About The Author
Leland Lydecker has slung newspapers, worked in the trades, delivered packages and loaded airplanes for FedEx, and worked for a regional cargo airline. At present, he works for the federal government in a logistical capacity. His interests include the natural world, space exploration, and technology, with an emphasis on genetic engineering, cybernetics, and artificial intelligence.
His first novel, Necrotic City, was published in October 2017. An altruistic genetically engineered Hero named Adrian struggles to follow his conscience in a high tech, low life corporate society where a person’s financial standing determines their value as a human being.
Leland’s short story Hel’s Fury was featured in the 2018 charity collection Trumpland: An Alternative History of the Future. A short, hard-hitting murder mystery set in a not-too-distant future not unlike the Alaska Leland grew up in, this tale is a must-read for those who question authoritarian regimes and those who want to see the real Alaska outside the carefully curated confines of reality TV and glossy guidebooks.
His short story A Line Was Crossed appeared in the charity collection Trumpland: Divided We Stand in early 2020. It serves as a stark reminder of both the best and worst that humanity is capable of, and shows what a community united can accomplish.