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Pete is the author of the novels "500 Years from Home" and "The Long Journey Home". They are available on Amazon, Yahoo Books, Lulu Publishing, and many other sites. His web site contains audio stories on CD or MP3 format.

Background Information

I am a retired software engineer.  In 1985 I created the computer game "Facing the Empire".  I found that I enjoyed writing the short story that introduced the game more than I enjoyed creating the game.

I love the classic science fiction writers such as Asimov, Heinlein, and Niven.  My favorite quote comes from Asimov’s "Foundation Trilogy".  Hari Seldon said, "Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."  That just made sense to me.  Niven's Kazin were the best aliens ever.

My stories are dialogue driven.  I would rather have the characters to describe what is going on though I understand that narrative is needed at times.  I try to ask the questions a reader would ask about a character and about the logic of the plot.  In doing this I hope to provide characters with depth and a plot that remains consistent.


Birth Place
Wilkes-Barre, PA USA

I am third degree black belt in Tang Soo Do.

Additional Information

I teach martial arts at the Upper Marlboro Martial Arts Center.

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