Author Archives: Ed Hoornaert

Headers Up!

The header image of this blog has proved to be a a maintenance nightmare. You see, it shows the covers of all my books. Actually, that’s not true. It doesn’t show my computer programming books, nor the contemporary romances I wrote for Silhouette Books. But it does show my science fiction and sci fi romance books, […]

R.I.P Hal, the killer computer

I’d wager that most science fiction fans have seen the 1968 Stanley Kubrick film, 2001. I’d also wager that most of the viewers would agree on the movie’s most memorable character. It’s not this dude, heroic astronaut Dave Bowman: It’s Hal 9000, the Killer Computer! Why do I bring this up now? Because Hal recently […]

Effing Feline gets serious #Wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, would like to be serious for once, so no laughing or sniggering. Today, November 11, is the anniversary of the end of World War One. That war had a huge impact on the family of my pet human, Ed Hoornaert. A hundred years ago, the family lived outside of Roeselaere, near Ypres and […]

Intelligent life? Not here, maybe elsewhere

Have you heard about the interstellar object that appeared by the sun a year ago? It disappeared from view in January. No, that isn’t the lead up to a joke. It’s the opening to an article about the search for intelligent life — purple life — in the universe. At first scientists assumed it was a comet, […]

Effing Feline Meows his Mind

I, Effing Feline, have a free rein with this week’s post! Mr Valentine (i.e. my pet human, Ed) won’t be looking over my shoulder. He’s spending much of the weekend at the local Comic Con, speaking on panels and selling books — although maybe I should make that ‘book,’ singular. Snort. Yay, I got away […]

go crazy at Tucson Comic Con 2018

Author Ed Hoornaert (aka Mr Valentine to those in the know) is appearing at Comic Con this weekend, speaking on four panels and autographing books. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and say hi! Booth 1609, near the western end of the artists’ alley. Here’s Ed going crazy at a recent book signing. No, those […]

Effing Feline isn’t to blame #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, wished you a Happy Halloween last week, even though that was too early — but it’s not my fault. Twiggles the dog is to blame. She tried on her costume and wanted a picture, and that confused me. It’s all her fault! I’ve selected another snippet from Escapee, book 2 of the […]

Defenseless at my feet #mfrwhooks

We’re switching today to the sequel to The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station. The series is called Repelling the Invasion, and it follows members of the Dukelsky family as they get caught up in an  interstellar conflict with the humans from the Proxima star system, aka Proxies. Guardian Angel saw Priam “Duke” Dukelsky find the […]

Effing Feline has a word #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, have a word for you. Just one little tiny word. To see what it is, though, you’ll have to read on. I’ve selected another snippet from Escapee, book 2 of the Repelling the Invasion series. (Minus the African Queen subtitle, you’ll notice!) Enemies from the Proxima star system have invaded the isolated […]

From somewhere under her long skirt . . . #MFRWhooks

More today from The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station, a science fiction romance that’s among my personal favorites because of the heroine. Sandrina is far and away the best character I’ve created — best in the sense of morality, goal in life, and good intentions. But she also has a less-than-perfect side. Here she’s a Peeping […]