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N.A. Ratnayake

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Nalin Ratnayake is an engineer, educator, and writer presently living in Hampton Roads, Virginia. He has worked on advanced aeronautical flight projects as well as launch vehicles and deep-space systems, having published 11 technical papers in the aerospace field. He also completed an M.Ed. focused on the intersection of scientific literacy and social justice, and spent five years teaching Physics and building STEM programs in urban public schools.

Nalin writes fiction under the name N.A. Ratnayake. His speculative fiction has appeared in Crossed Genres Magazine as well as the post-colonial SF ant

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Red Soil Through Our Fingers

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Remembering Turinam

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The Parched Lands

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We See a Different Frontier...

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Ernest Hemingway
“Oh Jake," Brett said, "We could have had such a damned good time together."
Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly, pressing Brett against me.
Yes," I said. "Isn't it pretty to think so?”
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
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Ernest Hemingway
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
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Ernest Hemingway
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
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Ernest Hemingway
“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.”
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Ernest Hemingway
“Courage is grace under pressure.”
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