The Crab Nebula

Okay, this nebula has not had a featured place in any of my novels… yet. But I like to learn about these things because you never know when it will come in handy, and this nebula has a lot going for it. First of all, it looks pretty spectacular. It was first observed by telescope in 1758 by Charles 1840 by a guy named William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse.… Read More »The Crab Nebula

The Gum Nebula

In my second book, I mention the “Gum Nebula” several times. It’s something of a landmark (or should I say, “space mark”?) being that it is near a spot where the Orion arm splits into two, and it is fictionally near the boundary to Dakh Hhargashian space. The Gum Nebula was discovered by a guy named Colin S. Gum, PhD. He was one of Australia’s top astronomers, and he died… Read More »The Gum Nebula

The Back End of the Writing

I do a lot of planning for my books, and a lot of trying to figure out what the correct thing is, scientifically. I’m not a physicist, so I admit I might get some things wrong. But I try to do my best to get it right. I also sometimes think what I come up with my be interesting to my readers – even things that have nothing to do… Read More »The Back End of the Writing