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Clyde Donard



Booksie Address: http://www.booksie.com/Clyde_Donard
Country: Australia
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Favorite book: Les Miserables. Well, maybe...
Member Since: Apr 9, 2009

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Andrea

Poem by Clyde Donard
Posted: May 26, 2009
A tragedy

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Bookworm - Part 3 of 3

Article by Clyde Donard
Posted: May 8, 2009
Final part of my memoir on reading stuff.
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Bookworm - Part 2 of 3

Article by Clyde Donard
Posted: May 1, 2009
Second of three parts of how I became a bookworm.

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Bookworm - Part 1 of 3

Article by Clyde Donard
Posted: Apr 29, 2009
How I got interested in reading, and what I read from an...

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Andrea

Poem by Clyde Donard
Posted: May 26, 2009
A tragedy

Bookworm - Part 3 of 3

Article by Clyde Donard
Posted: May 8, 2009
Final part of my memoir on reading stuff.

Bookworm - Part 2 of 3

Article by Clyde Donard
Posted: May 1, 2009
Second of three parts of how I became a bookworm.

Bookworm - Part 1 of 3

Article by Clyde Donard
Posted: Apr 29, 2009
How I got interested in reading, and what I read from an...

Go West Young Man! (Part Four - final)

Article by Clyde Donard
Posted: Apr 28, 2009
The final part of my account of arriving in Massachusetts...

Go West Young Man! (Part Three)

Article by Clyde Donard
Posted: Apr 22, 2009
This is the third of four articles relating my arrival in...

Enigma of Curve

Poem by Clyde Donard
Posted: Apr 16, 2009
Pleased to see some folk reading my memoir excerpts. I'll...

Go West Young Man! (Part Two)

Article by Clyde Donard
Posted: Apr 12, 2009
This continues the story of my arrival in the USA from...

Go West Young Man! (Part One)

Article by Clyde Donard
Posted: Apr 11, 2009
I've decided to post here some excerpts from my memoirs,...



I'm an Irish-Australian writer, a retired scientist. Between 1965 and 1970, when I still lived in Ireland, I visited Norway three times and was blown away by the grandeur of the place, most especially the fjords and mountains of Western Norway. It came to me then that I wanted to write a story set in those parts - but it was a long time in the gestation, and morphed a lot in the process.

Because at the time I was an SF fan (and still am, though to a lesser degree) it ended up as an SF story, at least in the sense of being set in the future, in a post-Disaster world of the late 21st century. My working title for it was The Gandreid Project, although that changed a few times, too. Pressure of work kept me from doing much work on it until I partially retired in 2005. The work was "finished" early in 2008.

A publisher that I approached, who showed cautious interest, said that it was really too long, and suggested I split in into two. This took the best part of a year, and I ended up with An Irish Navigator and Elongated Orbit. The publisher's acquisitions editor had changed by this time, and they were no longer interested, so I've published these twin novels through Lulu. All the details are on my website, where you can find blurbs, excerpts, and can even (if you're patient enough to wait) read the whole of An Irish Navigator in installments.

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