Les W Kuzyk

Biography

Testing the waters of writing on a university thesis, Les learned of his passion for words and social justice. After publishing two academic papers followed by further non-fiction, he switched gears to focus passion and writing voice on fiction. His novels and short stories typically play out in a near future settings, all linked to his OurNearFuture site. The science researched speculative novel Pinatubo II set in the year 2027 begins a Climate Reality series, while the story of rebellious youth in The Shela Directive novel will be available in 2016.

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Books

The Shela Directive
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,180. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Alternative history
Trailer park kid Josh grew up around mom’s idealistic tunes with sister Jeira. Joining other young adults who recall President Asha’s gifts to all, together they bring the shela message to the toorich. Justice will be served—but how? Under Jeira’s overhead police eye, struggling for true citizen needs the shela group demands what the first woman president gave them be returned.
Climate Spirit
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 67,280. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Inspirational
Come if you dare into a speculative series of climate outcomes, dramatized storylines if that mindset is yours, yet wrapped in the reality of researched climate science otherwise. From happyish outcomes to extreme dystopias, middle ground wonders what might motivate in time response, each casting a near future extrapolation of today’s world. Laced with the spirit of the universal helping us all.
Orion Ang0157
Price: Free! Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Inspirational
Disgruntled Sev appears before an admin desk, petition to abandon his human assignment submitted. The Orion supervisor requests an evaluation with interpreter Aurora present, and while she transfers the review to Upper Floor, discussion turns to humanity’s ability to survive challenges. Climate change may allow the species an evolutionary shift, adding value to an amiable universe…or maybe not.
Eco History Exam 2052
Price: Free! Words: 2,800. Language: English (Scottish dialect). Published: November 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Writing her third year eco history exam, Shazi plans on grad studies in 2053 next year. She divides her essay up by decade, summarizing each with a planets-consumed measure. The economic near crash of 2008 marked a transition over the teens of rising food costs and desert solar installs. She can so picture Hollywood stars swimming at the ice-free North Pole in the twenties. And women’s voices.
Brother's Keeper
Price: Free! Words: 4,430. Language: Simple English. Published: November 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.00)
Selected against his will for the righteous and taunted to drink, Staphan petitions universal guidance. Religion teaches one way, human conscience icon shela directs another while in his mind the demanding voices of ‘others’ persist. Carrying guilt of past events into action, dogged by a code of honor, he sets out to deal with a clever wealthy brother who finds remorse in nothing whatsoever.
The Church of Kâhkâkiw
Price: Free! Words: 9,090. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
In an altering west, Tricia hangs out with high school friends and an intriguing black bird. While Salina talks of ancient wisdom, Xia explains Asian recolonization claims of genetic kinship with the indigenous. At the land status office Tricia stands by her father adjusting to a lifestyle lost. Could a revived belief, a new Mother Earth church help her family, and others, take on the change?
Planetary Infraction
Price: Free! Words: 5,240. Language: American English. Published: August 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Inspirational
Wenzel leads a message of truth org, knowing people informed of a violation respond. On his e-bike riding a rural road, he evaluates targets. His friend Detroit highlights one estate house and Wenzel plans planetary action. Escape routes looking good and an artist interested, he decides the message need be symbolic, lifestyle explicit and noticed like an infraction ticket on any windshield.
African Monsoon
Price: Free! Words: 4,590. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Brad touches the HoloCube, initiating a Chirpfeed interview putting out an explanation on the science of a Green Sahara. If either Asian or NATO naval commanders decide to shoot down their unarmed jet, monsoon geoengineering will collapse. If not, Chinese rice growing, extra global cooling popular among Africans avoided, just might gain Brad’s kids a future amidst the jumbled politics of the day.
The Matter of Love
Price: Free! Words: 4,570. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Educational
Having exhausted all research, convinced of neither god, nor God, nor love, Professor Shuman decides this to be his last counsel. Apple in pocket, he plays games through the mundane session. Yet when Counsellor Jamal brings up theories of scientific musings, written to the layman or those who may yet believe, he reconsiders. Fingering his apple, he wonders if the yet unproven may explain love.
Pinatubo II
Price: Free! Words: 93,640. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
On foreign contract in Africa, Vince the Calgary oilfield engineer finds his client wants a geoengineering design as the president of Niger campaigns on bringing back a Green Sahara. Driven by his daughter's future, he ignores the risk of being a drone target and takes on political negotiating. Expected to explain climate science to politicians, he becomes immersed in an intense new career.
Storm Punchers
Price: Free! Words: 6,130. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Staz arrives at his billionaire relatives’ mountain top island for a thrill ride in cousin Kai’s sky wasp. With the girls and little Jodie in tow, they ride hurricane Zelda until flushed out at half-submerged climate refugee high-rises. Each disturbed by the devastation, they get swept along with Kai to a degraded mainland street, but there, drugged teen minds loose all control.
Tribe 5 Girl
Price: Free! Words: 3,580. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Inspirational
Annalise speaks with all the confidence of a PhD student defending her homeland security proposal. Council needs decide—to risk their valley on the voice of Kiki the kindergarten girl or keep roving drones loaded with ammunition and wrap straps. Movers, the climate refugees, want valley access while Council needs their social model of an engineered future to succeed.
AlberTa's Gift
Price: Free! Words: 4,420. Language: Canadian English. Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Inspirational
As Albert stood beside Minister Teslo, he thought of that long ago street hockey game ending with his face plant. Severe asthma kept him gasping for breath on that childhood ambulance ride to hospital. Now, as he listened to this Energy of Tomorrow speech at the coal fired power plant he wondered about his gift. Had it been written in his mother’s tear stained eyes or was there much more?
Blown Bridge Valley
Price: Free! Words: 5,770. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Vince got an evening call from fellow engineer Brad in America. The climate change crisis had turned Calgary into a crime razed city policed by drones. Brad said the highways close that night so get out now. Vince decided leaving their Calgary home for Brad’s ideal BC valley community best for his teenage daughter’s future. But first they had to make it through the swarm gang infested countryside.
Next Door Data
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Inspirational
Calvin the scientist out tent-camping with family opened his e-car door to a peace shattering din. His inner rage exploded into barely restrained lashing out at the invasive next door trailer. Through an irritating weekend of adaptation he realized campground power generators had awakened his fury over people's non response to climate change. His struggle triggered action never before considered.
Green Sahara
Price: Free! Words: 7,480. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On foreign contract in Africa, Vince the Calgary oilfield engineer finds his client wants a geoengineering design as the president of Niger campaigns on bringing back a Green Sahara. Driven by his daughter's future, he ignores the risk of being a drone target and takes on political negotiating. Expected to explain climate science to politicians, he becomes immersed in an intense new career.
The Sandbox Theory
Price: Free! Words: 68,910. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00)
What's it really mean to be rich? Sid's grandfather came with nothing; his baby boomer relatives pit lifestyle against Bible and his cousins' lives are scattered all over the map. Business success, treasure in heaven or take it easy man. Family reunion turns to tales of revelation where the past demands resolution. Sid watches children play in their sandbox and finds a wiser investment portfolio.
Amy's Jessica
Price: Free! Words: 4,340. Language: Canadian English. Published: May 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Amy travels on a try-it-out fling from her trailer court home to the haunts of her film star Jessica. With her husband's support, she flies to San Francisco to live the life at least for a day of her Hollywood hero. With her two children and homemaker lifestyle in back of mind, she arrives at Jessica's Marriot Hotel. As the day passes, her heart reminds her of what she already does have.

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