Australian author Stefan Vucak has been honored for techno sci-fi novels of which there are eight in publication (his total published books at present stands at thirteen!). His career in Information Technology has served him well, not only for the way he is able to dissect and recreate novels on controversial subjects and make them seem like real reportage, but he shares his abilities in his book Writing Tips for Authors. For those who become captivated by his skill in telling stories that rivet the reader, try reading his Tips book and gain some insight to his constant successes. Techno Sci-Fi may seem his forte, but he has equal success in his political thrillers: Cry of Eagles won the coveted 2011 Readers Favorite silver medal award, All the Evils was the 2013 prestigious Eric Hoffer contest finalist and Readers’ Favorite silver medal winner, and Strike for Honor won the Readers’ Favorite gold medal also in 2013. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Words from the author about his Cry of Eagles: `What if there is no safety? What if the person meant to provide counsel acts alone, bringing the United States to the edge of war with Iran, supposedly to protect Israel’s security? That is exactly what Namir Bethan, Director of Metsada does. Iran’s nuclear capability represents a clear national threat to Israel. Although concerned, the United States and Europe are reluctant to increase sanctions. Frustrated that nothing is being done, Mossad decides to force the United States into action. A black ops team sabotages a refinery complex in Texas City and plants evidence that incriminates Iran, confident that an enraged America will retaliate. Congress and the public urge the U.S. president to bomb Iran, but the administration lacks direct evidence. With carriers positioned in the Gulf ready to strike, the world waits to see if the Middle East will explode into open conflict. With tension mounting, the FBI uncovers a shocking truth.’
The brief synopsis of this complex story fails to reveal the mystery and magic in Stefan’s handling of character development. His graceful writing skills allow him to make facts flow comfortably in conversation – a quality that assures the reader that the pages will not be confined to the obvious excellent research he has done in preparation for the novel, but that we will be leaving the unfolding of his thriller with the insight of the various three-dimensional characters.
Stefan’s polished prose intensifies his very conceivable story and convincing the reader that the novel in their hands is possibly predictive assures that he has another success to add to his growing stature.
Grady Harp, February 15