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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  • Thunder Moon Tussle
      A new novel by Torn MacAlester Preview Available: Thunder Moon Tussle  
  • World Building for Science Fiction
    Image by Snapwire on pexels I wanted to share some insight into the world building process that I am using in my science fiction stories. First off, most would call my science fiction as 'Hard' science fiction because of my use of scientific rigor when developing my stories. For myself, it's part of the reason […]
  • Cold Contact
    Written for: The Fiction Fountain 4 Aug 2019   Photo by Min An from Pexels   Frank ‘Cooter’ Ross looked at his books, trying to find information about first contact. Where the hell is it? He thought. I know there is some information here somewhere. “What’s going on Frank?” said the female voice over the computer […]
  • Virtual Book Expo
    I look forward to read from my new novel "Thunder Moon Tussle" on Saturday April 4 at 6:30 EDT (10:30 GMT) at fictionfountain.com/3d
  • It’s All About Power
    Image by Pixabay available on Pexels Part 3 of World Building for Science fiction In case you've missed the previous posts in the thread, Part 1 begins here. The previous post in this thread, Part 2 is here.   The Kardashev scale measures the technology of a civilization.  It expresses the details in one parameter: […]
  • It Starts with a Paradox
    Part 2 of World Building for Science Fiction Part 2—It starts with a paradox   Photo by Rakicevic Nenad from Pexels     The Fermi paradox tries to answer: Where are they (the aliens)? It looks at how fast travel is across the galaxy.  It says by inference the time to explore the 100 billion […]
  • Lunar Prospector’s Tenet
    Some thoughts from "Thunder Moon Tussle" Coming soon, a new novel by Torn MacAlester
  • The Science of “Golf and Outgassing”
    Republished from APRIL 14, 2018 * SPOILER ALERT * It's difficult to talk about the science involved in a story without actually discussing some of the aspects of the story. So as a forewarning, I recommend that you read the story first and come back to this article. I'll continue with the article in the […]
  • The Science of Morgan’s Road
      Republished from DECEMBER 14, 2017 * SPOILER ALERT * It's a little hard to talk about the science involved in a story without actually discussing some of the aspects of the story. So as a forewarning, I recommend that you read the story first and come back to this article. I'll continue with the […]