Peter Kazmaier

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Peter Kazmaier is the award-winning author of four books. His third novel The Battle for Halcyon won the 2016 Word Award in the category of Speculative Fiction. This sequel to The Halcyon Dislocation follows the fate of the dislocated University of Halcyon and the splinter colony Eleytheria as they fight for survival in a parallel world.

The Halcyon Cycle is Peter Kazmaier’s first book series. In writing this colonization epic, he has been able to pursue a life-long dream of writing fast-paced novels that explore the intersection between adventure, science, faith and philosophy.

Peter has published his fourth novel entitled The Dragons of Sheol. For his fifth book he has started a new series beginning with a technology-driven SciFi story provisionally entitled Coventry 2091. His experie
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Peter Kazmaier Kevin, thank you for your question about my next book in the HALCYON CYCLE called DESCENT INTO ABADDON. I'm afraid I'm only 60,000 words into a book…moreKevin, thank you for your question about my next book in the HALCYON CYCLE called DESCENT INTO ABADDON. I'm afraid I'm only 60,000 words into a book that I plan to be 120,000.

After a false start (I had to abandon several chapters) set me back, I have been writing fairly steadily. I wish I had better news for you, but writing for me seems to be a slow process.

Having said that, I'm excited about what I have written so far. I take the reader through the eyes of familiar characters to a continent well below sea level east of Feiramar. There are many surprises, new adventures, and (I hope) many nail-biting moments. Thank you for asking. I wish I could write faster.(less)
Peter Kazmaier If you click on the Kindle title for $3.99, a new window opens up which lists the Paperback for $24.99 (the price it should be). Here is the link to…moreIf you click on the Kindle title for $3.99, a new window opens up which lists the Paperback for $24.99 (the price it should be). Here is the link to the page ... https://goo.gl/PR765c .

With respect to the outrageous $92.48 that's almost four times higher the list price. I have asked my publisher/distributor and they also have no idea where that listing is coming from.

The book is also listed at Chapters/Indigo with free shipping to a store near you. Link: https://goo.gl/SXuXoe .(less)
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I am re-reading George MacDonald’s Thomas Wingfold-Curate again, and in another sense, for the first time. I previously read and enjoyed Michael R. Phillip’s excellent edited version entitled The Curate’s Awakening (which I would recommend for first-time readers of this series) but now I’m reading the original version which is much longer.


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“[Professor Kinnerton] Has the fact that we have about 97 percent of our DNA in common with chimpanzees escaped you? How can you still argue we are special and have a soul when we are so obviously animals? ... [Al Gleeson] With due respect sir, the 97 percent is precisely the problem. Are chimpanzees 97 percent of the way to splitting the atom? Are they 97 percent of the way to writing their first sonnet? Someone tittered at the back of the room. Are bonobos 97 percent of the way to putting the first bonobo on the moon? Is there an orangutan somewhere with a simian Mona Lisa 97 percent finished?”
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Peter Kazmaier Stan wrote: "Merry Christmas!"

Merry Christmas to you Stan. You have a wonderful collection of C. S. Lewis books at your store. Many blessings in 2019.


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Stan Shelley Merry Christmas!


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Peter Kazmaier Brent wrote: "Peter,
Great to connect on here as friends. You have been an encouraging and positive evangelical voice on the apologetics board. Great to have you around.

Brent"

Thanks for your kind words, Brent. I very much appreciate your leadership in keeping our discussion forum running.


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Brent McCulley Peter,
Great to connect on here as friends. You have been an encouraging and positive evangelical voice on the apologetics board. Great to have you around.

Brent


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