William A. Hainline: Reality Engineer

The Blog Of A Science Fiction Writer Living Just Half-An-Hour Into The Future . . . Or Maybe, Y'Know, An Hour And Some Change. Sci-fi, politics, writing, fantasy, and general weirdness. NSFW. Probably not safe for YOU, either, really. But don't let that stop you.

The go-to site for fans of science fiction writer William A. Hainline. Also the go-to site for non-fans, or anybody else who wants to follow what this curmudgeonly weirdo is doing with his free time.

Currently, I only have one novel in production, and it's called The Technowizard Guardians Of The Infinite Worlds Of Fandom. So far it's 370,000 words long—about three-quarters the length of Stephen King's It, with a projected length of about 470,000 words when finished. It will eventually be split into three parts, tentatively titled: Part 1: What Happens At Con, Part 2: Geeking Havoc, and Part 3: Apocalypse Nerd. (Those titles are subject to change, though.) When it's done, it'll be a rollicking, sci-fi action comedy starring a bipolar inventor who's a huge geek, a superheroine, a few diehard sci-fi nerds (one of whom is a computer hacker, the other of whom is a medical doctor), a couple of Vampires, a blue-hued werewolf, and several alien beings from multiple other worlds . . . all wrapped up in a story about saving a sci-fi convention—and of course, the entire world—from two nefarious plots by two extraterrestrial races who both want to invade and take over the Earth and enslave all of Humanity. I have, however, finished the cover art for the book, and it's pictured below. (I used DAZ Studio, Autodesk Maya, and Adobe Photoshop to do the artwork.) The cast includes Terry "Gadget" Anders (the bipolar inventor wearing the "Mind-Weirding Helm") and Desirée "Dizzy" Roentgen (the superheroine wearing the mechanical exosuit and noodling on the weird-looking guitar). Enjoy this peek of the artwork. Coming soon—the book trailer, also designed by yours truly, with some cool 3D animation integrated into it!

If you' like to read some sample chapters from the book, you're in luck! The first chapter is online right here on this website! It's available free of charge if you click over on the left, on The Technowizard Guardians Of The Infinite Worlds Of Fandom, and then click on Chapter 1: Circuits Of SynchronicityPlease note — at this time, this is the unedited version of this chapter. It has not yet seen the red pen of my darling and wonderful editor, EJ Runyon. Once she gets done with it, I will post her edited version!

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