Yellowstone and Timeline of Events

The key background event of my storyline 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. I try to set each of my stories or vignettes on this timeline, though there are some exceptions.  The vignette Cold Contact is […]

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Science and technology

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 making Morgan’s Road. Science of Morgan’s Road. There are certainly some spoilers in that article. If you haven’t read Morgan’s Road, now is […]

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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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Morgan’s Road by Torn MacAlester

My short story Morgan’s Road acts as a prequel to the remainder of my current stories including my novel Thunder Moon Tussle.  I wrote the story itself to romanticize the actual science results from LCROSS.  You can see the science behind the story in article The Science of Torn MacAlester’s Morgan’s Road.     The […]

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