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Richard Rydon is a writer who has published numerous books, articles and poems over the years.

    

Richard Rydon is an award-winning science fiction novelist. His three books in the Luper Series, including The Oortian Summer (2007), The Omega Wave (2008) and The Palomar Paradox: A SETI Mystery (2011), have been given excellent reviews and were published in hardcover and paperback by Lulu Publishing.

Richard's second novel The Omega Wave was selected as one of the finalists in the Science Fiction Category of the Reader Views Literary Awards and was awarded an Honorary Mention in the Reviewers Choice Awards in 2009.

His third novel in the Luper Series, The Palomar Paradox, won the Bronze/3rd Place in the Romance Category of the Feathered Quill Book Awards in 2014.

Richard is an honours science graduate. He has obtained numerous certificates and diplomas in Psychology, Counselling, Theology, and a Diplôme de Cuisine Française. He is a prolific writer and has published over 300 papers, articles and poems, in scientific journals, international magazines and local papers to date.

Richard has also published an anthology of his poetry, containing 100 poems, titled A Golden Fuchsia-Laden Girl (2nd Edition, 2011).

His most recent publication is a non-fiction book titled Matter, Energy and Mentality: Exploring Metaphysical Reality (2012).



Birth Place: Dublin,  Ireland

Accomplishments: Richard is an honours science graduate with a PhD. More recently, he has obtained numerous certificates and diplomas in Human Relations, Psychology, Counselling, Theology, and a Diplôme de Cuisine Française. Richard's second novel, The Omega Wave, was selected as one of the finalists in the Science Fiction Category of the Reader Views Literary Awards and was awarded an Honorary Mention in the Reviewers Choice Awards in 2009.
     



Books

The Oortian Summer (Kindle) by Richard Rydon
Book one in the Luper Series, ‘The Oortian Summer’ by Richard Rydon, is a powerful science fiction adventure centering on work colleague relationships in an astronomical observatory as two massive comets approach the Earth. Unlike similar themes in the past, the unusual twist in this story involves a perilous attempt to bring the comets even closer to the Earth in order to prevent an impending geo...
  

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The Palomar Paradox: A SETI Mystery (Kindle) by Richard Rydon
Book three in the Luper series, ‘The Palomar Paradox: A SETI Mystery’, sees Luper back in an astronomical observatory searching for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. He finds himself working with Leila, a young girl recovering from leukaemia, and Karina, an experienced astronomer, among others. As their research continues, unusual signals are picked up by their radio telescope. The signals a...
  

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Matter, Energy and Mentality: Exploring Metaphysical Reality (Paperback) by Richard Rydon
Deals mainly with the idea that mentality is an extensive amorphous form of consciousness....
  

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A Golden Fuchsia-Laden Girl (Hardcover) by Richard Rydon
Collected poems of Richard Rydon...
  

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A Golden Fuchsia-Laden Girl (Paperback) by Richard Rydon
Collected poems of Richard Rydon...
  

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The Oortian Summer (Paperback) by Richard Rydon
‘The Oortian Summer’ is a powerful science fiction adventure centering on work colleague relationships in an astronomical observatory as two massive comets approach the Earth. Unlike similar themes in the past, the unusual twist in this story involves a perilous attempt to bring the comets even closer to the Earth in order to prevent an impending geomagnetic flip....
  

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The Palomar Paradox: A SETI Mystery (Digest) by Richard Rydon
‘The Palomar Paradox’ sees Luper back in an astronomical observatory searching for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. He finds himself working with Leila, a young girl recovering from leukaemia, and Karina, an experienced astronomer, among others. As their research continues, unusual signals are picked up by their radio telescope. The signals are explained, one by one, until … Read this b...
  

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The Oortian Summer E-Book (PDF) by Richard Rydon
‘The Oortian Summer’ is a powerful science fiction adventure centering on work colleague relationships in an astronomical observatory as two massive comets approach the Earth. Unlike similar themes in the past, the unusual twist in this story involves a perilous attempt to bring the comets even closer to the Earth in order to prevent an impending geomagnetic flip....
  

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The Oortian Summer (Hardcover) by Richard Rydon
‘The Oortian Summer’ is a powerful science fiction adventure centering on work colleague relationships in an astronomical observatory as two massive comets approach the Earth. Unlike similar themes in the past, the unusual twist in this story involves a perilous attempt to bring the comets even closer to the Earth in order to prevent an impending geomagnetic flip....
  

