Gist Fleshman


Following college, I worked for two years in Washington, D.C., as a legislative assistant to a congressman. There, I met my wife, Christine. Not long after we married, we bought a sailboat, which some past owner had named Two Roads, after the Robert Frost poem "The Road Not Taken." Six months later, we quit our jobs and spent a year sailing the Caribbean. I subsequently attended law school and supplemented my income writing articles for the ABA magazine "Student Lawyer." After graduation, I worked as an appellate court attorney, then as a patent lawyer. My wife and I now have four children, five grandchildren and a weird dog.

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Gecnawan Creation
Price: Free! Words: 92,530. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
An alien device clones an ancient Angle warlord and his daughter. Centuries later, scientists around the world are disappearing. A young girl awakens in a Chicago alley with no memory, but a growing realization she has special abilities. Two boys in a small Colorado town stumble into a battle between virtual beings. The heroes will need all their combined courage and intelligence just to survive.

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  • Brass Legionnaire on July 19, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's a light, quick, fun read with an enormous amount of originality and detail. The author vividly creates a world in which the Roman Empire survived and prospered. He clearly has done his homework, inasmuch as the everyday life of the people and their outlook on the world are quite believable as descendants of the Romans we know. I was especially impressed by the thought he put into the technological advances. The author cleverly imagined weapons, transportation and other devices which could believably have developed in a world of smart people hampered by the observation bias of an empire that dominates the world and thereby in some ways retards original thinking. The actual story is well-paced, with plenty of action and interesting characters. My only quibble, and the reason I gave the book four stars, is I would have liked to know the characters a little better. Don't get me wrong. They are far from cardboard and come across as real flesh and blood. But I enjoy really delving into the thoughts, emotions, fears and dreams of the main characters. For me, that enriches their setbacks and triumphs.