Thursday, December 04, 2014

Gifts for Any Time, but Especially Now

Now that we're finished with that Black Friday and CyberMonday hysteria, it's time for my annual Christmas poem:

Twas the week before Christmas,
And all through the house,
Every creature was fretting
And starting to grouse.

Then from UPS
Came a gift flowerpot
From a friendly old colleague
Whose gift I'd forgot.  

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

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

So boot up your browser,
And don't be a schnook.
In a fistful of keystrokes
You can send a fine book.

Naturally, I recommend one of my novels for a fun read and fitting gift—perfect for smart adults and bright teenagers.

For just $6.99 each (or less when buying more than one), you can go to to read about each story and what reviewers said. Then you can send your friends engaging, exciting stories, each one that also carries one or more science/technology themes. 

These novels are my attempts to put the science back in science fiction and the techno back in techno-thrillers.

The Residue Class Mysteries Themes
The Freshman Murders: Computers, Culture, Genealogy
Where There's a Will There's a Murder: Mathematics, Anthropology
The Death Lottery: Randomness, Programming, Espionage

The Quantum Stringers Series Themes
Quantum String Quartet: Physics, Social Psychology
Quantum String Sextet:: Team Building, Communication
Quantum String Band:: Space Travel, Psychology

The Women of Power Series Themes
Mistress of Molecules: Chemistry, Politics
The Hands of God: Parallel Computing, Neurophysiology, Prosthetics
Earth’s Endless Effort: Unconventional Computers, Alien Contact

The Aremac Project Series Themes
The Aremac: Software Development, Testing, Security
Aremac Power: Risks and Rewards of Invention

And, of course, Computers in every 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 it doesn't fit for you, I’ll gladly return your money.

Have a wonderful Holiday every day,

p.s. You can also gift your techie friends with some of my non-fiction ebooks: See

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