Russ Colson is a scientist, teacher, author, gardener, and grandfather living in northwest
Minnesota, far enough from city lights to see the Milky Way and the Aurora Borealis.
During the dark northern winters, he teaches planetary science, meteorology, and geology
at Minnesota State University Moorhead. In summers, he writes, gardens, and collaborates
with undergraduate students on research projects in experimental planetary geochemistry.
In 2010, he was selected by CASE and the Carnegie Foundation as US Professor of the
Before coming to Minnesota, he worked at the Johnson Space Center in Texas and at
Washington University in St. Louis where, among other things, he studied how a lunar
colony might mine oxygen from the local rock. He has published a variety of technical
papers, science-fiction stories, and essays on earth science education. His non-fiction
science book Learning to Read the Earth and Sky, published by NSTA Press, offers a
story-filled exploration of the nature of scientific investigation and how that
investigation can be brought into the classroom. His sequel to The Arasmith Certainty
Principle, A Light in the Sky, will be coming out in . He is currently working on a
new trilogy (The Kilns of Jupiter, A People Joined Asunder, and Ancient and Future Gods)
about a self-taught planetary scientist who finds herself caught up in an inter-planetary
mystery and war after her best friend tries to blow her up with a car bomb.
Visit the author website at:http://russcolson.com
The Arasmith Certainty Principle
A geology grad student with a spiritual bent and a mystic from the Pleistocene find a modern skeleton in ancient rock and must risk their friendship to save the world from an unexpected danger lurking within the laws of physics.
Jen Hewitt, a quiet geology graduate student, doesn't actually believe in time travel. Were it possible, rocks from the age of dinosaurs should already be cluttered with artifacts from future time-tourists. Nevertheless, she proves with fellow geologist Jonathan Renner that a human skeleton encased in Pleistocene rock came from their own time. Their work, coupled with fundamental research by physicist Susan Arasmith, reveals an unexpected character to the universe that carries them from the safe world of science into a struggle with powers and possibilities they hadn't imagined. The three friends, along with Kar-Tur, a frightening mystic from the ancient past, learn that discovery is sometimes as much about faith as knowledge, and that friendship and love are often found where least expected.
No. words: 98200
Style: Science Fiction, Fantasy
Available Formats: MOBI EPUB MS Word PDF MS Reader Text RTF
Product type: EBook
Published: 7 / 2020
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