G David Nordley


G. David Nordley (Gerald D. Nordley) is an astronautical engineer whose second career is writing. His main interest is the future of human exploration and settlement of space, with stories typically focusing on the dramatic aspects of individual lives within the broad sweep of a plausible human future in hard science fiction stories. G. David Nordley was recently Science Author Guest of Honor at MarsCon.

He is a four-time winner of AnLab, the Analog reader's award for best story or article of the year, and a past Hugo and Nebula award nominee for "Into the Miranda Rift".

His Variations on a Theme titles include The Black Hole Project, co-written with C. Sanford Lowe, and To Climb a Flat Mountain. Variations on a Theme will be publishing After the Vikings in mid-2013.

See G. David Nordley's author page at his publisher's website, variationspublishing.com, for upcoming convention appearances.

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To Climb a Flat Mountain
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,080. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013 by Variations on a Theme. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
From the Hugo and Nebula-nominated author Into the Miranda Rift: Trapped on an unknown world, alien beyond all imagining, Jacques Song works to survive, first alone, then rescuing others of his destroyed ship. Their tiny colony faces the harsh environment, their own ideological conflicts, and the ever-looming issue of how they came to be stranded. Was it an accident? Or sabotage
This Old Rock
Price: Free! Words: 22,130. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013 by Variations on a Theme. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
THIS OLD ROCK by G. David Nordley looks at a novice family trying to make a life for themselves in the asteroid belt. The pesky government inspector refuses to approve the home Dolph and Sasha have carved in their very own homesteaded asteroid. Is it a conspiracy to take their home from them? Or are there other lessons to be learned if they're to live and thrive in space?

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