Michael Bruce-Lockhart was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947 and emigrated to Canada with his family in 1954. He holds degrees in electrical engineering from M.I.T. and had a short career in industry (as chief engineer of Newfoundland’s first high tech start-up) and a long one in academia. He is never happier than when creating things. After forty years designing hardware, then software, he has now come back to his first love: books.
He has been married to Carole Peterson since 1981. They have one son, Cullam, who is both a musician and an engineer. All hands live in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
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by Michael Bruce-Lockhart
Approx. 136,490 words.
Published on January 18, 2010.
The harper Nicodemus, under the influence of dangerous drugs forced on him by an ambitious priest, has a vision. It leads him to Damonryan, a marooned voyager from space and his marvellous infocom. But as the two set out to find a place for the spaceman, Nikkie has to wonder: was it the man the god send him for, or his machine?
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Smashwords book reviews by Michael Bruce-Lockhart
- Smashwords Style Guide
on Jan. 22, 2010
The guide is a must read for anyone who wants to publish on Smashwords, even if you are a software engineer(which I am). It is well-written and does a good job of demystifying the arcane world of Word. However, I do think it needs a linkable index. My day job required me to read a lot of guides. Generally I would skim them to get a feeling of what information was available and where, then turn to the relevant section when I needed it. You can't do that with this guide. Most disappointing is that it is particularly hard to use on a Kindle because digital ink technology makes paging so slow.
I would also like to see more information on images. Science Fiction/Fantasy books often require maps. After spending a week learning to use Illustrator in order to produce a good map, I was dismayed to find it doesn't show at all on my Kindle.