Mike Kobzan

Biography

UK ex-patriot living and working in Berlin, Germany as a freelance Industrial designer, engineer and writer. Married, two children. Special interests are long distant cycling and motorcycle tours through Europe and writing about my experiences.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was a short essay at school about the Earth breaking up. I've always been fascinated in science, after all I'm an engineer, so I suppose it's no coincidence that nearly all my stories are science fiction.
What is your writing process?
I let my mind wander when I'm working letting whatever is happening in the world influence my thinking. And then I ask myself "what if" questions, for instance what if I had some kind of zap gun that I could use to change things. And then, if I'm lucky, a plot develops. The plot to me is the most important part of the story. If I have that everything else just falls into place, I can just start writing and let the characters develop on their own.
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Where to find Mike Kobzan online


Books

Unvirtual
Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 143,440. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In a not far off dystopian future, a team of hardware engineers develop a cheap to manufacture computer capable of generating such convincing virtual realities that it’s absolutely impossible to differentiate between simulation and reality. The only way to find out is to commit suicide and see if one wakes up connected to a computer, but what if this is just the continuation of the simulation?
Khufu
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,600. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Strange cuneiform markings on ancient Egyptian clay tablets turn out to be computer binary code that exposes the true purpose of the Egyptian pyramids and leads to a discovery that will forever change the world.
The Loneliness Of The Galactic Gardener
Price: $3.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 139,480. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Earth’s first ever interstellar battle cruiser, The Viscount Nelson, finds a mysterious cloud like entity imprisoned on a captured enemy Jadra space station that uses its extraordinary powers to heal Dr Denise Hearst, one of the ship’s scientists, after she is fatally wounded in the fighting. It also offers information that is key to defeating the Jadra. The Nelson returns to earth where, due to t

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