Peter Kazmaier, author of three books, has created a complex yet believable parallel world in his speculative fiction series, The Halcyon Cycle. His most recent novel, The Battle for Halcyon, describes the fate of the displaced University of Halcyon as it seeks to return to its own space-time. In writing these stories Kazmaier has been able to pursue a life-long dream of writing fast-paced novels that explore the intersection between adventure, science, faith and philosophy.
R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings , C. S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of the Narnia , and Stephen R. Lawhead’s trilogy, Song of Albion are among his favorite and best-loved novels. He also very much enjoys science fiction classics such as Robert Heinlein’s Tunnel in the Sky.
Prior to his writing career, Dr. Kazmaier worked as a research scientist in industry and as an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Queen’s University. He has published more than sixty scientific articles in refereed journals. Billed as the inventor or co-inventor on more than 175 US patents, his strong background in science has enabled him to bring authentic scientific insight to the parallel world he created in The Halcyon Cycle.
Peter’s most recent book, The Battle for Halcyon, is a finalist in the Speculative Fiction category of the 2016 Word Awards. Previously The Halcyon Dislocation was short-listed as a finalist in The Canadian Christian Writing Awards – Futuristic Fiction Category.