John Michael Godier

Biography

John spent most of his childhood buried in the stories of Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein. An optimist that believes that great things await us in our future, John's novels focus on characters, a straightforward writing style, and cutting edge real science to achieve something that isn't just another cookie cutter dystopia or evil human empire oppressing the aliens.

John often releases free original short stories, usually humorous, on his blog.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
I'd say my favorites start with The Lord of the Rings, for Tolkien's ability to weave a very complex and endearing world around his basic story. Next would be Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke, Clarke was able to bring aliens to us without violating what we currently know about physics and it's prohibition against faster than light travel. Number three is easy: Flowers for Algernon for it's heart and soul, few science fiction stories have been so emotionally affecting. Frankenstein comes in at number four due to the astounding nature of the story, it shocks me that Mary Shelley was able to write that book so early in the 19th century. The concepts remain fully relevant, perhaps even more now than they were in her time. Finally comes a novella, Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell under a pen name. I know of no story that has a better opening paragraph than Campbell's gritty descriptive layout of an arctic station in the early 20th century, and then using that to introduce his alien ices the cake and sets a tone unlike anything else.
What do you read for pleasure?
Hard science fiction, of course!
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