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 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… Con­tin­ue read­ing Unti­tled

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… Con­tin­ue read­ing Thun­der Moon Tus­sle by Torn MacAlester

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… Con­tin­ue read­ing Yel­low­stone and Time­line of Events

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,… Con­tin­ue read­ing Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy in Morgan’s Road

Thunder Moon Tussle and Morgan’s Road

  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… Con­tin­ue read­ing Thun­der Moon Tus­sle and Morgan’s Road

Free Short Science Fiction Story by Torn MacAlester

Free short sci­ence fic­tion sto­ry: 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… Con­tin­ue read­ing Free Short Sci­ence Fic­tion Sto­ry by Torn MacAlester

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… Con­tin­ue read­ing From the pages of Thun­der Moon Tus­sle: Luna­dyne Corporation

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… Con­tin­ue read­ing Morgan’s Road by Torn MacAlester

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