June 1968 was supposed to start the Best Summer Vacation Ever. For as long as Spencer could remember, things had been getting better and better. TV was in full color, Apollo astronauts were making a leap for the Moon, and the Super Ball had forever shattered the Ordinary Toy Barrier. Spencer was finally tall enough to ride The Wild Mouse at Crystal Beach. Even his big brother Noah couldn’t ruin it. Noah didn’t talk, didn’t go to school, didn’t play outside, and Spencer had to keep an eye on him. But he wasn’t going to let that stop him. Then out of the blue Noah started to talk. And out of the blue he knew things he shouldn’t have been able to know. Then, just as suddenly, Noah vanished into the blue. And when Spencer set off to find him, his summer vacation exploded into an adventure with more twists and turns than ten rides on The Wild Mouse. In his search Spencer has to take on a Nazi psychologist, a KGB mom, and a teen-age bully with mind-control powers. Raised on Frankenstein movies and Iron Man comics, Spencer doesn’t shrink from the challenge. After all, he’s already ten-and-a-half years old.
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It was the 1990’s and the Internet was erupting like a two-liter bottle of diet cola full of Mentos. Everybody was inventing new electronic devices to go with it, but nobody knew how to keep them from overheating. That’s when Tony Kordyban made up a story about some engineers wiring together psychic human brains to build a new communications network. It became the hilariaous framework for teaching heat transfer to the techies laying the foundations of the Internet. That was published as “Hot Air Rises and Heat Sinks: Everything You Know About Cooling Electronics Is Wrong” in 1998. That book became an instant classic, finding a home in libraries from Beijing to Los Alamos. Tony’s storytelling was influenced by his days on the streets of Detroit, and his nights immersed in “The Twilight Zone,” “Green Acres,” “Lost in Space,” and the works of H. G. and Orson Wells. He learned cooling of electronics in his stints at Stanford and Bell Labs, while honing his creative chops drawing comics and writing short stories. “Hot Air Rises” was quickly followed by a sequel, “More Hot Air,” and recently by his first novel, “The Loose Meat Sandwich King of Hamtramck.” His newest book is a crime story set in the hidden world of the suburban homeless. Tony lives in the Chicago area with his wife and daughter, and continues to write, teach and engineer electronics.
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