Ian Irvine was brought up in Scotland, and studied Physics for far too many years, before travelling the world working for high-technology companies. Ian has spent a career helping build the internet and delivering its benefits to users throughout the world,...as well as helping to bring up a family. Ian enjoys writing, painting and composing in his spare time. His particular joy is found in taking scientific fact and creating a thrilling story around it in such a way that readers learn science whilst enjoying the thrill of the ride. It is Ian's hope that everyone who reads an Ian.C.P.Irvine novel will come away learning something interesting that they would never otherwise have found an interest in. Never Science fiction. Always science fact. With a twist.
The first of Ian's novels is a Genetic Conspiracy Thriller which explores the world of Stem Cell Research and encourages us all to ask some very searching questions about the advances that science is making, and how much we, or others, should let it affect society. A contemporary adventure, "The Orlando File" takes the reader around the world and back, and creates a unique moral dilemma that the reader cannot help get embroiled in: at the end, the reader must ask themself, what they would do in that situation?
"The Orlando File" asks many questions, one in particular being, will advances in technology that extend our lifespans be limited to the rich and only those who can afford it? This is one of the main questions that is asked in the new Justin Timberlake film "In Time". "The Orlando File" does not give an answer to these questions, but encourages the reader to debate the question and provide their own response.
on Sep. 25, 2015 :
The author is a skilled wordsmith, but the story does not meet the description. I read 40% before giving up.
This story claims to be about "A Pirate ship from the 17th Century .. (in).. the year 2014" 40% in to the story, one plane from 2014 has disappeared and the Pirate ship(s) are still battling the same storm in the 17th Century" There are lots of other words, but most of it is skillfully applied filler.
(review of free book)
on May 11, 2015 :
Though not my normal taste, the title of the book caught my attention. The plot was intriguing. Waiting for book 2
(review of free book)