Charlie Marino


Author Charlie Marino was born in the Bronx, New York and holds a BS and MS in nuclear engineering from Columbia University. His various occupations included bond and commodities trading, founding several small computer companies, and now writes sci-fi novels and short stories. He has more robots than friends, but they’re good ones.

The author makes his home in the mountains of America, where he helped the nice folks at SETI until the great fall, carves his own wooden chess sets, plays bocci, and designs battlebots.

Retailer links to all his books and scientific essays are on Pinterest (ebooks, paperbacks & hardcovers)

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
I started life as most scientists, reading anything from Asimov, Heinlein and Niven I could find. Later ran into Jack Chalker (Well World), Elizabeth Moon and Lois Bujold.

Of late, I have broadened my reading to include what was a pleasant to me - that some of my favorite film noir movies in black & white were actually novels. Dashell Hammond and Hemmingway, even Lindsey for 'Dexter' and Nevil Shute for 'On The Beach'. The written word and a well crafted story still warms me.
What are you working on next?
Now attempting publication of a novel grown out of an early story, Dominant Life Form. This one picks up where DLF left off. Robots native to Earth waking and developing, but develops the mysterious 'oThErs' and what they are doing on our planet. It also develops the theme of a parallel effort at the next dominant life form - genetic supermen - and how they are the robots are in direct competition with mere humans a distant third.

It is entitled 'Alive Be Deemed'.
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Where to buy in print


Sentience Newsletter 2023
Price: Free! Words: 22,600. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2024 . Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Intelligence (AI) & semantics, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Reference
All 8 issues in PDF format chronicling developments in the emergence of articifial intelligence in 2023.
A Dyslexic Learns to Read by Powerlifting
Price: Free! Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2022 . Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Experimental methods, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Literacy » Reading skills
How to thicken neural pathways & get your synapses firing. A true story.
Better off Not Knowing
You set the price! Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Plays » American / African American
A short environmental play in several acts where little girls befriend a visiting alien
Science Fiction Anthology
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,190. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
A collection of 7 science fiction short stories: From alien space ships, surviving a dystopian future, the next stage in human evolution, an afterlife (of sorts), and exporting life to other worlds, enjoy scientist Charlie Marino's take on science driving our survival, or as the instrument of our destruction.
Dominant Life Form
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,190. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2009 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
2nd Edition - Updated Version! This version includes new material and significant updates to the hacker effort in creating a new Dominant Life Form.

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Latest book: 14 Fun Facts about the Moons of Saturn.
Published December 26, 2021.