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FORMER ROCKET SCIENTIST TO PUBLISH NEW SCI-FI BOOK ABOUT EARTH’S COLONIZATION OF MARS
(August 14, 2013–Tullahoma, TN) Raymond Vogel is a rocket scientist-turned-writer who worked as a systems engineer on NASA’s Orion Program. His science fiction imagining, MATTER OF RESISTANCE (AEC Stellar Publishing Inc., August 22, 2013), pushes technology and human nature to the limits as it chronicles our Mars settlement’s struggle for independence from Earth.
Born into a world of political tension, the book’s central character, Isaac, is one of the brightest members of the upcoming Martian generation. With a number of his peers and a curious, new element known as Magnematter, Isaac builds on the technologies of the past to accomplish previously impossible feats. But he will soon have to weigh the continued defense of Mars against a devastating attack on Earth, as he struggles to hold on to his childhood values in the midst of conflict and loss.
Though MATTER OF RESISTANCE was written for young adults, it’s received high praise and recommendations from top minds throughout the field. Here’s what the experts are saying:
MICHAEL DAWSON, Retired NASA Senior Executive Service and Associate Director for the Stennis Space Center; Retired USAF Colonel and Mission Support Group Commander; General Manager at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility:
“Adding real science to its fiction, Matter of Resistance gives an eerily accurate portrayal of where we may find ourselves one day. With great character interactions and the use of believable technology advancements to solve intractable problems, it kept my attention until the last page.”
COLONEL ROSS NUNN, USAF Retired; former Commander of the Air Force Astronautics Lab, and early proponent of antimatter and fusion-based propulsion research:
“Picked up the book to read the first chapter – didn’t put it down until I finished the entire book. Captivating, suspense-filled reading, beginning to end. The interplay of human tendencies for domination coupled with the sense of caring for our fellow man was gripping.”
MARK CANTRELL, PhD, Materials and Processes, Senior Staff, NASA’s Orion Program:
“A really interesting story that examines space travel within the possibilities of today’s technology and in the context of natural human drives. A balance between technology, the drive for independence of a colony, the drive to make profit by a company, and the natural good found in people in both worlds. The story is interesting, fun to read and makes you think. I loved this story. I recommend it.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Today, Raymond is the owner AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc. – a small, new publishing company with stellar ambitions. He lives in Tennessee, trying desperately with his wife to keep up with their three daughters and their active imaginations.
Matter of Resistance by Raymond Vogel
– AEC Stellar Publishing Inc. – ISBN-10: 0989312836
– Price: $13.49 ISBN-13: 978-0989312837
– Pub Date: August 2013 – Pages: 318, Paperback, 8.3 x 5.8
Links to Book:
- Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Matter-Resistance-Raymond-Vogel/dp/0989312836
- Goodreads.com: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18251073-matter-of-resistance
- BarnsandNoble.com: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/matter-of-resistance-raymond-vogel/1107109114
- AbeBooks.com: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=10760465595
- Half.com (Ebay): http://product.half.ebay.com/Matter-of-Resistance-2013-Paperback/167935656
- iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn0989312836