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.
The One – A Cruise through the Solar System is Eric’s debut Sci-Fi adventure.
The year is 2152. What started as a normal work day for BJ Armstrong (debugging the latest faulty AI), quickly turned to the adventure of a lifetime. Join Armstrong on his all-expenses-paid 30-day cruise through the solar system on board the mainden voyage of the latest pleasure ship (complete with a beauty pageant and scientific symposium), as he tries to unravel an assassination plot and foil the biggest heist in history.
The only question that remains, will BJ get the girl?
“This is very Kim Stanley Robinson-esque – very good!”
–Jonathan Maas, award winning author of Flare
“An inspiring journey in the future of human space travel.”
— Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli author of the Red Desert series
“Sci-Fi like I grew up on: a near-future tale of solar-system-wide intrigue, done in the style of Heinlein, Asimov and Clarke.”
— Assaph Mehr, author of the award-winning Murder In Absentia
Publication is due March 1st, 2018, but you can pre-order here. Please subscribe to our blog to get notified on new releases.
You can find more details about Eric, both for fiction and non-fiction writing, on his website: www.ericlklein.com. There you will find his musing of science, science fiction, and his interview series Feature Friday Futures, dedicated to world-building.