Recent Reviews for Richard Rydon
The Omega Wave (Hardcover) (Book) - 9/22/2008 6:58:42 AM|
The Omega Wave is science fiction in its most complicated presentation. Author Richard Rydon injects pure science into a story that incorporates kidnapping, torture, and cover-ups. Science is the base of the terror that ensues and the center of the enlightenment that ultimately leads to the end of a nightmare.
Luper Beauchamps was originally hired by Wes Lane Inc. to develop new chip interfaces and to secure patents. After a short, but successful stint on the job, Quade Barras, the Director of the Neurochip Facility befriended Luper and ultimately offered him a job in his department testing neurochips. Frieda Delvin, an IT Assistant is assigned to help Luper with his new assignment. Quade’s assistant, Rose Allen, also works very closely with Luper and Frieda on the project.
The neurochips are created from strips of human brain. Wes Lane has an agreement with local hospitals to obtain the tissue from the deceased. There are limits to the number of neurochips the company can develop due to rules established by the Computer Ethics Committee. As Luper, Frieda, and Rose begin to mesh as a team, they explore various techniques and equipment for increasing the life-cycle of the neurochips. The scientists are seeking answers to two questions: Where does consciousness begin? Where does consciousness end?
As the neurochips gain in age and brain function (including perception and telepathy), Luper and Frieda discover strange activity on the adjoining Army base and Central Asian Embassy. After several secret expeditions to the embassy, the couple learns that prisoners are being tortured with the assistance of “minders”, people trained to coordinate their brain waves with those of the neurochips to cause distress and physical pain to the detainees.
The Omega Wave includes detailed scientific references from the opening of the book. Initially, the text may be difficult to follow for readers who are not scientifically inclined, but as the story progresses, Rydon breaks the science down into manageable components that fit seamlessly into the rest of the plot. Throughout the book, the three researchers “… systematically test the effect of various electromagnetic (EM) frequencies in the range from 1 to 100 cycles per second (hertz)” on each neurochip. They also work towards putting an end to the abuse of human rights taking place at the embassy. Luper and Frieda risk their own freedom to achieve their mission.
The Omega Wave will provide a refresher in college-level sciences, stimulate the reader’s imagination, and feed the desire for adventure.
The Oortian Summer E-Book (PDF) (Book) - 7/27/2007 2:48:42 PM
Richard what a great story line. Will love reading it.
Time to live (Poetry) - 11/18/2012 8:26:12 AM
Unpardon me but I relent it boldly;
For it is far ahead, if I can be sure of it,
And far it is, that my hallucination be valid,
And hallucination it is, as it should be,
And however, unlike itself, mysterious, unknown, and untested,
So it be foreseen in my tireless search.
Reflections (Poetry) - 8/3/2012 6:46:11 AM
An atheist's prayer (Poetry) - 8/1/2012 10:42:34 AM
As an atheist, I feel no need to pray.
Reflections (Poetry) - 8/1/2012 6:07:32 AM
I like the tempo of this poem. I like the visual form, the three stanzas ending with: "I cry-, I say-, I love-" The contingency of "seams" of moments, as though the moments are sewn together. Then moments "Strung on dreams," makes me think of pop beads, more connectings. "Filling the sand with sound" surely gives the reader an audial reminder of how, after a wave retreats from the shore, a rice-krispie sound is left behind. The last two lines leave me with a feeling that there is so much mystery in the "Everlasting One" that it can not be known. Very substantial piece of writing! ~~ Diana
Like Him (Poetry) - 5/13/2012 12:23:59 PM
Good one, especially the second stanza.
Sores heal (Poetry) - 12/28/2011 5:39:37 PM
ahh a poem on the purpose of pain... hints at a meaning for life, too... nice work
Sores heal (Poetry) - 12/19/2011 3:08:44 AM
I like the simplicity of this poem, Richard.
Sores heal (Poetry) - 12/17/2011 12:56:49 PM
If given enough time and you don't keep picking at the scab. Nice work.
Fat girls (Poetry) - 10/2/2011 9:39:31 AM
THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATION
Adrift (Poetry) - 9/4/2011 9:56:44 AM
Disarmingly loving and full of hope ~ really enjoyed!
Adrift (Poetry) - 9/4/2011 7:17:58 AM
by confronting the past we can come to terms what has yet needs to be brought into fruition ...
An atheist's prayer (Poetry) - 7/4/2011 2:32:17 AM
Well said, Philip! Last line says is the kicker.
I recall a long philosophical conversation with friends that
concluded with one pounding the table and declaring, "Thank God I
am an atheist!"
And so the unending controversy abides...
An atheist's prayer (Poetry) - 7/1/2011 9:21:56 AM
Looking forward to nothing is what you will get
An atheist's prayer (Poetry) - 7/1/2011 4:50:04 AM
Interesting view. Was talking about atheism with some friends recently.
Reverie (Poetry) - 6/30/2011 4:48:06 PM
Writing to set one's heart to dreaming.
