Jonathan S. Harbour

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January 08

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Jonathan S. Harbour holds a Master's in Information Systems, with a focus in software project management. He spent five years as a college professor where he taught computer science, and has written extensively on game development. His background and fascination with AI and human behavior and physics fuels his fiction and he worked for years on database and web development while writing in his spare time.

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Advanced 2D Game Development

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Beginning Java SE 6 Game Pr...

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Beginning Game Programming

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DarkBasic Pro Game Progamming

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The Black Art of Xbox Mods

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America’s Greek Legacy

I have always enjoyed studying the history of the ancient Greeks, but that interest was exponentially increased when I played Assassin’s Creed ODYSSEY by Ubisoft this year. First, it’s the best AC game so far. It’s far from perfect; the combat can be very frustrating at times; but it’s depth of story and gameplay and … Continue reading America’s Greek Legacy Read more of this blog post »
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"The satire felt thin, bordering on lazy. So much about it was irritating. Space Fleet felt particularly irksome. The second half of the book was a definite improvement over the first. The codas that end the book felt excessively long. It was surprisi" Read more of this review »
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Good start but the format changed halfway thru with some odd first-person perspectives of characters never in the story until this point. Also, the edgy "killer" story changed into a whodunit at the halfway point which really turned me off. I came ve ...more
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I flip flopped a lot in my opinion of this book during the first half until I ultimately gave up on it (audio edition). There are some interesting ideas ruined by bad writing (some groaners) and unrealistic situations. I applaud the author's attempt ...more
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“No one thought of anything but themselves. My happiness, my future was the only thing you heard. Real love is to offer your life at the feet of another, and that’s what people today are incapable of.”
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Pablo Picasso
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
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Arthur C. Clarke
“I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here.”
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“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Robert A. Heinlein
“Women are amazing creatures-sweet, soft, gentle, and far more savage than we are.”
Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
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