David M. Kelly

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David M. Kelly writes intelligent, action-packed science fiction. He is the author of the Joe Ballen sci-fi thriller series and the short story collection Dead Reckoning And Other Stories. He has been published in Canadian SF magazine Neo-opsis.

David’s interest in science and technology began early. At the age of six his parents allowed him to stay up late into the night to watch the television broadcast of Neil Armstrong stepping on to the surface of the moon. From that day he was hooked on everything related to science and space.

An avid reader, he worked his way through the contents of the mobile library that visited his street, progressing through YA titles (or ‘juveniles’ as they were known back then) on to the classics of Robert Heinle
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A Slight Imperfection

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A Place In The Sun

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When I was younger on family vacations with my siblings, you could guarantee that within an hour of setting off, we’d be chorusing the phrase “Are we there yet?” much to the annoyance of our parents. They’d do their best to keep us occupied, making up games along the way, and we’d always have a …

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Aftermath by E.A. Copen
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A space-opera-esque book with lots of intrigue
This book has a dash of military sci-fi/sci-fantasy mixed with a liberal amount of courtly intrigue and political A fantastic, military-space political plotting , and double-dealing. The supporting charac
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Stormhaven Rising by Eric Michael Craig
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Great hard sci-fi that doesn't pull any punches
This is a terrific book that treats its subject matter in a smart and thoughtful way. The premise is nothing new-there's a deadly asteroid heading straight for earth-but this threat is portrayed in the b
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"Ballen is a piece of work, well in more ways than one as you will figure out. He jumps in where fools have enough sense not to tread and always somehow or another (maybe because of technology) comes out on top. Now with his Dollie and a few surpri..." Read more of this review »
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Non-stop knights, swords, lances and chivalry!

This story is an action packed fantasy tale, that reminded me of many of the legendary Arthurian stories I used to read. The characters and situations have a familiar feel, that fans of the genre will imm
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Anatomy of a Darkened Heart by Christie Stratos
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I read this several months ago and the memory of it has stayed with me, even though I'm late adding my review.
This book is not for the faint-hearted. The author labels this as part of a "Dark Victoriana" collection and dark is definitely the right wo
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A Space Girl from Earth by Christina McMullen
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This is a fast-paced, action-packed entertaining read that bursts at the seams with ideas and a generous amount of wit. The characters are memorable and likeable, making it an easy and fun-packed read. This is book one of a trilogy, and I can't wait ...more
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Robert A. Heinlein
“Secrecy is the keystone to all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy and censorship. When any government or church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not know," the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man who has been hoodwinked in this fashion; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, whose mind is free. No, not the rack nor the atomic bomb, not anything. You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.”
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