We are on the cusp of a second space age, an era that promises to outstrip the already impressive achievements of the first. My goal as an author is to bring you readable, compelling, engaging, and entertaining narratives of space exploration, technology, and the amazing people that make it happen.
Few of us have a chance to do what we really love and get paid for it. After years of working in many industries, including television, new media, academia and others, I have been blessed with the rare opportunity to write books. I hope you enjoy them.
Like many of my generation, I was enthralled by the flights of Mercury, Gemini, and especially Apollo. As those ghostly images came down from the moon, improving on each flight, I stayed home from high school to savor every moment the networks were willing to show us (at the expense of the daytime soaps, which eventually won the airtime battle). Viking landings and journey of the Pioneers and Voyagers to the outer planets followed shortly thereafter. Writing narrative space history books, as well as space journalism for NASA/JPL, Caltech, Space.com and many other outlets, has been my passion for over a decade.
New books for 2016/2017 include "Mars: Making Contact", a lavishly illustrated history of the exploration of the red planet (Carlton Books), "Blueprint for a Battlestar", containing explanations and examples of technologies commonly found in science-fiction (Sterling Books) , and "Amazing Stories of the Space Age", featuring twenty of my favorite tales from the golden age of space exploration (Prometheus Books).
This is a thrilling time for space exploration and I hope to share this excitement with many more readers. You can follow current books and projects at www.pylebooks.com. I look forward to hearing from you.