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A third-rate writer, striving for second.


Books Published (5 books)


Lovejoy's World

by Dai Alanye

Wally heads out to rescue his girlfriend, Vickie, and Keira to rescue her career -- across the parsecs to primitive Lovejoy's World. They'll soon be sorry. The planet's backward economy is supported by a prison...

Blood & Earth

by Dai Alanye

Despise the husband chosen for you? No problem. Flee off-planet with the first adventurer who comes along. Ignore barbarians and ferocious animals. Dismiss the prospect of capture by pirates. Don't allow better...

Time Management for Mercenaries

by Dai Alanye

Are you disillusioned with today's world, or is your future bleak? Do you hanker for the simpler times of the past? If that's the case, how do Travel, Adventure and Good Pay sound to you? Merely answer a couple...

Hide the Child

by Dai Alanye

Finding it medically impossible to conceive children, Jancy and her husband take a shortcut to adoption. They find a penniless young woman, pregnant and unwed, and with the help of a pliable midwife, birth the...

You'll See!

by Dai Alanye

SHE: a dropout and single mother with a dead-end job. HE: dumped by an ambitious wife and fired by his employer. With weapons dipped in honey they skirmish in the eternal war between the sexes. Two losers at...

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Commented on Pontifex Son and Thorndyke

daialanye
daialanye (5 books)
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 03:47:31 +0200

A most enjoyable tale, highly recommended.

Innumerable writers, it seems, have attempted to create copies of Sherlock Holmes, but failed due to a lack of appreciation for what makes Holmes so memorable. It's not his detecting methods alone, but that in combination with his personality.

Thorndyke is a perfect example. When it comes to scientific deduction and intriguing plots he can't be topped, but his personality is bland, as are--generally--those of his Watsons.

In Pontifex and Son, this deficiency… (more)


Commented on Pagan Passions

daialanye
daialanye (5 books)
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 23:14:31 +0200

Typical tongue-in-cheek soft SF/light fantasy from middle of the twentieth century. Entertaining but not what I'd call memorable work. Never fear, though—good triumphs in the end.