John Connelly is the co-author of Beyond Kuiper: The Galactic Star Alliance. Here’s a teaser of what you can expect from it, taken from THE B.K.U:
There is no Drake equation. There is no question on sentience. The galaxy is alive, filled with life, the only issue, us humans aren’t invited. The Galactic Star Alliance awaits your exploration. We acknowledge the vastness of time, the cyclical nature of civilization; and the obscurity of our own history. If our galaxy is so full of sentient life, why has no one said hello? We thought of a simple, logical reason: no one wants to. The Galactic Star Alliance has been alive and well for millions of earth years. Hundreds of thousands of sentient worlds and trillions of beings walk, run, and crawl across the many home worlds of the Alliance. This revelation led to many questions: How is faster-than-light speed travel possible, and could cohesive, interstellar civilizations exist without it?
Along with his co-author, Matthew Medney, John has created an entire world in his novel, and in this week’s episode we discuss how it came to be, the daunting process that is writing and revising a novel, why he’s so interested in space and expanding human capabilities, and much more. Did I mention John is an aerospace engineer, as well? He performs mechanical design for NASA deep space missions with 3 satellites using his designs currently orbiting our planet. Where does he find time to sleep? Short answer, he doesn’t. And in the inspirational back half of this episode, you’ll see his passion and drive on full display.
Be sure to go to The B.K.U. where you’ll find links to all the ways you can purchase Beyond Kuiper: The Galactic Star Alliance. And also check out John and Matthew’s podcast Heavy Metal Presents: Putting The Science In Science Fiction.