by R.M. Robinson
The gift of Science Fiction, by a scientist, for uncertain times ahead.
The Cosmos Club
Talk of the Town
Literary Science 11/18/11
Firefall’s new Science Fiction by Scientists series kicks off with an epic about Earth’s intergalactic exploration, beginning in A.D. 2149 and continuing to the 896th century...Space scientist Robinson’s visionary story is simply told; he packs in technological detail, but doesn’t forget his characters... Publisher's Weekly 11/14/11
"Through careful attention to keeping track of individual journeys through time, Robinson crafts a wonderful tapestry of thousand –year travel jaunts between the stars, and planned rendezvous between people millennia in the future. Everyone carries their own personal rendezvous log pendant that they share with others to set up meetings in the far future. Brilliant!...I only know of a hand full of stories that have attempted to work romance into a story line spanning 100,000 years or more, such as H.G Wells ‘The Time Machine’ or Isaac Asimov’s ‘The End of Eternity’, but each did it by drastically bending the Laws of Nature almost beyond recognition. You might as well wave a magic wand! Only in the case of Robinson’s deftly engineered universe do we see a plausible way of allowing interstellar travel using reasonable extensions of current technology. He reserves the ‘magic’ for the graceful and entirely believable way in which he handles human behavior." Dr. Sten Odenwald (National Institute of Aerospace/NASA)
“A riveting saga offering a provocative vision of the evolution of planetary environments and the expansion of civilization throughout the galaxy. It challenges the imagination with a compelling view of how human intelligence alters the cosmos.” Dr. Richard Vondrak, Lunar and Planetary Scientist
“An imaginative tale that weaves the lives of its characters over many millenia and inspires us to ponder the future of the human race and how information inexplicably binds us together. I can’t wait to see the movie and read the sequels.” Hon. Kathie Olsen, Ph.D., ScienceWorks, LLC
“Finally, an accurate account of the origins of Aril.” Sigma de Anthony, renowned Arilian Radio Astronomer
The Reading Experience
It is the year 2149 and thousands of people are leaving Earth, frozen in fast-moving space capsules, taking giant leaps into the future past all known boundaries of space and time. Lured by the mystery of the unknown, the promise of new beginnings, or the quest for power, will any find what they are seeking in the vastness of the universe? Experience the thrill of planetary exploration and discovery in this unusual story of adventure, romance, and treachery on galactic scales.
R.M. Robinson is a space scientist specializing in studies of the aurora borealis. His research has taken him to remote sites in Alaska, Arctic Canada, Greenland, and Scandinavia. He is currently a program director at the U.S. National Science Foundation.
R.M. Robinson at home in the past and in the future.
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