Monday, July 23, 2012

An Astronomer’s Search for Extraterrestrial Life

“We’ve hardly begun to search.” ~Dr. Jill Tarter

Dr. Jill Tarter has devoted her thirty-five-year scientific career to the search for intelligent life in the universe. She has recently retired as Director of Research at the SETI Institute.  She was the model for the scientist played by Jodi Foster in the Carl Sagan movie, CONTACT. 

NPR has done an interview with Dr. Tarter, in regards to SETI’s work over the years.    


You may also find of interest my nonfiction book, The UFOPhenomena, The Cosmic SOS.  Purchase of my ebook includes Free ebooks such as Crop Circles in the Fields, Objects in the Skies, and Creatures in the Bedroom. 
As I write this article, the sad news has come that Sally Ride, the first U.S. woman to travel into space, has died. 

What comes to my mind is the impact that woman have had in the scientific world:  these two women being an example, Sally Ride a physicist and science writer, and Jill Tarter, an astronomer and researcher. 

Also may be of interest an article I wrote in 2008.  The Search for Extraterrestrials, regarding  a SETI lecture I attended by  Dr. Seth Shostak. 

“We are the stars and planets, the wind and the rain,
the sands and the seas–we, the miracles of creation,
are everything that has ever been.”
–Don Pendleton (1927–1995), Linda Pendleton (1942–)


Thursday, July 19, 2012

SOUND OF SILENCE, a new suspense thriller

My latest book, a suspense thriller, Sound of Silence, is now available
at Amazon in print and Kindle.


Southern California Investigative Reporter, Diana Chambers is in the middle of a mysterious murder investigation.  A short time after Jorge Johnston, CEO of a Manhattan high-tech weapons company, reaches out to Chambers for investigative help, he dies a horrific death, along with two of his coworkers.  And they are only the first to die.    

Chambers looks to former FBI profiler Robert Venturi for help in finding answers.  They discover the lives of several scientists are at risk, as well as their own lives. 

Who is behind the mysterious deaths?  Is it a small group of high profile wealthy business men with international ties and questionable intent, as Jorge Johnston believed.   And is charismatic Southern California television evangelist, Sanders McAllister, a member of this group of nine men?  

Diana Chambers’ investigation has led her to questions the motives of her own government, the intentions of the HAARP technology in Alaska, and other so-called non-lethal weaponry.  Is this technology lethal, not only to the environment, but also to human life?  Is mind-control real?  Have these high-tech weapons of “non-lethal” properties ended up in the hands of those with evil intent? And is to think that, nothing more than some irrational conspiracy theory?—Or is it fact? 

Robert Venturi begins to question what he knows about military advances as the investigation reveals years of covert activities and legitimate scientific development.  What they discover is terrifying and dangerous, and he is as determined as Diana Chambers is to put a stop to the killings, regardless of the fact that their own lives are on the line.  

"...Sound of Silence was a great novel from start to finish and one that you shouldn't miss!" ~Billy P. Craig, author