An atheist's prayer (Poetry) - 6/30/2011 4:46:22 PM
Nice try, (atheists), but eternity with God offers a more burning desire to help, a hope for the future, a yearning and expectation of ....eternity with Him
Tell me about it (Poetry) - 6/30/2011 4:43:01 PM
By the time the last verse arrived, I was in tune and thoroughly appreciated this closing verse. The picture presented is intriguing and credible. I can see the scene and almost I hear the fervent petitions.
Reverie (Poetry) - 5/22/2011 5:20:44 AM
Sighh..sounds devine dear man...Hugsss
Albums of the mind (Poetry) - 9/15/2010 5:12:11 AM
Kewl to unclutter the mind from time to time.
Good narrative here.
Crimson (Poetry) - 9/3/2010 10:38:26 AM
Crimson (Poetry) - 9/2/2010 8:22:24 AM
I love this. Absolutely wonderful. e
Crimson (Poetry) - 9/2/2010 6:19:19 AM
nice nice...i like this philip...pmedlin
Crimson (Poetry) - 9/2/2010 5:29:39 AM
Nice writing dear man..stay safe and well.Hugss
The Rubicon (Poetry) - 8/12/2010 6:48:21 AM
I had to grab the dictionary but after I figured out 'rubicon', I understand and yes, I'll just bet you would. :)
The Rubicon (Poetry) - 8/12/2010 3:45:42 AM
Clever and sassy ~
The Rubicon (Poetry) - 8/12/2010 3:18:44 AM
I like this, clever, cute, literate.
Plank (Poetry) - 7/18/2010 1:31:04 PM
Very interesting imagery!
And the sense of regret that they swayed your decision of wanting to stay, that you let them influence you is poignant.
Easter (Poetry) - 6/15/2010 3:56:07 AM
Easter (Poetry) - 6/12/2010 9:20:49 AM
Short but sweet. I like it!
Marmalaid (Poetry) - 6/7/2010 9:50:00 PM
Sweet and humbled...
Be always safe,
Afar (Poetry) - 6/7/2010 2:09:30 AM
Great short piece, Richard
Afar (Poetry) - 6/6/2010 8:46:10 AM
Ivory tower (Poetry) - 9/24/2009 3:52:19 AM
Amen! I too love my own company and lots of serenity! It's very inspirational, as is this poem.
A hedgehog’s prayer (Poetry) - 9/24/2009 3:50:09 AM
Adorable write...loved the lyrical flow and cute imagery! Great job Richard.
February (Poetry) - 9/24/2009 3:48:27 AM
Loved this poem. A cluster of gems is the line "Shallow pools of crystal feathers"....Nice job, Richard.
Words (Poetry) - 7/1/2009 6:45:43 PM
This one you need to finish, it is nice.
Butterfly (Poetry) - 7/1/2009 6:44:01 PM
Great! Beautiful are part of a song in Texas, Bull frogs and Butterflies-they both been born again. Good message uniquely written.
Far away (Poetry) - 7/1/2009 6:41:21 PM
Interesting imagination to pen.
Joy (Poetry) - 7/1/2009 6:40:02 PM
such beginning needs to be continued... the moors... the new growth... love...Spring.
February (Poetry) - 2/22/2009 12:49:42 PM
February, the month of antipation, all are awaiting spring. thanks
for the nice read. randy c. smith
By the sea (Poetry) - 11/12/2008 1:03:49 PM
I love the ocean and would of loved to live there. Hopefully some day my dream might come true with faith in miracles and God's gifts coming to me.
Butterfly (Poetry) - 11/12/2008 1:02:57 PM
Butterflys doe transform from death to life and are a symbol of mine that are a favorite since my hubby Tom died on Aug 17 07. I put a yellow one on his grave. I saw a blue monarch fly by my shoulder and land at my home steps and it stayed awhile an fluttered its wings and that was Tom's spirit saying he was alright, Cause it was the day I came back home from his memorial service. I have written a poem about it too. Tom's litle yellow butterfly.
Importance of angels (Poetry) - 11/12/2008 1:00:27 PM
Angels are wondrous things in my life. I see them, hear them, talk to them, and know they are with me often in my life now that I am older.
February (Poetry) - 11/12/2008 12:59:13 PM
Somestimes here in PA in Feb we get a sort of taste of summer. We have some warm days into the 70's. I remember when my girls were small taking them out to their swing on a Feb day.
A hedgehog’s prayer (Poetry) - 10/29/2007 6:31:17 AM
And my prayer for little Spikey...is that his Spikes are extra sharp, enough to puncture any tyre of a car that may just run over him....
I love Hedgehogs, miss them, as they don't live in OZ..we used to find them in the hedges all the time in NZ ( my home)
even found an albino one, and we've nursed many back to health..
AAAAAAAAAhhhhh this was refreshing Ty
A hedgehog’s prayer (Poetry) - 10/28/2007 12:26:33 PM
Awwww! This is so sweet and very vivid imagery. Nicely written..
