Eric has been dreaming of space ever since being woken up to watch the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing at 3 in the morning. The fact that as a three year old he demanded to be woken up (or that his parents actually did wake him) was not a surprise. You see, Eric was watching the Original Star Trek TV series in color from the 9th episode because they had the audacity of starting to air the series before he was born. (Trivia fact: he was born on the day of the original airing of the episode Miri). He credits his love for all things Shakespearian to starting with the many references in Star Trek.
A hint to these origins can be found by his use of the play Hamlet in space, similar to that used in the Star Trek episode “The Conscience of the King” in his current project, “The One: A Cruise Through the Solar System.”
This novel finished in 6th place (out of 91) the first Geek and Sundry Hard Science Fiction contest on InkShares. Not a bad achievement, for a not-finished first draft of a first time author, competing against established authors working on publication of a finished manuscript. Towards this end, Eric has enlisted the help of an eclectic science advisory team: his wife, Ramit who is a professor of immunology and has 2 degrees in physics and a PhD in Mathematical Biology. Boaz who has 2 degrees in mathematics, and a PhD in Physics (String Theory), and Rita who was a Professor’s assistant/researcher in biology before becoming a Science Fiction author in her own right.
By day Eric is a telecom consultant and security expert, frequently lecturing on how to prevent telecom fraud. He has written several articles about telecom management, as well as contributing chapters for books on cybersecurity. He has also co-authored RFC4864 – Local Network Protection for IPv6 and served as a grant reviewer for the US Department of Commerce Broadband Initiatives (BIP) Program and Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).
Eric has taught practical networking at a number of Universities and schools to both undergraduate and graduate students including: NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Tel-Aviv Jaffa Academic and Pace University.
You can find more details about Eric, both for fiction and non-fiction writing, on his website: www.ericlklein.com.