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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Author Interview - H. Peter Alesso

What writing are you most proud of?

A few years ago I wrote a non-fiction technology book call, Thinking on the Web: Berners-Lee, Gödel and Turing. Though this was primarily a software technology book, it involved some rather advanced mathematical concepts. I took great pains to include fictionalized allegories between chapters to illustrate the concepts as well as the philosophy. I think it will remain interesting for some time to come. (Link: )

What books did you love growing up?

I am a voracious reader. I have habitually read several books a weeks in a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction subjects since I first obtained a library card. It would be hard to narrow down a selection of just a few from this treasury house.

What genre of books do you adore?

I find that science fiction novels provide wonderful adventures in unexpected places with unusual characters and strange circumstance. I’ve enjoyed them all my life.

Who is your favorite author?

My favorite scifi author is Robert Heinlein. He was able to span the emotional range from rage to laughter in developing his characters. He used humor and romance as intrinsic elements of to the human spirit. Each displays a vital aspect of each character in a story. The problem is that both humor and romance are difficult to include in a complex story because they may require significant personality development to express and that may distract from the central arc of the action of the story. A strong writer should be able to engage both of these essential human characteristic within the context of his main story line.

Are there other authors who you find enjoyable?

I enjoyed Jack Campbell’s The Lost Fleet series and it inspired a story that I wanted to share. Midshipman Henry Gallant was the result.


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Genre – Science Fiction

Rating – G

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