Welcome to Author Tony Russo.
TONY RUSSO was born in Queens, New York. First published in Aboriginal Science Fiction magazine, Mr. Russo was a contributing author for West End Games, LLC, license holder of the official STAR WARS roleplaying game system. He appears in TALES FROM THE EMPIRE, published by Bantam Books. He took 2nd prize in the 2003 New Century Writer Awards for Novels judged by Ray Bradbury. ZAK CORBIN: MASTER OF MACHINES was a semi-finalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards for Young Adult fiction. In September 2012, his science-fiction detective adventure, THE PRINCE OF TROUBLE, will be available on jukepopserials.com, a website dedicated to revitalizing serial fiction.
If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
A hut with running water, a fishing pole and a coconut and papaya juice-powered radio transmitter (go watch Gilligan’s Island).
Zak Corbin: Master of Machines
All young Zak Corbin wants is a robot — in a time when nearly everyone has one. But there is great fear of the Corbin name. Doctor Elias Corbin was regarded as a famous builder of robots until he unleashed an attack on a military factory. Branded a madman and a traitor, Zak’s uncle was sentenced to spend the rest of his days on Penitentiary Island.
When fifteen-year-old Zak tries to build a robot of his own, mostly to get the attention of pretty sophomore Lisabeth Ryan, it leads to an adventure of gigantic proportions. Zak builds one of his uncle’s banned robots, which he dubs Pogo, and he quickly discovers the machine goes far beyond what ordinary robots can do. But when Zak wishes he could set his uncle free, Pogo breaks Doctor Corbin out of prison, leading to a confrontation with a secret weapon: a terrifying giant war machine.
Set in a retro-futuristic era, Zak Corbin: Master of Machines is a tale of family loyalty, pursuing the things you love, and being careful about what you wish for around a robot!
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