Jim Hull

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Jim Hull is am author and lecturer with a degree in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is a firm believer that we should face facts squarely -- and then find ways to turn those facts to our advantage.

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For your latest work, THE VAMPIRE IN FREE FALL, why a vampire for the main character?
Vampires make good anti-heroes: they're by nature smart, capable, and alienated. They have superpowers, which helps them get through obstacles and perform interesting and impressive feats. They're conflicted, since the humans they love also make ideal prey. Mainly, though, literature's modern vampires (as opposed to the original Dracula monsters) can look askance at humanity's folly ... and then correct some of it, here and there, with judicious use of fangs and violence. I wanted to create a thrilling adventure, framed with my vampire's wry assessment of the world, and I hope readers have as much fun reading it as I had writing it.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Southern California isn't exactly a literary Eden, but it's big and open, with a vast feeling of freedom, and all the driving we do gives us plenty of time to think about life and meaning ... and plots and characters. SoCal is part of America, whose literary style tends toward the dry, direct openness made famous by the noir novels of the mid-twentieth century. This sere, simple eloquence -- along with the local sense of freedom -- had a tremendous influence on my writing.
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Mara Haviland
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 138,520. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2009 by Jim Hull. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
The lovely and spirited Mara Haviland, heiress to a large English estate, finds her world overturned when she is betrayed by a powerful man, and she must journey -- first across Cromwell's war-torn 1640s Britain, then to the dangers of the New World -- in her quest to restore her rightful life and regain the man she loves. " . . . A lively, thoughtful, and enduring heroine . . . "


The Vampire in Free Fall
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,510. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
It's a roller-coaster ride of espionage, murder for hire, grand theft and bloody revenge as an undead assassin-spy journeys from 1960s Saigon to the outer planets of the twenty-third century. Part hard boiled, part sci-fi, part dark comedy, "...it will appeal to anybody who enjoys vampire books. I’m gonna hate myself in the morning but I need to keep reading!"
Are Humans Obsolete?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,470. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Future Studies, Essay
Today machines can outplay us at chess, perform surgeries, manage airports, design buildings, act in films. Soon they'll compete with us in nearly every field. Will this cause mass layoffs and riots? Or will we benefit? ... Plus a clear look at our high-tech culture of adolescence, a way to make sense of modern media, and a bird’s-eye view of the turf war between science and religion.

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