Former Rocket Scientist To Publish New Sci-fi Book About Earth’s Colonization Of Mars

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. - Aug. 6, 2013 - PRLog -- Tullohoma, Tennesee

  Local Tullohoma resident, Raymond Vogel, who works for Jacobs corporate

office and worked as a systems engineer on NASA's Orion Program writes the

science fiction imagining, MATTER OF RESISTANCE (AEC Stellar Publishing

Inc., August 22, 2013). His story pushes technology and human nature to the

limits as it chronicles our Mars settlement's struggle for independence from


   Born into a world of political tension, the book’s central character, Isaac, is

one of the brightest members of the upcoming Martian generation. With a

number of his peers and a curious, new element known as Magnematter, Isaac

builds on the technologies of the past to accomplish previously impossible feats.

But he will soon have to weigh the continued defense of Mars against a

devastating attack on Earth, as he struggles to hold on to his childhood values in

the midst of conflict and loss.

   Though MATTER OF RESISTANCE was written for young adults, it’s received

high praise and recommendations from top minds throughout the field. Here’s

what the experts are saying:

MICHAEL DAWSON, Retired NASA Senior Executive Service and

Associate Director for the Stennis Space Center; Retired USAF Colonel

and Mission Support Group Commander; General Manager at NASA’s

Michoud Assembly Facility:

“Adding real science to its fiction, Matter of Resistance gives an eerily accurate

portrayal of where we may find ourselves one day. With great character

interactions and the use of believable technology advancements to solve

intractable problems, it kept my attention until the last page.”

COLONEL ROSS NUNN, USAF Retired; former Commander of the Air

Force Astronautics Lab, and early proponent of antimatter and

fusion-based propulsion research:

“Picked up the book to read the first chapter - didn't put it down until I finished

the entire book. Captivating, suspense-filled reading, beginning to end. The

interplay of human tendencies for domination coupled with the sense of caring

for our fellow man was gripping.”

MARK CANTRELL, PhD, Materials and Processes, Senior Staff, NASA’s

Orion Program:

“A really interesting story that examines space travel within the possibilities of

today’s technology and in the context of natural human drives. A balance

between technology, the drive for independence of a colony, the drive to make

profit by a company, and the natural good found in people in both worlds. The

story is interesting, fun to read and makes you think. I loved this story. I

recommend it.”

                                   ABOUT THE AUTHOR

   Today, Raymond is the owner AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc. – a small, new

publishing company with stellar ambitions. He lives in Tennessee, trying

desperately with his wife to keep up with their three daughters and their active



Matter of Resistance by Raymond Vogel

- AEC Stellar Publishing Inc.     - ISBN-10: 0989312836

- Price: $13.49                            ISBN-13: 978-0989312837

- Pub Date: August 2013            - Pages: 318, Paperback, 8.3 x 5.8
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