William Hayashi is a life-long member of the Information Technologies industry. Beginning as a programmer in the early 1970s, he currently owns his own business consulting firm and donates much of his time to the creation and maintenance of computer labs for schools, after school study centers and adult education programs.
Hayashi's diverse life experiences have come together to produce the first volume of a trilogy combining traits from the speculative fiction of Michael Crichton to the surprising plot twists of Robert Ludlum.
Hayashi's first ever movie script was the winner in the 2009 Chicago 48 Hour Film Project competition. His script for the film short, Fallout, won against 41 other scripts filmed for 2009's entries in the international competition and is available on YouTube. His short story, Your Two O'Clock Is Here, was also filmed in the same month and submitted to several film festivals around the world.
His first novel, Discovery, Volume 1 of the Darkside Trilogy, is the first installment of the story of a community of African Americans who beat Neil Armstrong to the moon and reside there for four decades before being discovered by those living on earth. Volume one of the trilogy, an engaging story, tells of how the United States of America makes this historic discovery and what happens in this country as a result. Discovery is now available for sale online and makes a great gift anytime.
Conception, the second installment of the Darkside Trilogy, tells the story of the remarkable people found living in secret on the backside of the moon in Discovery. Conception tells of the four high school friends who become as close as brothers, and in the process. envision finding a place where they can build their own community for America's Blacks unencumbered by the slights, prejudices and deprivations of a racist American society of the early 1960s.
The Darkside Universe is a wide-ranging epic that spans seven total novels: two trilogies, and a seventh volume which winds up the epic tale. Hayashi has scheduled new installments to arrive every year.
Currently, Hayashi can be found hosting The Genesis Science Fiction Radio Series, a weekly online show for the blacksciencefictionsociety.com Web site interviewing Black artists and content creators in the science fiction, horror and fantasy genre. Guests include comic book, short story, novel, spoken word and other medium creatives.
The first four chapters of Discovery are posted in the Darkside Universe Group at http://blacksciencefictionsociety.com/group/the-darkside-universe as is the first chapter of Conception.
Books, short stories, poetry and screenplays.