Last month HSSW Web TV interviewed me about CATSPAW. It’s on You Tube now at https://youtu.be/hukVHCUzDzU. Have a look. What do you think?
Cosmology is Cool!
As I get deeper into the research for Collision Course, my planned sequel to the soon to be released Wake Turbulence in the Alcubierre Metric Connection series, I am discovering fascinating properties of so-called “exotic matter” that has negative energy and negative mass.
If I were twenty-two and choosing now, I think I’d become a cosmologist rather than an atmospheric physicist. The atmosphere is a rewarding thing to study and understand – but we’ve lived with it all our lives. There’s wonder and beauty there, but not a great deal of genuine surprise and certainly little that generates a “no way – surely that can’t happen” reaction.
I don’t know whether this exotic matter exists in the real world – and neither does anyone else yet – but it is needed to make an Alcubierre warp bubble, so it is needed in Collision Course. I have to understand it well enough to get the science right in the story line and even more thoroughly if my characters are going to make it accessible to my readers. It’s hard work. I’m enjoying every minute of it.
Getting Serious About Sequel
Began serious research on Wake Turbulence sequel tentatively titled Collision Course. Hope to begin writing as soon as WT final editing complete in another month or so.
Collision Course on the Horizon
With CATSPAW available and Wake Turbulence in final copy editing, the third book of the series keeps insisting on my attention.
Wake Turbulence Coming Soon
Wake Turbulence, the sequel to CATSPAW, may be available as early as Thanksgiving! The manuscript is scheduled for final editing in late September and the cover design should be in work before then. Meanwhile, here’s the current draft of the back-cover blurb:
A spectacular blast rips the heavens in broad daylight over the Indian Ocean south of Australia, damaging military and civilian satellites of the world’s major powers. Their armed forces go on high alert globally.
The Russians blame the United States and accuse them of violating the Outer Space Treaty. The US government won’t confirm or deny it.
Louisiana Applied Physics Institute physicists Lee Markson and Katty Clarke are assigned by their department chairman to join the world-wide search for the origin of the event yet the more compelling the evidence they gather for the answer they suspect, the more vigorously he opposes it.
Without warning or explanation, the US Department of Defense confiscates and classifies data critical to their continuing investigation of the phenomenon and tries to discredit even the discussion of their suspicions. Then Markson disappears and Clarke finds her personal character under vicious attack in social media.
Find out why in the hard science fiction thriller, Wake Turbulence, an Alcubierre Metric Connection novel by the author of its highly rated prequel CATSPAW.
Thanks for the Kind Words
Thank you, my readers, for your kind words about CATSPAW in your reviews on Amazon and your comments to me on Facebook!
I note that on some platforms, it takes several clicks to get to a link to the book, so I am going to post the links here in the hope the feed will send them where they need to go. I am still learning how to use these social media tools. In addition to the eBook and paperback, the book is available to read on Kindle Unlimited as well. Enjoy!
CATSPAW eBook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097KSYD4C
CATSPAW Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737185806
CATSPAW Has Arrived!
This site may still be under construction, but CATSPAW is complete and ready for your enjoyment. See the BOOKS page on this website. CATSPAW is the first in my hard scifi series The Alcubierre Metric Connection. The next book, Wake Turbulence, is in revision following the final round of developmental editing and I am hoping to have it ready for you for Christmas 2021.
If you like CATSPAW, I would appreciate your review on Amazon. Feel free to leave your comments on my CONTACT page on this website.
Building My Site
I am new to WordPress and am beginning to build my site. This post is just a test of the configuration so far. When the site is operational, I will post excerpts from my writing and let you know when new books, poems or short stories are being published.