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The Omega Wave (Paperback) by Richard Rydon
Not for the faint-hearted, ‘The Omega Wave’ is a full-length science fiction novel exploring gothic facets of consciousness and human nature. Luper a sensible young scientist finds himself working with Frieda a giddy teenager. As their relationship grows, so do the biological computers called neurospheres that they have developed. Encouraged by Quade, their acquisitive boss, and counselled by Broc...
  

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The Omega Wave E-Book (PDF) by Richard Rydon
Not for the faint-hearted, ‘The Omega Wave’ is a full-length science fiction novel exploring gothic facets of consciousness and human nature. Luper a sensible young scientist finds himself working with Frieda a giddy teenager. As their relationship grows, so do the biological computers called neurospheres that they have developed. Encouraged by Quade, their acquisitive boss, and counselled by Broc...
  

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The Omega Wave (Hardcover) by Richard Rydon
Not for the faint-hearted, ‘The Omega Wave’ is a full-length science fiction novel exploring gothic facets of consciousness and human nature. Luper a sensible young scientist finds himself working with Frieda a giddy teenager. As their relationship grows, so do the biological computers called neurospheres that they have developed. Encouraged by Quade, their acquisitive boss, and counselled by Broc...
  

Kindle (eBook)  Nook (eBook) Apple iBooks (eBook) Click here to buy this book!
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The Palomar Paradox: A SETI Mystery (Hardcover) by Richard Rydon
‘The Palomar Paradox’ sees Luper back in an astronomical observatory searching for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. He finds himself working with Leila, a young girl recovering from leukaemia, and Karina, an experienced astronomer, among others. As their research continues, unusual signals are picked up by their radio telescope. The signals are explained, one by one, until … Read this b...
  

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The Palomar Paradox: A SETI Mystery (iBook) by Richard Rydon
‘The Palomar Paradox’ sees Luper back in an astronomical observatory searching for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. He finds himself working with Leila, a young girl recovering from leukaemia, and Karina, an experienced astronomer, among others. As their research continues, unusual signals are picked up by their radio telescope. The signals are explained, one by one, until … Read this b...
  

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The Palomar Paradox: A SETI Mystery (Paperback) by Richard Rydon
‘The Palomar Paradox’ sees Luper back in an astronomical observatory searching for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. He finds himself working with Leila, a young girl recovering from leukaemia, and Karina, an experienced astronomer, among others. As their research continues, unusual signals are picked up by their radio telescope. The signals are explained, one by one, until … Read this b...
  

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Short Stories

A Children's Play: A Short Play
 by Richard Rydon
The three young children, CORA, PAULA and WADE, are around twelve to thirteen years of age. They live in the countryside in idyllic surroundings. They are innocent and intense about life. They speak s...



Poetry

The windy violet
 by Richard Rydon
The windy violet...


Some Reflections
 by Richard Rydon
Reflections...


Love’s way
 by Richard Rydon
Love’s way (Magical moment)...


Passing moments
 by Richard Rydon
Passing moments...


Sores heal
 by Richard Rydon
Sores heal...


A Golden Fuchsia-Laden Girl
 by Richard Rydon
A Golden Fuchsia-Laden Girl: 2nd Edition, 2011 (paperback) ...


Reflections
 by Richard Rydon


Fat girls
 by Richard Rydon
Fat Girls...


Adrift
 by Richard Rydon
Adrift...


Just a weed
 by Richard Rydon
Just a weed...


Promises
 by Richard Rydon
Promises...


All down to Carraroe
 by Richard Rydon
All down to Carraroe...


You and me
 by Richard Rydon
You and me...


Love poem
 by Richard Rydon
Love poem...


Sad Irish girl
 by Richard Rydon
Sad Irish girl...


Like Him
 by Richard Rydon
Like Him...


Above the light
 by Richard Rydon
Above the light...


Butterfly
 by Richard Rydon
Butterfly...


Emotion
 by Richard Rydon
Emotion...


Familiar objects
 by Richard Rydon
Familiar objects...


Words
 by Richard Rydon
Words...


Parody
 by Richard Rydon
Parody (with apologies to Gerard Manley Hopkins)...


