Monday, December 17, 2012

Gifts for Any Time, but Especially Now

It's the week before Christmas,
And all through the house,
Every creature was fretting
And feeling like a louse.

Without any warning
A gift I had gotten
From a friendly old colleague
Whose gift I'd forgotten.

But then I remembered
Don't feel like a schnook
In just a few minutes
I can send a fine book

No wrapping, no breakage,
No address to scrawl,
No trade-ins, no trouble,
'Cause one size fits all.

So boot up your browser,
There's no need to grovel
In a fistful of keystrokes
You can send an e-novel.

Naturally, I recommend one of my novels for a fun read:

Women of Power Series
   Mistress of Molecules
   The Hands of God
   Earth’s Endless Effort

The Stringers Series
   First Stringers: or eyes that do not see
   Second Stringers: the sole advantage

The Residue Class Mystery Series
   Freshman Murders
   Where There’s a Will There’s a Murder

The Aremac Series
   The Aremac Project
   Aremac Power: Inventions at Risk

For just $4.99, you can go to and send your friend an engaging, exciting story, one that also carries one or more science/technology theme: my attempt to put the science back in science fiction and the tech back in techno-thrillers.

The themes in The Freshman Murders are Computers, Culture, and Genealogy.

The themes in Where There's a Will There's a Murder are Mathematics and Anthropology.

The themes in First Stringers and Second Stringers are Physics, Chemistry, and Social Psychology.

The themes in Mistress of Molecules are Chemistry and Politics.

In The Hands of God, the themes are Parallel Computing, Neurophysiology, and Prosthetics.

The Aremac Project and Aremac Power emphasize software testing, security, and the risks and rewards of invention.

Earth’s Endless Effort features large, unconventional computers and the contact with alien species.

And, of course, always Computers! And always an exciting story.

And if you've already gifted everyone on your list, I invite you to try one of my novels for yourself. As always, if you don’t like it, I’ll gladly give you your money back.