Bill Conrad

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It has been a great long-term goal for me to become an author. My plan was to write vast novels when I retired, but fate intervened in the form of being laid off. I began working part time for a company and decided to write in-between work. This prospect has become a real adventure with many unexpected twists. My first book, Interviewing Immortality was just Released on Amazon. I am really excited about this book and the reception this book will receive. I have three more books that are in the process of being edited and made ready for publication. I expect them to start appearing on Amazon in the next six months.
I graduated college at WPI in Worcester, MA and received a degree in Electrical Engineering. I was born in San Diego,
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Fictional Ethics

I recently came across an article about the Ethics of Fiction and I thought it would be interesting to blog about this topic. The article began with a deep dive into the history and techniques of fiction. It then described how fiction affects society and what responsibilities authors have.
Its essential questions: Are fiction authors liars and do the authors intentionally deceive readers? For m... Read more of this blog post »
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Charlie Wilson's War by George Crile
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I watched the movie, Charlie Wilson's war and decided to read the book. Unfortunately, it somehow got deleted and I just recently read it. This story immediately surprised me. Local, national and world politics do not work like the way we perceive. ...more
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Bruce Lee by Jon E. Lewis
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Like many people, the short life of Bruce Lee fascinated me. An amazing individual who many people continue to think of as their hero. I picked up this book to learn more about him. Unfortunately, he passed away at the age of 32 which did not provide ...more
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Blood Dawn by Killian Trodaire
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I came across this book by accident, and the premise looked interesting. Right from the beginning, I got hooked with the story and the style. A father trying to teach his son how to fight. What is interesting is that this work not a single fluid ...more
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War Games by David Bischoff
War Games
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My mother gave me this book around the age of 13 and I read it because I loved the movie. The book is basically the movie script in written form. However, some scenes were added along with more character background.
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Normal Accidents by Charles Perrow
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We think of accidents as tragedies that plague our lives. A car crash where a beloved family member dies. A plane crash in bad weather kills hundreds. Normal Accidents takes a high-level view and shows us that incidents should be expected and they ...more
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Normal Accidents by Charles Perrow
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We think of accidents as tragedies that plague our lives. A car crash where a beloved family member dies. A plane crash in bad weather kills hundreds. Normal Accidents takes a high-level view and shows us that incidents should be expected and they ...more
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Tales Behind the Tombstones by H.D.  Cooper
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My coworker recommended reading Tales Behind the Tombstones and I liked the description. The premise is seven horror stories set in haunted urban America. They all have a common theme: evil does exist, and it is out to get you. Quite chilling.
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Tales Behind the Tombstones by H.D.  Cooper
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My coworker recommended reading Tales Behind the Tombstones and I liked the description. The premise is seven horror stories set in haunted urban America. They all have a common theme: evil does exist, and it is out to get you. Quite chilling.
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