Guest post: An article about Delphi Federation by Bob Blanton
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Risingshadow has an opportunity to feature a guest post article by Bob Blanton about Delphi Federation and the Delphi in Space series.
About the author: Bob Blanton has been an avid reader ever since his mother first took him to a library at age five. He toyed with writing for years after finishing college, but was always too busy to complete a novel. While working for Hewlett Packard Co. and traveling on long business trips to Singapore, Europe, and India, Bob wrote books in his head. After he retired to the beach in Mexico, the only things that competed with writing were the sound of the ocean and sunsets over the water, so he was actually able to finish writing the books he started. Bob completed his first three books, the Stone Series, and he has been working on the Delphi in Space series for the past two years. ow that he has started to publish his series, he hopes you enjoy reading them as much as he has enjoyed writing them. Check back for other books as he continues to ply his new trade.
Bob was born in Augsburg, Germany, the son of a U.S. soldier and a German national. His father moved the family back to the U.S. when Bob was six months old. As a child, his family moved almost every year until Bob was fourteen, but they managed to stay in Colorado Springs, CO, for three years before his father retired from the military. The family moved to Noble, OK, just south of Norman and the University of Oklahoma, where Bob attended college. He raced to the west coast as soon as he graduated, and lived in San Diego, CA, for over thirty years while working as an engineer and manager at HP. After retiring, Bob and his wife moved a few miles south to Mexico where they are enjoying their home on the ocean.
About Delphi Federation: Delphi Federation takes place after the Paraxean war, where rebel Paraxeans had decided to conquer Earth. Earth won the war, mainly due MacKenzie Discoveries and the technology from the starship Sakira that the McCormacks discovered in book one. And the crew just happened to find a way to travel faster than light.
In Delphi Federation, the crew tries to figure out how to utilize the faster-than-light travel and continue to introduce the technology from the Sakira to Earth while confronting the powers on Earth that aren’t happy with what they’re doing. They are forced to confront what it really means to have all that power. They have to decide what to do: Do they continue to try and lie low, or do they step up?
About the Series (Delphi in Space): The series follows the McCormacks and their friends after they discover a starship on Earth early in the 21st century. They decide to keep it a secret and to slowly introduce its technology to Earth, hoping to cure some of Earth’s problems like wealth distribution and climate change. They have to fight off the powers that want to gain control of the technology as well as those that want to maintain the status quo. All this while worrying about what will happen when the owners come back for their starship.
In the series I try to show how technology can be used to solve problems, especially if you tame the greed and power that go along with the potential it introduces.
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