The Milky Way is just one of billions of galaxies in the universe. Yet by exploring the galaxy we call home, we have been able to uncover some of the universe’s many unknowns. This illuminating volume carefully breaks down the features of the Milky Way galaxy. It explains such characteristics as size, shape, and age; examines planets, stars, and star clusters; and delves into such concepts as black holes and dark matter. Important terms are explained, and, throughout the text, readers are invited to think critically about pertinent questions and concepts.
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An hour-plus chat with author, editor, screenwriter, and award-winning essayist David Boop. .Websitesdavidboop.comlongshot-productions.net Facebook@dboop.updates Twitter@david-boop David Boop’s Amazon Page David Boop is a Denver-based speculative fiction author and editor. He’s also an award-winning essayist and screenwriter. Before turning to fiction, David worked as a DJ, film critic, journalist, and actor. As Editor-in-Chief at IntraDenver.net, David’s team…
An hour-long chat with award-winning science fiction and fantasy short-story writer and novelist James Van Pelt. Websitewww.jamesvanpelt.com Facebook@james.vanpelt.14 James Van Pelt’s Amazon Page The Introduction James Van Pelt is a former high school English teacher who is now a full-time science fiction, fantasy and horror writer (among other things). His short stories have appeared in…
An hour-long conversation with award-winning writer Roy M. Griffis, author of historical, alternate-history, and the humorous Cthulhu, Amalgmated fantasy cycle, as well as poetry, plays, and screenplays. Websitewww.roymgriffis.com Facebook Roy M. Griffis’s Amazon Page The Introduction Roy “Griff” Griffis calls himself a “Storyteller” for a lot of reasons. He decided to be a writer when…
An hour’s chat with New York Times #1 and internationally bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon, author of numerous popular series, with more than 70 million books in print worldwide. Websitesherrilynkenyon.com Facebook@MySherrilyn YouTube@DarkHunterSeries Twitter@mysherrilyn Pinterest@sherrilynkenyon Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Amazon Page The Introduction Defying all odds is what #1 New York Times and international bestselling author Sherrilyn McQueen writing as Sherrilyn…
An hour-long chat with award-winning science fiction and fantasy novelist and short-story writer, publisher, and podcaster Richard Paolinelli. Websitescifiscribe.com Facebook@scifiscribe Richard Paolinelli’s Amazon Page The Introduction Richard Paolinelli began his writing journey as a freelance writer in 1984 and gained his first fiction credit serving as the lead writer for the first two issues of…
An hour-long conversation with fantasy and science-fiction writer Marshall Ryan Maresca, author of the Maradaine Saga : four braided series set amid the bustling streets and crime-ridden districts of the exotic city called Maradaine. Websitewww.mrmaresca.com Twitter@marshallmaresca Instagram@mrmaresca Marshall Ryan Maresca’s Amazon Page The Introduction Marshall Ryan Maresca is a fantasy and science-fiction writer, author of…
An hour-long conversation with Gail Z. Martin, prolific author of urban fantasy, epic fantasy, steampunk, and more. Websiteascendantkingdoms.com Twitter@GailZMartin Facebook@WinterKingdoms YouTube@GhostWriter45 Gail Z. Martin’s Amazon Page Gail Z. Martin writes urban fantasy, epic fantasy, steampunk and more for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, Falstaff Books, SOL Publishing and Darkwind Press. Urban fantasy series include Deadly Curiosities…
An hour-plus chat with Simon Rose, author of eighteen middle-grade novels, including the Flashback series, the Shadowzone series, and the Stone of the Seer series, plus eight writers’ guides and more than 100 nonfiction books. Websitewww.simon-rose.com Twitter@SimonRoseAuthor Instagram@sorcerorsletterbox YouTube Channel Simon Rose’s Amazon Page Simon Rose graduated from university with a degree in history and…
An hour-long conversation with Edward M. Lerner, Canopus Award-winning and Locus, Prometheus, and Hugo Award-nominated author of space opera, near-future technothrillers, and non-fiction. Websiteedwardmlerner.com Facebook@EdwardMLerner Edward M. Lerner’s Amazon Page The Introduction Edward M. Lerner worked in high tech and aerospace for thirty years, as everything from engineer to senior vice president, for much of…
An hour-and-a-half interview with Sarah A. Hoyt, Prometheus- and Dragon Award-winning author of more than 30 novels of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and historical fiction. Websitessarahahoyt.comaccordingtohoyt.com Facebook@sarah.a.hoyt Twitter@SarahAHoyt Sarah A. Hoyt’s Amazon Page The Introduction Sarah A. Hoyt was born in Portugal and raised her family in Colorado. In between, she has held some improbable…