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 Brad R. Torgersen, Dragon Award-winnning (and Hugo, Nebula, and Campbell-nominated) science fiction and fantasy author. Websitewww.bradrtorgersen.com Facebook@brtwrites Twitter@bradrtorgersen Brad R. Torgersen’s Amazon Page The Introduction Brad R. Torgersen is a multi-award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer whose book A Star-Wheeled Sky won the 2019 Dragon Award for Best Science Fiction Novel at the…
An hour-long chat with Joan He, bestselling author of The Ones We’re Meant to Find, Descendant of the Crane, and Strike the Zither, the first in a duology, recently released by McMillan. Websitejoanhewrites.com Instagram@joanhewrites Twitter@joanhewrites Joan He’s Amazon Page The Introduction Joan He was born and raised in Philadelphia but still will, on occasion, lose her…
An hour-long chat with Kevin Moore, author of The Book of Souls, a mystical ghost story, the first book in a series featuring Jack Kelly and his paranormal abilities. The Book of Demons (think Harry Potter meets The Exorcist) is the sequel. Websitewww.kevinmoorepublishing.com Facebook@kevinmoorepublishing Instagram@kevinmoorepublishing Kevin Moore’s Amazon Page The Introduction Kevin Moore is the…
An hour-long chat with Olesya Salnikova Gilmore, author of the critically acclaimed new historical fantasy novel The Witch and the Tsar (Ace Books). Websiteolesyagilmore.com Facebook@olesyaauthor Twitter@OlesyaAuthor Instagram@olesyaauthor Olesya Salnikova Gilmore’s Amazon Page The Introduction Olesya Salnikova Gilmore was born in Moscow, Russia, raised in the US, and graduated from Pepperdine University with a BA in English…
An hour-long chat with Sangu Mandanna, critically acclaimed author of children’s books like the Kiki Kallira series and The Celestial Trilogy, as well as The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches, her first novel for adults. Websitewww.sangumandanna.com Twitter@SanguMandanna Instagram@sangumandanna Sangu Mandanna’s Amazon Page The Introduction Sangu Mandanna was four years old when an elephant chased…
An hour-long chat with Brad C. Anderson, author of Duatero, a searing far-future science fiction novel recently republished by Shadowpaw Press. Websitewww.bradanderson2000.com Facebook@bradanderson2000 Twitter@BradAnderson5 Brad C. Anderson’s Amazon Page The Introduction Brad C. Anderson lives with his wife and puppy in Vancouver, Canada. He teaches undergraduate business courses at a local university and researches organizational…
An hour-long chat with Lawrence M. Schoen, Hugo- and Nebula-nominated author of the Barsk series and much more, and founder of the Klingon Language Institute. Websitewww.lawrencemschoen.com Facebook@lawrencemschoenThe InstituSchoen (public group) Twitter@kllingonguy YouTube@klingonguy Lawrence M. Schoen’s Amazon Page The Introduction Lawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics. He spent ten years as…
A one-hour chat with Dawn Greenfield Ireland, award-winning author of novels, nonfiction books, and screenplays, running the gamut from science fiction and fantasy to cozy mysteries. Websitedawngreenfieldireland.com Facebook@dawn.ireland.18 Twitter@dawnireland Instagram@dawngreenfieldireland Dawn Greenfield Ireland’s Amazon Page The Introduction Dawn Greenfield Ireland is the award-winning author of novels, nonfiction books, and screenplays. She has twenty-four published books…
An hour-long chat with Honor Raconteur, author of multiple series, mostly in the fantasy genre, including The Case Files of Henri Davenport, the Advent Mage series, the Ancient Magicks series, and more. Her latest novel is Rise of the Catalyst. Websitewww.honorraconteur.com Facebook@hraconteur Honor Raconteur’s Amazon Page Ever since Honor Raconteur was a toddler, she has…
An hour-long conversation with New York Times bestselling fantasy author Holly Black about her creative process, with a focus on her first adult novel, BOOK OF NIGHT (Tor Books). Websitewww.blackholly.com Facebook@HollyBlackFan Instagram@Blackholly Twitter@hollyblack Holly Black’s Amazon Page The Introduction Holly Black is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels, including the Novels of Elfhame, The Coldest Girl…