I’ll be at Soonercon in Oklahoma City, June 24-26. My panels are: Koffee Klatch, Sat 9am – Behold the non-morning person. Materializing Wealth, Sat 3pm – What will replicators do to the economy? Reading, Sun 11am – A sample of Torchship, or if it’s people who know me, Torchship Pilot. Patent That Rascal! Sun noon… Continue reading Soonercon and Interviews
I’ll be appearing on two upcoming podcasts. Tuesday evening (5:30 PDT) I’ll be on Krypton Radio’s Event Horizon show. My lovely muse and narrator Laura will be joining me to talk about books, rockets, and working together as a couple on creative projects. The Event Horizon Sunday evening (7:30 EDT) the Catholic Geeks have invited… Continue reading Podcasts and Awards
The long-awaited audiobook version of Torchship is up at Audible. I think the narrator has done a lovely job of capturing the personalities. In other news, I was interviewed about the background of Torchship. And for anyone interested in the business side of self-publishing I told my story at Dave Farland’s writing advice site.
Ships in the Torchship setting travel from star to star via gates, so the pattern of gate connections matters more than the physical positions of the stars relative to each other. This map shows some of routes the Fives Full travels in the first and second books.
For those looking forward to more of the Torchship ‘verse, Torchship Pilot is tentatively scheduled for June 2016 and Torchship Captain for December 2016.
Winchell Chung is creating models of the Fives Full. You can see interior cutaways on his G+ page.
The Atomic Rockets website is a wonderful reference for anyone wanting to write about space travel. I’ve used it to check my derivations and look up details on hardware. Definitely worth supporting. The webmaster read Torchship. He’s granted it the official Atomic Rockets Seal of Approval and reviewed it on his site. This makes for… Continue reading Atomic Rockets Seal of Approval
Karl K. Gallagher will be at the following conventions: ConDFW, Dallas, TX, February 12-14, 2016 Soonercon, Midwest City, OK, June 24-26, 2016 Fencon, Irving, TX, September 23-25, 2016
Torchship is available for purchase on Amazon. Kindle and paperback versions are available now. The audiobook is in editing and will be available in January 2016.
Fives Full is an analog freighter, carrying cargo between the tightly controlled Fusion of Inhabited Worlds and the Disconnected Worlds outside the Fusion’s influence. This ship is about as simple as a torchship can be. Its cargo is carried in one hold. The entire ship is balanced on its torch, with the reaction mass tanks… Continue reading The Freighter Fives Full