"About the Author R. Roderick Rowe studied writing in college for several years, working as assistant editor, then editor for his college?s literary magazine. He also spent a term as copy editor for his campus newspaper. He is a gay man and uses this ?affliction? to build characters and situations in his fictional work. Throughout his career in writing, Rowe has published a number of short stories and poems, as well as a technical manual for power plant employees. Paradigm Lost, penned under a pseudonym, is far different in genre and style than anything he has written before."