Jason Luthor


Jason Luthor has spent a long life writing for sports outlets, media companies and universities. His earliest writing years came during his coverage of the San Antonio Spurs as an affiliate with the Spurs Report and its media partner, WOAI Radio. He would later enjoy a moderate relationship with Blizzard Entertainment, writing lore and stories for potential use in future games. At the academic level he has spent several years pursuing a PhD in American History at the University of Houston, with a special emphasis on Native American history.

His inspirations include some of the obvious; The Lord of the Rings and Chronciles of Narnia are some of the most cited fantasy series in history. However, his favorite reads included the Earthsea Cycle, the Chronicles of Prydain, as well as science fiction hits such as Starship Troopers and Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep?

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Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I hate the fact that I have almost not pleasure reading time right now, due to all the reading I do for my PhD program. However, I have always read across a large range of books. Fantasy books always had my interest. "The Chronicles of Prydain" is probably my largest inspiration, since it tells the story of a young man's coming of age and battle against a dark sorcerer. However, it has a very Celtic inspiration and is fairly unique because of it. "A Wizard of Earthsea" is one of the most single, influential books I ever picked up. The magic system it sets up, its progressive treatment of an ethnically diverse cast and the amazing tail of a young man finding his place in the world, are all just fantastic.

I read a lot of Sci Fi, too. "Starship Troopers", because of its discussions of politics and responsibilities, is among my favorite. "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" is the book that the now famous movie, "Blade Runner", is based on. It discusses what makes a person human: Flesh and bone, or his spirit? Fantastic book.

I read lots of mythology, from Chinese, to Greek, African, etc. I also love classic works such as "The Catcher in the Rye " and "To Kill a Mockingbird". Even in those books, people are coming of age in difficult times. I seem to like challenging books about young people finding their place in the world.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My e-reading device of choice is my iPad. I have a Kindle and Nook app on there, in addition to the standard iBooks app. That way I can check every market. I do most of my reading indoors so I usually don't have glare problems .
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The Dream Map
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,960. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Max is another school kid with his head in the clouds. With his plummeting grades and nonexistent social life, he'd rather have his head in a book than anywhere else. That changes the day a laboratory experiment gives him the power to bridge worlds. Alongside his genius best friend Heidi, Max will uncover ancient secrets concerning a long sleeping sorcerer and the dying world he threatens.

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