Lee Willard is a retired embedded systems engineer and sci-fi hobbyist from Hartford. Most of his stories (coming to Smashwords soon, 2021) concern Kassidor, 'The planet the hippies came from' which he has used to examine subjects like: What would it take to make the hippy lifestyle real? How would extended lifespans affect society? What could happen if we outlive our memories? How can murder be committed when violence is impossible?
Lee is not a fan of violence and dystopia. He believes that sci-fi does not just predict the future, but helps create the future because we sci-fi writers show our readers what the future will be and the readers go out and create it. He believes that the current fad of constant dystopia and mega-violence in sci-fi today is helping to create that world.
In his reviews, * = couldn't finish it. ** = Don't bother with it. *** = good story worth reading. **** = great and memorable story. ***** = Worth a Hugo.