D.L. Morrese

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D.L. Morrese was an uninspired student in high school, but went on to college because he figured a degree might help him get a job indoors with no heavy lifting. He rather enjoyed college and did fairly well, despite working full time as a short-order cook. He eventually earned degrees in philosophy and government and went on to grad school where he studied behavioral science. Then, somewhat to his surprise, he landed an office job (the kind with decent pay, health insurance, and even a pension). This wasn't his dream job, but he earned a few promotions, which allowed him to save enough money for a frugal early retirement and enough free time to pursue his current hobby as a science fiction writer. He now lives outside Orlando, Florida. You ...more

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An Android Dog's Tale

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Brane Child

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The Warden Threat

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Amy's Pendant

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Defying fate

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The Warden War

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The Scarecrow's Brane

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The Brane of the Space Pirates

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Disturbing Clockwork

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The Elsewhere Gate

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What’s the point?

It’s been months since I’ve written anything for this blog. The reason is, there’s not much to say. As far as my writing goes, I’m in a bit of a slump. For several months, I just can’t seem to muster the energy or focus my concentration. First, there was the quintuple bypass operation I had […]
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This is a hard science fiction tale of the near future, less than two decades hence, in which several arguably eccentric CEO's are investing in space. Tourism and satellites may bring in heaps of money in the short term, but these ultra-wealthy entre ...more
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The demon Aahz comes upon a talking sword, which leads to a quest to find other legendary artifacts. Their intelligence might be debatable, but they all can talk. What they can't do is get along. Somehow, Aahz has to get them to cooperate in order to ...more
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Skeeve, still technically on sabbatical, become a teacher for a trio of Pervects, a Klahd, and a couple others. The hardest part of the job is getting them to cooperate.
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This is an odd MYTH book in that it does not have Skeeve in it. Not the real Skeeve, anyway. Although it does have a few doppelgangers, and Aahz, and Chumley and Maasha and, well, many of the gang from the previous books. This time, they are trying t ...more
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Skeeve's self-imposed 'sabbatical' to improve his magic is disrupted when a sheepish demon knocks on his door and asks for help. His dimension is being enslaved by ten female Pervects, he claims, and he's come to beg Skeeve to free his people.
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message 4: by D.L.

D.L. Morrese The new promotional video for Brane Child is now on YouTube... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYNCk...


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message 2: by Grace

Grace Aye, we do have several similar interests. ^_^ I need to hurry up and finish the textbooks I'm reading for my thesis and get back to the good fiction stuff!


message 1: by D.L.

D.L. Morrese I listed some of the titles of books I've read although it is far from comprehensive.


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