Visit the Moon for 99c: Celebrating NASA’s 60th with a Sci-Fi Book Sale

Sixty years ago today—July 29, 1958—President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, creating NASA. The U.S. space agency pioneered numerous exploration efforts around our home planet, into our local solar system, and beyond towards the far reaches of the universe. What better way to celebrate NASA’s 60th anniversary than with a journey  to the … Continue reading Visit the Moon for 99c: Celebrating NASA’s 60th with a Sci-Fi Book Sale

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The Science of “Syzygy”: Lunar Colonization

Pressing his forehead to the cool window, Ash blocked out his companions and watched the pale, pocked surface blossom into detail. Solar panels winked like fallen stars around the rim of Shackleton crater. The colony itself, a cluster of domes joined by tubelike corridors, made raised scars on the moon’s skin. Compared to the glittering seas … Continue reading The Science of “Syzygy”: Lunar Colonization

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

Book (and rocket) Launch! “Transient Phenomena” now available

My new book has launched! Transient Phenomena, part one of seven in the Syzygy novella series, is now available on Amazon. Appropriately, it's not the only thing blasting off today. At 10:05 EST, NASA will test a powerful new rocket called the Space Launch System (SLS) intended to propel astronauts to Mars. It's an eerie confluence: … Continue reading Book (and rocket) Launch! “Transient Phenomena” now available

Release Date and ARCs for SYZYGY Pt I

I love NASA's (presumably) faux recruitment posters for colonizing Mars! They reminded me of a scene in Syzygy Part I: Ash battled claustrophobia all the way to the Educational Centre, where screens hid the grey walls beneath bright animated posters about astronomy, genetics, and habitat safety. Ash watched an cartoon rocket hop across three globes: blue, … Continue reading Release Date and ARCs for SYZYGY Pt I