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.

to: JEFF BEZOS, subject: LUNA CITY

I’m an aerospace software and systems engineer, working most recently at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and Boeing’s Phantom Works. I am now retired and spend much of each day writing, mostly fiction. I am also one of many diverse professionals … Continue reading

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BEST-DRESSED at the Golden Globes

My rule for “best dressed” for women is LESS CLOTHES, MORE WOMAN – at least for women whose looks I like. For men it’s: ADD SOME COLOR already! Here are two men who followed my rule: Tony Shalhoub and Darren … Continue reading

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The ORPHAN is on the MOON

A Christmas present to fans of The Eons-Lost Orphan. For non-fans, it’s a realistic look at the Supergirl myth, with touches of Captain Marvel. The present is an update on my progress writing the sequel. Sequels are hard. They have … Continue reading

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New CHARLAINE HARRIS book – terrific

It is an occasion to rejoice when there appears any new book by Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse series which was the basis for the popular HBO series “True Blood.” And of several other series, including the Aurora … Continue reading

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The ORPHAN on the RED CARPET

News from the Orphan sequel front: Bad news and good news. Bad: I’m working on the middle of the sequel to The Eons-Lost Orphan. It is going OK, but it does take some work to keep up to the qualities … Continue reading

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THE ORPHAN goes to the SPACE STATION

I took some time off from the The Eons-Lost Orphan sequel because I was having trouble with a plot point. The next morning as I came slowly awake the solution occurred to me. I hurried through getting ready for the … Continue reading

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Two more stories available about THE FIRST SHAPECHANGER

I was working on two Shapechanger Tales novelettes when the Orphan appeared naked and asleep in a public park. She haunted me until I HAD to tell her story. I did that in The Eons-Lost Orphan. She haunts me still … Continue reading

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Lois McMaster Bujold’s THE SPIRIT RING – terrific fantasy

You’re in for a treat if you’ve somehow overlooked Lois McMaster Bujold‘s first fantasy novel, written after she’d achieved success with the “Vorkosiverse” novels. I had. Recently I came across a mention of it and snapped it up. I’m glad … Continue reading

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THE EONS-LOST ORPHAN sequel

I’ve had a lot of queries about sequels to The Eons-Lost Orphan. Good news: I’m a quarter of the way into the first one. Bad news: I don’t expect to finish before Thanksgiving. Christmas week is a more likely launch … Continue reading

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MURDERBOT 4, last of the series, now available

The last of the four novellas which make up Martha Wells’ The Murderbot Diaries is now available. Each is a complete story, but together they make up one complete novel. It brings to a satisfying resolution the longer story arc. … Continue reading

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