Thunder Moon Tussle by Torn MacAlester

My novel Thunder Moon Tussle is available in kindle unlimited, kindle, and paperback on amazon.com.   Nils Carmike, a fallen from grace astronaut turned smuggler, forges a new life on the lunar frontier. Harassed by the strikingly beautiful and demanding Deputy Miller, he is faced with fines and conflict, resulting in a tumultuous relationship and […]

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Yellowstone and Timeline of Events

The key background event of the storyline that includes Thunder Moon Tussle is the eruption of the Yellowstone super-volcano.  This eruption forms the basis for the calendar where the year of the eruption is designated Y+0. The Yellowstone eruption plays into some of the motivation or emotional state of the characters.  It serves as a […]

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Science and Technology in Morgan’s Road

Being a scientist and engineer, I enjoy adding as realistic elements as possible to my stories.  For example, I wrote this article to discuss the science and technology that I referenced in writing the story Morgan’s Road. Science of Morgan’s Road. There are certainly some spoilers in that article. If you haven’t read Morgan’s Road, […]

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Thunder Moon Tussle and Morgan’s Road

Among other things, Nils Carmike is a story teller.  This is something his friend Milton finds ridiculous. https://twitter.com/authors_ol/status/1433862373446725633?s=20 Take a look at one of Nils’s favorite stories: Morgan’s Road by Torn MacAlester. Then read the story that Nils didn’t tell:  Thunder Moon Tussle by Torn MacAlester.   Cover for Thunder Moon Tussle and graphic for […]

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Free Short Story by Torn MacAlester

Morgan’s Road by Torn MacAlester Making a living on the Moon is not for everyone, but Nelson Carmike actually preferred the airless basalt plains over Earth’s windy prairies. Unfortunately, three years of Moon prospecting left him penniless, and without funds for supplies he was doomed to face a forced flight home. Out of options, Nelson […]

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