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.

GIFTED – wonderful movie about a seven-year old genius

Stories about super-smart kids (or adults) all-too-often portray them unrealistically. As eccentric in some way: socially inept, physically awkward, or downright ugly. The truth is that they are typically pretty much like everyone else. And like most of us have … Continue reading

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Latest VORKOSIGAN SAGA book now in paperback

The 17th and latest volume of Lois McMaster Bujold‘s Vorkosigan Saga is now available in the conveniently sized mass market paperback: Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen. In this latest chapter of the Saga Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan, Vicereine of the … Continue reading

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THE BIG SICK engrossing film

My lady friend and I watched The Big Sick this weekend. She suggested it, I was mildly interested. But as I watched it I became really engrossed in the story and the people in it. There are no beautiful people … Continue reading

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WONDER WOMAN Blu-ray disc available & news

Wonder Woman director Parry Jenkins has been signed to direct the sequel (for a Dec 13th 2019 release). According to the Hollywood Reporter story she gets oodles of money upfront & box office gross (better than BO net, which with … Continue reading

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MACKEY CHANDLER just joined my favorite authors

Mackey Chandler just joined my list of favorite authors. This because of a book and the series it’s in (which I’ve just finished reading). I suggest you download a sample of the first book, Family Law. Click the image to … Continue reading

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BARE-SKINNED SUPERHEROINE which is not silly

Here’s the first draft of an interior illustration for my Shapechanger book, The Super Olympian: Mystic Warrior. In it my heroine is asked to help an old friend who’s been captured by terrorists. The baddies are hiding in a jungle, … Continue reading

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Latest PENRIC novella by Lois McMaster Bujold

Penric’s Fox is the fifth and latest Penric novella. It is the third chronologically, showing Penric early in his career handling a problem that is much bigger than it at first seems. Click the image to read a Look Inside … Continue reading

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Two interesting FEM TV COMEDY SHOWS

I like books with women main characters more than those with men MCs. Not sure why. Neither of the likely reasons apply. I like being tall, big, male; I’ve no desire to change genders. I am also strictly straight; men’s … Continue reading

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GIANT ROCKETS – a new generation

Space exploration and exploitation is now big business, no longer the private playpen of governments. As witness the several new launch vehicles being used and in the works, an example being the Falcon Heavy which SpaceX is expected to launch … Continue reading

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New ERIC FLINT book available – The Alexander Inheritance

I’ve bought this. As I autobuy all of Eric Flint’s alt-history books. His first book was 1632, which has developed into an entire series of books. Lately he’s branched out into books based on the cosmic cataclysm at the root … Continue reading

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