On Friday, November 2nd, between 5pm and 7pm, I’ll be at Poetic Justice Books and Arts in Port St Lucie. I’m going to be reading excerpts from Multiplarity, my latest science fiction novel and autographing just-off-the-press first editions. If you’re curious about the art and craft of independent publishing, creative writing, or computer graphics, come … More Author Special Event!
The Goal is Survival of the Species The number one reason for any sort of space industry and associated colonies is to get all of our eggs out of the single basket that is the Earth. Sooner or later, something is going to try and wipe out humanity. I only hope we are prepared when … More Stepping Stones
The following is a few chapters from a fictional account of the start of a lunar colony taken from the middle of my space opera, Multiplarity. The omniphage mentioned below is a drug that can repair any damage to a body including the genetic breakdown from old age. It is a true fountain-of-youth treatment with … More Selenaphiles
This is the Falcon9 launch this morning as seen from Jensen Beach, Florida. Shot handheld with both cellphone and Lumix FZ100. #Florida #JensenBeach #Falcon9 #SpaceX #ISS
Author: John Picha Edited by: Matthew Davies and Suellen Picha Rating: Five out of five stars Chip is an idealistic young man who tends to get lost in daydreams from time to time. He and his fellow Skyracos are armored super-cops, thinly scattered on many worlds, in an imperfect future. Destiny City is a remote … More Skyracos: The Mining Mess Review
Selenaphiles is the second book in the Multiplarity Trilogy and it focuses on the problems of building a permanent human colony on the moon. The tagline for Selenaphiles is: “Even with the perfect health and longevity of Omniphage, the moon will not be settled easily.” Although the storyline and direction of the tale was in … More An Author’s Journey: Part Four – Colonies
Space Travel Fair Warning: This segment and the next one of An Author’s Journey are going to wax a bit technical. Robert A. Heinlein stated that “Once you reach Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO), you are halfway to any place else in our solar system. Jerry Pournelle goes into much more detail on why this is a truism … More An Author’s Journey – Part Three
I’ve been working on a novel that includes a plot line of colonizing another Earth-like planet. One of the problems that I’ve enjoyed working out has been the means for delivering large groups of colonists to the new world, known as Micasa. Initial exploratory expeditions required small groups and the ability to both land and … More A Peek Into a Novel