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Welcome from Terrence Zavecz

This is the official website for my works of fiction. Stories that cover a range of interests, focusing on speculative science (Sci-Fi) and fictional history.

I want this site to be useful, a place where you can find information about me and my novels both past and presently being worked. From here you can contact me with your questions, comments or simply to introduce yourself. I welcome your questions and am particularly interested in what things you like to s in a good story. You can leave comments on the "Contact" page as well as your eMail address. I only send occasional eMails out so you won't be bombarded with advertisements.

I include a sample of "Reader's Reviews" at the bottom of each books detailed description.

If you like my books then please leave a comment/review on Amazon or B&N and please stop by the "Reader Comments" tab to see some of the book reviews left by others.

If you wish to know more about my personal life and past work, access the About tab.

Thanks for visiting and come back often.

You will see more 'science' than wild-fantasy in my novels but I work hard to ensure the technology only adds to the excitement and drama of the tale, never slowing it down. This renders, I and many of my readers believe, a more exciting, believable, and engrossing story.

I have degrees in Physics, Metallurgy and Materials sciences. I began writing professionally around 1970 and have many technical publications in Physics, Optics, Semiconductor Science and high-technology marketing. I've been a reader of Sci-Fi for even longer -- how many of us these days remember the "Tom Corbett Space Cadet" novels that I began reading when I was ten years old? It's only in the last few years that I've turned from being a reader of Science Fiction and History to becoming a writer of the challenging art form of fictional story telling.

My first two Science Fiction Novels, Nodal Convergence and Hunter's Moon, were self-published in 2011 and 2012, respectively. I attempted to do something a little different in their content. Both of the stories presented tales of space and time travel as well as dinosaurs of the late Cretaceous. Unlike many dinosaur stories, these are not science fantasy but are well researched for accuracy and the plausibility of their concepts. I included references for further reading and commentary on how some of the tales were derived for I am amazed at the rapid growth in our knowledge of paleontology over the last decade. I felt that, without the justification, some of the tales would be beyond belief; the references and commentary received surprisingly mixed reactions.

My first novels were fairly well received but more importantly, I gathered feedback from the readers and learned from both the positive and the negative commentary. I felt that there was still a difference between "my" science fiction and popular Sci-Fi so I contracted Steve Alten, best-selling author of the Novel and Movies series "Meg" and other novels, to be a personal trainer for popular fiction. It was money well spent.

January 2016 saw the release of my first novel in the "Crucible" series, "Crucible of a Species". You can find it on Amazon as well as Barnes and Noble in print or eBook format. See the "Books" tab for a direct link., there's even an excerpt from the a located there.

I've posted some "reader's reviews" in the "Reader Comments" tab along with more recent feedback. The lessons of these first attempts can be seen in the quality of the five-star 'Crucible' series.