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 www.rmurrr.com .

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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The Happy Prince (App-Jacker Chronicles Episode 1)

I just got a new cover which I think is much better than what I managed to come up with using the Amazon cover creator software. Let me know what you think. The Happy Prince is a SciFi short story … Continue reading

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IC1805 Heart Nebula in Narrowband

Second version with less stars. ©2008 Richard Murray Click on image for 80% size. Zoomed in to image center. ©2008 Richard Murray ©2008 Richard Murray Full Size Image Notes: This was an imaging run that took three nights to complete … Continue reading

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The Martian by Andy Weir

I just finished listening to the audible version of The Martian by Andy Weir narrated by R.C Bray. I don’t know how this would read but I have to say this is the best audio hard SF book I have … Continue reading

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The A List

Part of Stephen King’s instructions for fledgling writers is to read and read voraciously because “reading is the creative center of a writer’s life.” He instructs you to read some books outside of your chosen genre as well. But if … Continue reading

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