David Bartell

Biography

David Bartell is an award-winning science fiction author, futurist, and member of SFWA. He has sold numerous stories to professional magazines and anthologies. In 2011, he appeared in the Discovery Channel "Curiosity" episode, "Alien Invasion: Are We Ready?" with Michelle Rodriguez, Michio Kaku and others. The UK title was "When Aliens Attack". In 2012 he appeared in National Geographic's "Evacuate Earth", and its 2013-2014 spin-off "How to Survive the End of the World", for which he also consulted.

His latest story takes place in Larry Niven's Known Space universe, in the anthology MAN-KZIN WARS XIII. If you are a fan of Niven, kzinti, or stasis boxes, check out "Zeno's Roulette".

David has a degree in astrophysics, a masters certificate in project management, and is a manager in the high tech industry near Washington, D.C. He is a world traveler, scuba divemaster and father.

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Books

Worst Case Scenario: Evacuate Earth!
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Price: Free! Words: 18,280. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
An unofficial companion to the National Geographic television special, "Evacuate Earth". A rogue neutron star is headed for our solar system. Total destruction of the Earth is certain. Can we work together to design, assemble, supply, and launch a starship? Can some fraction of humanity be saved by evacuating the planet? This book is an insider's look at the docudrama. Includes photos. Now Rev 2!
Armchair Scientist
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Price: Free! Words: 420. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
You have submitted a half-baked theory to the premium magazine Armchair Scientist. This is the terse response. Armchair Scientist first appeared in Analog Science Fiction Science Fact as a Probability Zero story in April 2009.
Test Signals
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,000. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A deformed researcher is drawn into a DNA piracy scheme. Should he donate his genes to benefit mankind, or battle a corporate monster for ownership of them? “Test Signals” was the lead novella in Analog Science Fiction Science Fact, May 2008, the grandaddy of professional SF magazines.
Cavernauts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,990. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Two men journey deep into Jupiter's moon Callisto to rescue a beloved teammate before time runs out. And just what wondrous but deadly secret is hidden at the bottom of the frozen cavern?

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