10 SEPTEMBER 2016 #20 FREE STORY: “THE AERCYCLE RACES”

             My book TALES FROM EARTH ORBIT has published on Amazon. It features 14 short stories by and about the people who colonized the orbitats (orbital habitats) circling the globe in low Earth orbit around 300 years from now. To buy the book from Amazon, click on either picture above — the Orbitat poster or the book cover — or click here. “The Aercycle Races” is Tale Number 2 in TALES FROM EARTH ORBIT. I wrote this story for a Science Fiction Story Writing contest in 1994. From that seed came this book and the next one, FUTURE CHRONICLES, which will publish in 2017. Here is the story — free to read RIGHT NOW.   THE AERCYCLE RACES   NEW YEAR’S DAY … Read More

11 AUGUST 2016 #19 TURNING TOWARD THE LIGHT

In the Science Times last week, Joanna Klein wrote this about sunflowers: “At dawn, whole fields of sunflowers stand at attention, all facing east, and begin their romance with the rising sun. As that special star appears to move across the sky, young flowers follow its light, looking up, then over and westward, catching one final glance as the sun disappears over the horizon. “At night, in its absence, the sunflowers face east again, anticipating the sun’s return.” This seems a fine metaphor about how we should live and shape our actions … like sunflowers … turning toward the light, optimists — not foolish optimists but wise optimists, knowing what must be done for our planet and turning our efforts … Read More