Originally an engineering graduate from the UK keen to become an astronaut, somehow I ended up working in community development overseas for some years.
Did I take a wrong turn? I don't think so. I have very few regrets. In between, I've worked in a soup factory, driven a taxi in London, served refreshments in Regents Park and a few other odd jobs.
Last year I settled with my Canadian wife and our two sons in Ontario, where we enjoy the great outdoors, Finnish pancakes and blueberries, preferably all three at once.
I confess to a lifelong fascination with science and science fiction, ever since watching Dr. Who and Blake's Seven on the BBC as a boy. I'm even old enough to have fuzzy memories of watching the Apollo 11 landing on TV. Whew! That's hard to believe.
At the time of writing I'm working on a series of science fiction novels for pre-teens (8 to 12 year olds) called Beyond The Elder Stars. The first one is named 'The Calling'; it's published on Amazon Kindle and in print with CreateSpace. See my blogs for links to the book and for extra free content.
I welcome correspondence. To contact me, spell out the following (the address isn't given complete to evade the dreaded spam spiders...)
rj + peace (snail shell thing) 123mail (dot) org
on June 19, 2012 :
This is an ambitious and thought-provoking tale in a richly textured future world. Mindware Issues is true science-fiction mixed with the high-tech detective genre that delivers an entertaining story.
The story does a fine job of creating a future world in which technology has become integrated with the human body. The setting as presented is believable and a wonderful backdrop in the story. The sci-fi element and the settings are integral parts of the plot that add atmosphere and a sense of realism.
The story provides an interesting speculation as to the future of integrating technology with biology. The story shows that with the benefits of enhanced technology installed in the body comes devastating and detrimental issues that change the shape and outlook of society. An enjoyable tale that is well worth the read.
(review of free book)