Books

Living With Low Vision

Living With Low Vision is an introduction to vision impairment.  This  book showcases groups and organizations that help the blind. Assistive technologies are explained.  How can a sighted person help  the blind?  What are the rules for interacting with a blind person’s  guide dog?  These topics, and much more are discussed in 130 pages.

Being Legally Blind

All parents face a mix of joys and challenges when welcoming a new child into the family.  Being told that your new son or daughter has a visual disability makes the task of sharing the world with that child seem much more daunting.  It will be difficult, but it is an adventure which you both can survive.  This book will provide you with some insight into the obstacles you will face, pitfalls to be avoided, joys to be shared, and hope for what is to come.

Your Ocular Prosthetic

All parents face a mix of joys and challenges when welcoming a new child into the family.  Being told that your new son or daughter has a visual disability makes the task of sharing the world with that child seem much more daunting.  It will be difficult, but it is an adventure which you both can survive.  This book will provide you with some insight into the obstacles you will face, pitfalls to be avoided, joys to be shared, and hope for what is to come.

Bibix

Ten billion pacifistic Lapropods, fleeing their dying world, have  accidentally exterminated most of the human race. Sixty years later, humans and Lapropods are at the mercy of brutal NorCons.  Humanity  seems bound for extinction until one scared and lonely Lapropod steps forward to carry out a confused and desperate rebellion.  His  exploits in the harsh Alaskan wilderness are epic.  Can he save his people (and the humans), or is everyone on Earth doomed to a life of  slavery?  

Tales From the Kodiak Starport

Tales From the Kodiak Starport is a collection of science fiction  stories chronicling the efforts of adventurous Alaskans to facilitate mankind's move toward space-based commerce, stepping from  the Last Frontier into the final frontier. Each tale, set in a different period, explores an aspect of the space industry and  its impact on the economic and ecological well-being of the people of Earth.


Welcome to the Kodiak Starport - gateway to the future. 

Crisis at the Kodiak Starport

Set in the world of Tales From the Kodiak Starport.

Alaskan fisheries suffer when a mining disaster pollutes Bristol Bay.   Governments around the world struggle with drought and famine as climate change becomes real.  Nations go to war over dwindling resources on  land and at sea.  In this era of rising international tensions that lead  to regional wars, administrators and staff at the Kodiak starport face  the challenge of keeping the promise of manned spaceflight intact for  the next generation of explorers and entrepreneurs.   Can the gateway to  a better future be kept open, or will it close forever when satellites  and space stations are destroyed? 

Showdown at the Kodiak Starport

Sequel to Crisis at the Kodiak Starport.

How much does tomorrow cost?  That’s one of many questions to be  answered by a struggling starport administrator while war rages between  major powers over diminishing natural resources.  In a world without  satellite communications, the potential for spaceflight will slip away  unless a relentless technological back-slide can be stopped.  From the  edge of space, to the interiors of high-tech facilities and hushed  conference rooms, it’s a fight for the future that neither side can  afford to lose.