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.
- The Science of Torn MacAlester’s Morgan’s RoadCheck out the Science of Morgan's Road that is available here. You might want to read Morgan's Road first. It is available here, or get the PDF.
- Crawler from Morgan’s RoadThis picture was generated by the author using Open Simulator and the Deep Dream Generator. Open Simulator Deep Dream Generator This technique is a means to create what appears to be sketches using screen captures of 3D scenes. The crawler is a pressurized lunar rover.
- Excerpt from Morgan’s RoadNew excerpt from Morgan's Road, by Torn Macalester on Fiction Fountain (here).
- Selene Corporation LogoOne of the Lunar companies in Thunder Moon Tussle Graphic by Renee Christian; the very special Lady Selene from In the Pantheon
- Short Fiction: Y+0Vignette by Torn MacAlester. Radio host talks with the last survivor living near the eruption. Reprinted from Fiction Fountain
- Cover Art for Morgan’s RoadCover art by Shannan Albright 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 […]
- Story Excerpt from Morgan’s RoadMorgan's Road by Torn MacAlester After filling the tank, Nelson hurried inside. After removing his helmet, he saw Max look at him strangely. “What’s wrong, Nelson?” she asked. “Nothing,” he said, feeling his face tugging with a grin. “Tell me, has there ever been an old prospector called Morgan around the station?” “Morgan,” her hand […]
- Conrad Station from Morgan’s RoadThis picture was generated by the author using Open Simulator and the Deep Dream Generator. Open Simulator Deep Dream Generator This technique is a means to create what appears to be sketches using screen captures of 3D scenes.
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- New Short Fiction: StrangerNew vignette by Torn MacAlester. Someone looking for Nils stops by the Conrad Station Bar for a drink.