Friday, February 19, 2016

The Speculative Fiction Cantina with Trip Elix and D. Allen Rutherford

Today on the Speculative Fiction Cantina we are pleased to welcome writers Trip Elix and D. Allen Rutherford.

Trip Elix
Trip Elix

Trip Elix is a former hacker and published author. Like most advanced computer programmers he started coding computers when he was 12 years old.   His articles have appeared in daily and weekly publications in the United States. He writes both novels and books. He also writes a blog that focuses on security and privacy issues at

In the past he has been a forensic computer technician who has used or owned almost every version of every operating system used since the 1980’s. He regularly attends security conferences held by the computer underground.

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D. Allen Rutherford
D. Allen Rutherford

I’m 56 years old and semi-retired. I served 12 years as an Officer in the US Army (Infantry & Military Intelligence) before I got out of the service after serving 13+ months in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, & Iraq during the 1990/91 Gulf War. Subsequently, I returned to the Middle East to pursue a career as an international consultant facilitating technology transfer and industrial development projects (lived and worked out of the Middle East for 6+ years). After returning to the states I obtained my Masters Degree and taught college as an adjunct professor.  Eventually, I decided to teach secondary education where I taught 8th grade science for several years before deciding to semi-retire from the bump & grind to pursue a life as a speculative fiction writer. 
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