Kevin A. Lyons




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Kevin A. Lyons

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I was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey. When I graduated from college, with a degree in Geology, I left – for a while. I worked on oil wells from California to the North Slope of Alaska, from the Gulf of Mexico to the first test well that was drilled in Georges Bank, off the coast of Massachusetts. Then I came back to New Jersey and spent a few years working at the Division of Fish, Game and Shellfisheries.

I left again for Connecticut to work for the phone company, just in time for Ma Bell to break up. I came back to New Jersey with AT&T and eventually found my way to Bell Labs.

I left Bell Labs to be a stay-at-home dad. Now that my youngest has just started college I’m making the transition to “merely unemployed.” Or maybe
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I have a new story out -- The Poet and the Crock. It's my first attempt at humor -- well, intentionally, anyway. The blurb: "A poet of questionable talent meets a leprechaun of dubious character in an out of the way field. Unpleasant truths are revealed. Difficult concessions are made. Profits and losses are balanced. And, hopefully, everyone smiles at the end." Inspired by my appreciation for... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.13 · 30 ratings · 6 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
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The Star Creature
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Remembering Emmy
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A Dangerous Talent by Aaron Elkins
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This is the first in a series (currently three) centering on Alix London. This book struck me as a bit more of a "cozy" mystery than Elkins' other two series (Gideon Oliver and Chris Norgren). The protagonist has a talent or intuition for spotting "s ...more
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Second in the "Face Down" murder series, set in 16th century England. This one involves more of the politics of the day, between England and Scotland. I liked the story -- well enough to buy the third in the series, anyway -- but the plot didn't stri ...more
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This is a light mystery, but it held my attention well. Set in 16th century England (1559) it involves a strong, intelligent woman -- Susanna Appleton -- in a culture that didn't respect strong, intelligent women. Her marriage was arranged by her fam ...more
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On a Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard
On a Red Station, Drifting
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This is a very good, very complicated story of culture, family, status, and duty. I really liked it.

The setting is an interstellar empire modeled on, or descended from, ancient Vietnamese culture. Some of the nobles in the outlying regions are in reb
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Riders of the Three-Toed Horse
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This is a good short story. I'd describe it as mostly science fiction with some fantasy elements. The setting in particular is very interesting and original. Generally I like my SF to be "pure" SF, but I'm interested in seeing where the author goes w ...more
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The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox by Barry Hughart
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These are some of the early stories in Fred Saberhagen's Berserker series, dating back to the early and mid 60s. Berserkers are giant self-maintaining, self-replicating star-faring warships that were created long ago in a war between two interstellar ...more
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