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Peter Kazmaier is the author of three books. His newest novel The Battle for Halcyon has recently been released as a trade paperback by Amazon, Chapters-Indigo, Barnes & Noble, and other major vendors. This sequel to The Halcyon Dislocation follows the fate of the University of Halcyon and the splinter colony Eleytheria.

The Halcyon Cycle is Peter Kazmaier’s first book series. In writing this colonization epic, he has been able to pursue a life-long dream of writing fast-paced novels that explore the intersection between adventure, science, faith and philosophy.

Peter is currently working on his third science fiction novel entitled Descent into Abaddon. An audio book version of The Halcyon Dislocation is also under way. His experience a
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Peter Kazmaier I wanted a name for the fictitious university in The Halcyon Dislocation that was exotic (as opposed to naming it after a town or state) and reflected…moreI wanted a name for the fictitious university in The Halcyon Dislocation that was exotic (as opposed to naming it after a town or state) and reflected the nature of the conflict that occurs at this university in the story. The pronunciation [hell-SIGH-un] carried within it the sounds reminiscent of hell and Zion (from Mount Zion), a key landmark in Jerusalem.

As an author, I understand many, if not all readers, will recognize halcyon as a common word referring to (a) a mythological bird that laid its eggs on a floating nest on the sea (b) a species of tropical Kingfisher (c) an adjective for calm or peaceful as in "halcyon days of summer" and have their own pronunciation at hand.

Still, especially for the audio book, it was important to me to use the shibboleth that I indicated in the pronunciation key and not lose the name connection to the conflict at Halcyon.(less)
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The Halcyon Dislocation (Th...
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In Peter Kazmaier’s fast-paced Halcyon Dislocation we read the story of an island university that disappeared from our world and appeared in a new, mysterious place. Much of the story introduced us to this new world as university students along with naval officers stationed on the island exp...

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Peter Kazmaier Brent wrote: "Peter,
Great to connect on here as friends. You have been an encouraging and positive evangelical voice on the apologetics board. Great to have you around.

Brent"

Thanks for your kind words, Brent. I very much appreciate your leadership in keeping our discussion forum running.


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Brent McCulley Peter,
Great to connect on here as friends. You have been an encouraging and positive evangelical voice on the apologetics board. Great to have you around.

Brent


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