Forty Leap

Forty Leap

by Ivan Turner

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BN ID: 2940000820148
Publisher: Ivan Turner
Publication date: 01/29/2010
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 397 KB

About the Author

A child of the movies, I was always consumed by fantastic stories told by others and translated into adventures to be retold by me through the action figure medium. As I grew older, I put the action figures away and moved into the realm of role playing. Though I never outgrew role playing, I certainly don't have the time for it anymore. Since I was eleven years old, I've been pouring almost every ounce of creative energy I have into writing. I graduated college in 1993 with a degree in computer science. I tried my hand at programming for a couple of years and found it pretty unsatisfying. I later became a partner at a comic book store, where I spent several years. Though it wasn't a financial success, the experience I gained from running the store and the people that I met (many of whom I'm still in touch with today) was priceless. After leaving the store, I settled into a career of teaching. I still teach at a public high school in New York. Ironically, I've picked up computer programming again, which is what I mostly teach. I've been writing the whole time. I released my first book electronically in 2010. Forty Leap was a turning point for me in both style and story building. The Book of Revelations, which was written earlier but released later, was sort of a midway point between the writer I was and the writer I've become. I experimented with a very odd style and a story that employed diverse characters and controversial situations. In September 2010, I released the first installment of Zombies! Zombies! has been a tremendous success for me that came very close to being made into a television series. Since Zombies!, I have written a five part miniseries called Castes and have been working on developing tabletops games, the first of which, ApocalypZe, was published in early 2014. A couple of free stories about some of the characters in ApocalypZe have been released. I have written others and am working on putting them together into a novel.

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Forty Leap 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
MichaelRobbins More than 1 year ago
This was a fantastic read. It is truly refreshing to see an independent author turn out such a high quality story. It is a very smooth and natural read. The characters that Mr. Turner creates are immediately relatable. I felt my self being sucked into the story and truly had a hard time putting it down. I was first turned on to his writing by the "Zombies!" serials that he writes. I quickly went out to see if he had written anything else (to read between releases of "Zombies!") and that is when I stumbled across "Forty leap". I truly cannot recommend this enough, and honestly would have paid a lot more for a read this satisfying. If I have to point out a negative, and I think ALL books have them, it does have some typos. I quickly adjusted so I really can't say if there were a lot. I do not think there were. I also chalk the typos up to the fact that he is an independent author who presumably does not have the access to a slew of editors. With that said, please do not let a few typos discourage you from leaping into this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. Very original. I could not stop reading it. Great ending too!
Vicki Doehrer More than 1 year ago
Well worth MORE than the price! I found myself guessing what would happen next and then was pleasantly surprised to be wrong. Very refreshing and original. Over 740 pages of adventure that moves fairly fast, with a few longer sections for character or world development. You'll get an interesting peak into civilizations far into the future, and you'll be genuinely surprised at what they are like... I can't wait for the next book by this author as I've already read this and the whole Shawn of the Dead series!!! GREAT JOB IVAN! Vic from VicsPicks
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