Robert Laird

B.J. Th...
171 books | 71 friends

Sarah A...
820 books | 1,150 friends

Kelly H...
10,607 books | 431 friends

David
564 books | 53 friends

Michael...
2 books | 97 friends

Thomas ...
187 books | 81 friends

Kayt Sukel
96 books | 432 friends

مهدیه
701 books | 83 friends

More friends…

Robert Laird

Goodreads Author


Born
in West University, The United States
Genre

Member Since
September 2009


Robert Laird has been SCUBA diving since 1976, is a dive master, worked as a boat dive master on the Fling/ Spree to the Flower Gardens, and has been cave diving since 1994. Trained in Florida in both cave diving and Trimix diving, he has participated in a variety of exploration projects in Missouri, Arkansas, and connected cenotes on Cozumel and the Bahamas, and is an early explorer of Goodenough Springs in West Texas. In 1999, along with Henry Nicholson, Mr. Laird co-founded the IUCRR (International Underwater Cave Rescue/ Recovery), a worldwide, not-for-profit educational and public service organization. He also has a passion for experimental aviation, including fixed-wing, trikes and gyroplanes. Robert is also an author, having written ...more

To ask Robert Laird questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Robert Laird Generally, I spend a few years thinking about what I've got, and wonder where the rest will come from, and then when it finally resolves itself, then…moreGenerally, I spend a few years thinking about what I've got, and wonder where the rest will come from, and then when it finally resolves itself, then I continue writing the story. In the meantime, I start other stories that aren't "blocked."(less)
Robert Laird The cave diving portion of the story comes naturally, since I have been cave diving since 1994. We also, on occasion, have spent time walking through…moreThe cave diving portion of the story comes naturally, since I have been cave diving since 1994. We also, on occasion, have spent time walking through the woods looking for old sinkholes. The idea that one of these sinkholes used to be open, and finding one that might be currently unknown, is kind of a dream-come-true to a cave diver. So, imagining I was on a dive and found a previously unknown tunnel that lead to a previously unknown sinkhole was quite an exciting idea. What if, I thought, I came up through the sinkhole, and wasn't _where_ I thought I would be at all? Or.... _when_ I thought it would be.(less)
Average rating: 4.12 · 17 ratings · 3 reviews · 16 distinct works
The Tunnel

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Why is there a Boomer Bible?

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Lounge Conversations

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Naked Woman: The Spoof,...

by
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
White Privilege

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
100 Years On: WW I: Leon Mi...

by
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Dollar's Worth of Poetry ...

by
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
[p]articles of Instapunk: A...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Punk City

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
100 Years on: WW I

by
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Robert Laird…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Leap (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 14, 2013 08:36PM
Description: Foxes in the forest
Only Silence Echoes True (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 16, 2011 09:30PM
Description: poetry
Discordant Symphony (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 04, 2009 02:17PM
Description: poetry
Rain of Spring (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 04, 2009 02:02PM
Description: poetry
By The Gulf (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 04, 2009 01:57PM
Description: poetry
More of Robert’s writing…

Robert’s Recent Updates

Robert Laird rated a book it was amazing
The Medusa Chronicles by Stephen Baxter
Rate this book
Clear rating
Robert Laird rated a book it was amazing
Elysium Fire by Alastair Reynolds
Rate this book
Clear rating
Good continuation of the Revelation Space universe

Good use of the R.S. universe, even though it's more of a good mystery story than anything else. This book carries forward some characters and sub-plots from previous books but it's not so dependent o
...more
Robert Laird rated a book really liked it
Provenance by Ann Leckie
Provenance
by Ann Leckie (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Good story, excellent story teller!

While Provenence may not be as cutting-edge as her Ancillary stories, the author did a great job of adding more depth to the universe that she has created. While I think it would have been better to include more inf
...more
Robert Laird finished reading
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Robert Laird is currently reading
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Robert Laird finished reading
The Mobile Internet Handbook - 2015 US RVers Edition by Chris Dunphy
Rate this book
Clear rating
Robert Laird finished reading
The Cenotes of the Riviera Maya by Steve Penn Gerrard
Rate this book
Clear rating
Robert Laird wants to read
The Return of George Washington by Edward J. Larson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Robert Laird finished reading
The Iron Tactician by Alastair Reynolds
Rate this book
Clear rating
Robert Laird is currently reading
The Iron Tactician by Alastair Reynolds
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Robert's books…
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 83830 members — last activity 1 minute ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
954 Hard SF — 976 members — last activity May 22, 2018 12:50PM
This is a discussion group for this specific subgenre in SF where the plausibility of the science counts.



No comments have been added yet.