Hi, I’m George Donnelly. I write science fiction series and short stories about morally and mentally strong people struggling to be free from sinister forces in dystopian futures so that you can have a thrilling emotional experience of freedom and struggle. My stories have big stakes and grand schemes.
When I was 10 my dad gave me an adult library card for the Free Library of Philadelphia. I immediately devoured the works of Asimov, Heinlein, Dick, Bradbury, McCaffrey, Niven, Pournelle and dozens of other science fiction and fantasy authors. I have also read and reread many times Hemingway, Kafka, Bukowski and Rand.
Today, I’m a rebel and unreformed idealist who believes equally in human rights and abundant hugs before bedtime. But my calling is to be a rebel. Not the violent kind – the kind that has different ideas and acts on them. Rebellion is a worthy vocation. I bring you my unique brand of rebellion now through my science fiction novels and novellas. Read some today.
I think your theories, premises, and works of fiction, enjoy the success they do, because, in a certain unique way, they are beautiful. I don’t know what your influences are, if any, but whenever I read your work, it doesn’t remind me of anyone else. Perhaps it’s because being a fiction writer requires you to create a worldview of your own? – T.M., reader
I am physically winded after reading this book, Rork never stops! I look forward to following Rork and Lala’s adventures together asap! Good solid writing, thank you George Donnelly. – Goodreads reviewer
I really enjoyed George’s first (even though I started with some of the drafts even before official release). Not only because he practices what he writes about and is a great person, but also because the novel is well-written, fun, and contains some great ideas. Heroic line, romantic line, hard-working individuals who save the day, libertarian ideas, betrayal, statist maniacs and infiltrators, assassins and terrorists, and, above all, agoracopters! – Amazon reviewer
George does a great job crafting believable, likable characters into a compelling tale which incorporates many common elements of futuristic science fiction without feeling stale or derivative. A really enjoyable read all around – I highly recommend! – Amazon reviewer
What Inspires Me
I love watching movies. Some recent ones that I really enjoyed are Moon, How I Live Now, Upside Down, Children of Men, The Truman Show, Minority Report and Gattaca.
I enjoy reading about the robotization of industry, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic scenarios, the singularity, transhumanism, nanotechnology, life extension, superstring theory and interstellar space travel. I like strong, active characters who are overcoming great obstacles to achieve important goals. I like protagonists who are truly heroes.
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