The Man Who Found Infinity

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Tom Ray

Tom Ray, self-admitted nerd, was born and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Physically hobbled by near fatal burns at 5 he became fascinated by aviation and technology, voraciously reading works of Wells, Verne, Clarke, and Heinlein. By 14 he had taken his first flying lesson, flown model rockets, and learned to program on an IBM mainframe.

After the 1969 moon landing he began writing stories to amuse his friends. He initially majored in journalism at North Carolina State University, however found his forte and a steady income in engineering and technology.

Lifelong battles with depression lead to medical retirement in 2010, when he once again found creating science fiction to be his passion; drawing upon a lifetime of experience in nuclear power, building research centers and laboratories, and two decades in IT management. Seeing first-hand the impacts of technology on society, he drew upon his experiences to forge the foundation of his writing, beginning research for the first six volumes for The Histories of the Exodus series in 2013.

In 2014 he began crafting a deeper and darker version of an old story, delving into understanding of faith, conflict, hope, loss, moral, and manipulation of others; questioning traditional definitions of morality and reasons for life set in a civilization confronting much of our changing aspects of life in an action adventure.

He spends most of his time writing, listening to artists such as Two Steps from Hell while staying abreast of news in physics, astronomy, and space technology. He can be regularly found at Imurj Artists’ Café with the Raleigh PubWriters.

His lifetime creed is based upon this quote by Henri Frederic Amiel:

“What we call little things are merely the causes of great things; they are the beginning, the embryo, and it is the point of departure which, generally speaking, decides the whole future of an existence. One single black speck may be the beginning of gangrene, of a storm, of a revolution.”