Importance of angels (Poetry) - 10/27/2007 6:57:20 PM
A very intricately woven collection of thoughts to try to decipher what God already knows, enjoyed.
Happy heart (Poetry) - 10/25/2007 8:32:45 PM
Very soothing and carries so much hope and longing, enjoyed...
Far away (Poetry) - 10/22/2007 7:33:32 PM
The vastness of not just the sky, but the entire universe is one that will keep mankind wondering throughout the many ages....
Mortal sin (Poetry) - 10/19/2007 5:00:01 PM
To forgive is a genuinely great place to begin the healing....
Mortal sin (Poetry) - 10/19/2007 3:40:42 AM
In God's eyes, we are to forgive and not to judge. I forgive and pray for the hurt as we Christians should.
Joy (Poetry) - 10/12/2007 8:09:44 PM
A time when all things begin anew, enjoyed this very much...
C’est la guerre (Poetry) - 10/10/2007 6:55:45 PM
Cute Richard and love does conquer all, doesn't it, nice write...
They’re trying to get me (Poetry) - 10/8/2007 10:34:16 PM
Interesting piece and very well written....
They’re trying to get me (Poetry) - 10/8/2007 4:47:46 AM
very very visual
Bollard (Poetry) - 10/7/2007 9:27:29 PM
As a semen er..seaman I have not seenmany ladies sit upon a bollard...except for one who fell straight through to the dock and landed on her fanny...LOL
Dept. of Satirical Corrections
Bollard (Poetry) - 10/7/2007 5:43:54 AM
LOL...I had to look up the word bollard in order to fully understand this poem. But don't all men exhibit a type of bollardism (is that a word)?
I like the way you decribed a woman in her leisure. A very rich language; something us American's often lack. ~ Sara
Time to live (Poetry) - 10/5/2007 6:19:39 PM
A very beautiful, yet very sensitively written piece....
Parody (Poetry) - 10/5/2007 6:36:34 AM
Nice work, Richard...your view of this repetitive nature of humanity and all of its glory within its intellectual downfalls show not only the present but the unforseen future that we both know will continue to fall upon this world...unfortunately...
Familiar objects (Poetry) - 10/4/2007 5:10:26 AM
The beauty of the familiar graces our days. Loved the last stanza, the bed is dressed for dreams, a unique thought!
Butterfly (Poetry) - 10/3/2007 5:53:38 AM
A butterfly is very spiritual.
Above the light (Poetry) - 10/1/2007 10:51:57 PM
A most beautiful and sensitively piece, such truth and clairty, enjoyed....
We are so lucky (Poetry) - 9/26/2007 2:31:32 PM
This is wonderful! You have painted with your words a picture or serene peace and a love of life, enjoyed....
To the noblest profession (Poetry) - 9/26/2007 12:44:28 PM
Nursing - indeed, a noble profession. Glad to see more males entering as they, too, bring compassion and and in some ways are better able to connect to some population segments.
We are so lucky (Poetry) - 9/26/2007 12:41:47 PM
Those of us who have known love [as giver and receiver] -- we are so lucky! That is truly what lasting dreams are made of.
Love’s way (Poetry) - 9/23/2007 10:58:08 AM
Some nights are just to perfect to mess-up with trivial speech. This is such a wonderful depiction of such a time.
Love’s way (Poetry) - 9/22/2007 6:38:16 PM
Wonderfully written piece of love's passion between to souls, very moving....
Kitsch? (Poetry) - 9/21/2007 12:34:51 PM
I can tell you do love Him. Otherwise, you'd be afraid He'd strike you dead if you posted this poem.
It is my observation, that He's chuckling at this one and saying "Philip, glad you came to church, but you do pray a lot better when it's just you and ME."
By the sea (Poetry) - 9/17/2007 5:29:22 PM
Awwww, so sweetly written.....
By the sea (Poetry) - 9/17/2007 7:59:48 AM
She couldn't stay for tea? How rude!
September sadness (Poetry) - 9/10/2007 7:08:31 PM
A time to replenish and rest. A time to prepare for a long sleep to awaken in spring when color will burst forth into the sunlight.....
Until love sings (Poetry) - 9/10/2007 10:43:19 AM
Dreams are what guides us to the loves we find in this journey. I enjoyed this work very much. thank you
September sadness (Poetry) - 9/10/2007 6:35:57 AM
This is beautiful, Richard.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
God within (Poetry) - 8/6/2007 9:33:43 AM
Yes, the Creator is not some detached being but lives within all of Creation! One day, eyes and hearts will be open.
Love & Light always and in all ways,
Until love sings (Poetry) - 7/28/2007 1:44:15 PM
Beautifully written, let love's song be heard everywhere.....
Until love sings (Poetry) - 7/28/2007 5:23:00 AM
This is a beautiful poem. (Is this a typo - "prefect")
Until love sings (Poetry) - 7/28/2007 5:17:45 AM
Truly beautiful and a pleasure to read.