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Mark Kelly Rafel—No biology background. I have a degree in physics but spent most of my pre-writing career developing software or working as a manager. Most of w…moreRafel—No biology background. I have a degree in physics but spent most of my pre-writing career developing software or working as a manager. Most of what is in my book(s) comes from research I do while writing. When I write, I tend to find things that interest me and then incorporate them. Genetics and antibiotic resistance happened to be 'interesting' to me when I started the book, so those themes ended up in it. Ironically, your point about more 'science than sci-fi' is probably true...and maybe that's the part that should concern people. We're a only a couple of decades away from being able to do incredible things—good and bad—with genetic engineering. Hopefully, we end up doing more good than bad.(less)
Mark Kelly Anthony, you're welcome and welcome to the group. Altered Genes It's on the edge of hard sci-fi but not quite there. There's certainly science in it, …moreAnthony, you're welcome and welcome to the group. Altered Genes It's on the edge of hard sci-fi but not quite there. There's certainly science in it, but the science isn't the driving theme. When I started writing the book, I wasn't very well organized and didn't have a sense of genre. It just came out as a weird mix of post-apoc technothrller and medical thriller. I struggle to classify it honestly, which is a bit of problem.(less)
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The Elephant and The Dog

Celebrating the end of 2020…

Here is a short story that has absolutely nothing to do with current events and is suitable for anyone between the ages of 10 and 110.

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The idea for this story came after I read a small excerpt from a book written by the Greek philosopher Plutarch. The Elephant and The Dog is only 3,000 words long, but took four months to write

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