I’m 29 years old, grew up on a Cattle Ranch in South Texas. I attended Texas A&M University. I’ve read all my life, started with Jurassic Park, Congo type novels around 2-3rd grade. Kept reading all the time. I got addicted to SCI FI in college when I found a little resale book shop that had two complete walls dedicated to SCI FI, I started reading every work done by Sir Arthur C Clark, devoured his works. I was averaging about one novel every two days. Once I graduated I worked and still read on and off over the next few years. Eventually I went to work in the Oil Field, I work on the big platforms that are out in the Gulf of Mexico drilling for oil. Well when you get off of work, you have a lot of time to read, no grass to mow, no garden to tend, so I read, and read and read, I would average 15 books in a 21 day period. Well when the world changing Hurricane Katrina came into the gulf and set its sites on New Orleans, our rig was evacuated, during the evacuation we spent 5 days in a hotel with no power, I had run out of books, so I found a little book store and picked up Peter F Hamilton’s “Fallen Dragon” and thats how I found the “Space Opera” Genre. While searching for his books on Amazon UK, it recommended some of your books, I started with Gridlinked, and then Line of Polity, well while waiting for my next few Asher’s i have been reading the Max Brook’s fiction “World War Z”. I have all of your Cormac novels, and Brass man is in queue after my current read of “Zombie Survival Guide”. I love you style of writing, it reminds me of Louis Lamour, he wrote westerns here in the states. Well thats my reading history, heres my bio stuff. I have a wife who reads as much as I do, and love video games, a 2.5 year old daughter who loves to be read to. I’m working my way through the compilation of ACC short stories and she really enjoys them. I have two dogs a Chihuahua that reminds me of Shuriken, and a laborador mix. Please find attached some pictures of myself. I will send one more email tommorrow with a picture of my Asher Books lined up. Thanks for being a down to earth guy.