My favorite books and links!

Antique Telescopes My own website exploring the instruments used in ancient times. I also include a section on astronomy before the telescope and the astronomical observations of ancient civilizations.

Our Facebook page for the Noyse Merchants, the medieval music group that I perform with.

Who else? I practically grew up with Carl Sagan. We all did in some way.


Daily information about the sun-earth environment. Current status of auroras, the sun,and more. Up-to-the-minute photos of what's happening on the sun!

Time Detectives by Brian Fagan.
An exhilarating mix of high adventure and serious scholarship explores how modern archeologists are using techniques like computer imaging, infrared photography and pollen analysis to reconstruct ancient cultures.

Mysteries of the Middle Ages by Thomas Cahill.

This is a well-written book that illustrates how the major philosophies of the middle ages influenced modern thinking. This is largely accomplished through a detailed examination of several key people: Hildegarde of Bingen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Francis of Assisi, Peter Abelard, Henry II (Plantagenet), Roger Bacon, Dante, Giotto, and a handful of others.

My Author Page on Facebook.

Tony Hillerman was a master of historically-informed fiction. Besides being a great detective story, A Thief Of TIme deals with the damage done by pot thieves to ancient Anasazi indian sites. His intertwining of ancient and modern Indian cultures, and modern day detective work is nothing short of brilliant.

Krupp, E.C. Echoes of the Ancient Skies, The astronomy of lost civilizations. Harper and Row, New York, 1983.

The Trilogy

I conceived of the three novels as a series of science-based thrillers, derived from historical events. You may read more about it on the books page.

The Colors of Fire.

The paperback is a large-size, first edition new release.

Of Princes and Kings.

Large-size, first edition new release.

Purchase Flare.

Large-size, first edition new release.