Fiction. Ludi Vann, to whom God speaks in musical code through electrical outlets, sees angels in trees and is visited by a Martian who lectures him on music, French grammar, and the problem of Tuesday. Ludi falls in love with a woman he takes to be his Immortal Beloved, the wife of the couple who run the halfway house where he is staying, but her jealous husband ends up dead outside the room of the madman, and he must flee. All that's left is a mysterious letter, perfectly in Beethoven's hand...
Robert L. Shearer has been a professor of philosophy and music for over three decades at Florida Tech, where he also teaches cultural history and logic. A published poet, he is also a writer of cultural history; in 2003 he won the Thomas M. Campbell Award for Best Paper for his article "Mathematics and the Mind of God: Implications of the New Cosmology of the 17th Century," published in The Florida Conference of Historians Annual Proceedings. A musician, he has performed as a pianist (and composer) in public recitals and concerts, including having performed the D-Minor Keyboard Concerto of Johann Sebastian Bach with an orchestra at Villa Vizcaya in Miami (1985) in a concert he sponsored to honor the third centenary of the composer's birth. He is currently working on a book on the philosophy of mathematics—when not out sailing his home-built sloop, the Neurotic Dolphin.
Author City: MELBOURNE, FL USA