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Charles O'Donnell

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Charles O’Donnell writes thrillers with high-tech themes in international and futuristic settings. He recently retired from a career of thirty-five years in engineering and manufacturing to write full-time, leveraging his decades of writing experience, mostly email, but, as Charles points out, “that counts.”
His latest book, Shredded, is the product of his fascination with the progress of technology to either augment reality or to replace it entirely, and his concern over the erosion of privacy in a world in which everything is shared online, and nobody reads the terms and conditions.
Charles lives with Helen, his wife, life partner and fellow paranoid in Westerville, Ohio.

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Charles O'Donnell The sequel to "The Girlfriend Experience" is "Moment of Conception." The protagonist, Matt Bugatti, is a few years older and doing what he…moreThe sequel to "The Girlfriend Experience" is "Moment of Conception." The protagonist, Matt Bugatti, is a few years older and doing what he loves--teaching college math. When a national crisis arises, an epidemic of death among teen girls, Matt is tapped to lead a presidential commission to find the truth.(less)
Charles O'Donnell Oh boy, I have a long list! I'm focusing on the dystopian genre: I've just finished The Handmaid's Tale (and I'm loving the Hulu series based on…moreOh boy, I have a long list! I'm focusing on the dystopian genre: I've just finished The Handmaid's Tale (and I'm loving the Hulu series based on Margaret Atwood's novel), Ernest Cline's Ready Player One, and I'm in the middle of Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. Next is Dave Eggers's The Circle (I refuse to see the Tom Hanks movie based on this book until I've read it), followed by Neruomancer by William Gibson and We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis Taylor. Then I plan to get back to some more literary fare with Native Son by Richard Wright, To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (I'm hoping it'll be easier to get through than Mrs. Dalloway, the longest short book I ever read), I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou, and Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue. I love the summer!(less)
Average rating: 4.13 · 88 ratings · 41 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
The Girlfriend Experience

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I visited the VR Columbus Meetup group last week at the Columbus Idea Foundry. VR Columbus is an association of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) enthusiasts: developers, artists, entrepreneurs, or just interested parties. This crew is hip to the latest VR technology—I even got scanned while I was there:

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Wade Watts is a socially inept, nineteen-year-old virgin, obsessed with technology and steeped in 1980s pop culture. I identify with this character in so many ways.
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