Doug Turnbull

Biography

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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Books

The Future Revisited
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 83,210. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Something old and something new-The Future Revisited, is a collection of tales from the future including a previously published mystery novella and an award winning short story, as well as two new novellas. Well-seasoned with space science, both the mysteries and the Mars stories present an optimistic, upbeat vision of that future.
Zachary Dixon: Officer Apprentice
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 69,860. Language: American English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
“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.
Tenderfoot
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
An immigrant boy quickly learns that his new home on Mars is a long way from Kolkata. Kumar Sharma is not a happy camper when he discovers that he has lost his Scout ranking and is a Tenderfoot again.
Ribbon To The Sky
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,880. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A rogue asteroid threatens all life on Earth! Ascend the fabulous space elevator with Captain Andy Anderson on a mission with a group of scientists to investigate Scranton Asteroid, a mission that leads to an amazing discovery. When Andy discovers a sinister plot to sabotage the mission, only a race against time can save the day.
Footprints in Red
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 73,730. Language: American English. Published: August 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
Stand by for five exciting tales from the Martian past and future! This collection of science fiction is by the author of The Man Who Conquered Mars and Jupiter IV. Open this book and experience these unusual and thought provoking stories!
Colonial Scout
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: American English. Published: July 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Boy Scout Augie Rodriguez leads a group of younger Scouts on an overnight campout in a cave on Mars. What should be a routine trip, turns exciting when a medical emergency tests Augie’s first aid skills.
A Wondrous Gift
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,050. Language: American English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.00 from 1 review)
Elderly shipping tycoon, Andrew Smithers goes spelunking in a Martian cavern he once explored as a young man and discovers more than he bargained for.
Pathfinder
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,130. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A woman and two men are instrumental in assembling the Pathfinder Mission, the first mission to colonize Mars, the red planet. Both men are in love with her, she is in love with both of them and yet only one of the three will be going on the mission. Enjoy the science, romance, intrigue, and adventure of this fast moving story.
Tribute
Price: Free! Words: 680. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Four astronauts embark on a mysterious mission across the vast deserts of Mars.
The Man Who Conquered Mars
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 77,320. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Ride with Anastasia Konstantinova across hundreds of miles of desert, go spelunking in ancient caves, endure a solar storm, meet a Martian dust devil, & experience life as a Mars Colonist. Ana, along with her friends Andy and Bob, become embroiled in political intrigue, fight in a revolution, explore the natural world of Mars & face the dangers of colonizing a planet using the technology of 2052.
Titus Andronicus Scott
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,940. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
February 25, 1956: “Ship down and all is well.” These six words recorded the landing of the first manned spacecraft on Mars. This book tells the story of the events that led to that momentous, but heretofore unrecorded occasion, and the story of the fabulous character who wrote those words.
Jupiter IV
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 71,740. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Second of the Alien Artifact books, this novel is set in the 2070's, on the same past and future time track as The Man Who Conquered Mars and Titus Andronicus Scott. This story transports the reader billions of miles across the Solar System, from Earth, to Mars, to Callisto and to Luna.

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