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"Then I read Gabriel García Márquez and I wonder why he tells and tells for page after page, and I'm still mesmerized instead of bored."

Yes, Marquez has that strong authorial voice that's so rarely used these days. I really admire that about him.

Henrique Rojas

Come on, we are talking about write! We're handle with imagination, with creativity... In these fields "rules" don't exist. Go ahead!


I used to whine to my piano professor, "My technique is awful, I can't play this the way it should be played!," until he told me that technique was only a matter of first imagining the sound that I wanted to hear. After that, the hands would find a way.

I think that with all art, yes, technique eventually becomes second nature through practice, but of first importance is the knowledge of exactly what it is one wants to communicate. Then,one manages to find the right words and organizes them into a successful communication (always with struggles, but with less frustration than if the goal is vague.)

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Some of My Books

  • : The Fall of the Republic

    The Fall of the Republic
    In a parallel timeline, 1990s America discovers the chronoplanes: parallel worlds at different points in history.

  • : Rogue Emperor

    Rogue Emperor
    The hijacking of the Roman Empire, 100 AD, by 21st-century Christian fundamentalists, in the second of the Chronoplane Wars novels.

  • : The Empire of Time

    The Empire of Time
    My first novel, published in 1978, but the last in the Chronoplane Wars trilogy.

  • : Gryphon

    "Write a space opera," my editor said. So I did, with some nanotech thrown in.

  • : Tsunami

    A companion novel to Icequake, set mostly in California.

  • : Icequake

    A disaster thriller (Antarctic ice sheet surges into ocean), dated but still fun.

  • : Eyas

    Originally published in 1982, and still the novel I'm most proud of.

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