Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Blog Tour: John Smith by Roland Hughes

Dystopian / Sy Fy
Date Published: 5/3/2013

What if the Mayans got the start of the end correct because they had survived it once before? What if our written history was just as accurate as the old tale about three blind men describing an elephant? What if classic science fiction writing and television shows each got a piece of it correct, would you know which ones? If your eyes can only see a tiny portion of a collage do you know it is a collage?

Fans of Babylon 5, Star Trek TNG, Battle Star Galactica (the new one) and classic science fiction writing will enjoy the bountiful Easter Egg hunt contained within. When you were a child you learned to connect paper clips or thread beads together to make a necklace. Sit back and watch the beads you’ve had all your life form the picture you could not see. Consider for one second the possibility of the story, then hang onto your mind with both hands while you take the ride.

My Review:
This book was unique and focused on something that is not so far-fetched that you think it is unrealistic. Microsoft Wars, who hadn't thought of something along those lines? 

This one took a bit to get into, being that so much has to be explained to get the reader up to speed on where the world is, etc. I was a bit confused in the beginning, but Roland Hughes did a great job of pulling me in and straightening out my thoughts. In the end, it was a great story and handles some of the What If's...

Roland Hughes is the president of Logikal Solutions, a business applications consulting firm
specializing in VMS platforms. Hughes serves as a lead consultant with over two decades of
experience using computers and operating systems originally created by Digital Equipment
Corporation (now owned by Hewlett-Packard).

With a degree in Computer Information Systems, the author's experience is focused on OpenVMS
systems across a variety of diverse industries including heavy equipment manufacturing, pharma-
ceuticals, stock exchanges, tax accounting, and hardware value-added resellers, to name a few. Working throughout these industries 

has strengthened the author's unique skill set and given him a broad perspective on the role and value of OpenVMS in industry.

Mr. Hughes' technical skill sets include the following tools that enable him to master and improve OpenVMS applications: DEC/VAX
Java, among others. Being fluent in so many technical languages enables Hughes to share his knowledge more easily with other

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