Permanent Human Settlement of the Earth, Space and Ocean Frontiers

Saturday, December 31, 2005

2006 Projects In Work

Quantum Storms will finally be out for delivery next week.

Alyete- Dogs of Eros Damned is completed and in edit. It should be on the street in the 1st quarter.

Abyss of Space- the parallel novel to Abyss of Elysium and the second Aaron Seven adventure, is halfway written and should see daylight by the 3rd or 4th quarter.

Two new books are in outline now: Undersea Colonies – a factual book about building undersea colonies, nations and empires in the future. And the third Aaron Seven novel is in outline – Apocalypse Morning. I won’t share the plot with you, but I will share the tagline: “For every person and every planet, there is an appointed final day…” I expect both of these books to be out in 2007.

Friday, December 30, 2005

How Does a Ticket To Mars Sound To You?

During the spring of 1961, I sallied forth into a seedy used book store and clicked a silver dime down on a dirty glass counter for the first book I ever purchased on my own: Gulliver of Mars. It now hangs In all of its pulp glory enshrined in its own shadowbox frame next to me as I write. In 1961, Mars was still mostly mystery and not a single soul really knew whether Gulliver's weird creatures actually prowled about on its mysterious surface. But - NOW we know for sure.

There are only two beings that resemble life and intelligence on the entire planet, a pair of plucky robot messengers from earth still doing their remarkable job of exploring in a place we still can't go - or afford to go. And they have each exceeded their warranties by 800% - after two Earth years and one Mars year. It's not at all bad for a 90 day and-then-bust mission plan. The pictures they have returned have all been nothing short of fantastic and surreal, especially for us Marsphilesback here on earth daily monitoring the JPL Mars Rovers Website. In the next day or so I will point you to some of the more fantastic views sent back lo these tens of millions of miles by our little coffee-table sized friends roaming about on the Red Planet. While mostly desert scenes, I have seen enough to know that my own personal Desert architecture will look great on the Martian plains.

And, OBTW, if you haven't checked out my book, Abyss of Elysium, I just happen to have penned a Mars story that you can now accurately picture for real. Check it out!

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Quantum Storms Submitted in All Formats

QUANTUM STORMS has been submitted to the publisher now in all formats. This will be the retail princing: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket: $29.99, Softcover $19.99, electronic formats: $4.99 (Microsoft Reader, Adobe Reader and Palm Pilot).

Fans and readers can grab a good discount just by writing the author at After all - why pay retail?

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Quantum Storms Almost Here!

QUANTUM STORMS has been sent to the printer. Bound copies are no more than two weeks away! The final edited verison is 596 pages, fully illustrated. The street price is $19.99 softcover and $29.99 jacketed hardcover. Here is the book's description:

Seven billion people are about to be trapped by raging solar storms blasting the earth with lethal radiation. Every living organism on the planet will be killed except a few who might be able to carve out a niche before the nearest star goes mad. But time is running out, the planet’s inhabitants are going insane and nothing can stop the onrushing cataclysm.

There are only a few who might be saved and only one extraordinary genius up to the impossible task of pulling it off in time. His name is Aaron Seven. From the depths of a spectacular underwater colony, QUANTUM STORMS will capture your imagination as Seven battles impossible odds - a sun gone mad, intense and lethal radiation storms, rogue submarines and a deadly world above that has gone completely insane.

The catastrophe unfolded without warning. No one was insane enough to think that anyone or anything could stop the sun from erupting - and so it was all over, for everyone. There could be no second chances; there could be no turning back. In mere days, the closest star would go insane and sterilize the planet, and everything was going to die - everything and everyone.

In this first of a series, Aaron Seven makes his literary debut as an improbable hero - called to the Appalachian estate of his former mentor, Dr. Raylond Desmond. But Aaron Seven is not an ordinary man. Years earlier he had developed a theory of quantum stellar behavior that predicted the quantum storms would someday come. Aaron Seven was an extraordinary savant of quantum interactions - he could view them in his mind, formulate the equations and describe the processes in intimate detail. The fate of humanity has been entrusted to this man at the last moment, all hopes rest on this one of binding convictions and the passion to keep them alive against all odds.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas!

The Chamberland family expresses to all of you our most joyous Christmas greetings and best wishes for a glorious, happy, prosperous 2006!