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TorgoTheWhite PM
Joined Oct '05

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.


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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