Reviews of Green Comet". . . it's begging to be made into sequels . . ."
- "Green Comet won me over with its relentless hope and happiness."
- "It gave me an appreciation for science fiction in general. Ordinary fiction can not stretch your mind as much. Meticulously written and edited. It was obviously a labor of love. I really enjoyed it!"
- "BRAVO! You have done the rational thing -- you're getting your book out here! WE CAN READ IT! . . . I liked the feeling of being in a somewhat "classic" scifi novel that was character-driven, and not all "plot." . . . If you weren't consciously inspired by Heinlein . . . well, then you're some kind of psychic channel, medium, whatever."
- I just finished your book. WOW! What an ending! I want to read more about what happened to Elgin and Fran. You better have a sequel coming, or make it into a trilogy. You can't just leave it there.
- "This is an excellent read! You construct plot well, and the reader is intrigued to keep reading. I enjoyed it very much, and appreciate your making this available."
- "Unquestionably the most enjoyable Sci-Fi read I’ve had in a very long time. +1 recommendation for anyone who’s a fan of quality science fiction! Thanks rjb!"
- "I highly recommend this book to all who have an interest in science fiction, medicine, even if it is ever so slight. This book is acceptable for the younger readers for it does not contain any offensive or gratuitous sex or offensive language. The violence that is contained is no stronger that what would be found in the reading of a history book."
- "I really enjoyed the read. It took me back to the style of Science Fiction of a number of years ago, and it had a young adult feel to it."
- "I have finished listening to the first set. It really makes a difference with your reading the story. I understand it so much better. I follow along with the text. Your voice is clear and pleasing."
- "I am thinking of using chapter 13 in one of my courses to illustrate enquiry as a discourse. . . . (In chapter thirteen) you wrote a great example of language portraying the scientific method in action to establish new knowledge...right from the empirical observation to the hypotheses tested and the results obtained. All that in a solid and enjoyable narrative frame that keeps readers interested in the phenomenon and lets them wonder what can be done next. . . . Thanks a lot for giving us the access to your fine work!"
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The Cassini space probe is nearing the end of its life. Cassini is the spacecraft that NASA sent to explore Saturn. It arrived at the ringed planet in 2004, and here are a couple of pieces I wrote about it … Continue reading
In 2004 I wrote a short piece for my local newspaper in which I speculated about the possibility of comet impacts splashing chunks of Earth back into space, and some of the life in those chunks surviving long enough to … Continue reading
I thought I had published this article on solvent as the medium for life. I guess I was wrong. Today I was reminded of it by this article about some scientists who are trying to figure out what kind of … Continue reading
Have you ever wondered what they listen to on the International Space Station? When Commander Chris Hadfield puts down his guitar, that is. You can see his cover of David Bowie’s Space Oddity here, by the way. Check this link … Continue reading
Cloud of the Day – Sprites Another non-cloud cloud of the day, sprites are electrical phenomena. They emanate upward from the tops of thunderclouds, as lightning plays around the bottoms. Sprites weren’t caught on film before 1989, and only seriously … Continue reading
Cloud of the Day – Aurora Aurora is not clouds. Clouds can’t form in the tenuous wisps of atmosphere found at the heights, approximately 90 – 1,000 kilometers, where aurora occurs. Therefore, it is wrong for me to call aurora … Continue reading
Cloud of the Day – Noctilucent You thought nacreous clouds were high? Well, at as much as 80,000 feet they are, but compared to noctilucent clouds, nacreous are practically scraping the ground. Like nacreous, noctilucent clouds are best seen when … Continue reading
The American National Optical Astronomy Observatory has provided a model that can be used to visualize the size of the Solar System. Various objects are used to represent the Sun and planets, such as a ball for the Sun and … Continue reading
The known universe is about 27.4 billion light years across. It’s thought that the universe is bigger than that, possibly a lot bigger, but we can’t see farther than 13.7 billion light years in any direction. Our knowable universe is … Continue reading