Science Fiction requires some science.
John Lars Shoberg has 2 master's degrees, one in chemistry and the other in information technology. So he doesn't find it hard to write science fiction. He currently lives in Groveland Florida with his wife, the family dog and collections of books, videos and artwork. He also loves a good costume.
He does a lot of research for his stories, from undersea work methods for The Waste Gun to colonizing a new planet and anthropology for De-Evolution.
John Lars Shoberg is planning to be at Necronomicon in Tampa, FL, in September, where he may or may not be dressed as a Klingon This will be only our 2nd time at Necronomicon, so we hope to see lots of new friends there! Check out our dealer's table!
John's latest novel, De-Evolution, is now available. Ask for it at your favorite book store, or order it right here on MoonPhaze.com
We have tentatively scheduled The Stone Ship for publication on May 15, 2021. This is a sequel to John's first book, The Stone Builders, which you can still order from us. We expect to have a cover reveal and start taking pre-orders on or about April 15, 2021.
The human colonists discover that the creatures they thought were animals were intelligent creatures, the remnants of a thriving civilization. Something is effecting the minds of the colonists; they are losing the ability to remember how to do things. Can they find out what is causing it and do something about it?
Peter has devised a method of permanently disposing of radioactive waste. Carlos is determined to not let men get away with poisoning the Earth, no matter what it takes. Which man will win?
Ex-Seal Edward was forced to take a vacation. He opted to an Interstellar cruise, only to arrive at the conclusion that somebody was out to kill him. But how could he fight back when he had such debilitating headaches? Even worse, the fate of the universe hung in the balance.
Human and Wassarans have co-colonized the planet Ranklin. Amid some unrest between the races, scientists discover and start to study cities built underground and made entirely of stone. Who built these cities and why did they leave? If they don't figure it out in time, their colony may meet the same fate.
Mr Shoberg usually writes in the morning for a couple hours. This is also when he does his research, so that he can get the details correct. Each book requires its own specialized research, from military protocol and strategies to archeological methodology or undersea construction methods.
Mr Shoberg has his own office, and his own computer, an ancient hp that still works fine. He uses the internet to do his research, and he had a dictionary close to hand. He likes for it to be quiet, so that he can concentrate, so he gets irritated when, for instance, the dog starts barking because a leaf has fallen outside.
He enjoys a good story as much as the next guy, and was inspired at an early age to try to put some of his own stories on paper. Unfortunately, his day jobs kept him too busy to do that until about the time he retired, so he's working on getting them all written now.
He enjoys interacting with friends and getting out among people, so 2020 was a difficult year for him. His hobbies include wood working, laser printing and putting together items he has 3d printed in pieces. He is a member of the 501st, a fan club of Star Wars, as well as KAG, a fan club of Star Trek