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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Conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process
An hour-plus chat with James Kennedy, author of the speculative thriller Dare to Know and the YA fantasy The Order of Odd-Fish, and founder of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. Websitewww.jameskennedy.com Twitter@iamjameskennedy Facebook@james.kennedy.942 James Kennedy’s Amazon Page James Kennedy is the author of the speculative thriller Dare to Know, which the Guardian praised as “a fascinating,…
An interview with Mercedes Lackey, prolific author of science fiction and fantasy, recently named the 38th Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). Websitewww.mercedeslackey.com Twitter@mercedeslackey Facebook@mercedeslackey Mercedes Lackey’s Amazon Page The Introduction Mercedes Lackey, recently named the 38th Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master by the Science Fiction…
An hour-long interview with Brendan Wilson, former Army ranger and paratrooper and NATO defense planner and diplomat, master martial artist, and author of The Achilles Battle Fleet, Book 1 in the Mei Ling Lee Trilogy. Websitewww.brendanwilsonwrites.com Facebook@brendanwilsonwrites Instagram@brendanwilsonwrites Brendan Wilson’s Amazon Page The Introduction Following 25 years of military service as a US Army ranger…
A long conversation with Noah Lemelson, author of the dieselpunk fantasy novel The Sightless City (Tiny Fox Press) and assorted short stories of the weird and fantastic. Twitter@NoahLemelson Websitewww.noahlemelson.com Facebook@NoahLemlesonAuthor Noah Lemelson’s Amazon Page The Introduction A short-story writer and novelist based in Los Angeles, Noah Lemelson writes science fiction, fantasy, surreal horror, “insert-adjective-here”-punk and…
An hour-long conversation with Garon Whited, author of (among many other things) the popular Nightlord series, about his creative process. Websitewww.garonwhited.com Twitter@garonwhited Facebook@author.garon.whited Instagram@garonwhited Garon Whited’s Amazon Page The Introduction: Garon Whited was born in Kansas in 1969 or 1970; the original birth certificate is suspiciously unavailable and other records do not agree. After following…
An hour-long conversation with Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award, Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, Campbell Award, and Neukom Prize-winning author, speaker, and book columnist for the Washington Post, about his creative process, with a focus on his new novel The Escapement (Tachyon Publications). Websitelavietidhar.wordpress.com Twitter@LavieTidhar Facebook@lavietidhar Lavie Tidhar’s Amazon Page The Introduction Lavie Tidhar is the World…
An hour-long conversation with Laurell K. Hamilton, bestselling author of the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter and Merry Gentry series, with a special focus on her new Zaniel Havelock series. Websitewww.laurellkhamilton.com Twitter@LKHamilton Facebook@LaurellKHamiltonOfficial Instagram:@official_lkhamilton Laurell K. Hamilton’s Amazon page The Introduction Laurell Kaye Hamilton is an American multi-genre writer. She is best known as the author…
An hour-long chat with Joshua Palmatier, author of the Throne of Amenkor, Well of Sorrows and Ley fantasy series for DAW Books, and publisher of multiple anthologies through Zombies Needs Brains LLC. Websiteswww.joshuapalmatier.comwww.zombiesneedbrains.com Twitter@bentateauthor Facebook@joshua.b.palmatier Joshua Palmatier’s Amazon Page The Introduction A professor of mathematics at SUNY Oneonta, Joshua Palmatier has published nine novels—the Throne…
An hour-long conversation with David Liss, author of fourteen novels and numerous novellas and short stories, as well as a writer for numerous comics, with a focus on his newest novel, The Peculiarities. Websitewww.davidliss.com Twitter@David_Liss FacebookDavid Liss David Liss’s Amazon Page The Introduction David Liss is the author of fourteen novels, as well as numerous…
An hour-long (and then some) conversation with fantasy author Violette Malan, author of The Godstone (DAW Books), and creator of the Dhulyn and Parno sword-and-sorcery series, The Mirror Land series, and (as V.M. Escalada) the Faraman Prophecy. Websiteviolettemalan.com Facebook@VioletteMalan108 Twitter@VioletteMalan Violette Malan’s Amazon Page The Introduction Violette Malan is the author of the Dhulyn and…