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Apr 5 2011 1:37:19 pm ESTTopics:
Just received the first printing of my new novel, My Travels with Eos. While my title gets processed through Amazon, Ingram, and other distributors, I am offering a limited signed paperback edition for $9.99 here
Mar 3 2011 5:48:29 pm ESTTopics:
Published a review of The Stars, Like Dust.
Although part of the robot-foundation universe, the novel is more of an isolated snapshot of pre-Empire civilization. The plot is of its own. It’s an engaging story nonetheless and helps fill the gaps in between the time of the Spacer worlds and the Galactic Empire.
Feb 25 2011 5:00:00 pm ESTTopics:
Published a review of Robots and Empire
The fourth novel in the Robot Series, _Robots and Empire provides the transitional plot to the Foundation Series. This is my favorite novel of the series. The characters have been fully fleshed out by Asimov, and their struggle to live up to Elijah Baley’s legacy is engaging. The interactions between the robots Olivaw and Giskard are unique and interesting. Due to their secretive nature, they must solve a crisis of humanity, without possessing the necessary qualities to do so. Through reason, determination, and something of a robotic spirit, they transcend their programming to meet the crisis.
Feb 24 2011 5:00:00 pm ESTTopics:
Published a review of The Robots of Dawn
The third novel in the robot series is a further improvement from the previous two. The intricate plot twists and robotic intrigue make for an eager read. The evolving friendship between the human Baley and robot Olivaw takes on greater depth. Relationships are fleshed out and the struggle of Baley’s agoraphobia is well portrayed. Baley is at the apex of character development and the repercussions of the interactions are very long lasting.
Feb 23 2011 5:00:00 pm ESTTopics:
Finished a review of The Naked Sun: the second robot novel featuring plainclothes detective Elijah Baley and humaniform robot R. Daneel Olivaw, written by Isaac Asimov.
The second novel is an improvement over The Caves of Steel. The plot is a little thicker, the character interactions less grating, the personality conflicts a little deeper. It’s a worthwhile read.
Feb 22 2011 5:00:00 pm ESTTopics:
Wrote a review of The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov. It is the first novel to feature plainclothes detective Elijah Baley and humaniform robot R. Daneel Olivaw.
Although an integral component of Asimov’s excellent robot-foundation series, it is perhaps my least favorite. I find Elijah Baley’s petulance and his wife’s constant whining to be a little grating. Also, the plot structure is mildly transparent.
That aside, the descriptions of an overpopulated earth and nearby settled solar systems makes it a worthwhile read, especially to understand the broader context of the entire series.
Just finished reading I, Robot and wrote a review. I, Robot is a collection of 9 contiguous short stories by Isaac Asimov outlining the intricacies of early robot behavior. I find the collection among the funnest and most creative of his robot works. I think it would make a great introduction of Asimov’s vision of robot intelligence…
Just wrote a review of The Diamond Age, a novel by Neal Stephenson. I consider The Diamond Age as an important formative work of my own style of writing. Also, a powerful stimulant for thinking on the direction of technology and society.
Shu is an ancient and powerful nyx entity who confronts Alex Wesley early in his interactions with Eos Cerul. His antagonism towards Alex is not clearly understood in the beginning. However, his strength is unquestionable.
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The following piece is gouache, ink and colored pencil: a rendition of Jamie Erickson.
Jamie Erickson is a central character in my new novel, My Travels with Eos. She is a clever femme fatale with a carefree and spontaneous quality.
She was a bit of a surprise for me. When writing the book, she sort of came into the plot out of necessity. Every sentence involving her was spontaneous. I came to really enjoy her personality, and found myself adapting a major role for her.
She’s still a bit of a mystery to me. She has a lot of depth I’ll have to explore in future novels, and I can’t quite figure it out without writing…
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