Rob J Meijer

Biography

Rob is a software-engineering professional who pays his bills by building computer forensic and information security products.

In 2013 Rob added the writing of short science fiction stories to his already long list of interests that includes nutritional science, applied mathematics, anthropology, power lifting and public speaking on geeky subjects.

Rob's first two shorts are an homage to the memory of his father an atheist who entertained let’s say rather SciFi-ish ideas about the origin of man. During a 6-week stay in west Africa, the soaring heat combined with the tiny ants that kept infesting his apartment and local customs helped Rob find the inspiration for turning what he remembered from his father’s wild theories into a coherent SciFi story. Since then Rob has continued to work on a series of shorts with related subjects that he hopes to one day release as a printed bundle.

While Rob loves both technology and his e-books, he feels a big draw to the idea of holding a self-published book in his hands and feeling and even smelling the reality of it. His ultimate goal is thus to self-publish a bundle of seven shorts that he can hold in his hands and smell ;-)

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
When I was young my creativity found an outlet mainly in pencil drawings. Later I started using much of my spare time on writing software and technical documents and tech blogs. It took a trip to West Africa where, deprived of a computer I certainly found myself starting to write a story on my Android phone. I discovered that most elements of the story had already been floating trough my mind for many years. All I had to do was connect the dots. I discovered that in fact I had been writing fiction for years without actual writing it down.
What is your writing process?
I don't really have a writing process. Most of it happens in my mind. I create wild and first apparently unrelated speculations and ideas. If at one point in time two such pieces of the puzzle certainly magically seem to fit after all I know its time to put something down in a draft document. I'll end up interleaving days of writing with weeks of not writing a single letter.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Rob J Meijer online


Series

Tales of shrouded history: OpenDyslexic editions
What if parts of our history are shrouded. What if scripture and mythology lift a tip of the shroud? What could our history have been like and what impact will that have on our future?. Each of the eventually seven stories in this series will answer these questions in its own distinct way.
Tales of shrouded history
What if parts of our history are shrouded. What if scripture and mythology lift a tip of the shroud? What could our history have been like and what impact will that have on our future?. Each of the eventually seven stories in this series will answer these questions in its own distinct way.

Orussian Quarantine

You set the price!

Ethereal Pixie Rings Of Mercy

You set the price!

Books

Room Of Concequences
Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Alternative history
Warrük has hit his head hard and now has trouble remembering what he was doing in his library. A mysterious book turns out to be more than just a book.
Ragnarok Conspiracy
You set the price! Words: 89,660. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The Copyright Wars, started by a quantum-blockchain-heist, have ended with the creation of the dangerous Debrisphere, so has the age of communication, as has the age of both conventional and cryptocurrency. In the post-war world where printing-base is the new currency, a young forensic scientist travels to the moon setting out to once and for all debunk moon landing hoax conspiracy theories.
Ethereal Pixie Rings Of Mercy: OpenDyslexic Edition
Series: Tales of shrouded history: OpenDyslexic editions. You set the price! Words: 8,370. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » General
This is a special version of "Ethereal Pixie Rings Of Mercy" aimed specifically at cognitive impaired readers. If you don't suffer from any form of dyslexia, please purchase the regular edition instead.
Ethereal Pixie Rings Of Mercy
Series: Tales of shrouded history, Book 2. You set the price! Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
When hyper-intelligent mathematician David is forced to confront his own mortality, his coveted manuscript on the ‘Proof of absence paradox’ threatens to die with him. Desperate to salvage his life’s work, he realizes that his exceptional mentee and protégé, Naila, could hold the key to the salvation of his manuscript and theorem—but their strained relationship may not allow for that.
Orussian Quarantine: OpenDyslexic Edition
Series: Tales of shrouded history: OpenDyslexic editions, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a special version of "Orussian Quarantine" aimed specificaly at cognitive impaired readers. If you don't suffer from any form of dyslexia, please purchase the regular edition instead.
Atheist Afterlife
You set the price! Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
This is a limited distribution re-publication the original release of the e-book later released with the alternate title "Ethereal Pixie-rings of Mercy" with original artwork by Keith Draws.
Orussian Quarantine
Series: Tales of shrouded history, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 10,420. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 4 reviews)
The Orussians had found a way to harness the power of labor by engineering ant-monkeys, a hard-working and loyal slave species—until the uprising. Having manipulated the genes of her own pet ant-monkey,and granting him free will,bioscientist Uriëlla has grievously breached the code of conduct.These events lead to a struggle of biblical proportions which promises to forever alter Orus civilization.

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Smashwords book reviews by Rob J Meijer

  • Mouse Moonwalk on Feb. 25, 2015

    This story is a good old-fashioned fable set in a modern day setting but with all the qualities and non-patronizing style of an old fable. Its pretty decent in quality for a self-edited story, however an editor could have made this story worth that last star.Like a good old-fashioned fable of old, the story is one with a strong focus on morality and not afraid to raise social issues that might be confronting for the young reader. All of this is done in the modern day setting of talent hunts that today's youngsters seem to often feel a strong attraction to. The story definitely draws upon the almost forgotten art of fable telling. It may be a bit rough on the edges from a modern Disneyfied culture point of view, but this is the way tat fables were of old the way that fables should be. I really wish though the author would have hired an editor and an illustrator for this story. Its pretty good, but with a little outside help it could have been more polished.