Torn MacAlester Fire­bird Book Award Win­ner 133 AUTHORS JOIN THE FIREBIRD BOOK AWARD CIRCLE OF WINNERS Octo­ber 2021 – Speak Up Talk Radio announced the win­ners of 2021’s third quar­ter FIREBIRD BOOK AWARDS con­test.  One of the win­ning entries was from Mon­tana author Torn MacAlester whose book titled Thun­der Moon Tus­sle won in the Sci­ence Fic­tion cat­e­go­ry. Authors […]

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Thunder Moon Tussle by Torn MacAlester

Thunder Moon Tussle received a five star review

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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Thunder Moon Tussle and Morgan’s Road

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  Among oth­er things, Nils Carmike is a sto­ry teller.  This is some­thing his friend Mil­ton finds ridicu­lous. This pro­vides the back­drop for Thun­der Moon Tus­sle by Torn MacAlester 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 […]

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From the pages of Thunder Moon Tussle: Lunadyne Corporation

When Orbit­dyne began their lunar oper­a­tions, they changed their name to Luna­dyne.  They are the prin­ci­ple own­er and oper­a­tor of Con­rad Sta­tion.  Orbit­dyne was orig­i­nal­ly found­ed by Ava and Ernie McDer­mott.  Mor­ris Mason, the for­mer CEO of Mason Indus­tries, is a third part­ner in the oper­a­tion. Con­rad Sta­tion is cen­tral in Thun­der Moon Tus­sle.  Deputy […]

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Morgan’s Road by Torn MacAlester

free short science fiction story by Torn MacAlester: Morgan's Road

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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Short fiction: Clash of Titans

Here is a new short fic­tion vignette by yours tru­ly. This scene involves two of the impor­tant char­ac­ters appear­ing in Thun­der Moon Tus­sle. This short fic­tion could be regard­ed as a pre­quel, but there are no spoil­ers. Enjoy!

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