About Me

John Caligiuri has a lifelong passion for literature and pens primarily Science Fiction and Fantasy. He has been able to blend his fascination with history and his professional background in software engineering to come up with some unusual story twists. His stories emerged from his curiosity about historical watershed events and asking, “what if”.

John Caligiuri lives in Rochester, New York with his wife Linda. She’s been married to him for over forty years and has supported his writing from the beginning. They have three grown children scattered around the country along with their first grandchild. For relaxation John enjoys gardening (which stretches his intellect attempting to outwit the rabbits and deer) and distance running.


What I Write About

Science Fiction
Alternative History
Short Stories

Book Reviews

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Scary Fun”

One to reread every October maybe while you answer the door for the little “goblins” or to get you in the mood to haunt the neighbors.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

“Surprisingly good”

It is this time in history that I didn’t know a lot about and I enjoyed learning something about it through these characters experiences.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“I could not put this book down”

It is a rare treat to read a book by a new author that is a page turner. “Cocytus: Planet of the Damned” was exactly that.


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