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Joined 10-22-05, id: 498888, Profile Updated: 09-21-12
Author has written 9 stories for Fantasy, and Sci-Fi.

I'm Yinzhe and I am currently working as a firmware engineer at IBM, Austin. I've been a fan of Science Fiction since my youth and I particularly enjoy Hard Sci-Fi. I started writing Hard Sci-Fi stories... a very long time ago and I've been busy so I basically did little to no writing during my days as an EE undergrad.

Current Project:

SETI project is dead in the water. Finished the Loch Ness story four years ago (Loched Up) but might do one regarding a sea serpent in the near future. Jovian Chronicles is ... well, in development hell. Turns out I don't have the endurance for novellas so Lady Luck, which is supposed to be one of the first stories in the series, is getting a lot of lousy luck.

I am trying to pick up the pieces after a two year lapse by starting out with short hard sci-fi stories with simple premises. Currently trying to force myself to finish one about a space fleet engaging a submersible fleet. Another one about dog-fights on Venus is still in the work (development hell... ahem).

Once I get the steam going I will try and write a more personal story on the plight of a space navy weapons officer's attempt to adjust to life on earth. Perhaps I could include it as a part of the Jovian Chronicles.

I am also thinking about venturing into historical fictions and light-hearted superhero comic parodies. The idea I have for historical fiction will be a piece set during Song China called the "Mask of Lanling", which will concern General Di Qing, a well-regarded national hero who worked his way up from a mere soldier. As for the superhero parody, I am thinking about a series on Captain Metro, a superhero with metro bus based super powers. It might just be insane enough to work.

Influences:

Holy Trinity of the Golden Age of Scifi (Clarke, Asimov, Heinlein, in no particular order)

Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle

Ray Bradbury, Hal Clement, H.P. Lovecraft.

Favorite Director: Stanley Kubrick (for flipping the bird in the face of pretentious film critics and getting away with it)

Favorite Film of all time: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Other Films I enjoyed: Brazil, The Matrix, Planet of the Apes, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, They Live, The Dark Knight, etc.

Favorite book series: Foundation Trilogy

Favorite Comedian: Jack Chick (more laughs in a single panel than the last six Eddy Murphy movies combined)

Other favorite comedians: Mel Brooks, Leslie Nielsen before low brow films ruined his career.

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The Cephalaspis Dialogues by Qoheleth
The fossils in a natural-history museum discuss evolution when the humans aren't around. What conclusions will they come to?
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,754 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 10/9/2013 - Published: 4/15/2013
Battle Scars and Shooting Stars by Fade Absolut reviews
[Re-writing] She lives in her small workshop beneath city ruins, busy with her machines and content with her solitude. But peace never lasts. . .because war never changes. All she wants is something simple to live by. All he wants is something stable to hold on to. What neither want is each other. Too bad that each other is all they have right now.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 7,096 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 5/25/2013 - Published: 3/30/2013
Science Detectives: Post Singularity Adventures by Jave Harron reviews
A female private eye, a powered armor bodyguard, a mad scientist, and a self aware blob of nanobots try to save the posthuman pulp future that never was. Hard science fiction meets two fisted tales.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 4 - Words: 32,425 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/22/2010 - Published: 7/2/2010
Future Zero: The Extropian Saga by Jave Harron reviews
A mad cyborg and his stranger crew travel around the galaxy seeking messages from a possible future, and the distant past. Hard science fiction transhumanist space opera. Now, the crew must investigate an old arcology home to more than dust.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 18,981 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/21/2009 - Published: 6/4/2009
Doctor Neutrino's Bare Knuckle Science Adventures by Jave Harron reviews
Former soldier and super scientist Nate Neutrino is on the run from the horrors of the 1950s: McCarthyists, communists, aliens, radioactive mutants, mad scientists, and worse. Now, Dr. Neutrino must defend a hidden South Pole research base.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 6 - Words: 30,718 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/27/2009 - Published: 6/17/2009
Of Questionable Contact: A Hard SF Story by RAKtheUndead reviews
The Hephaestus, a patrol spacecraft of the European Commonwealth Space Agency, is undergoing a mission around the orbit of Neptune, when a hostile enemy attacks unprovoked. With the Hephaestus in danger, its crew must pull together to destroy the enemy.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,554 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/18/2009
Tabernacle: A Novel of Posthumanity by Jave Harron reviews
As a posthuman civilization faces annihilation at the hands of an autoevolving superweapon, the agents of an AI track a transhuman serial killer across the galaxy.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 58 - Words: 42,436 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/20/2008 - Published: 6/14/2008 - Complete
The Last And First Overmen: A Novel by Jave Harron reviews
The worst foes of humanity have always been its greatest heroes. The most ruthless villains and most beloved superheroes both face a subversive group bent on creating a literally empowered public.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Horror - Chapters: 34 - Words: 46,362 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/5/2008 - Published: 10/20/2007 - Complete
Baptism of Fire by KimHua reviews
[Rewrite, new material] Earth is at war after a sneak attack by the Lunar Front and is desperately in need of troops. Join Predator Lance as they help defend a solar power generation complex. Feedback greatly appreciated!
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,843 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 3/17/2007 - Published: 3/6/2007 - Complete
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Oversight reviews
Short hard science fiction story to get me back in the game of amateur sci-fi writing after a two-year hiatus. When the Martian invasion force crippled the Terran orbital defense system, Earth's only hope rests within the hands of a determined nuclear submarine captain. An unorthodox "fleet" vs "fleet" orbital vs. submersible tale.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,507 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/14/2013 - Published: 8/18/2012
Courting Lady Luck reviews
As the crew of Lady Luck, an interplanetary merchant vessel, attempt to assist a purportedly broke down Martian ship, they find themselves under attack from an unknown menace.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 8 - Words: 12,319 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/4/2010 - Published: 7/5/2008
Loched Up reviews
When the manager of Scotland Disney World attempted to clone plesiosaurs to bring in business, he was in for a surprise.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,091 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/16/2008 - Complete
Castles in the Sky reviews
A child brought up under a totalitarian Earth watches the planet's final engagement against the Martians.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 623 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/23/2008 - Complete
The Melody of Rain reviews
The account of an "unMarsly" occurrence on the red planet.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 706 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/11/2008 - Complete
The Third Law reviews
A hard sci-fi account of an orbital maintenance man's misadventure aboard a derelict space station.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,788 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/5/2008 - Complete
The Mutants AdventurePart III reviews
Monkeyfish and spidercat are rescued by kind-hearted Lauren Major by chance. Will they live happily ever after, or will the ambitions of an evil scientists change all that?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,787 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/20/2005
The Mutants AdventureSecond part
Mutant animals monkeyfish and spidercat have begun their voyage in California. Will they survive human persecutions in the city of Los Angeles?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,465 - Published: 11/3/2005
The Mutants Adventure reviews
I'm new to story writing so I am expecting a great deal of advice. Hopefully, I will improve as a novelist in the future. Thankyou.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,954 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 10/25/2005
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