Dr. Steve M. Benner received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Ohio State University in 1979 and has worked in industry, academia, and the federal government. He currently works for NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland as part of the Advance Concepts Office. He has written numerous scientific articles as well as several articles on ancient history. Dr. Benner's extensive knowledge of science and history has led to his having an ego the size of New Jersey and may account for his being one of the most self-centered people in America today.
This is the first play in the trilogy House of Ademtus. King Eumelus returns from the Trojan War with his eldest son in triumph. A plot is hatched to kill his eldest son so that his younger son will succeed his father as King, but it is foiled and the plotters face punishment. The King must decide the fate of the plotters who happen to be members of his family.
A well-season interstellar traveler has written a somewhat tongue-in-cheek guide for those that have not traveled off world. It covers some of the unusual conditions that a tourist may encounter on other planets such a different gravities, weather, atmospheres, fauna and flora, diurnal and yearly cycles, and light. A must read for planetary travelers.
Meteorites strike the Earth wreaking havoc, but a greater menace emerges from the craters in the form of black clouds that threaten to destroy all life on Earth. Nations mobilize against the Clouds, but nothing works as the Black Clouds continue to grow. A group of scientists trapped in a specially designed facility work desperately to find a way of destroying the invaders before it's too late.
During the mid-1950’s, Chief Detective Harvey Halloway was assigned a murder case involving a well-dressed man, found dead on the sidewalk. A case that initially seemed to be pretty routine slowly grew in complexity, expanding to include local gangsters and the FBI. Caught between rival gangs, Halloway and his partner work to solve the case before becoming causalities themselves.
A government investigator is sent to the panhandle of Maryland to look into an alleged alien ship. As evidence mounts, the investigator realizes that the allegations are true. The aliens have invaded human hosts. But the aliens are beneficial, greatly improving the host’s health. The question is whether this is a good thing or not.
A renowned and respect diplomat is sent on a peace mission not knowing that his mission is just a cover for a surprise attack. Upon his return, he works to undermine the administration that sent him on the mission and to regain his reputation and self-respect.
on Dec. 19, 2012
I enjoyed the book very much. It is a strange mix of scifi and western. Mr. Benner does an excellent job with developing the main characters and all the characters were realistic. There was a lot of action that kept my interest. I might suggest that the scifi part be elaborated on somewhat since I had forgotten some of the details by the last part of the story, but it didn’t hurt the story as it developed. I look forward to reading more of his work.
Outlandish New Ways To Punish Strangers
on April 24, 2014
Very exciting and original work by Mr. Benner. There is lots of action and the author's style is engaging. I look forward to reading his other works.
on April 24, 2014
An engaging and entertaining work by Mr. Benner. Like his other works there's lots of action and mystery. Another excellent addition to his body of work.