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Retiree by [Powers, John Douglas]

Retiree Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
Book 1 of 2 in Retiree (2 Book Series)

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Editorial Reviews

From the Author

Retiree was intended from the outset to be a detective story. If I were to compare Retiree to other fiction, I would call it part Prime Suspect, part Inspector Morse, and part Ghost in the Shell. It examines how civilization would bedifferent if, as in video games, "players" could save their progress aspart of a disaster recovery plan. I chose to tell the story around thecharacter of Detective Chief Inspector Alana Graves because I feltthere were many interesting examples in such a setting where people could and would "push the envelope" of what was allowed by law.

Retiree began as a flash of inspiration inside a hotel room in Scranton, PA, during a respite from a contract IT job. I wrote the initial rushes in screenplay format. I left it to ferment while I did rewrites and editing on the Vegas Apocalypse book series, which are also available through the Kindle store (Frederick Noble was the creator and primary author. I contributed substantially to the content.).

Many of the technological concepts came from The Great Outback, the first book of a series which is now available through the Kindle Store. Many of these ideas have already become common as authors and engineers have striven to make workable user interfaces between humanity and machine.

About the Author

Doug Powers was born on Labor Day in a sanitarium. He began writing, poorly, as early as elementary school. He continued learning the trade for decades, taking long breaks to earn a living, further educate himself, or engage in his other creative pursuit, game design. He supported himself as a software quality assurance analyst engaged with companies such as Turner Entertainment Groups and IBM Corporation.

On New Years Day, 2013, Pangenre published "Vegas Apocalypse: The Crash," on which Doug worked as supplemental writer and editor. He also worked with Frederick Noble on the sequel, "Vegas Apocalypse: The Cult."

"Retiree" (2013) was his first solo novel. It is currently available through the Amazon Kindle Store. "Retiree 2.0" (2014) is the sequel to 2013's "Retiree." "The Great Outback" (2007), a series of screenplays, was his first completed major work of fiction. It is currently being adapted to a novel trilogy by the author and should be published in 2015.

In 2008, Doug spearheaded the creation of Pangenre, LLC along with Frederick Noble and Ronald G. Moore, and is currently co-owner and editor-in-chief for Pangenre's publications. Pangenre launched in March of 2010 behind the "Pangenre RPG System" and "The Second World War," and has published several other games and game supplements since then.

All of Doug's published works can be found through

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  • File Size: 2967 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publication Date: December 6, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E5SRTE8
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