Don Viecelli

Biography

The author lives in Arlington Heights, IL with his family. He attended Michigan State University and earned his MBA at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in Illinois. He recently retired as a product marketing professional in the high tech industry and is now pursuing a writing career. He has always enjoyed science fiction and plans to continue writing imaginative novels that explore the future boundaries of real science. He writes science fiction book reviews on popular authors and lists them on Goodreads.com. He can be found on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and he has his own Website for science fiction readers. He is also a Member of the Writers of SciFi, a group of Indie Science Fiction writers and authors associated with BooksGoSocial. Drop him a line when you find a story you like.

Smashwords Interview

Question 1) When did you first realize you wanted to be a Sci-Fi writer?
In the third or fourth grade. I wrote short stories with a friend and realized I like to write science fiction the best. I started to write Sci-Fi seriously in 2001. Now that I am retired, I can write full-time or whenever I wish. I try to write and self-publish at least one new book a year.
Question 2) What authors and books inspire your writing?
When I was young, I read everything I could get my hands on. In Sci-Fi, I read all the old masters like Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Frank Herbert, George Orwell, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells; you name them. My favorite Sci-Fi Authors today include Jay Allan, Kevin J. Anderson, Ryk Brown, Susan Collins, James Dashner, Hugh Howey, B.V. Larson, A.G. Riddle, Veronica Roth, John Scalzi, Dan Simmons, Allen Steele, Raymond L. Weil, Rick Yancey and so many more. I still read everything by everybody and find exciting writers everywhere.
Read more of this interview.

Series

The Guardians Series, Books 1-3
The Guardians Books 1 - 3, are a Space Opera Military Science Fiction Series. Book 1 begins with an alien attack on Earth by a ruthless and merciless race of aliens called the Tyrax who send a doomsday weapon that detonates multiple missile warheads around the globe using nanobots that threaten to destroy all life forms on the planet within days. In Book 2 the Tyrax have returned to finish the job with a large warship fleet and a new weapon they call the Destroyer. It is a large asteroid that will do more damage to the biosphere than the meteorite that wiped out the dinosaurs sixty-five million years ago. In Book 3 Earth space forces learn the Tyrax are building a large particle accelerator to create an antimatter weapon to use against Earth. On Earth, the world is trying to recover from the damage the Destroyer Asteroid Weapon caused in Greenland and Northern Europe from meteorite fragments. The Tyrax have attempted to destroy Earth and all humans on the planet twice now. It is finally time for the Latarans, its Alliance Partners and Earth to go on the offensive, recapture lost space territories and push the Tyrax back to their dwarf galaxy.
Nanomachine Wars
First alien contact leads to conflict with the Yoyka Empire that uses nanomachines to subjugate other alien races to slavery.
Utopias Dystopian Series
Utopias is a megacity and Capitol of the United Americas Continent. The Climate Crisis has caused global environmental disaster and humans are the cause for the Sixth Mass Extinction Level Event in human history. Sentient androids were created to help save the planet while humans entered cryosleep for 100 years in deep underground bunkers. Humans finally awakened in 2199 and now must fight the androids and each other for control of their megalopolises and world.
Utopias - The Plague Wars
Price: $0.99 USD.
Utopias - Book 1
Price: $3.99 USD.
Utopias - Book 2
Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

