Thursday, November 14, 2013

Author Interview – H. Peter Alesso

Do you know your neighbors?

Yes. I have very pleasant enjoyable neighbors whom I speak to frequently.

What social issues interest you the most?

I find that while technology has grown exponentially over the past century, human behavior and our ability to negotiate peacefully with each other is still a millennia old. I am waiting for the physiological breakthrough that transforms global society into a sharing and caring culture without violence. We’ve had physiological breakthroughs before; when we outlawed slavery for instance.

Do you find the time to read?

Yes. Reading is an essential instrument for mental development; a process that should never end.

What was the hardest part about writing this book?

Knowing when it was done. There was more that the characters wanted to say, but I decided they would have to wait for a sequel.

Have you started another book yet?

Yes. I’ve been outlining a sequel to Midshipman Henry Gallant.


As the last star fighter in squadron 111, Midshipman Henry Gallant is on his way from Jupiter to Mars. With the United Planets’ fleet on the verge of annihilation, he can expect no help as he passes through the asteroid belt and threatening aliens. With so much uncertainty about the aliens’ capabilities and intentions, analyzing the captured computer equipment in Gallant’s possession could prove crucial. The fate of Earth could rest on the abilities of Midshipman Henry Gallant. Unfortunately, it is his abilities that have been much in doubt during his tour of duty.

In an era of genetic engineering, he is the only Natural (non-genetically enhanced) officer left in the fleet. His classmates and superior officers have all expressed their concern that he will not be up to the demands of the space service.

Only bright and attractive junior officer Kelsey Mitchel has shown any sympathy for him. Now as his navigator on the last fighter in squadron 111, her life as well as a good many others, depends of Henry Gallant.

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Genre – Science Fiction

Rating – G

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