Author Archives: Richard Murray

About Richard Murray

I've been interested in astrophotography for some time now and more recently began writing science fiction. Half a million words plus later, I continue to write every day. I share some of the things I learned along the way as well as some of my writing, plus an occasional astrophoto I’ve taken just for fun on my blog site Fictional Astronomer at .

Troubled Times

My new time travel tale “Troubled Times” was accepted for publication in the latest issue of Bewildering Stories. This is the caption they used- Richard Murray has a warning about time travel: “Time machines are impossibly complex to build and use. … Continue reading

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Small Town Anthology III

My wife and I collaborated on a  short story for an annual writing tournament in our local county which won first place in our category. It was just published in a book, Small Town Anthology III , which is now available … Continue reading

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Moon Life

A while back I started writing a novel about a father whose son mysteriously disappeared while stationed at a science facility on Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons. Titled, Freeman’s Ocean, the father ends up traveling out to Enceladus by hitch-hiking … Continue reading

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Ascension: A remote outpost stationed at the extreme edge of the solar system goes silent. The determined commander and his rescue fleet must find out what happened to the outpost and the thirty lives on it. As they reach their … Continue reading

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Depression and Writing

The leader of an online writing group I belong to recently asked the question: What technique(s) do you use to get out of a depressed state? If you’re a writer who has to deal with frequent depression, you are in good … Continue reading

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Finally, a new Sci-Fi book for science fiction writers. Arkwright by Allen Steele (author of Coyote trilogy): Arkwright is a fictional account of a famous Sci-Fi author named Nathan Arkwright whose series of Galaxy Patrol books and movies made him … Continue reading

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The Observatory

This is me a while back standing at the telescopes in my then  four year old observatory. The open door on the left leads into a warm room which has a window that looks out to the telescope. The warm room … Continue reading

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New Year

You know, I have yet to make the error of entering 2015 instead of 2016 when writing a check but then it’s only January 4th so I have plenty of time. As long as we’re on the subject of 2016 … Continue reading

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The Happy Prince (App-Jacker Chronicles Episode 1)

The teaser episode of my App-Jacker Chronicles Series, The Happy Prince, is available on Amazon for free over the weekend. This is a humorous, bawdy romp through the Milky Way galaxy on a adventure that is chock full of weird … Continue reading

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