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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.
Course final score:
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.
Saturday 10 AM – In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream
Ron Friedman, Graham J. Darling, Claire McCague, Glynn Stewart
Authors discuss hard science fiction and how it fits in today’s market.
Saturday 12 PM –What Kind of Fiction Writer Should You Be?
Ron Friedman, Angelica Dawson, Ev Bishop, Cecelia Frey, Rhea Rose
Writers explore the various avenues: Literary vs. Commercial, Long vs. Short form, Professional vs. Part-time, Traditional vs. Indie, or maybe something in between?
Saturday 1 PM -Military SF versus Space Opera
Glynn Stewart, D. G. (Dave) Laderoute, Jamie Friesen, Ron Friedman
If you look at the bestseller lists for Military Science Fiction and Space Opera, there is a huge degree of overlap – but the two aren’t really the same thing. Authors of both discuss the differences between these two closely related genres.
Saturday 2 PM – Analemma Books (Enigma Front: Burnt)
Justin Acton, Celeste Peters, Jayne Barnard, Renee Bennett, Robert Bose, Chris Patrick Carolan, Christopher Chupik, Susan Forest, Ron Friedman, Elizabeth Grotkowski, Katie Harse, Chris Jessop, Valerie King, Adria Laycraft, Colin Maheu, Brent Nichols, Rick Overwater, Sandra Fitzpatrick, Lee F. Patrick, Tim Reynolds, Erin Sneath, David Worsick, Kristine Saretsky, Craig DiLouie
Join Analemma Book’s publisher, editorial team and authors as we celebrate the launch of our 2nd anthology. Readings, signing, and door prizes.
Saturday 4 PM – Villains and Conflicts
How to overcome a writer’s dilemma of creating a three-dimensional villain that can believably confront the hero. Eliminate the BS factor and the pitfalls of a simplistic moustache-twirling bad guy.
Saturday 6:30 PM – Aurora Awards Ceremony
Hey, I’m a Best Short Fiction Finalist.
Saturday 8:00 PM
Mass autograph session.
Sunday 12 PM – The Martian
Ron Friedman, GMB Chomichuk, T.K. Boomer, Rick Overwater, Glynn Stewart
A discussion of why and how humanity should colonize Mars.
Short story sell. I just signed a contract with NEO-OPSIS Science Fiction Magazine. Finally, a publication that takes place on Mars.
On July 16th I received an email informing me that I got an Honorable Mention in Q2 2016 Writers Of The Future Contest.
This is my eight HM.