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Michael Kingswood has written numerous science fiction and fantasy stories, including The Pericles Conspiracy, The Glimmer Vale Chronicles, and the Dawn of Enlightenment series. His interest in scifi/fantasy came at an early age: he first saw Star Wars in the theater when he was three and grew up on Star Trek in syndication. The Hobbit was among the first books he recalls reading.

Recognizing with sadness that the odds of his making it into outer space were relatively slim, after completing his bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University, he did the next best thing - he entered the US Navy as a submarine officer. Almost seventeen years later, he continues to serve on active duty and has earned graduate degrees in Engin
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Passing In The Night
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The Pericles Conspiracy
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Way back in days of yore, in 1999, I went on my first Navy deployment. On that deployment, we pulled into Singapore twice. I loved it. Absolutely LOVED it. One hell of an awesome place.


So you can imagine my joy when we actually came back here again on this deployment. Score!


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Man, it’s been good being back here. Alas, we’ll be leaving soon....

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