Years ago I established that in my alternate-historical/science-fictional setting a Russian-led expedition is the first to reach Mars in 1963, 22 years after the first manned spaceflight, and 14 years after the first landing on the Moon. Now that I’ve written up the first flight … Continue readingWorldbuilding the First Mars Landing
Dear diary, The lonely sky became so much less lonely today. Like many days during this rather dark and depressing global dust storm, I found solace in rising above it, taking to the red skies in one of my favorite jets, a conical, almost capsule-like … Continue readingA Diamond in the Rust
For a while I’ve posited that the most cost-effective method of traveling on Mars, after you have some people there and some outposts going, is the “road train”, large motor vehicles hooked up in tandem, much like what we see in the Australian Outback, which, … Continue readingMonowheels of Mars?
“The Hunt for Count Gleichen’s Treasure”, my first novel, is now published on Amazon! Click here to purchase the paperback version, or click here to purchase the ebook version. Having begun this book around two months ago, it feels like quite an achievement to have … Continue readingNew Book Released: The Hunt for Count Gleichen’s Treasure
In my last post I elaborated upon the space opera world I am building, which is also an alternate history of the 20th and 21st centuries and has a near-future-level spacefaring phase. I’d like to take this occasion to announce that I have decided to … Continue readingBeginning the Adventure of writing a Novel
Imaginations have long been captivated by the idea of a manned mission to Mars; colonization, in the form of permanent settlement of Mars, is the logical next step that has also held sway over the minds of men. Yet for all the attention (rightly) given … Continue readingRoad Trains of Mars