Frank Calcagno, Jr. works as a senior engineering geologist and security specialist in the Washington, D.C. area. He and his lovely wife have two wonderful daughters. Frank has been involved in soccer at all levels for over forty years, is an amateur astronomer, an avid reader, a fan of the Napoleonic Era, and a wargame designer/developer. He holds degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Tales of the Antares Rangers is his first published series.
Peter Campbell and his friends defeated the Wasatti Empire after a bitter thousand-year war. The region has enjoyed twenty years of peace, and none more so than Peter. But he is called upon once again to strike out into the unknown to investigate illegal activities occurring near the border of three star empires. Peter Campbell must succeed, because failure could lead to another interstellar war.
The discovery of two hundred letters between his mom and dad during WWII (while serving with the Seabees in North Africa and Guam) leads a son on a journey of discovery 200,000 years in the making. Their story brings him in close contact with Sicily in the 1800s to the American shores, revealing glimpses of Depression-Age America in Western NY to the present.
Peter Campbell and the crew of the living starship, Sampson K. Perry, have been away from the Colonies for nearly 800 years. They've struggled to make it back. And it's time to kick some Wasatti butt! Join the Antares Rangers in the final installment of this action-packed adventure of a thousand years. Winner of the 2015 Global Ebook bronze award for Science Fiction.
It has been 680 years since they left the Colonies--the war long-lost. Desperate for a victory, Peter Campbell and the crew of their living starship take the fight to the heart of the Wasatti Empire. There, they find an unexpected ally, but can their new friends be trusted? And to what lengths will the crew be willing to go to accomplish their mission of destroying the Empire once and for all?
After traveling to Jabbah to find a mysterious weapon that may help in their war against the Wasatti, the crew of the living starship, Sampson K. Perry, find an advanced civilization guarding their planet, letting no one near it. While Peter and the crew work on reaching the planet to help Alffinnr find the Orb, Stiles remains on the station and makes some unexpected new acquaintances.
The Earth has changed after 150 years of global terror. Leaders struggle to protect citizens. Humanity is poised to launch their first interstellar colony ship, but not if the environmentalists have a say. In addition, a Caliphate agent plots a plutonium theft. As Mark Taylor scours the solar system for stable colonists, little does he realize the future fate of the colony may rest in his hands.
The teenage crew of the sentient starship, Sampson K. Perry, has a forty-day supply of food...for a 500-year voyage back home. But the planet they discover harboring life holds one additional surprise—a feudal civilization that speaks an ancient Earth language. Why the D'war'en are hundreds of light years from the Colonies is one thing, but more importantly, will they willingly share their food?
Norman and Kathy see their dream honeymoon turn into a nightmare on a resort filled with incompetent staff. Trying to salvage something worthwhile out of their dismal trip, they sign up for a murder mystery cruise on a small Italian yacht. After all, how could things get any worse?
Join Norman and Kathy as they set sail with an odd set of fellow vacationers on a wild romp through the Caribbean.
Fourteen year-old Peter Campbell and his four classmates are stuck on a sentient starship during a class trip when the base is attacked. The quirky ship has yet to develop his full personality, yet must escape the battle - until he is knocked off-line.
The kids send the ship into hyperspace, coming out lost and with no adults left alive. Thus begins the 1,000-year Tales of the Antares Rangers.