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James R. Hardin

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Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Timothy Zahn

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October 2013


James R. Hardin received his first rejection from a major publisher when he was 11 years old and has been writing fiction intermittently ever since. After a long break earning a living and dealing with real life, he has returned to writing with renewed passion (although he still has to work around all that earning a living and real life stuff).

James supports himself and his family as an engineer in the R&D department of a major turbomachinery manufacturer, where he engages in aerodynamic design, computational fluid dynamics analyses, and battle with temperamental computers. When not writing or engineering, he often plays or composes music, usually on a piano or synthesizer.

James lives in western Pennsylvania with his wife and a varying num
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Softlife

4.42 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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