August 18, 2022
DeSoto Public Library (Multipurpose Room)
211 E Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto, TX 75115
Local Author Spotlight! Q and A with A. Walker Scott
Thursday, August 18, 2022
University student David Ashbury trusts no one and wants nothing more than to be left alone to study alien languages. For three years he has managed just that as an undergraduate at Shel Matkei Academy. But his scholarship, which is his only means of support as an orphan, requires him to become a diplomat in the InterStellar Commonwealth...
"If Star Trek cared as much about linguistics as Tolkein, you'd end up with something like 'No Road Among the Stars'." — from the Life is Story online book review
Books in the DeSoto Public Library local author collection include:
- No Road Among The Stars (2018)
Copies will be available at this event for purchase and autographing. The book is also available at all major online sellers.
A. Walker Scott's love for science fiction was born one dark night, at a drive-in movie theater, when the words “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away” scrolled up the screen. Now he is a lightsaber-wielding Browncoat with an IDIC on his lapel. He will read any novel with a good alien, twice if it has an alien language! He has taught English in Taiwan, awakened in the wrong city in Romania, and done linguistic and cultural fieldwork in Solomon Islands. And he has been creating his own languages since just before his 12th birthday. He collects far too many collections, and the books have started reproducing on their own. He lives in a sleepy Texas suburb, where he writes about aliens while listening to Bach fugues...when not rendering homage to a pack of slobbery Basset hounds.