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.
- Discord Chat with Torn MacAlester: This week my novel “Thunder Moon Tussle”This week the Discord Chat with Torn MacAlester will be my novel "Thunder Moon Tussle". Chat will be on Sunday 1-2 PM EST (6-7 PM GMT) and Wednesday 9-10 PM EST (2-3 AM GMT Thursday). This will be at Torn's Discord Channel. The post Discord Chat with Torn MacAlester: This week my novel “Thunder Moon […]
- Discord Chat with Torn MacAlester: Kardashev ScaleHi, I will have my Sunday Discord chat at 1-2 PM EST (6-7 PM GMT) and the Wednesday Discord chat on wed 9-10 PM EST (2-3 AM GMT Thrursday). This weeks topic is the The Kardashev Scale. Torn's Discord Channel The post Discord Chat with Torn MacAlester: Kardashev Scale appeared first on Torn Macalester.
- Short Fiction: Cold Contact by Torn MacAlesterCold Contact is a science fiction short originally written for the Fiction Fountain. Of the current stories on my website, it is the one not working on the similar theme to the others. You can read more of my short fiction at: Short Fiction. Most of the short fiction fits into a timeline of events: Timeline.… […]
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- Thursday Discord Chat with TornTonight at 9-10 PM EDT (1-2 AM GMT) Torn will be on Discord for a discussion. The post Thursday Discord Chat with Torn appeared first on Torn Macalester.
- Short Story: Morgan’s RoadNelson once felt independent. His life as a lunar prospector at least seemed that way. With his money supply dwindling, the stark reality of his freedom had faded to disappointment. The moon would likely win, and Nelson would return to Earth. Then the stranger Morgan arrived making Nelson question everything he knew about the moon,… […]
- Sunday Discord Chat with TornDiscord chat at 6-7 PM GMT Today. The post Sunday Discord Chat with Torn appeared first on Torn Macalester.
- Worlds of Science FictionI've been studying the science behind the worlds of science fiction with the intention of using it for world building. I've written a series of articles introducing these science concepts. My intention as a science fiction writer was to build a setting where at first glance paralleled the real universe. Consequently, I tried to use… […]
- Thunder Moon Tussle (Excerpt)What follows is a short excerpt from "Thunder Moon Tussle" my novel. It is available at Amazon.com, click here. Prologue Nils Carmike glanced at his friend Milton Johnson across the table containing a half empty fifth and two covered glasses with straws. They took a seat in the corner of the Conrad Station Hotel Bar… […]
- The Third Data PointThis summer, we will witness the beginning of a new era in spaceflight with the launch of the Artemis 1 unmanned mission to space. Like Apollo the Artemis program will enable human landing on the Moon. More importantly, the beginning of long term human activities will create a new opportunity. It will enable us to… […]