How many people are needed for a space colony?

Shifting Reality is set in a space station orbiting Epsilon Eridani b. The planet, which my characters call Sarasvati, is a gas giant which I have given rings, and the station’s main industry is the harvest of ice from these rings for the production of water, oxygen and fuel. The…

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Ghostspeaker Chronicles 5. The Dragon Prince

The Dragon Prince is book 5 in the Ghostspeaker Chronicles series The tyrant Alexandre is gone from Saardam, but a new menace has come: the eastern traders in a ship of metal that is said to have been forged with dragon magic. They bring a chest of gold to buy…

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Scientists in fiction

The lives of real scientists are quite different from the way they are often portrayed in fiction. If you’re looking for some reality, then here are a few pointers. Some background info: I lived and worked with science types for many years. I married one (until he decided to go…

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Thoughts on fertility issues in Science Fiction

Fertility-related topics commonly pop up in SF and even in fantasy. One such trope is the notion that some time in the future/on another planet, women will no longer give birth, but that babies will be designed and grown in an artificial environment, or carried by a surrogate. There are…

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Ambassador 1A: The Sahara Conspiracy

Ambassador 1A: The Sahara Conspiracy is book 1A in the Ambassador series 3 December 2114 Cory Wilson is woken in the middle of the night with a summons to appear in the president of Nations of Earth’s office. An aid worker in Djibouti has discovered a shipment of alien guns.…

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Shifting Infinity

Shifting Infinity is book 2 in the ISF-Allion series Melati escaped New Jakarta space station when it fell into Allion’s hands. Her family was left behind the enemy lines. She signed up for active duty with the International Space Force in the hope they would liberate the station. Instead, they…

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Prologue: Watcher’s Web

Watcher’s Web is one of the first novels I wrote. It went through many reincarnations before its current form. The story of Jessica, however, remained the same. I just ended up cutting a lot of the backstory for the final version. The event described in this original prologue has shaped…

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Ghostspeaker Chronicles 4. Fire Wizard

Fire Wizard is book 4 in the Ghostspeaker Chronicles series Johanna, Roald, Nellie and Loesie return undercover to the devastated city of Saardam. In the months since they fled, the Fire Wizard Alexandre has ruled the town with campaigns of death and fear, focused on the eradication of the Church…

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Ambassador 4: Coming Home

Ambassador 4: Coming Home is book 4 in the Ambassador series The world as we know it is on a certain path to war… Delegate Cory Wilson has returned to gamra headquarters from deep space with a rather unwelcome guest: Captain Kando Luczon of the mammoth Aghyrian ship that has…

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Ambassador 3: Changing Fate

Ambassador 3: Changing Fate is book 3 in the Ambassador series Fifty thousand years ago, a meteorite hit the planet Asto, giving its Aghyrian inhabitants mere days of notice. Three ships escaped the Armageddon. Two went to the neighbouring planet. The third, a massive generation ship, refused to take on…

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