Walk the Moon: A Sci-Fi Book Launch Honoring Apollo 11

Fifty years ago today, emissaries from Earth--riding in a command cabin the size of a car, and guided by a computer less powerful than a modern smartphone--landed on our Moon and left Homo sapiens' first footprints on another world. In honor of the Apollo 11 anniversary, I chose this date to launch the print edition of my lunar-based … Continue reading Walk the Moon: A Sci-Fi Book Launch Honoring Apollo 11

Stories in the Stars: My latest book and latest adventure

Syzygy V: Red Shift went live this week! Like every title in my Syzygy hexalogy, this one is an astronomy term that implies various levels of significance for the story. What is red shift in the scientific sense? When an object in space (like a star) moves away from us, its light wavelength stretches out, "shifting" the … Continue reading Stories in the Stars: My latest book and latest adventure

Farewell to Leading Ladies of Science and Sci-Fi

As if 2016 hadn’t already stolen enough of our beloved icons, this week we said goodbye to a pair of women who changed the face of science and science fiction, respectively: astrophysicist Vera Rubin, whose work confirmed the existence of dark matter, and actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in Star Wars. Rubin made tremendous … Continue reading Farewell to Leading Ladies of Science and Sci-Fi

Moon Day 2016: Four Facts About Luna that Influenced My Science Fiction

Wednesday. I hit the alarm, staggered to the bathroom to get ready for work…and gasped as a cosmic pearl dazzled my bleary eyes. At 5:45 AM, the moon still hung over the field behind my house, shrouded in lavender dawn clouds. The sight was breathtaking, and appropriate: it’s not just Wednesday, it’s Moon Day! July … Continue reading Moon Day 2016: Four Facts About Luna that Influenced My Science Fiction