An American by birth and education, he
wrote the work from the perspective of a contemporary British
novelist in order to enhance thematic elements as well as
character development and portrayal. His perspective as the
author from that standpoint was largely influenced by George
Orwell, Arthur C. Clarke, Aleister Crowley, Spinoza, Joseph
Campbell and William Blake.
The novel posits the offing a new religion, one devoted to a utopian cyberspace religious paradigm rooted in ancient gnosticism. It promises to deliver mankind to a kind of apotheosis from which the species may further evolve.
His life-long interest in international economics and finance continues unabated. He primarily demonstrates this professional involvement as a contributor to the Long Room, the members-only international finance professionals' forum hosted by the Financial Times of London. In addition, his trading activities compel him to stay abreast of current intangible and tangible market trends through real-time research and analysis.
He’s an expert scuba diver who enjoys traveling to exotic dive sites. His love of the sea and marine life gives him an unbounded appreciation and support of “green” issues, especially those devoted to the conservation of endangered species and coral reefs.
Mr Collins' two current literary projects include the sequel to Puramore and a satirical comedy novel, entitled The Shovells At present, the title for the sequel is The Retopians. He plans to complete manuscripts for both works within the next two years.
He resides in Costa Rica with his Costa Rican wife.
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