Rik Johnston grew up in a small town in rural Idaho, dreaming of adventures in far off places. Instead of visiting those places, he created the places he dreamed of and the people who inhabited them on paper. Having been raised in the rich tapestry of the 70's and 80's, Rik was inspired by the great Science Fiction epics that were a product of the time and they served as an inspiration for the stories you can find here.
The Chronicles of John Alkali began as a series of short stories written in his teenage years, and published in his local newspaper in 1988. The current novels are a culmination and the evolution of those stories, brought to fruition through years of development.
on Jan. 25, 2017 :
Picked this up the other day and couldn't put it down. His writing style still needs some work, but he knows how to tell a good story, and he weaves this one with impeccable taste. The story seems to get off track a little at one point, but he brings it back into focus and the ending is simply delicious.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)