Frequently Asked Questions
For your convenience, find the answer to the most common questions right here.
If you fail to find what you want, contact met directly through my Contact Me page with your FAQ.
Q: Where can I buy your books?
A: You can buy my books and short stories (short stories are generally free) as eBooks at all the major on-line eBook retail sites (Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo and others). I also publish books in paperback format through Amazon.
Q: Who is John Wegener?
A: Find out about John Wegener on my More About Me page or send a question with Contact Me.
Q: What stories do you write?
A: I mainly write space based science fiction stories, although I have written post-apocalyptic stories (The Dark Ages, SAGI). I enjoy writing about what might happen in the immedieate future in space (next 200 years) and speculating on how humanity might populate the solar system and beyond.
Q: Who are your favorite authors?
A: I grew up reading Isaac Azimov, Arthur C Clarke, John Wyndham, Ray Bradbury and Brian Stableford. I also enjoy Fantasy novels and have read most of J R R Tolkien’s books.
Q: Where do you get your ideas for your stories?
A: I dream some of my ideas, strangely enough. Other ideas will just pop into my head as I’m reading another book or doing something related to science. I quickly write it down so I don’t forget it. Then I develop the concept from there. If it seems intriguing to me, I work on outlining the story until it’s ready to start writing. Then the hard work begins!
Q: What can I expect in your newsletters?
A: I try to write about topics I hope interest you, the reader. There is a review of a book I read recently as well as news related to what I am doing in my writing. If a special topic comes to light, I provide some insight into it from my perspective. There are free downloads of stories I write, not available anywhere else. They may be completely new material like my Gatacus Todd short stories or extra material from the stories I have published that didn’t make it into the book or background information that may be of interest to give backstory of the characters, etc.