Welcome to my humble home page.
Here, you will find information about my upcoming book, as well as some random ramblings. Please follow the links on the top navigation.
Currently, I have only one novel written: I, Cunningham. It is the story of a man who wakes up in a robot, centuries after his death. In a space station, orbiting a failing space colony. Intrigued? Follow the previous link!
Otherwise, feel free to browse about.
Why a Trillion Worlds?
There was a recent article in Scientific American with that very title. The stories I write are set one such trillions “super Earth” worlds. No friendly planet there! Colonizing such environments would only be marginally easier than colonizing Mars. Still, I believe it will be attempted someday.
Limits are funny. When I started writing, I was constantly annoyed when I picked a candidate planet and it proved to have annoying features. Gravity was too high. It was tide-locked. And so on. In the end, though, I learned to use those constraints to drive my stories. I believe that settling such worlds, while very difficult, would be the ultimate test of human ingenuity. Thus, I decided that it would be a great thread that would bind my stories together.
Oh, and also, living in a city where it can go from -20 centigrade to plus 10 centigrade in 24 hours may have given me a sadistic streak towards my characters. I mean, they should suffer more than I do in real life, right? That's what being a writer is all about — making characters suffer.
I hope you will find my tales entertaining.