Who Am I?
Dan Helms writes science fiction, fantasy, and adventure stories.
His primary focus is hard science fiction, for readers who are looking for something more than just a good yarn. As John W Campbell noted, science fiction stories are defined by their inclusion of some vital element of science or technology to advance the story.
His science fiction influences include Arthur C Clarke, Hal Clement, Charles Sheffield, and John Varley.
He also writes in the fantasy genre, with an emphasis on "low fantasy" rather than epic or "high fantasy." If you enjoy the fantasy works of Poul Anderson, Fritz Leiber, and Jack Vance, you might find echoes in his fantasy work.
Occasionally, he explores more traditional adventure stories, such as those of Aleister MacLean.
Finally, he and his inner circle of friends are game designers, with a long history of designing successful role playing, table-top strategy, and abstract board games.