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Dr. Norman LaFave has spent the last thirty years as a scientist, engineer, educator, and now author. He has done science and engineering work for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, NASA, the FAA, and the Lockheed Martin Corporation. In addition, he founded an engineering consulting company, Dynamica Research, that specialized in space launcher design.
An interest in the education of young people and the innovation of teaching methods in science has led him to a high school classroom, where he is currently involved in the development of a creative engineering concept to teach and inspire at-risk students.
Dr. LaFave has a B.S. in physics and mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been awarded an Air Force Weapons Laboratory Fellowship, a National Research Council Associateship, the NASA Award for Engineering Excellence, an FAA Project Management Award, and the Texas Exes Award for Outstanding Teachers for 2010. Nanomagica is his debut novel.
Dr. LaFave resides in Houston, Texas with his wife, Shannon, and two children, Jillian and Brock. He has a keen interest in the arts, literature, and public policy.

About my book…

Nanomagica, Book One of Metropolis Fallen

Published by Trapdoor Books
Also available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble Online, and iBooks
Available in hardcover, paperback, and all e-book formats

By 2088, genetic engineering and nanotechnology have merged to create a near Elysian existence. Mankind is on the brink of immortality – disease, famine and pollution have been eradicated using this new technology – with seemingly magical results.
Behind this perfect mask, however, lurks a hidden threat – revealed by puzzling, apparently random tragedies. Chicago Police Inspector Robert Nazio and the brilliant Greg Gilroy, an anarchist and master hacker, find themselves thrown together at the center of an international crisis filled with twists, turns and technology gone awry.
Assembling a super team of intelligence experts, the investigation quickly evolves into a race to save the Earth from a diabolical threat that seems to be everywhere at once – infiltrating governments, corporations and research laboratories seemingly at will. Nazio and Gilroy’s only hope seems to lie in two Renaissance Festival throwbacks – illusionists who have magic of their own.
With paradise collapsing, who will win the battle – technology or magic?

One Comment
  1. Thanks for including me on your blog roll. I have add you to mine. Best Wishes, James Pilant

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