Though I live in the hard-nosed Silicon Valley, speculative fiction has always appealed to me. My favorite genres are science fiction that raises new ideas and, for some reason, vampire stories. In particular, Asimov's benign robots, Saberhagen's genocidal Berserkers, and stories about Dracula draw my interest, (though Dracula's emphasis on Christian symbols doesn't resonate with my Jewish heart).
My three published novels follow these themes. Instead of Asimov's three laws of robotics, the artificial intelligence A VIRTUAL AFFAIR has only one rule--to make people happy. How much an AI can know about human happiness is an unanswered question. IMPLAC explores the psyche of a genocidal robot in a way Saberhagen never does. And the vampire in TRUE SON OF ASMODEUS shies away from Jewish symbols, not Christian ones.
People who enjoy stories off the beaten track and not written to appeal to popular tastes should enjoy these novels.