Charles Kaluza

Biography

I am a retired ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon with a love of Science Fiction. The science and medicine in my books is based on reality with some room for growth.

I was forced to retire because of medical problems but still enjoy life with a little fishing, flying and sailing to supplement the joy of my wife, children and grandchildren.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I learned to read early and despite my poor school performance in reading, writing and spelling I managed to read our entire local library of young adult books. Because of my dyslexia I read in pictures not really seeing the words but rather a mental movie of the book contents. I find my writing to be the reverse process with the pictures in my mind which I try to describe with words. Kon Tiki was one of the great books of my childhood.
Describe your desk
My desk is an awesome piece of blue pine timber about 8 ft long and 2 ft deep and 4 inches thick. Unfortunately it is difficult to see the surface most of the time.
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Books

Growing up on Eddie's Island
Price: Free! Words: 29,270. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This autobiography is of my experiences in the wilderness of Canada as I was growing up. This was a time before cellphones and the internet. We lived and worked much like our ancestors did prior to the modern technological development.
The Scarlet King
Series: Sacred Water, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 103,450. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
The Scarlet King is the final book in the Sacred Water trilogy. In the third book we find that the ancient enemy of Those of the Red also seeks the power of the iodine. They are of the East and much feared for good reasons. Those of the Forest must come to the aid of their former enemy for the survival of their civilization is at stake.
Sacred Water, Book 2, The Time Before
Series: Sacred Water, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 109,420. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00)
The Time Before is the second book of the Sacred Water series and continues the saga of Daniel and Heather's struggles against those of the Red. The story begins with the kidnapping of Daniel because of his knowledge of the black powder. Their peoples face a full-scale invasion of their lands from those of the Red who are intent on capturing the source of the Sacred Water.
Medical Sci-Fi Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 21,360. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.00)
These short stories were written to explore some of the ethical issues medical advancements will bring forth. The scenarios are within the realm of possibilities for the not so distant future. The technological advancements will be significant steps but they bring to bear the law of unintended consequences. These works are published together for the first time.
The Alaskan Voyage of the Sea Shanty
Price: Free! Words: 22,550. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This is my story of healing and exploration while fulfilling a lifelong dream of sailing my own boat to Alaska. Sailing to Alaska is common enough but sailing in a boat you finished yourself is less common. The experience allowed me to grow out of my illness and experience life to a much fuller extent. This story is based on the short email accounts I sent to family and friends while traveling.
Half Brains, Sacred Water book 1
Series: Sacred Water, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 102,970. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction
(3.67)
“Half Brains” the first book of the Sacred Water trilogy, is set in a pre-industrial world. The people face extinction because their only source of iodine, the Sacred Water, is being stolen by an unknown enemy. My story opens with Daniel, the young Healer from the Forest, knocking timidly on a door in the Northern Palace. He had been summoned to evaluate the king’s daughter who
The First Indigan
Price: Free! Words: 103,690. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00)
The First Indigan, is a science fiction adventure exploring the science of creation. It is based on my own surgical and military experiences as well as my own response to loss. I especially enjoyed writing the sections on the head transplant which is technically feasible but as yet unperformed in humans. As is proper in science fiction, the science is pushed far beyond our present capabilities.
Brain Worms
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,760. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This is a fast-moving medical thriller where the reader is involved in emergency brain surgery and a terrorist plot. Harry the neurosurgeon, gets dragged into the story and is forced to resume his old life as a Navy SEAL in order to save his wife and prevent the loss of thousands of innocent lives. The concept originated with an actual patient in my hospital.

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