Marian C Ghilea

Biography

Since childhood I was drawn by both the precision of science and the abstraction of art. As a profession, I chose the path that appeared to be the hardest: science. Yet, I could never give up my other half and continued to write short stories or poems once in a while, only showing them to my closest friends.
I've obtained my PhD in Physics at University of Rochester (2009) and have worked at prestigious research centers from Europe, USA and Asia. A black belt in Kyokushin Karate (obtained in 2008) and over 15 years of experience in Taijiquan and Baguazhang completed so far my quest in becoming a better human being.
I write the kind of stories that I would like to read. My hope is to combine my scientific expertise with my literary abilities to produce literary works of superior quality. Among my favorite writers I should cite Thomas Mann, Umberto Eco, Ernest Hemingway and Kawabata Yasunari as the ones who had the strongest influence on my writting style.
As a big fan of science-fiction and fantasy, I was mostly impressed by Stanislaw Lem, Arkadyi and Boris Strugatsky, Aleksandr Beleaev and Ursula K. LeGuin. I hope that someday I could be described as someone who followed onto their footsteps.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am a physicist - so much of my time involves science. Right now I am working on a statistical study of planet near-resonances in exoplanetary systems. I am also a martial artist and I'm doing all I can to stay fit by training daily.
Other things I enjoy to do - reading, photography, music, board strategy games (especially shogi and go).
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The unknown that lies in front of me and the chance to continue evolving as a human being.
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Books

The Other Shore
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,950. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
1795. The personal log of Alberto Shimada, the second officer on board Excelsior. He experiences a trek of discovery and adventure in a strange universe, initially in his quest to return to his crew, from whom he was separated by unexpected circumstances, then in his struggle to be reunited with his love. Three short stories and a novel.

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