Windows 7 (TELEVISION)
1.8GHz Pentium 4 running Ubuntu Server Linux (ZOE)
733Mhz Pentium /// running Xubuntu Linux 7.0 (GALACTICA) - flown into the sun...
800Mhz G3 AmigaOne running OS 4 (JEREMY) (Sadly R.I.P. )
500MHz G3 Macintosh iBook running OS X 10.3
133MHz Pentium running DOS 6.0 and Windows 3.1
25MHz 68040 Macintosh LC475 running System 7.5.3
8MHz 8088 Packard Bell running DOS 5.0 and Geoworks
8MHz 68000 Macintosh Classic running System 6
7.14MHz 68000 Amiga 500 running Workbench 3.1
1MHz Z80 Heathkit H89 running CP/M

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I spent my childhood years in the small town of Gibsons, British Columbia, home of "The Beachcombers". Our family also had a small cottage on the nearby Keats Island. I grew up loving boats and being on the water, something that has stayed with me to this day. Because of this, and also because my father was a pilot in the Navy, I had a strong preference for science fiction stories set on futuristic aircraft carriers. To me, stars in the Milky Way Galaxy are kind of like islands in the Pacific Ocean.
When did you first start writing?
I remember two short stories that I wrote in school that were significant to me. The first was a one-page story I wrote in elementary school about astronauts on the Moon witnessing a nuclear war back on Earth. The second, which I wrote in Grade 11, was titled "The Egg" and was about a vigilante trying to hack into a worldwide computer network in order to bring all of humanity together into one global consciousness. The latter story impressed my classmates enough to make me think that I had some ability to write fiction.

In my early 20s I took a course at Simon Fraser University called "Writing and Marketing Speculative Fiction" taught by Eileen Kernaghan in which I wrote several short stories. At the time I didn't feel ready to start on a full novel.

Finally, in 2003, I started writing what would become Edge of Infinity, the first book in my Masters trilogy.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Jeremy Reimer online


Where to buy in print


Books

Beyond the Expanse
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Series: The Masters, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,100. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In the final book of the trilogy, the Masters prepare for their final assault on the galaxy, and the pilots and crew of the space carrier Pegasus must scramble to find new allies anywhere they can. In the mean time, the inhabitants of Earth, still trapped under the Masters’ technology-dampening field, desperately try to keep society and civilization from collapsing into chaos.
The Last Bonjwa
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,640. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
The Last Bonjwa is an action-packed adventure set a few years ahead in an alternate future. It follows the life of John "Heart" Wolanski, a professional Starcraft 2 player living in Korea, as he struggles against mysterious forces who want him dead. He must uncover the mystery behind his shadowy assassins while still trying to qualify for the biggest tournament in the world!
The Stalker
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Price: Free! Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Stalker is a short science fiction story that centers around John "Heart" Wolanski, a professional Starcraft player living abroad in South Korea. John encounters a strange glitch in the game that comes at the worst possible time in his professional gaming career. He must struggle against the glitch and his own personal demons, which are threatening to destroy him.
Heart of the Maelstrom
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Series: The Masters, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,240. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(5.00)
Heart of the Maelstrom is the second book in the Masters Trilogy. The creators of the Deathspawn come to Earth, but are they here to destroy, or for some other reason? The crew of the UNIN carrier Pegasus soon find themselves facing this new foe head-on, but can they match their enemy's advanced technology?
Edge of Infinity
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Series: The Masters, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,900. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.00)
Edge of Infinity is the story of the pilots and crew of the Pegasus, a space-bound carrier designed to project humanity's power and influence throughout the galaxy. The Pegasus is on a mission to retrieve an ambassador when suddenly they are attacked by a mysterious new alien species.
Starfarer
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Price: Free! Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50)
Starfarer is a short story about an unusual first contact between a woman on a deep-space sleeper ship and an alien ship.