Fundamentally there are three schools of thought for spacecraft that enter and exit planetary atmospheres (spacecraft that stay in space have their own design considerations, and in any case can get much wilder): capsules, spaceplanes, and lifting bodies. Anybody who’s even passingly familiar with spaceflight … Continue readingCatching a Lift
Dear diary, “Wake up! Wake up! Wake up, Invicta! Wake up!” I heard a girl’s voice softly say as a dim awareness returned to me, peeking through the fog of the sleeping music in my bedroom, not to mention my own grogginess – I remember … Continue readingGirls’ Night Out
Lately I’ve been giving a lot of thought to what’s almost a blank page in my universe: what the first spaceflights, which in my alternate timeline take place in the 1940s, were like. The first moon landing takes place in 1949, but in the interests … Continue readingWorldbuilding the First Moon Landing
What is this book, my “One Day and Two Nights”? I’ll let the blurb speak for itself: Over a thousand years in the future, mankind has scattered across the stars and unlocked the secrets of space and time. In a world where the cosmos is … Continue readingOne Day and Two Nights: New Sci-Fi Short Story Out!
Last year I spent a lot of time worldbuilding the far future of my space opera setting, a time over a thousand years from today when the technology for opening up wormholes to anywhere in the cosmos is invented, unleashing a revolutionary surge in exploration … Continue readingTaking my Space Opera into the Really Far Future
My new short story, a space-operatic Christmas ghost tale, “Spectres Call For Me”, is now out! Get it as an ebook or as a paperback! What is “Spectres Call For Me”? I’ll let the blurb speak for it: Called by dreams, and warned to avoid … Continue readingSpectres Call For Me: New Sci-Fi Short Story Released
One idea I’ve had for a story I’d write in the future is to make one about the “bloody wars” that were fought over the warp gates about a thousand years into the future before the law of dueling was put in place, a bit … Continue readingSpectres of Space
Weighing in at 53,000 words, my new space opera novel “The Saga of the Ilithianades” is out for your enjoyment! Buy it as an ebook, a paperback, or (ooh…) a hardcover at Amazon and crack it open! I’ll let the blurb at Amazon speak for … Continue readingThe Saga of the Ilithianades: New Sci-Fi Novel Out!
What? A new book already? Yes, hot off “Calypso, Girl of the Crystal City”, I have a brand-new sci-fi story available as both an ebook and a paperback, perhaps my most unusual yet, since it’s purely a dive into my far-future setting’s worldbuilding, but with … Continue readingThe Night of the Calendars: New Sci-Fi Novella Out!
Hot off the release of my last novel, “Calypso, Girl of the Crystal City”, I decided to expand my efforts in the realm of worldbuilding calendars for my space opera setting (not just one but two blog posts!) into an actual book. I started writing … Continue readingBeginning The Night of the Calendars