John Van Stry
I have always loved to read and to write stories; science fiction, fantasy, paranormal suspense, I enjoy all of it. Not all of my stories are in the same genre or even the same 'world', and I always have more than one project in the works, so it's never easy to predict which story will be finished next. Sometimes it depends on real life inspiration, other times just on a moment's inspiration. So if you're not sure if you'll like it, download the free sample and give it a try, I won't mind - promise!
As for me, well I've had a very varied life.
I grew up in New York, on Long Island. I went to school to become an Engineer, then joined the Air Force.
After that I worked first in Robotics, then in Aerospace as a Flight Test Engineer. I moved into the medical fields, then into more Technical markets working for a number of high tech companies where I became a Contractor.
I used to own, raise, and train big cats. I love motorcycles and old cars. I'm a pilot and former martial arts instructor. I'm a fan of the Reno Air Races.
Then there's the stuff I'm not supposed to talk about, but that's another story.
I've seen a lot of interesting stuff go by, met a lot of interesting, wonderful, strange, or sometimes just psychotic people. I've had the opportunity to work on some truly game changing technologies. And while I've had some very bad things happen to me in my life, I've never let it stop me.
Where to find John Van Stry online
Waiting for Shadamehr, (or someone like him)
A Gnome cleric and his charge are trying to find and old acquaintance of the gnome's to teach his young charge Shelana certain things she needs to know.
He's not there when they arrive, but someone else is..
Lead, Follow, or Suffer the Consequences
Koen's been nothing but a screw up his whole career. He's gotten in trouble so many times and had fines added to his debt that he'll never make buyout. Assigned to a small ship as punishment for his misdeeds he suddenly finds himself the sole survivor of an unexpected attack.
This story takes place in a future where genetically modified animorphic beings do the jobs too dangerous for humans.
This is the story of a genetically created assassin born and bred by a corporation of the future. Held in virtual isolation when not on assignment he looks forward not only to the kill, but to the freedom he gains on assignment. A little crazy and supremely arrogant, when he and his friends are sold out his world is suddenly shattered. Can he survive to set things right? And just what is 'right'?
This is the story of a genetically created worker in the future. Working the dangerous jobs that humans no longer wish to do in deep space, she finds herself in a bad situation after a failed 'takeover' attempt by the captain of her ship. Effectively a POW with no one to redeem her, she now has to pay off her accessed portion of the damages, and POW's do not get the good jobs...
Children of Steel
This is the story of a genetically created and modified worker in the future. Working the dangerous jobs that humans no longer wish to do in deep space, frontier worlds, and corporate 'takeovers'. Based on the forms of different animals, the lives of these workers are sometimes brief, often times violent. But when all is said and done, they try to make the best of the life they have.
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Smashwords book reviews by John Van Stry
- Lord of the Nile
on Aug. 19, 2011
This was a well written and enjoyable story. I enjoyed the characters, the problems that our Hero and Heroine both faced, and the way they came to terms with their problems and each other. (I'm trying not to put any spoilers in here). It was definitely worth the money, and was an enjoyable read.
on Aug. 19, 2011
A full little short story with an interesting twist at the end.