Kalifer Deil is the pen name of Gary Feierbach a Silicon Valley computer software and hardware engineer. His technical publications are under Gary Feierbach. All others are under Kalifer Deil. He has a BA in Physics and Mathematics and an MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
He has worked on computer architecture, design, engineering management, and systems and application software for NASA, Intergraph, Sun and Apple.
He has only recently devoted most of his time to writing. Most of his works would be classified as hard science fiction. Hopefully it is in the spirit of Issac Asimov but generally a bit more gritty and less inhibited. Please visit his website http://www.kaliferdeil.com for some free stories, poems and other oddities or go to http://www.speculativescience.com for more information
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The Diary of Professor Gilbert Rasher
This book, in the form of a diary, is a complement to the Tillian 5 Trilogy. The diary starts out as a prequel to “Tillian 5 - A New Beginning.” It continues on the same time line as “Tillian 5 - A New Beginning” but on Earth with no knowledge of the events unfolding on Tillian 5. The diary then merges with the beginning of “Tillian 5 - Return to Earth.”
Mary Had a Little Dagnaserub
A very short children's science fiction story:
Seven year old Mary Johnson met up with a little creature that lost his spaceship. She just thought it was a cute little animal she could take home as a secret pet. Secret because grandma doesn't want pets in her house. When she realized who
and what he really was she helped him retrieve his ship so he could return to his mother ship.
Flight of the Soul
The play “Flight of the Soul” contrasts several points of view about eternal life but features a “brain uploading” concept proffered by Ray Kurtzweil and others including the author. In the play Ray Kurtzweil is thinly disguised as Ray Kurtz. Others are archetypes of other points of view except Bob Mover (a Bill Moyers type) and Mrs. Altevine, a rich widow in search of eternal life.
This is a guide to help writers edit their own works. It is often very difficult to find many of your own errors. This guide will provide a systematic approach that if followed diligently will get most of them, prepare for e-publishing and improve style as well. Editors are expensive for self publishers to use so I developed this guide to help me do my own editing. Version 062412
Well of Mirrors
A novella length book about a group of monks assigned to an old mission in the California desert. They decide to dig an old stone lined well a bit deeper in the hope of increasing their water supply. What they discover is a fantastic archeological find of all time but its about to set civilization back to the stone age. As the number of researchers grows so does the danger.
Two long short stories 'Eternal M' and 'Big Al' dealing with brain downloading. In 'Eternal M' a Mafia Don finds a professor that he believes is his ticket to immortality. The professor has no idea what's in store for him. In 'Big Al' a multimillionaire used car salesman is enticed to join a group of very cerebral virtual people needing the money for their existence. A very bad idea.
End Times is a collection of four scifi short stories. Ex World Leader (meets an alien judge), The Survivor (In the aftermath of global warming), Corpus Deletum (The androids loved him to death) and The Picnic (An incidental meeting with The Universe's programmers). There is some sex in Corpus Deletum but it is not graphically described.
Three short stories. The Possessor and Thomas Messenger are short Serlingesque pieces. The possessor is a short story about a collector who finally got his prize possession, the Emerald Jay, but at a price he could ill afford. Thomas Messenger is about a woman who was taught to stop talking and start listening by an Angel. The Jungle teaches that the guide may be the most dangerous animal.