Robert Holt

Biography

Robert Holt is a retired field biologist, having performed biodiversity surveys, and a former science teacher, having taught earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics at the secondary level. Beyond writing science curriculum and providing technical editing for science text books, he is currently working on two more anthologies of speculative fiction, and another novel. Robert’s hobbies include nature photography and collecting fossils, rocks and minerals. Although he and his wife presently reside in the State of Washington, his mind is often somewhere out in space…well, after all, his father was from Alpha Centauri…
But that’s another story…

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
Desk? You must be joking. I can't find my desk under all that clutter: the keyboard and mouse; letters; books; papers; rocks, fossils; electronic components; wires; cables; ethernet switch; screw drivers, tweezers; magnifiers; hard drives; flash drives; 200 MB and 700 MB CDs...
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I prefer to read eBooks on either my desktop or laptop pc. That way, I don't have to hold the device in my hands for hours on end.
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Books

Conflict In The Darkness
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 141,100. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Old Chinese Curse: May you live in interesting times. For Laurie Denari, the alien commander of Earth Space Force, the interesting times have no end in sight. Having created the ESF, Fleet Commander Denari must now deal with opposition from dangerous factions on Earth, and what may well be an alien invasion fleet hundreds of times the size of her own.
A Plea In The Darkness
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 142,450. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
When an alien fighter craft crash-lands in the U.S., her pilot is healed by Air Force doctor Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Harris. Dr. Harris names the alien Laurie, and helps her convince his superiors of an alien threat, the Krev. Laurie and her ship’s AI enter a treaty of technology exchange with the US, and begin to build a space fleet, based on their advanced tech. 1st Book in the Series...
Dark Star Safari
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,180. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Dark Star Safari: Thirteen stories of stories comprising 2 novelettes, and 11short stories of science fiction, fantasy and the paranormal.
A Twist In Time
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,190. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A Twist In Time, and 12 Other Stories - An anthology of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and the Paranormal.

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