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.

ENOLA HOLMES – Sherlock’s little sister now on Netflix

Sherlock Holmes and his brother Mycroft (who as everyone knows is the smarter of the two) have a little sister: Enola. She has had an unusual upbringing, taught by her mother to fight (among other unconventional skills). When her mother … Continue reading

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CUTIES – a movie protesting the early sexualization of women

The Netflix movie “Cuties” has gotten a lot of people upset about it. It has been accused of pandering to pedophiles. I just watched it and saw instead an underlying criticism of the way young girls are brought up. I … Continue reading

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FOR ALL MANKIND – terrific Netflix series

I just finished watching the first season of the Apple+ ten-episode series For All Mankind. A second season has been OK’d. It depicts an alternate reality in which the US and Russia continued and increased their rivalry for control of … Continue reading

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ALIEN DANCE – the STARWALK

  Near the end of the climactic book of The Space Orphan trilogy, Voyages of the Orphan, Jane Kuznetsov visits a stellar system which is the home base of the Star Guardian who protects our solar system. During that visit … Continue reading

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FUN DANCING SCENES from Great Older Movies

Just for fun – a mashup of dancing scenes from movies set to the tune of Footloose. Click on image to see the video.

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Michael Jackson inspired BILLY JEAN dancing

Whatever Michael Jackson did in his personal life, in his public life he gave joy to many millions of people all over the world. Here is a dance mashup of performances by both expert and amateur dancers to the tune … Continue reading

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FUN VIDEO – tune from Status Quo band: In The Army Now

Want to see Darth Vader & Storm Troopers dancing? (And some cute girls and guys?) Watch! The tune is from an album by the UK band Status Quo. Video by videditor KM Music in Thessaloniki Greece. One of my favorite … Continue reading

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RESPONSIBLE GUN LAWS

I’m a gun owner and fan from way back. My first gun was a Winchester-like BB gun. The second I got when was I was 17 – a Colt .45 1911 pistol which I customized with Goncala Alves grips. I … Continue reading

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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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The ORPHAN on the RED CARPET

News from the Orphan sequel front: At 25 Jane Kuznetsov (the Orphan) has her first boy friend. This is normal for the people where she was born. They lived very long lives and matured much later. They might not marry … Continue reading

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