BDW: When did you
first become interested in the concept of time travel? Who inspired
From back in my junior
and high school days, I’ve always seemed to have an unusual
understanding for the concept of time and for the origin of the
universe. I also watched every episode of Dr. Who and formulated my own
ideas about time travel. After my discovery back in early 2000, that is
when my understanding about time formulation, gravity, and light,
seemed to have ratcheted into high gear. I guess you could
say that I inspired myself, due to my job causing over 100 percent
overtime the first three months of 2000. When the aircraft
was finally delivered, my overtime went to zero and I decided to write
a science-fiction story that
was centered on a space-time
wormhole that has never been conceived, plus to use my new
understanding of time formulation and gravity.
BDW: What were your favorite
science fiction books and authors?
“20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” and Stranger in a
Strange Land by Robert Heinlein.
BDW: Why did you decide on
the self-publishing route?
Albert: There is a
very long story behind this full answer, so I’ll be brief as
possible. I will say one thing that drove me into the self-publishing
business is the fact that you can’t keep something bottled up
inside, especially when you know you can’t openly talk about
it or reveal it. Hence, I became a science-fiction
author. Here is the brief history about the company Blue Comet Books
including how and why it came into existence.
In the year
wrote the Jack Jacobs story. Rutledge Books in Danbury Connecticut
accepted my manuscript and I paid a good sum of money for a dust jacket
and to get it into book form with an initial run of 1000 books.
Unfortunately, Rutledge went out of business in February of
president sent me to a book publishing/printing company in New York. I
had them print 1000 copies and it was released in April of 2003.
Unfortunately, later in the same year, I found them to be
dishonest, and severed my distribution agreement with them.
So in early 2004, I was again without a publisher.
out of business, I started writing another story about a 10 year old
boy, a story that had nothing to do with time travel. I
finished that story about six months later. Later in 2003, I
went under contract with a literary agency for the Jack Jacobs story,
and the 2003 time-frame
story, paying the agency a line-edit
fee to get them up to commercial fiction. (They told me 2 out of 4
large publishers were interested in the synopsis about the 10 year old
boy). So, I paid the fee and the literary agency began line-editing
In March 2004
the literary agency finished their line-editing
and it was time for them to send the edited manuscripts to the big
publishers. At least the stories made it through their front
doors. I won’t mention publisher names, but the
first one turned them down in less than a month. The second
publisher took nine months to turn them down. This ticked me
off, so in late November 2004, I told the literary
agency that I’d just publish them myself. Whether
they took me seriously, I don’t know, but I didn’t
care, as I figured at this point that the stories were history as far
as any big publisher picking them up.
I went to an
May 2005 after already knowing a name of a book company, filed
incorporation papers, trademarks and my new book company was born.
Now I’m the president, secretary, and treasurer,
and also as the author, in complete control of my future stories and
their destinies—to publish them myself, send them to a small
publisher or to a literary agency and try a large publisher again.
BDW: Do you feel science
fiction, in many cases, becomes the science fact of the future?
Albert: In most cases science-fiction
becomes science fact, as it is the imagination of the human mind that
comes up with the ideas, practical experimentation by scientists
eventually proves them. In the case with a lot of the ideas
in my story, some of them won’t be proved for many centuries,
and there are a few that will never be proved. This is
because they cannot exist until gravity propulsion and its associated
technologies are mastered.
BDW: What wisdom do
you hope to impart to readers of "Jack Jacobs and the
Doomsday Time Machine?
Albert: That hopefully the
story will spark the imagination of those who read it, so that they
will understand there is much more out there in the universe to be
understood than ever thought possible. The story was also
written to help everyone understand that Albert Einstein was correct in
his statement, “God doesn’t roll dice”,
and that everything has an order. The key is coming to
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