Blessings Of A Curse: Metric Pro. Edition [NOOK Book]

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FREE for a limited time! New greatly improved Pro Edition! Book One of The Nexus of Kellaran Series. A mighty world of wonder approaches a global war. Young Mark finds himself at the center of an intense whirlwind of adventure, romance, and action that will transform the world of Kellaran in only seven days! A passionately acclaimed High Fantasy Epic! Uses Metric (SI) measurement units.

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Overview

FREE for a limited time! New greatly improved Pro Edition! Book One of The Nexus of Kellaran Series. A mighty world of wonder approaches a global war. Young Mark finds himself at the center of an intense whirlwind of adventure, romance, and action that will transform the world of Kellaran in only seven days! A passionately acclaimed High Fantasy Epic! Uses Metric (SI) measurement units.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033088959
  • Publisher: Wayne Edward Clarke
  • Publication date: 2/2/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 153,450
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

I was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Sept 21, 1963. I'm estranged from my father, having met him one since I was a toddler. 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'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.


I'm intensely and compulsively self-educated, I read at about 300 words per minute, and I've increased my IQ to about 160.


I've always enjoyed inventing and designing machines. Most of the machines I've designed are new types of vehicles.


I was a professional musician for about nine years. My musical skills include lead and harmony vocals, most styles of guitar and bass guitar, some drums and keyboards, songwriting, mixing, and production.


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 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. 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, but I think you can still get them as ebooks online.


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 (and the rest of The Rational Future Series) 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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    Dont bother

    Not worth the time. Pages and pages of just stuff withno real plot development. I couldnt get even halfway through it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    Long but good

    The book is long and there are a couple spots a fast forwarded thru but a very good read. I could not but it down dometimed i habe already bought the second book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    Mixed.

    While very imaginative and creative I found this story took to long to engross me. For the first 2000 pages the book only covered 4 days, although I loved the imagery, the dialog is what really bothered me. The characters were poorly developed, and instead of each having their own prespective all dialog was like a one sided conversation or lecture from the author. This book could have been great, but instead of it being a page turner it became a chore to stay awake long enough to finish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Loved it

    I loved this book, couldnt stand having to put it down for no reason. Great attention to detail, reallyhelps with picturing in mind.
    Really long read, which is good for me cause i dont like anything less than 800 pages.
    If this authors other books are as good as this one, ill have to add more shelves n my library so i can get them all in paper back to share with my friends.
    Wonderful book, dont stop writing.

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  • Posted September 24, 2012

    This is a very long read but you can follow it I found that what

    This is a very long read but you can follow it I found that what I was missing was more action between the people in the book less explanation is needed but I will be getting the next book got me hooked to see what happens

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