Author Archives: Laer Carroll

About Laer Carroll

I am an aerospace software and systems engineer recently retired to become a professional writer. My genres include sci fi and fantasy, young adult, and technical books.

PROTON FIELD sequel now available

I’m a fan of Laurence Dahners. Most recently I enjoyed the first book in his Proton Field series: Discovery. Today the sequel to it arrived: Lifter. Click the image to read a preview.

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Fabulous Netflix show STRANGER THINGS season 2 done & scheduled

Just saw a 45 minute video Netflix put out with the creators and cast of Stranger Things. I was excited to hear that season 2 has been completed and that the 9 episodes are scheduled for Halloween, October 31st It … Continue reading

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WORLD’S LARGEST AIRCRAFT to launch spacecraft

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X-37B MINI SPACE SHUTTLE drone lands

This last May another X-37B mini spaceplane landed after almost two years in orbit. It did so under remote and mostly autopilot control. During the time in orbit it performed a number of experiments and jobs, some of them classified. … Continue reading

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YOUNG SHELDON first look

“Young Sheldon” will be on CBS this fall. I can’t resist sharing a first look preview which just came online at YouTube. The biggest problem I see is how to keep in tune with the original version of Sheldon but … Continue reading

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Exhilarating ANNE OF GREEN GABLES series

The latest incarnation of Anne of Green Gables, titled Anne With an E, is now available on Netflix. I consider the $9.99 cost of one month well worth it. To me it’s a masterpiece of writing, filming, and acting, especially … Continue reading

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ALL SYSTEMS RED: great new SF by Martha Wells

In a far future Murderbot, its chosen name, is a robot with full AI: not only intelligence but also self-awareness and emotions. Its non-biological body is covered with a human body to ease working with humans and using their tools. … Continue reading

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THEIR FINEST: terrific movie starring Gemma Arterton

Saw a wonderful film this weekend which is still in theaters. Gemma Arterton stars as a woman brought in during WW II to punch up the women’s lines in a film. It’s a publicity film intended to keep up the … Continue reading

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Kate Beckinsale’s UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS surprisingly watchable

I delayed watching Kate Beckinsale’s UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS till I could get it cheaply. I thought the series was played out and the latest episode might be barely watchable. I wasn’t willing to spend the time and money going to … Continue reading

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I want what SEVEN OF NINE had!

Recently people have started having radio ID chips surgically implanted. Stupid. You have to undergo surgery, which is dangerous even at its most innocuous. To upgrade you need more surgery. To fix problems yet more surgery. Worst, you can be … Continue reading

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