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Richard Ellis Preston Jr.

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Richard Ellis Preston, Jr. is a science fiction and historical fiction author whose first published work is the "Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin" steampunk series from 47North. Richard was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Ontario, Canada. He attended the University of Waterloo where he obtained an honors B.A. in English with an Anthropology minor. He also earned a Radio and Television Broadcasting degree with Honors and Distinction from Algonquin College in Ottawa. He worked as an ENG cameraman for CBC Canada before attending the York University film program on a talent scholarship. He then relocated to California where he wrote screenplays for film and television, including programs aired on HBO, USA, Animal Planet and Fox Kids. Ric ...more

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“Think of it! An opportunity to remake the world! An opportunity to create a steam-driven utopia! To re-educate humanity to despise violence. And what do they do, those incompetents? They opt for the pretty clothes and the empire-mad European imperialist culture of the 19th century. Damn those fools. Those geeks, arrogant, myopic, ivory tower board gamers. Damn them.”
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Richard Jr. Lucinda wrote: "Dear Richard,
Thank you so much for acepting my friendship request! I am delighted to have won a copy (through a first-read giveaway here on Goodreads) of your novel "Romulus Buckle & the City of t..."


Hi, Lucinda! Your signed book is in the mail! I'm thrilled that you are interested in my series and I sincerely hope you enjoy the book. Please sign up for my newsletter at richardellisprestonjr.com if you'd like to get updates on what is coming up in the series (and there is a lot coming up in November). Thank you!
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Richard Ellis Preston, Jr.


Lucinda Dear Richard,
Thank you so much for acepting my friendship request! I am delighted to have won a copy (through a first-read giveaway here on Goodreads) of your novel "Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders (Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin, #1)" which i am really looking forward to reading!
Kind Regards
Lucinda Fountain


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