GeneralMartial arts, qigong, ancient cultures and civilizations, quantum mechanics, nanotechnology, writing, rugby (yes, we play it in Texas)
BooksMichael Chrichton, John Scaldi, Steph Swainston, George R.R. Martin, R. Scott Bakker, Christopher Moore, Michael Moorcock, Robert Heinlein, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Dan Simmons
HeroesMy mom and dad, Aldrin and Armstrong
Software by the Kilo
My latest novel, Software by the Kilo. Find it at your favorite bookstore by clicking on the images below.
Jason and Kenny needed investors for their startup company but when Italian drug smuggler Roberto Campioni makes them an offer they can't refuse, they get more help than they bargain for: the Feds and Interpol are watching, the smuggler's cartel created in violence during World War II is crumbling, and Roberto's henchmen, even with their love of Clint Eastwood movies, aren't the type of corporate advisers the pair dreamed of. And all Kenny wanted was an island vacation with his new girlfriend... ------------------------------------------------
“Our other merchandise is sold by the gram, or by the kilo” said Luca. Carmine smirked at Jason. “Think you can sell software by the kilo?” Jason returned the smile. “I’ll sell it any way they’ll buy it.”------------------------------------------------
"Master hacking, topless snorkeling, wine, war, and corporate intrigue spin smoothly in Larry Ketchersid's fast moving, high octane second novel, spanning two continents, two time periods, and all kinds of friendship, business, and love. If you like high-tech action served with cultural savvy and keen human insight, you'll snap up Software by the Kilo." -Paul Levinson, author of The Plot to Save Socrates and New New MediaAvailable for Kindle soon."In Software by the Kilo, Larry Ketchersid writes about romance like a romantic, about computers like a geek, about the Mafia like a Don, about war like he's been there. Perhaps, best of all, he writes about ordinary people as though he were one."- Robert Flynn, author of Echoes of Glory and Wanderer Springs
Dusk Before the Dawn
Combining the traditions and legends of ancient Mayan culture and martial arts with the possibilities of nanotechnology and quantum mechanics, DUSK BEFORE THE DAWN is a thrilling novel of one man's terrifying vision to change the world, and the people who oppose him trying to not only survive in the new world order but to shape it.
What some readers are saying:
"One of the best novels I've come across this year - I liked it so much, I added it to my best first science fiction novels list here on Amazon. A really fine mix of ancient culture, modern-future nanotech, written by a sure hand. Ketchersid offers just the right mix of science and myth, packed into a fast-paced story with lots of unexpected twists and turns. Highly recommended, especially for fans of what I think of as anthropological science fiction."
- Paul Levinson, author of The Plot to Save Socrates, and other fiction and non-fiction books; past president of the SFWA (Science Fiction Writers of America)
I thoroughly enjoyed his debut effort. This is a novel with a big idea - if our planet is truly threatened by human population growth and technology, what is the ultimate solution - and what is the morality of that solution? At what point does the idealism of a genius become insanity? And is there a need for a change in human consciousness, and can this truly be achieved? This is a lot to bite off, and the author has constructed a very fast-paced story that covers a lot of ground within an apocalyptic scenario. - William Dietrich, author of Napolean’s Pyramids, Hadrian’s Wall, and other novels
I hope Dusk Before the Dawn won’t be Larry Ketchersid’s last novel…he needs to get more of us thinking. - Dr. Phil Rhyne of Multiverse Reviews
A fascinating mixture of mysticism, nanotechnology and martial arts. The book reminded me a bit of King’s “The Stand,” but not because of any story similarities (there aren’t many), but because of the way the writer deals with a multitude of characters embroiled in a world facing near-extinction. - Ty Johnston, Logical Mysanthropy
As first novels go, this one was pretty darned good and shows excellent promise. Ultimately the story is an engaging scientific/supernatural thriller. - John, SFSignal.com Larry Ketchersid has written a very impressive first novel, one with a distinct vision and a creative approach to apocalyptical theorizing. The way of enlightenment plays just as important a role as the cutting-edge science that invigorates the story. Various sub-plots among a cast of personable characters are incorporated seamlessly into the overall narrative. The book pays tribute to the remarkable accomplishments of past cultures while introducing esoteric ideas of spiritual enlightenment and martial arts philosophy in a wonderfully engaging manner. You won’t find many novels that so effectively compare and contrast quantum mechanics with the concept of Qi. With Dusk Before the Dawn being the first book in Ketchersid’s Enlightenment Cycle, much more along these religious/spiritual lines are doubtless to come, and this reader certainly looks forward to the second installment in the series. - Daniel Jolley, Amazon Top 50 reviewer
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Who I'd like to meet:Fellow martial artists and rugby players
Readers of all kinds, especially readers of techno-thrillers and sci-fi.
Authors of all kinds, I've already met some great ones on MySpace, exchanged feedback, books, and stories.
- Status: Married
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Children: Proud parent
- Education: College graduate
1979 to 1983
- San Antonio, TX
- Graduated: 1983
- Student status: Alumni
- Major: Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics
- Clubs: no-zods
- Tomball, Texas US