Wayne Edward Clarke is a musician, inventor, author, and sociologist.
I was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Sept 21, 1963. I've lived in Calgary, Alberta, Canada since 1980. I have three brothers and a sister. My sister is married, she and her husband each have two grown sons. All of us and my mother live in Calgary and are quite close. I am estranged from my father, having met him one since I was a toddler, when I was 36.
I was a professional musician for about nine years. My musical skills include lead and harmony vocals, most styles of guitar, bass, some drums and keyboards, songwriting, mixing, and production.
I've always enjoyed inventing and designing machines. Most of the machines I've designed are new types of vehicles.
I spent about fifteen years researching and designing a comprehensive change in society and culture that will solve all the world’s major problems, guided by the principles of bio-sociology as introduced and developed by Prof. Edward O. Wilson, and influenced by Dr. Desmond Morris’ human sociobiology. I am intensely and compulsively self-educated, I read at about 300 words per minute, and I've increased my IQ to about 160. I haven't worked on it like a fanatic over the last eight years like I did for the previous fifteen, but I have continued to develop my work in this field.
Over the last eight years I’ve spent most of my intellectual and creative energies in writing sciences fiction and fantasy novels. I’ve been a hard sci-fi fan my whole life, but everyone else I know who’s an avid reader are all fantasy fans. Over the years I’ve borrowed all their books, and learned to love that genre as well. My science fiction influences include the old masters; Heinlein, Asimov, Niven, Bradbury, Clarke, etc., and also William Gibson, Iain M. Banks and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. My favorite relatively unknown author is Daniel Keyes Moran, and if you like sci-fi you should read his Continuing Time trilogy; Emerald Eyes, The Long Run, and The Last Dancer. They might be out of print and hard to find, but damn well worth the effort. My fantasy influences include Raymond E. Feist, David Eddings, and Jaqueline Carey. I’ve also been influenced as a fiction writer by my sociological work, and my science fiction novel People of the Tiger is set in a utopian future where my social policies have been implemented, which is a good way to get those ideas out into the public consciousness. Much of my social thinking permeates my fantasy novel Blessings of a Curse as well, though it’s a lot harder to notice there. I’ve also included my ideas on the law and legal reform in that book, though those policies were appended to the back of the book in an excerpt, for the sake of smooth readability.
I'm married to a lovely girl from the Philippines named Jema Tuyor Clarke, and I look forward to enjoying my life with her as soon as two governments stop putting us through their interminable and expensive bureaucratic processes.
Wayne Edward Clarke
Vancouver BC, Canada
Free eBook! My highly acclaimed science fiction novel People Of The Tiger is now available for free on my website in 4 ebook formats, and in editions that use metric or US measurements. Its sequel; Hunters In The Sky, Book Two of The Rational Future Series, and my well-loved fantasy novel Blessings Of A Curse, are also available. You can get my books at Amazon, Kindle, eBay, Lulu, Smashwords, and e-Junkie Marketplace. Coming soon to Barnes & Noble, Apple iBookstore, Sony Reader Bookstore, Diesel eBookstore, and popular mobile reader apps such as Stanza.
My fan base is really growing now, and it never ceases to amaze me how much they love my books.