Torn MacAlester

Torn MacAlester

I am a science fiction writer who lives and works in the western United States. My background in science, engineering, technology, and the military have given me an interesting set of experiences to begin explorations into speculative fiction. I am making an effort to be faithful to science while building a fun and interesting story. At an early age, science fiction made a huge impression on me. My later reading of the science fiction made me realize that the authors were seeing beyond the next horizon into a fantastic future. Fast forward to the twenty-first century, I realize that the spark influencing the authors of the past is alive and well. We may not live in the future they imagined, but our future holds equal promise and equal inspiration. My science fiction adventures are set during humanity's emergence and achievements as a class 1 civilization. I hope you enjoy the stories as much as I enjoyed writing them.

 

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  • From Torn’s Timeline of Events: Golf and Outgassing; a Science Fiction Short Story
    From Torn's timeline of events, Golf and Outgassing is a science fiction short story dealing with the first mission returning to the Moon after many years:   Golf and Outgassing: A Science Fiction Short Story     The post From Torn’s Timeline of Events: Golf and Outgassing; a Science Fiction Short Story appeared first on […]
  • From Torn’s Timeline of Events: Y+1; A Science Fiction Vignette
    This is a science fiction vignette dealing with a radio talk show and a survivor living near devastation of the Yellowstone caldera.         The post From Torn’s Timeline of Events: Y+1; A Science Fiction Vignette appeared first on Torn Macalester.
  • From Torn’s Timeline of Events: The Soldier
          The post From Torn’s Timeline of Events: The Soldier appeared first on Torn Macalester.
  • Budding Author Podcast
    https://youtu.be/UT2U1WqPwDU?si=fBxRqA3Xz7bPO70T Thank you Simon Ward  for the wonderful discussion on the Budding Author Podcast.  I look forward to talking again.   The post Budding Author Podcast appeared first on Torn Macalester.
  • From Torn’s Timeline of Events: The Mountain
        The post From Torn’s Timeline of Events: The Mountain appeared first on Torn Macalester.
  • From Torn’s Timeline of Events: Drive to Houston
      The post From Torn’s Timeline of Events: Drive to Houston appeared first on Torn Macalester.
  • From Torn’s Timeline of Events: Sins of the Sun
    Fabulae Lunae 2 Mask of the Joyful Moon By Torn MacAlester The post From Torn’s Timeline of Events: Sins of the Sun appeared first on Torn Macalester.
  • Coming Soon
    Fabulae Lunae 2 Mask of the Joyful Moon By Torn MacAlester The sequel of Fabulae Lunae 1 Thunder Moon Tussle The post Coming Soon appeared first on Torn Macalester.
  • The Well: A New Vignette by Torn MacAlester
    “This man claims to have built a wormhole,” said Mark Mason, pointing to the paper, then glancing back at the video camera. “I seriously doubt he has,” said Doctor Vogelmann. “Such a thing would be highly unstable and require massive amounts of energy to produce. One does not produce such a thing in one of […]
  • First Contact: An Article By Torn MacAlester
    First contact is one of the mainstay themes of science fiction. In fact, it would not surprise me if it was the most common theme in all science fiction. To the scientist in me, I’d like to understand many of the aspects of first contact and figure out what the most likely case of contact […]