I'm a software engineer and a pretty dang good husband and dad. I graduated from the University of Washington and have lived pretty much my whole life in Washington state, except for two years in the Oriental Republic of Uruguay on a church mission. I still pronounce the "LL" in "tortilla" like an "SH".
I love Mega Man and Metroid, and I have beaten Gradius and Contra without cheating. When pressed to compare Star Trek and Star Wars, I say that best of Star Trek is better than the best of Star Wars, although the average coolness:time ratio might be higher in Star Wars, at least for the original trilogy.
I don't really think of myself as an author - I'm definitely keeping my day job. But with all those sci-fi ideas bouncing around in my head, eventually enough of them coalesced that I could form a story. I'm glad they did, because I actually have a hard time finding sci-fi books that I like. (If I can't share it with my kids, I probably won't like it either.) And I'm even more happy that a quadruple-digit number of other people have shared it. I guess nothing brings people together like saving the galaxy with cool powers and cool tech!
As the Anacron Empire fights for its existence against the Vortak invasion, Dark Viper prepares to complete his plan to seize control of a power that has lain dormant for centuries. And while those who oppose him finally learn of his designs, they also find that combating him may require more of a sacrifice than they had ever prepared for.
Two years have passed since the Battle of Venom. The survivors have many unanswered questions, but Mirana Kelar has not been idle. Even as she begins to uncover the origin of Dark Viper’s mysterious power, though, the remnant of an old enemy threatens to plunge the Empire back into war. And this time, even Nedward Simmons may not be able to stand against the forces that hunt him.
Nedward Simmons is living a regular Earth life when he stumbles across an artifact from an alien civilization. Its protective powers are more intriguing than useful to him, until the aliens themselves arrive. Unable to hand over the power he has unwittingly acquired, Ned decides instead to travel with them in an attempt to master his power and defeat the Anacron army.