David Scott Silva is a science-fiction novelist and poet. Born and raised in Los Angeles, David spent twenty years before creative fiction writing as an award-winning newspaper and magazine reporter, editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times and Southland Publishing Co.
David lives in Riverside California with his wife, University of California, Riverside Adjunct Professor Sharon Burton, and their animals: Australian shepherd, Gus, and Italian cat, Marley. He is currently marketing his first science fiction novel, After the Starman Falling, part one of a planned trilogy.
In December 2013, David was diagnosed with terminal kidney cancer. He died in April 2016, at home with his wife and animals.
It’s the 26th Century—an age when the children of humanity sail the known Galaxy on billowing tall ships powered by dark energy. When a mysterious alien power known as the Gree invade the worlds of the Union, it falls to Xia, the Jovian commander of the starship Black Meadow, to prepare her crew for the battle her superiors on Earth refuse to believe is coming.
A lot went into this collection of poems, particularly as it took so long to pull the collection together. I’m one of those unfortunates who looked up my life expectancy and assumed I had years to get it together in the poetry department. 78 years? Please, I’m not even 50. Stage 4 renal cell carcinoma. Average 5 year life expectancy after diagnosis: 8 percent.