P>George Hammond is the author of three novels (The Senior Partner, Bob and Charlie and The Morning Light), a collection of short stories (Mark Twain's Visit to Heaven And Other Short Stories) and four philosophical books on issues in theoretical physics (Even More Relativity), Plato's theory (Conversations With Socrates), early Christianity (The Gospel According to Andrew) and rational idealism (Rational Idealism).
George was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1953 and was raised there along with eleven brothers and sisters. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1974, he studied Indian and Greek philosophy in Switzerland and then taught philosophy in Hong Kong. While there, he started keeping notes for future short stories, novels and nonfiction projects.
In 1977, while writing his novel The Morning Light, he started developing philosophical concepts that effectively undercut several basic assumptions of Indian philosophy. Applying those same concepts to Greek philosophy eventually led to a new approach to several fundamental ideas. By 1979, George's reformulation of Plato's Eternal Ideas theory had culminated in a completely different view on why life might be "just". It had also led to a rational explanation of all our emotions.
His brother Louis lent him the finances and the room to allow him to write about his new ideas for two and a half years. Starting late in 1981, stints as a day laborer, temporary secretary, accounting assistant and securities salesman eventually led to full-time work as a secretary for a real estate firm.
Within a few months, and with the help of one of the original Apple computers, George became a real estate syndication consultant. He also became a student at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Consulting fees repaid his debts and inspired a promise to return to writing when he was 40.
After eight years at Dewey Ballantine in Manhattan, where George was a corporate attorney specializing in joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions (including the merger of United Artists into TCI, the sale of Del Monte foods by KKR and real estate joint ventures for the Mall of America, a Chicago skyscraper and the Circle Center Mall in Indianapolis), George kept his promise and moved to Germany, where he wrote The Senior Partner (1994), Even More Relativity (1995) and Bob and Charlie (1996).
While juggling his literary and legal careers, George has lived abroad for over six years, in Germany, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Spain, Russia, France, Belgium and Zambia.
George is currently working as a mergers and acquisitions attorney for LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae in San Francisco.
George, his wife Maria and their daughter Sophie Claire live in Orinda, California.