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Louis’ thoughts on Shadow of Eden and other things

Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor’s Center posted my Photos

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Author's Blog | 0 comments

Louis Kirby Photos

Amazing. The Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor’s Center picked up the photos from my last hike to post them on their website. They found them on my Facebook page and tweeted me asking if I would give them permission to repost. They went live today. How cool to be recognized for your photography. I must say, one of my favorites was taken by Chris Weber (the one in the narrow Canyon). They posted three from the hike.

So I attached the link and you can see for yourselves.

The National Geographic page: https://www.facebook.com/grandcanyonngvc

If you are interested to see more, click https://www.facebook.com/LouisKirbyAuthor

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Enter the Villains: What Makes a Great Villain?

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in Author's Blog | 0 comments

Image Credit: Photo ITAR-TASS/ITAR-TASS Photo/Corbis

Image Credit: Photo ITAR-TASS/ITAR-TASS Photo/Corbis

A great villain makes a hero great.

Darth Vader, Hanibal Lector, Lord Voldemort, The Joker. Villains we love to hate. They are so good, we remember their names. Importantly, they make the hero for without a great opponent, we’ll never know how good the protagonist is.

So I created two scary villains. One the mastermind, the other, the muscle. Morloch and Mallis. Both smart, cunning and supremely good at what they do.  

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Anaphylaxis by Alan Wanderer

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Author's Blog | 0 comments

Anaphylaxis: A Medical Thriller

Review: Anaphylaxis: A Medical Thriller 

By Alan Anson Wanderer

I thoroughly enjoyed Anaphylaxis. As a physician, I am often dubious about the medicine and how it is rendered (in the most offensive way) to make a plot line work. Dr. Wanderer does not. It is refreshing to see it happen like it really does in the real world. He clearly has been there in person. If you like your medicine delivered in scary bits that are both understandable and drive the plot, you’ll love Anaphylaxis. For those who do not know, it is a deadly immune reaction to an environmental trigger, like peanuts or bee stings. If not handled correctly, you can die from it in a matter of minutes. Doctors fear it. We train how to handle it, and we dread the moment we are faced with it.

Better yet, Dr. Wanderer tells an excellent story. The science serves the story and not the other way around. the characters were real, the buildup solid, and the twists unexpected, particularly at the end, yet the clues were there… Highly recommended.

 

Anaphylaxis: A Medical Thriller by Alan Anson Wanderer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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NSA technology in Shadow

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Author's Blog | 0 comments

NSA technology in Shadow

NSA rack computingYou know how the bad guys magically appear on the scene without any reason or explanation? It is just a convenient plot gimmick and the writer hopes you won’t think too much about how the villain knew to drive up just at that moment. In Shadow, it is very clear. In part is is from NSA technology that’s been in the news lately.

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What motivated me to write Shadow of Eden

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in Author's Blog | 0 comments

What motivated me to write Shadow of Eden

drug developmentI spent years in the pharmaceutical and drug research industry. To most people, drugs spring up on the pharmacy shelves pristine and ready for use like Aphrodite emerging from the sea on a shell.

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Vacation photos from Lake Como, Italy

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in Author's Blog | 0 comments

Vacation photos from Lake Como, Italy

Photography is a hobby and I recently took a short (too short) vacation with the family to Lake Como. We stayed in a villa on Menaggio. These are some of the images. Click on the images to open them into a larger window.

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