Wayne Lutz

Biography

From 1980 to 2005, Wayne Lutz was Chairman of the Aeronautics Department at Mount San Antonio College in Los Angeles. He led the college’s Flying Team to championships as Top Community College in the United States seven times. He has also served 20 years as a U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft maintenance officer. His educational background includes a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Buffalo and an M.S. in systems management from the University of Southern California.

The author is a flight instructor with 7000 hours of flying experience. For the past three decades, he has spent summers in Canada, exploring remote regions in his Piper Arrow, camping next to his airplane. The author resides during all seasons in a floating cabin on Canada’s Powell Lake and occasionally in a city-folk condo in Bellingham, Washington. His writing genres include regional Canadian publications and science fiction

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Coastal BC Stories
A preview of the books in the Coastal BC Stories series by Wayne J. Lutz.

Books

When Galaxies Collide
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,420. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
When our Milky Way merges with the Andromeda Galaxy in 4.75 billion years, Earth will be facing even bigger problems than a cosmic collision. Two parallel worlds confront an uncertain future, while an astrophilosopher and a modern shaman struggle with decisions that will establish the fate of intelligent beings throughout the colliding spiral arms.
Paddling the Pacific Northwest
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,750. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Kayaking
River and lake paddling in a sea kayak – not your typical jaunts in the Pacific Northwest. Here’s proof that enchanting journeys are born in dreams of personal exploration. A Canadian paddler heads south to probe the rivers of Washington, searching for “slow pusher” rivers to propel his kayak lazily downstream mile after mile.
Off the Grid
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Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Off the Grid Living. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,960. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
Cabins float in a cut-off fjord of British Columbia's South Coast, where mountains drop into the sea and lifestyles focus on self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. Up the lake and off the grid - Canada at its best. What's it like to live in a remote setting, and how do you get started? The ideal book for those new to off grid lifestyles, providing a realistic look at the experience of rem
Anomaly at Fortune Lake
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Series: Science Fiction for Astronomers. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,230. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
On a remote lake in Canada, Ashley and Justin seek an off-the-grid lifestyle, while two anomalies merge into one. A distant galaxy exhibits unusual characteristics in Justin's amateur telescope, and something under the lake is stirring. Soon military submarine chaser aircraft from two countries are involved, and so are astronomers from around the world. It's a race to understand the anomaly.
Cabin Number 5
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Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Off the Grid Living. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,120. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Home design
Cabins float in a cut-off fjord of British Columbia’s south coast, where mountains drop into the sea and lifestyles focus on self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. One man tackles an on-going dream to construct a floating cabin on Powell Lake, from the water up – not his first, but his finest. A study of the people and places of coastal British Columbia, where mountains drop into the sea.
Farther Up the Strait
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Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Off the Grid Living. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,590. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
Boating and survival off the grid in coastal British Columbia, where mountains drop into the sea and people practice self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. Destinations on the Strait of Georgia, with contrarian views of the people and places of coastal British Columbia. A follow-up book to the original 'Up the Strait,' which constitutes a set of two books that can be read in either order.
Farther Up the Main
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Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Off the Grid Living. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,810. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Coastal British Columbia from Jervis Inlet to Desolation Sound serves as the backdrop for stories of quadding, hiking, and survival. Tales from remote areas where people are isolated from the bustle of the surrounding world. Stories for the stout of heart and those who crave wilderness adventure. A follow-up book to the original 'Up the Main.'
Up the Winter Trail
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Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Off the Grid Living. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,740. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Winter in coastal British Columbia is supernatural. Off-road riding on quad and motorcycle, with emphasis on the people and local geography. Hiking and survival off the grid in coastal BC, where mountains drop into the sea and individuals possess self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. Winter hiking adventures in the Powell River area, including numerous photos and maps.
Up the Main
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Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Off the Grid Living. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,490. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Off-road riding on quads and motorcycles in the region surrounding Powell River, BC. From Desolation Sound to Jervis Inlet, coastal British Columbia at its best. Canadian stories about the Sunshine Coast, focusing on quad destinations and the people who ride. Off-the-grid lifestyles are explored by the author of the series 'Coastal British Columbia Stories.'
Farther Up the Lake
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Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Off the Grid Living. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,710. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Coastal British Columbia from Jervis Inlet to Desolation Sound serves as the backdrop for stories of boating, hiking, and survival. Tales from remote areas of Canada where people are isolated from the bustle of the surrounding world. Stories for the stout of heart and those who crave wilderness adventure. A follow-up book to the original 'Up the Lake,'
Up the Strait
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Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Off the Grid Living. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,620. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Boating, hiking, and survival off the grid in coastal British Columbia, where mountains drop into the sea and people practice self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. Destinations on the Strait of Georgia that can be reached by boat, bicylcle, and all-terrain vehicle. Sea kayaking in the Gulf Islands. Contrarian views of the people and places of coastal British Columbia.
Up the Airway
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Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Flying Destinations Pacific NW and BC. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 46,040. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction
Flying Coastal British Columbia, where mountains drop into the sea and people practice self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. Airports in British Columbia, along with Arctic destinations, are featured. Contrarian views of the people and places of coastal British Columbia, and off-the-grid living. Written by a flight instructor with 7000 hours of flight experience.
Up the Lake
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Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Off the Grid Living. Price: Free! Words: 70,250. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Living off-the-grid in coastal British Columbia, where mountains drop into the sea and people practice self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. Life in a floating cabin, with travel by boat, kayak, bicycle, and all-terrain vehicle. Contrarian views of the people and places of coastal British Columbia, including the author's extensive study of one of Powell Lake's best float cabin designers.
Echo of a Distant Planet
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Series: Science Fiction for Astronomers. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,380. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
How would a distant alien intelligence contact earth? Shawna is an Air Force officer with remembrances of the future. Trapped in a structured military world, her unearthly memories persist for nearly three decades, culminating in a first contact message from the stars.
Inbound to Earth
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Series: Science Fiction for Astronomers. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 90,770. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Tannon Bessimer is an amateur astronomer who has discovered an object that is inbound to our solar system. And it’s getting the world's attention. The final destination is unknown, but if earth is the UFO's target, communication is the key. But the object is silent – until Tannon becomes the unexpected contact.

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