Gary A Lucero


I am a 50 something year-old tech worker of Hispanic/Basque origin and I've been writing poetry since I was 17 years old. I love video games, mostly single player RPGs, rock music, especially Neil Young and Yes, and British television and movies.

I've written more crappy poetry than most people, but I deem a few as worth sharing with others. I call my poetry modern and lyrical, mostly because I write about modern topics and tend to use rhyming. I don't read much poetry myself, so my inspirations tend to be song lyrics rather than other people's poems.

Why bother reading my books? They are free, which is a pretty decent incentive, but I tend to deal with social and political topics, and while I won't try to convince you I'm super well informed about either, I do care deeply and try to bring that to my poetry.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
Michael Crichton is by far my favorite. I love all his non-fiction books, especially Eaters of the Dead and The Great Train Robbery. But Congo, Sphere --- all of them are really great. I loved the Robert Jordan Wheel of Times series. What an incredible theme and so well executed! It wasn't all perfectly readable, but it had such great characters, and it was all so special. Philip K Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep is a masterpiece. It's unmatched in tone with such sorrowful yet hopeful characters. I love the Agent of Change series by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. All of the books related to that series are great fun.
Do you read for pleasure?
I do but the book has to be very special. I get bored easily. A great book can really hold onto me, and when I find one or a whole series I feel very fortunate.
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Where to find Gary A Lucero online


When I Flew
Price: Free! Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
When I Flew is a collection of modern, lyrical poetry, covering a range of topics from social and political to fantasy. War and its uselessness is a common theme, but religion, social inequity, government corruption and interference, love, death, and more fill the pages. Most themes are recurring, spanning the entirety of the book, which ties it all together cohesively.

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