A lifelong enthusiast of mathematics, my activity in software engineering was motivated by interest in tabular mathematical expressions which specify programs. An MSc in mathematics and an MEng in software engineering involved me with technology companies like Motorola and Soma Networks and the research sector at McMaster University and Sunnybrook Research Institute. I have contributed to scientific papers in IEEE Software and Medical Physics. Home is in Southern Ontario.
When did you first start writing?
I have had a love of Science Fiction, since my father, who was a librarian at a high school, first started reading me the various robot stories of Isaac Asimov, when I was quite young. Descriptive writing always came easily to me in my school journals, and I quite enjoyed getting scenes to come to life. When I began to pursue the lovely lady who became my wife, an important aspect was the writing of letters, sent at least every week. My career path, however, did not allow time for serious writing, until after many years, circumstance removed that barrier. At that point, I realized that most of my favourite dreams and ideas were not going to inhabit this world, so I decided to make a record of them in story form.
What's the story behind your latest book?
One of my favourite mathematicians is Dr Kurt Godel. I have copies of his work; mostly translations. He published few results, constantly improving his manuscripts, of which there were many. Some very surprising results he kept secret, such as his Ontological Proof. Dr Albert Einstein was a good friend and Godel gave him a special present for his 70th birthday; alternative solutions to general relativity. These were universes in which it was possible to travel both forward and backward in time, essentially making the notion of time, meaningless. These alternative solutions have never been convincingly refuted. I began to seriously consider what other important results might have been ignored, what current assumptions we might be labouring under that are false and if the incompleteness of arithmetic might be the gateway to a new age.
A science fiction mystery thriller, based on the forgotten secrets of Dr Kurt Gödel. Inbiots, a shadowy global technology and security company will stop at nothing for the resulting money and power. Injured in a mysterious fire, Echo Zah and her friends begin to learn something of the truth. The question is, what will happen to them then?