Staten Island, NYUSA
Hometown: Staten Island
August 10, 2012
time travel, space opera, etc. Mountain of Long Eyes (title story of anthology) has a Native American shaman using magic to battle domestic terrorists. Other stories in the anthology are pure SF, satire, humor, and horror. http://sbpra.com/ThomasWmHamilton
several professional books in the astronomy field, SF is mostly short stories with one time travel novel http://alternatehistoryweeklyupdate.blogspot.com/2014/03/interview-thomas-wm-hamilton.html
Astronomy books include one on named stars and nebulas ("Useful Star Names"); another covers all stars and brown dwarfs within 20 lightyears of Earth, giving spectral class, size, mass, planets, magitude, discovery, temperature, distance, location, etc ("Our Neighbor Stars"). One astronomy book covers all 185 moons of the Solar System, with orbits, periods, size, discovery, names, etc. Similar book for asteroids.
Worked on fuel usage and radar requirements for performing in orbit rendezvous. Former professional actor-- stage: played Barnaby, the little boy with a discombobulated fairy godfather, radio played the kid killed in a feud in Huckleberry Finn; movie: played the prosecutor's son in "Miracle on 34th Street; TV played one of the kids on Mr. I-Magination. Planetarium director, authored shows in 12 foreign languages which received a federal grant to distribute to 260 planetariums throughout the USA, trained students to work in many planetariums. Adapted "The Brick Moon" for planetarium
Retired professor of astronomy, author of a time travel novel published 2008, "Time for Patriots". Anthology of 28 short stories (horror, SF, fantasy, ghost, space opera) published Sept. 2012, "The Mountain of Long Eyes". Astronomy book/moons 2013.
great group, friendly people, fun to discuss SF from the 19th century to this week's Dr. Who