I'm a science fiction/fantasy novelist published by Tor Books. I'm also a sociologist and independent scholar who writes social commentary and non-fiction articles. My background is eclectic: I've taught sexology classes to grad students at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, designed role playing games, worked as a bartender in Berlin, and done a stint in the Army that included translating intelligence for the National Security Agency. A while ago I left a long-time career as a systems analyst and business consultant in order to concentrate on my writing. I'm presently finishing one of two science fiction novels I have under contract, and determining where to focus my non-fiction writing for publications of national scope. My interests are broad-ranging and this is reflected in my writing and the topics I engage with.
Jack Vance, Robert Silverberg, John Varley, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Andre Norton, E.B. Norton, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alexandre Dumas per.
SPLINTEGRATE - semi-sequel to my sf novel MAINLINE
CHINA, EAST - speculative fiction set in 2050
Ralph Vicinanza Ltd
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