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Glen M. Glenn was born and raised in Trumbull, Connecticut on the border of the Yankee Empire and Red Sox Nation. After finishing his formal education, he joined a rock band as a singer and keyboardist. After playing in several bands he moved to California to pursue his dream of music. Being a lyricist he began to write short stories. Eventually he began writing novellas, and finally novels.
After ten years in California, he moved back east and joined the rock band Orange Glow. Besides singing and writing songs for the band, he had his first novel Ritual published in 2004. Ritual received stellar reviews from many critics, including the prestigious Midwest Book Review.
Glen has moved back to California and lives in the San Diego area. He’s a die-hard baseball fan and attends as many games as possible.
on Dec. 23, 2013 :
I really enjoyed this book. It is à must have to and to ur library
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Nov. 26, 2013 :
I was enthralled by this book. Though it’s classified as a SF novel, people who love spy novels or political intrigue should give this book a try. It takes place in the present and future, which is accomplished in an imaginative way.
Another thing that impressed me about the book was that it doesn’t use a lot of technobabble. The action takes place on Earth, not in space and the Sorians, who are the conquerors, use much of what already exists on the planet. They drive our cars and use our office buildings with their communication systems and computing devices.
While there are Sorian villains, not all of them are evil. The policy of the Empire is to create “meldings” on each conquered planet. Meldings are considered creations of the King of Sorion, and they are a combination of Sorion and native DNA. Not all meldings are loyal to the Empire. Not only that, the purebreds have differing points of view as well. There are the opportunist business men, those who are angling for political power, while others don’t like what their Empire has been doing, which is traveling the universe, conquering worlds, enslaving the population and stripping them of resources. The book crackles with political intrigue.
Finally, I liked the mystical aspects of the book. The flawed savior, the Heartbeat in the underground human outpost at Station Three, the Blade of Solan, and the Book that speaks to Wallingford. I’m looking forward to the next book to see what questions get answered.
(reviewed the day of purchase)