- Paperback: 184 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 28, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1481817868
- ISBN-13: 978-1481817868
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,023,630 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Across the Galactic Sea Paperback – December 28, 2012
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From the Author
I've always enjoyed the writing of Elizabeth Moon. Her grand space operas involve complex characters that bring out the excitement of space travel in huge ships. This is my fourth novel, and the first that follows closely in Elizabeth Moon's footsteps of space opera with complex characters who engage in nearly-constant dialogue. With my background in physics, I wanted this book to include substantial astronomy and astrophysics. My flying background is reflected in this book, too, since I have the chance to guide the captain in the preparation of the spaceship for major maneuvers, which explains some of the detailed checklists the crew uses. The air-turbine-motor (ATM) is a major plot-builder, and it entertains similar characteristics to the ATM I'm familiar with on the C-130 Hercules military transport, an aircraft which I'm intimately acquainted. All-in-all, the characters did what they're supposed to do in a successful novel -- they took charge as I wrote this book. Some nights they awoke me out of a sound sleep to say: 'Now, look where we're going next.' And that's exactly where we went!
About the Author
From 1980 to 2005, Wayne Lutz was Chairman of the Aeronautics Department at Mount San Antonio College in Los Angeles. He led the college's Flying Team to championships as Top Community College in the United States seven times. He has also served 20 years as a U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft maintenance officer. His educational background includes a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Buffalo and an M.S. in systems management from the University of Southern California. The author is a flight instructor with 7000 hours of flying experience. For the past three decades, he has spent summers in Canada, exploring remote regions in his Piper Arrow, camping next to his airplane. The author resides in a floating cabin on Canada's Powell Lake and in a city-folk condo in Bellingham WA. His writing genres include regional Canadian publications and science fiction.
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