Native Western New York author, and world traveler, Bill Parker, spent most of his career engineering high-tech manufacturing systems for companies around the world. An accomplished deep space astrophotographer, he was a contributing editor for Modern Astronomy magazine when it was based in Attica, New York, working mainly on astrophotography articles and projects.
Bill Parker has been a Black Belt in Isshin Ryu Karate and a martial artist for more than forty years. The times when all that stood between him and certain death was his martial arts gave Bill the indomitable spirit that pervades his thinking and writing to this day.
Bill calls Earth his homeworld but he is an outworlder to the very core of him.
Bill is the author of the highly acclaimed Five Moons Series of science fiction novels and, if you are up for a real walk on the mystical side of science fiction, then you just have to read his Tales of the Green Jinn.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Five Moons: Resurrection is the story of Dallas Blake. By the end of the Corporate War, he had lost everything: his wife, his daughter, his whole family. He was a man in need of far more than just a new beginning. What Dallas needed was a resurrection. Five Moons: Resurrection is the story of his crew of misfits, every bit in need of resurrection as Dallas. Dallas went to the Union Fleet space docs to buy a war surplus scout-class ship. Instead, he unknowingly buys the Tesseract. Its alien technology and artificial life forms become mysteries that he must solve as the action-packed rescue of Emma from more than just the mercenaries that kidnapped her leads Dallas and the crew of the Five Moons into danger. Between the mysteries of the ship and the danger all around, the action never stops for Dallas Blake. But Dallas is outworlder to the nines and ready for whatever life throws at him, except maybe for Mariah. She is extremely smart and multi-talented, but she can drive a sane man crazy and frequently does. And, oh, by the way, did I mention that Mariah is techno? However, I must warn you – this is not your father’s science fiction. It is funny. It is a love story. It is a mystery. It is science fiction with the full flavor and robust action of a guns-blazing Western. It is full contact, take no prisoners sci-fi that doesn’t quit on your mind to the very last word.
Why do you write?
Because I have to. It’s not possible for me not to write.
I am not crazy. Elm Cove really did exist. I know it did. I remember it. So now I find myself swept up into that interplanetary alien intrigue that began twenty years ago. It has taken me in like a lost child, and I have become an integral part of it. It puts my life in peril and the future of all life on Earth at risk. It all comes down to me, but I cannot save you. Only you can save you.
This is the story of a legendary starship. It was made out to be a pirate vessel, but was it really?
Memories of the truth had faded over time and the people of Benara-3 had forgotten the truth.
But the Jatarians did not forget ...
Life has an energy all its own. It thrives where no one would ever believe. It clings to the smallest toehold. It flourishes given any chance at all.
Jane Markett was an up-and-coming exo-archeologist.. She was not about to let a bunch of stodgy, slow colleagues slow down her search for Zat-Mat-Kut, an ancient alien religious site. What happened, though, was not what anybody expected.