My book, An ASTOUNDING War, came from my interest in both science fiction and naval and military history. I was able to find what I considered interesting facts and historical details here and there on the Internet and in a large number of books, but there was not one book that put it all together. Although I did not discover it until after my book was published, there is a quote by Toni Morrison that describes the situation perfectly:
If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.
I am not claiming that my book is a great work of literature, but I do think that it is a pretty good result of my efforts and should appeal to those with an interest in how science fiction relates to the real world.
If you do read it, and I hope you do, please let me know what you like or dislike about it. Constructive criticism is always welcome.