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Author of technology thrillers and science fiction.

    

Born into a tough neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey, I learned powerful lessons about family, friendship and violence. My escape was fiction, and I spent many hours reading in the local library. My passion was technology and I went on to gain a BS in Chemical Engineering from NJIT. Not enough challenge. Always fascinated by new technologies, I was awarded a full fellowship at Columbia University and gained a MS in Nuclear Engineering. Although I designed submarine nuclear reactors for three years, I discovered that I enjoyed computer technologies more than reactor design, so I changed career direction and achieved a second MS; this one in Computer Science from RPI.

Fascinated by virtually all areas of software development, my expertise grew to include development, design, project management, quality improvement and finally, general management. My niche was software consulting and my team assisted many large corporations and governmental organizations. Always looking for the latest challenge, I built and managed several consulting practices. I'm especially proud of two accomplishments – assisting AT&T greatly improve the quality of the first commercial UNIX release and helping Microsoft to create a world class consulting organization. Positions held during my consulting years included Senior Principal with an international accounting/consulting firm, President, Software Technology Management Inc. and General Manager with Microsoft.

Several years ago I decided to leave consulting and concentrate on a long held desire to write fiction. A successful engineer and businessman, I had the breath of experience to understand and synthesize rapidly evolving strands of technology. It became clear that fundamental change would turn our society upside down within the next few decades. Humans will have to adapt rapidly to gain the advantages of these changing social and technological innovations. Indeed, we will have to adapt rapidly just to survive.

I scoped out a trilogy of novels to expose three oncoming challenges; computer viruses enhanced with artificial intelligence (set in 2012), the oncoming clash between religion and technology concerning what it means to be human (2022), and the beginnings of the integration of human and artificial intelligence into a network entity (2031). Each novel is written as a thriller – packed with adventure, sex, greed and romance – as well as realistic science and technology. The three leading characters – Dianne Morgan, a female mega-billionaire obsessed with power; Ray Brown, her onetime lover and a brilliant software architect; and David Brown, Ray’s genetically gifted son – are fascinating and all too human.

PeaceMaker, my first novel, was released in August, 2004 with outstanding feedback by critics, authors, and most importantly, by customers. As one critic wrote, " If you enjoy techno-thrillers, you’re going to enjoy Peacemaker." My next novel, Unholy Domain, was released in April,2008 by Kunati Publishing with equally great reviews. My final novel in the trilogy, 2031: the Singularity Pogrom, was released late summer, 2010 by ATTM Press.
 

     



Books

Unholy Domain by Dan Ronco
A deliberately staged IT catastrophe leaves the world sunk into depression and the US government ineffectual. The secretive and powerful Domain, using organized crime to spread its technology, seeks to take humankind to the next level of evolution through artificial intelligence. The fanatical Army of God battles to stop them. Dan Ronco’s fast-paced techno-thriller depicts a world of violent extre...
  

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PeaceMaker: A Thriller by Dan Ronco
Software expert Ray Brown is plunged into a life-or-death contest with PeaceMaker, a deadly artificial intelligence that has infected most of the world's computing devices. His determination to eliminate PeaceMaker leads him into a dangerous conflict with the Domain, a clandestine organization dedicated to a new world order.Humiliated by the federal government in an anti-trust trial that has torn ...
  

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2031: The Singularity Pogrom by Dan Ronco
No one really has the guts to say it, but if we could make better human beings by knowing how to add genes, why shouldn’t we? —-- James Watson, Co-discoverer of the structure of DNA My new novel, 2031: The Singularity Pogrom takes Watson’s idea and raises the ante. Why not integrate artificial and human intelligence in these "better human beings"? Would the result conti...
  

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Short Stories

A View of United States Energy Supplies in 2028
 by Dan Ronco
Jeff Casale and Lisa Mitchell are security consultants engaging in a distressed conversation with the President and National Security Advisor in 2028. The subject is the country’s desperate energy sit...


Softrware Keeps Getting Smarter
 by Dan Ronco
IBM's Watson demonstrates its intelligence by defeating two Jeopardy champions. Is this another step toward a PeaceMaker virus?...


The Unique Structure of my Novels
 by Dan Ronco
These novels may be read as stand-alone thrillers or as part of a series....


Dan Ronco Interviewed on Fascinating Authors
 by Dan Ronco
Get the inside story why my novels warn of a troubling future....


Listen to Dan introduce Unholy Domain
 by Dan Ronco
Dan Ronco outlines a trilogy of novels and then introduces Unholy Domain....


Listen to Dan Read from PeaceMaker
 by Dan Ronco
Dan Ronco provides a brief overview of PeaceMaker and then reads the Prolog....



Articles

Where Will the Engineers Come From?
 by Dan Ronco
Too many lawyers, but not enough engineers. We get what we pay for....


Superhumans: The Next Step?
 by Dan Ronco
Is our destiny to create a new, greatly enhanced species of humanity?...


Long Term Friendships
 by Dan Ronco
Visiting Old Friends Reminds You of What's Important...


Looking for a New Member to Join our Writing Group
 by Dan Ronco
A critique group is essential to lift your novel to a professional level....


The Future is not Star Trek
 by Dan Ronco
The future of humanity may not be Star trek....


Will Humanity Survive the Singularity?
 by Dan Ronco
By Dan Ronco, author of the visionary novel Unholy Domain ...


My Favorite Television Sci-Fi Characters
 by Dan Ronco
The most memorable science fiction characters to have appeared on TV....



News

Midwest Book Review: 2031: The Singularity Pogrom
 by Dan Ronco
5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating work of science fiction with plenty of unique concepts, January 9, 2011 ...


Material Witness: a story that develops at breakneck speed and is cinemati
 by Dan Ronco
A detailed review by a British blogger....


Win a Free Copy of Unholy Domain
 by Dan Ronco
Tracy Farnsworth at Roundtable Reviews is running a contest (see below). Enter a maybe you'll get lucky....


Book Chase: Unholy Domain is a rollercoaster ride
 by Dan Ronco
This review provides a good summary of the action...


Soulless Machine Review: UD is an Action Packed Coming of Age Story
 by Dan Ronco
This reviewer compares my writing to Michael Crichton,William Gibson and Elmore Leonard, great company indeed!...


NothingBinding.com: Unholy Domain almost screams Look around you!
 by Dan Ronco
Well-written review by another author...


Deep Interview with Dan Ronco
 by Dan Ronco
Mayra Calvani explores my background and my writing....


Links

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A radically different future is emerging, one shaded with hope and danger. Technology is advancing rapidly, pushing our society forward, dragging religion in its wake. My novels Peacemaker and soon-to-be-released Unholy Domain illuminate a troubling future.

 
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