The final journey of the starship Aeon has reached yet another world—a hopeful new beginning after the disastrous events in Downfall Tide.
In Star Crossing, the children of Aeon encounter wonders and terrors, aliens and friends, in a place stranger than anything they ever imagined. It's like a Bermuda Triangle in space . . . half as old as time. But even here, faith and hope endure, and love is stronger than death.
Photo taken by Art Dula at LoneStarCon 3
It's been twenty-four years since the events in Hurricane Moon. Much has changed, thanks to unremitting hard work by the first generation of explorers to build a new civilization on Planet Green. Unknown to them and their children, everything is about to change.
E-book edition Avendis Press 2014
On a mission to find a new world and found a new civilization without repeating Earth's past mistakes, the starship Aeon reaches a mild green planet with an oceanic moon veiled in hurricanes. Aeon's astronauts and scientists soon plunge into a season of crisis. They face death and love, discovery and disaster with no going back--and no certainty that humanity has a future on Planet Green with its hurricane moon.
Pyr SF&F 2007 * ISBN 978-1-59102-545-0
My e-book novella A Pillar of Stars by Night consists of three novelettes originally published in Analog magazine, now combined into one story. By the late 21st Century, Earth’s ecosystem may be damaged beyond repair. Two young life scientists struggle with the decision whether or not to join an exodus to a new world on the other side of the stars. Their skills will be critical in creating a new ecosystem on a barren colony world. But no one knows whether such an undertaking is even possible. To try and fail would mean the death of every hope and every hopeful colonist—unless something utterly unexpected changes the odds.
A Pillar of Stars by Night and my other e-book stories are available here.
My story "The Listening-Glass" appears in Diamonds
in the Sky, an anthology of astronomy-based science fiction funded by the National Science Foundation and edited by astronomer and science fiction writer Mike Brotherton.
BLU 97-032D was published in Analog, June 2004. Images courtesy NASA-Johnson Space Center.
"Wilbur's White Glider" appears on the Web site for a transcontinental sailplane race called Return to Kitty Hawk in 2003.
I have a limited number of copies of these magazines and anthologies.
Please contact me about obtaining an autographed copy.
"Cloud Sky City" in Analog, September 2000
"The Vigilant Ones" in Analog, April 1998
"The Life-Blood of the Land" in Analog, January 1997
"Threat of Stars at 912 Main" in Analog, July 1996