Published August 22nd 2013 by Aec Stellar Publishing, Inc.
Paperback, 318 pages
Author(s): Raymond Vogel
**About the Author**
Raymond spent several years in the aerospace industry, as a Materials and Processes engineer helping with the design of Boeing aircraft components and then working for Lockheed Martin on the NASA Orion Program as a Systems Engineer at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, LA. During his time working on Orion, MATTER OF RESISTANCE was first conceived and drafted. This Second Edition release represents a six-year-long process of editing, rewriting, and learning to convert technical writing into fiction (a task easier said than done).
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 imaginations.
- science fiction
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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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Masterfully written to entertain, Matter of Resistance is a light read that makes you think. It examines the potential outcomes of failed diplomacy in a conflict, and it should be required reading at the war college.”
“Matter of Resistance is relevant, fresh, and engaging to adults and young readers alike as it tackles human’s ongoing quest to reach out and trust one another. Watch for spoilers, though, because I see them on the news every night.”
“This captivating story bears the unmistakable mark of an instant SciFi classic, in that the science (while as solid as you would expect from a friggin rocket scientist) is merely a backdrop for a fascinating introspection into the human nature.Matter of Resistance might not cure your Asimov or Clarke nostalgia, but it will certainly infect you with the Vogel virus. There, you have been warned.”
“With the recent announcement of the Mars One endeavor, Matter of Resistance is one step closer to becoming non-fiction. Mars One can probably borrow some pages from Raymond Vogel’s playbook.”
“I liked it because it was exciting.”