Zachary Dixon: Officer Apprentice

“What are your plans after you flunk out of school?”

Confronted with this question from his father, Zack Dixon, explained that he wanted to attend RT Academy, the officer’s training school run by Reaction Transport, the huge interstellar shipping company founded by his grandfather. More

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Language: American English
ISBN: 9781311289315
About Doug Turnbull

Doug Turnbull is the author of several science fiction books including Zachary Dixon: Officer Apprentice, Footprints in Red, Jupiter IV, The Future Revisited, and The Man Who Conquered Mars, as well as numerous short stories and novellas. In addition he hosted Mars Pirate Radio, weekly podcasts on the subjects of science, science fiction and the future. The podcasts include scores of interviews (135) with scientists, astronauts, as well as SF writers on the subject of space exploration and related topics and during its three year run had over 19,500 listeners, and are still available for listening. Turnbull also co-authored We Are the Martians a non-fiction book about the future settlement of Mars. He is an occasional contributor of non-fiction articles about space flight to Space.com, Astronomie Quebec, and other online publications. Most recently Turnbull was coauthor of a paper published by the Royal Astronomical Society Journal of Astronomy and Geophysics, entitled The Natural Evolution of Mars Soil for the Support of Plant Growth. He has been a guest of Alan Boyle on NBC News, at the University of Hawaii Astronomy Department, and at The Mars Society speaking on space science subjects. In 2013, his short story Tenderfoot won The Mars Society-Bulgaria’s Editor’s Choice award for short science fiction. Turnbull is single and resides in Frankfort, Kentucky, USA.

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