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About the author:
About the Authors:
John C. Bodin and Ron Collins met while working at the Naval Avioncs Center, located (naturally) in Indianapolis, Indiana. They quickly learned they both had natural affinities for automobile racing and day-tight compartments. Only some years later did they realize they both were writing on the side, a pairing that led to them being involved in the same writers group. Somewhere along the way, John got Ron hooked on sim racing (that's Ron's story, anyway), and they joined the Virtual Online Racers (VOR) as a team racing in the Grand Prix Legends simulation. From that point forward, a literary collaboration was pre-destined.
John C. Bodin:
By nighttime, John C. Bodin is a well-known superhero of the sim racing community, and is a tireless advocate of the sport. He can be found on the iRacing track and in their forum boards pretty much every day, and is a staunch advocate of new racers. He spends hours helping new members get comfortable in what can feel like an intimidating environment. He also works at developing mods and hardware that supports virtual racers everywhere. In the daytime, John now works at a major pharmaceutical company as a process automation engineer in the information technology field. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with his wife, Tammy, his daughters Sadie and Ellie, and a basketful of puppies.
In addition to his work with John C. Bodin, Ron Collins has contributed over 50 stories to professional publications including Analog, Asimov's, and Nature. His writing has received a Writers of the Future prize, and a CompuServe HOMer Award. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and has worked developing avionics systems, electronics, and information technology. He lives in Columbus, Indiana, with his wife, Lisa.
Four Days in May
The Greatest Spectacle in Science Fiction
Ron Collins, John C Bodin
Are you a race fan with a passion for science fiction? Then, strap yourself into the cockpit and follow along as John C. Bodin and Ron Collins take you on four hot laps around the Indy 500's past and future.
In "Neighbors on Gasoline Alley" - A race team from Betelgueuse enters the Indy 500 as a gesture of peace, and runs into a mysterious problem. What's a fellow race crew to do but lend a helping hand?
In "Speeding" - Famous chronumentary director Connor Singh and his best friend Li-liang Novikoff will go to any length necessary to capture the dramatic secrets of one of the most horrific accidents in Indy history, as they return to 1964 to record the events leading up to the crash that took the lives of Eddie Sachs and Dave MacDonald.
In "Oh-oh!" - It's 1969 and a shape shifting race of aliens from Tau Ceti are out to rig the most wagered upon event in the known universe. It's up to an undercover vice cop from outta this world to stake out the Snake Pit, find a way to stop them, and avoid the fickle fate of bad fortune himself.
In "The Day the Track Stood Still" - Drivers have always had special relationships with their cars, but in the future this may go a little further than Buddy might have expected. He's about to find out how far he can stretch his relationship when the B'rada come to town with big plans to win the 500, and with it take home something bigger than the Borg-Warner trophy.
- Publication Date:
- 0692219420 / 9780692219423
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.06" x 7.81"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Science Fiction / Short Stories