The Guardians - Threat Of Extinction
Series: The Guardians Series, Books 1-3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,220. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Guardians – Threat Of Extinction begins with a Lataran Guardianship leaving their home planet on a mission to investigate a report that one of their protector planets had been attacked by a new enemy alien race called the Tyrax who have invaded their star systems. First Commander Òmon is in charge of the Guardianship named Poltara. What Òmon finds on the mission is abhorrent to his species.
Nanomachine War - Nanotech Terror Weapon
Series: Nanomachine Wars. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,460. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The Qumru are a peaceful alien race who never interfere with other alien races. They are attacked without warning by the Yoyka with a new nanotech terror weapon that threatens mass extinction. A great war begins.
Utopias - The Plague Wars
Series: Utopias Dystopian Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,910. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The Plague Wars began in 2084 due to the Climate Crisis which caused many diseases to spring up worldwide. The World Federation (WF) sent Peacekeeper troops from the United Americas Continent (UAC) to India to try and prevent the Chinese from forcing India to join the Eurasia Federation. The wars never seemed to end even as humanity was threatened with extinction from a dying planet.
G's Story, First Sentient Android (Short stories 1 & 2 combined)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,430. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
G’s Story is about the first machine with Artificial Intelligence to pass the ‘Turing Test’ and win the Gold Medal Prize at the Loebner Prize Contest. G is an android who possesses what is known in humans as the ‘g factor’ or the ability to exhibit high level general intelligence across all subject matter. G is sentient and self-aware and can think like a human.
Utopias - Book 0, Climate Crisis
Series: Utopias Dystopian Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,600. Language: American English. Published: May 27, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
By 2098 the human race is faced with a Sixth Mass Extinction Level Event from extreme climate change conditions caused by humans. The planet is dying. Humans will not be able to breathe the air within five years. They are presented with two choices; enter cryosleep for at least 100 years or die slowly from lack of oxygen, deadly carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases and rising temperatures.
Nanomachine War - Book 3, Killer Nanoboids
Series: Nanomachine Wars. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,120. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Yoyka scientists develop a new nanoweapon that uses tiny nanobot drones to attack, kill and consume their prey; then replicate to wipe out entire species based on their DNA. The Galactic Military Alliance (GMA) develops their own nanoweapon called Nanoboids that use Swarm Intelligence like a flock of birds to attack their prey and replicate. The winner rules the galaxy.
Nanomachine War - Book 2, Battle For Holtu
Series: Nanomachine Wars. Price: $3.99 $0.99 USD. (75% off until Aug. 31!) Words: 86,600. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The Yoyka Imperil Leader Rahta is outraged by his defeat and near death at the hands of the Holtu androids in the Mars Space Battle. Rahta seeks revenge by sending another large fleet of warships to attack Earth, Mars and Holtu with a new version of nanomachines that could mean the extinction or slavery of the human race.
The Guardians - Book 3
Series: The Guardians Series, Books 1-3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,680. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Tyrax are developing a brand new weapon to use against Earth; a weapon so powerful it can destroy whole planets with one or two bombs. They are building a large particle accelerator to create an antimatter weapon to use against Earth. The first opponent to build the weapon will win this Galactic Space War between good and evil alien races.
The Guardians - Book 2
Series: The Guardians Series, Books 1-3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,650. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The Tyrax first tried to wipe the human race off the face of the planet by using a nanobiotechnology weapon to terraform Earth for their own unique DNA makeup. In Book 2 the Tyrax have returned to finish the job with a large warship fleet and a new weapon they call the Destroyer. The defenders do all they can to try and stop the asteroid from destroying Earth.
The Guardians - Book 1
Series: The Guardians Series, Books 1-3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,830. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
A ruthless and merciless race of aliens called the Tyrax send a doomsday weapon that detonates multiple missile warheads over twenty-four sparsely inhabited land areas around the globe. It causes a biological transformation using nanobots that threaten to destroy all life forms on the planet within days. This is only the beginning for survival of the human species.
Nanomachine War - Book 1, First Starship Encounter
Series: Nanomachine Wars. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,080. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A large alien starship emerges from hyperspace in our solar system and goes into orbit around Mars. The starship is damaged on the outside and the reasons for its appearance are a mystery. A United Nations Peace Keeping team from Mars is sent to the starship to investigate. What is kept secret by the alien crewmembers threaten the very existence of the human race.
The Formula
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,340. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Formula is a suspense thriller that starts with a brutal murder on Ares, a large space station orbiting Mars in the year 2094. Doctor Leif Johanson and his daughter, Ingrid, have discovered the formula for the ‘fountain of youth’. A powerful drug producer wants the formula for himself and will do anything to get it. Only one man can stop him, an aging Homicide Detective named Jack Helms.
The Guardians Series, The Complete Collection, EBooks 1,2,3
Series: The Guardians Series, Books 1-3. Price: $6.97 USD. Words: 285,340. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The Guardians Series, The Complete Collection, Books 1, 2, 3, is composed of three ebooks, The Guardians - Book 1, The Guardians - Book 2 and The Guardians - Book 3 with an Excerpt from Nanomachine War - Book 1, First Starship Encounter.
Utopias - Book 2
Series: Utopias Dystopian Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,180. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Premier Tung Wing has taken control of the Eurasia Federation. President Ricardo Carlos of the United Americas Continent (UAC) is doing all he can to prevent war with Premier Wing, but war with the Eurasia Federation is unavoidable. The Battle of Tarim Basin in the Taklamakan Desert in China decides the fate of the world. The only way to stop Wing is for President Carlos to do the unthinkable.
Utopias - Book 1
Series: Utopias Dystopian Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,140. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(5.00 from 1 review)
Utopias is a megacity and the capital of the United Americas Continent. The year is 2199. The effects of climate change have brought human beings to the point of extinction. With the help of androids created to fix the environment, humans, called Primes, have been sleeping in cryonic sleep chambers for 100 years waiting to wake up. That time has finally arrived with unexpected consequences.
Alien Storm
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 147,450. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A UFO suddenly appears near the International Space Station and is damaged by an explosion caused by a large solar flare. The UFO crashes on Earth killing the occupants. A Top Secret military crash investigation ensues. Strange looking disk devices are discovered, but one disk is missing. A TV reporter exposes the cover-up and learns the truth. More devastating solar flares are coming soon.
G's Future - The Journey, Part 2
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,880. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
G's Future - The Journey, Part 2 is the continuing story about G, the first machine robot with Artificial Intelligence. G passed the Alan M. Turing Test and won the Gold Medal Prize at the Loebner Prize Contest in Chicago that proved he was capable of thinking like a human. Afterwards, G became an astronaut for NASA and was sent on the first deep space interstellar journey.
G's Future
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,160. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
G’s Future is the story of the first machine with Artificial Intelligence to pass the ‘Turing Test’ and win the Gold Medal Prize at the Loebner Prize Contest.