Escape Velocity

My Writers Of The Future Honorable Mention short stories series has a launch date: 7:00PM, March 28th, Owls Nest, Calgary.

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Toward the end of the twenty first century humanity establishes space colonies throughout the Solar System. A settlement on Titan, a city on Mars and thriving asteroid-belt mining facilities. Then, Earth experiences a global catastrophic collapse. No chance to resupply!

Can the space colonies survive?

-Ten stories

-Eight Honorable Mentions in Writers Of The Future contest

-Six originals

-Four previously published

-One Prix Aurora Awards finalist

-Zero. All engines running. We have lift off… Will humanity reach escape velocity?

Link to the book store event: http://www.owlsnestbooks.com/events/2017/3/16/ron-friedman-escape-velocity

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Villains and Conflicts blogpost on File 770

My Villains and Conflicts presentation I delivered at 2016 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo and When Words Collide festival is now available as a blog post on on the Hugo Awards winning science fiction fan site File 770

http://file770.com/?p=32677

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Podcast

Joshua Pantalleresco interviewed me in his podcast, Just Joshing.

Joshua Pantalleresco podcast, Just Joshing.

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Honorable Mention # 10

Just got an email telling me I received an Honorable Mention in Q4 2016 Writers of the Future Contest.

Great news everyone!!! This is what I’d been waiting for!

Now, that I have a total 10 Honorable Mentions, I can finally proceed with my plan to publish my Honorable Mention anthology. (Release date, February 2017.)

Stay tuned.

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Introduction to Aerospace Engineering: Astronautics and Human Spaceflight

Introduction to Aerospace Engineering: Astronautics and Human Spaceflight (MIT on-line course via edX) 

Course completed. Final score 99%.

Most challenging modules:

  • Rocket Science
  • Orbital Mechanics

The exercises, the formulas and the tests reminded me of my younger student self.

During the entire course I only answered one question wrong. A question about radiation.  Oops.

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Course final score:

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Honorable Mention # 9

On September 18th 2016, I received an email informing me that I got an Honorable Mention in Q3 2016 Writers of the Future Contest.

This is my ninth HM.

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New design for Writers Of The Future – Honorable Mention certificate

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