Time to live
 by Richard Rydon
Time to live...


Impermanence
 by Richard Rydon
Impermanence...


Innocence
 by Richard Rydon
Innocence...



Articles

Fundamental Laws of Conscious Entities
 by Richard Rydon
Exerpt from the Preface of the Science Fiction book, 'The Omega Wave', by Richard Rydon....


Attraction
 by Richard Rydon
Attraction...


A Children's Play
 by Richard Rydon
A Short Children's Play...



News

New Book on 'Matter, Energy and Mentality'
 by Richard Rydon
Available as a paperback and in several electronic forms; this new book is brief and daring. It deals mainly with the idea that mentality is an extensive amorphous form of consciousness. ...


And another Review of The Palomar Paradox
 by Richard Rydon
A Review of The Palomar Paradox Feathered Quill Book Reviewers Ellen Feld, May 8, 2011...


The Palomar Paradox Reviewed
 by Richard Rydon
A Review of The Palomar Paradox by Paige Lovitt (Reader Views) **** May 5, 2011...


Another Review of The Palomar Paradox
 by Richard Rydon
A Review of The Palomar Paradox by Melissa Brown Levine (IP Book Reviewers) **** April 25, 2011...


The Palomar Paradox: A SETI Mystery
 by Richard Rydon
Richard Rydon fans will be delighted to learn that his third science fiction novel, in the 'Luper Trilogy', is now published. Another full length novel, 'The Palomar Paradox' takes the protagonist...


Another Feathered Quill review: The Oortian Summer
 by Richard Rydon
‘The Oortian Summer’ is a powerful science fiction adventure centering on work colleague relationships in an astronomical observatory as two massive comets approach the Earth. Unlike similar themes in...


Feathered Quill reviews 'The Omega Wave
 by Richard Rydon
Not for the faint-hearted, ‘The Omega Wave’ is a full-length science fiction novel exploring gothic facets of consciousness and human nature. Luper a sensible young scientist finds himself working wit...


Another Professional Review of The Oortian Summer
 by Richard Rydon
A Review by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views...


Reader Views Announces Finalists in the Annual Literary Awards
 by Richard Rydon
Literary Award for the novel "The Omega Wave" by Richard Rydon...


Another Review of The Omega Wave
 by Richard Rydon
by Kirkus Discoveries, Nielsen Business Media, 770 Broadway, New York, NY 10003. discoveries@kirkusreviews.com...


Professioinal Review of The Omega Wave
 by Richard Rydon
by Independent Professional Book Reviewers Melissa B. Levine...


Another Professional Review for The Omega Wave
 by Richard Rydon
Review by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views...


Hardcover edition of Golden Fuchsia-laden Girl now published
 by Richard Rydon
The long-awaited hardcover edition of Philip Fortune's (aka Richard Rydon) anthology of poetry "Golden Fuchsia-laden Girl" is now published by Lulu.com. See full details under My Books....


THE OMEGA WAVE
 by Richard Rydon
The long-awaited second science fiction novel by Richard Rydon "The Omega Wave" is now available, published by Lulu.com. It is a complex story of the darker side of life and hope for the future....


PROFESSIONAL REVIEW OF THE OORTIAN SUMMER
 by Richard Rydon
PROFESSIONAL REVIEW by Kirkus Discoveries, Nielsen Business Media Rydon, Richard THE OORTIAN SUMMER Lulu (388 pp.) July 24, 2007 ISBN: 978-1-43031329-8 ...


Professional Review of The Oortian Summer
 by Richard Rydon
by Independent Professional Book Reviewers Thomas Bolme, Jr. ...


Links

Richard Rydon's Storefront
Books and Downloads by Richard Rydon at Lulu.com


Richard Rydon, Author
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Book Video Trailer
About Richard Rydon's new science fiction novel, 'The Palomar Paradox: A SETI Mystery'.


Additional information

Richard Rydon fans will be delighted to learn that his third novel, in the 'Luper Trilogy', is now published. This novel won Bronze/3rd Place in the Romance Category of the Feathered Quill Book Awards in 2014. This is another full length novel. Here, 'The Palomar Paradox: A SETI Mystery' takes the protagonist, ‘Luper Beauchamps’, into even more exciting unknown territory dealing with SETI: The Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

 
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