with links to fiction, popular science books, and professional publications
As an astrophysicist, he studies the Sun and stars like it, and their impacts on planets, using mainly space-based telescopes such as NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. He has published popular science books as well as science fiction. Whether in his professional or in fiction, science is an important part of his life, but so are traveling around the world and hiking wherever nature offers striking views and abundant wildlife. He lives near Portland, OR, with his wife, Iris, and their dog Mioko.
IMMERSION - available in print, e-book, and audio form
While investigating disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle, the submarine of a 21st-century investigating team led by Dr. Jack Briggs becomes stuck in a swamp, four centuries into their past. It appears they have ended up near Amford, a northern-European city under siege, where they find themselves entangled in a web of war and political intrigue. The challenge to understand what is happening to them is magnified when they run into a 23rd-century AI programmer working on virtual tourism.
As the worlds of sorcerers, scientists, and virtual travelers collide, the intertwined reality of past, present, and future is but one challenge. Views of reality, consciousness, and existence are upended while an evil mercenary sets out on a path to catastrophic war that could destroy them all. Nobody is safe. Can they find a way to join forces and save the world?
I am currently working on THE WHITE PRISON
As an interplanetary probe melts its way through miles of ice on Saturn's moon Enceladus, the crew discovers an alien life form. While investigating the labyrinthine clusters of structures, they soon find themselves outsmarted and subjected to psychological experiments. Their efforts of building a precarious trust are soon thwarted as Earth's industrial interests in the chemicals of this life form clash with the crew's desire to protect the apparently fragile habitats from being harvested. But the alien life form quickly learns how to protect itself, deciding that a preemptive strike on Earth makes for the best defense.
You can preview a draft of chapter 2 - I would love to hear what you think!
ONE OF TEN BILLION EARTHS - Available in print, e-book, and audio form.
A look at the fascinating world of exoplanets and their discovery, and what we learn about our own home in space from the thousands of planetary systems discovered in the past few decades.
LIVING WITH THE STARS - Available as hardcover, paperback, and e-book.
Written with his wife, Iris, a physician, this book explores how the human body is connected to the life cycles of the Earth, the planets, and the stars.
PRINCIPLES OF HELIOPHYSICS - Available as free pdf on arXiv.
Heliophysics is the science of everything that connects the life-giving Sun to the comfortable climate of Earth, but also the many processes that link stars in general to their planetary systems. This is a free on-line textbook for advanced undergraduates, written by 61 experts in a wide variety of fields. It accompanies a series of books with much more detail published by Cambridge University Press.
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