Heart of the Maelstrom

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Heart of the Maelstrom is the second book in the Masters Trilogy.

The creators of the Deathspawn come to Earth, but are they here to destroy, or for some other reason? The crew of the UNIN carrier Pegasus soon find themselves facing this new foe head-on, but can they match their enemy's advanced technology? More
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About Jeremy Reimer

I was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 16, 1972, to Louis Elton Reimer and Gail Patricia (Edmondson) Reimer. Our family moved to Winlaw (close to Nelson) in the interior of BC when I was just one year old, and then again to the small town of Gibsons, BC when I was three. I grew up in Gibsons and went to elementary school there, but when it came time to go to high school I went back to Vancouver to attend Eric Hamber Secondary. Thanks to the Challenge Program I was able to finish in just four years instead of five, and started my B.Sc at the University of British Columbia when I was just 16 years old.

Some detours and interesting side-adventures later, I graduated with a B.Sc in Physics from UBC, and then got my Bachelor's of Education from UBC a year later. I taught at Kester Grant College (a private ESL high school) and then Saint George's Secondary for a year, then decided teaching wasn't for me and went on to other prospects.

Currently I work at a software development company in Vancouver as a software developer and technical writer.

Marital status

Married since 2001 to my wonderful soul mate Jennifer. Quite simply the most amazing woman in the world. She is intelligent, gorgeous, caring, funny, and just all-around amazing.




A beautiful tortoiseshell cat named Zoe.


Bachelor of Science, Physics, University of British Columbia (1996)
Bachelor of Education, Secondary (Physics), University of British Columbia (1997)
Certificate of 2D and 3D animation, Vancouver Training Institute (1999)
Diploma of Technical Writing, British Columbia Institute of Technology (2007)
Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute (2010)

Vital stats

Age: 40
Height: 6 feet
Weight: 172 lbs (more muscle than a couple of years ago!)
Teeth: Still got 'em

Current computers owned

2x2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook runningOS X 10.5 (CYLON_RAIDER)
2x1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo running Windows XP (ADAMA)
4x2.8GHz Intel Quad Core running Windows 7 (TELEVISION)
1.8GHz Pentium 4 running Ubuntu Server Linux (ZOE)
733Mhz Pentium /// running Xubuntu Linux 7.0 (GALACTICA) - flown into the sun...
800Mhz G3 AmigaOne running OS 4 (JEREMY) (Sadly R.I.P. )
500MHz G3 Macintosh iBook running OS X 10.3
133MHz Pentium running DOS 6.0 and Windows 3.1
25MHz 68040 Macintosh LC475 running System 7.5.3
8MHz 8088 Packard Bell running DOS 5.0 and Geoworks
8MHz 68000 Macintosh Classic running System 6
7.14MHz 68000 Amiga 500 running Workbench 3.1
1MHz Z80 Heathkit H89 running CP/M

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Reviews of Heart of the Maelstrom by Jeremy Reimer

Benoit Goudreault-Emond reviewed on Aug. 5, 2020

I didn't like the second installment quite as much as the first one. It's still a good series, and I still wanted to read the third one to see how everything ends.


I find it a bit hard to believe that such an obsessively xenophobic race would devolve into hysterical, lazy bureaucracy (although I must say it was refreshingly funny!) yet leave their home world all but undefended. The reason for which nobody thought of that before sort of works, but why are humans the ones who end up being turned into biological computers? Wouldn't the Zruthy make more sense here? Sure, they're not biological, but there's so much more of them...

Still, this book has all the other qualities of the first installment: easily readable prose, and a lot of heart. Less formatting problems as well though I had to adjust the text size spacing way down. It's a worthy read but be ready to suspend disbelief a bit more than in the previous one.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
ian browne reviewed on April 28, 2013

The second book of this series is as good, if not better than the first book. Once I started reading the books I had to keep reading. Looking forward to more books from this author.
(reviewed 29 days after purchase)
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