Posts Tagged ‘returning to space’

Another New Release

July 4, 2012

My life is chaos. In addition to my very challenging and fun day job, I continue to pound out books, get in some quality time with family, exercise, and spend a little time sleeping. Still, I shouldn’t have forgotten to post the release of my third book in the Prison Earth series.

Prison Earth – The Resurrection and the Lie is the third and final book in the initial Prison Earth trilogy. It is available on, and brings an end to the intra-galactic war that was in full force at the end of book two. The Kindle version is coming soon.

However, my small and dedicated readers need not despair. There will be a fourth book. However, I am two books into a new paranormal series and need to get them edited and out before I get back to the Prison Earth series.

Oh yeah. And I also need to get my web site updated.

Chaos rules. Life would simply be too boring without it.

Clifford M. Scovell


Wandering Through Past Lives

March 14, 2010

I’ve always been intrigued by the concept of past lives. Haven’t you ever met someone for the first time, yet felt like you’d known them your whole life? What are “natural” skills? Something you just have, or experience from another lifetime? I’ve written in a previous blog that as a child I always wanted to return to space. It was such a natural feeling I didn’t think twice about it. I have no memories of a former life as a space traveler, but that didn’t reduce the feeling that I’d been there before.

It is from this wonder and longing that my novel evolved. My best chance of returning to space is in my imagination, but in a generation or two some of our young people (and even a few older ones) will be given the chance to travel to other planets within our solar system. At some point along the way, a leap in propulsion technology might even propel us to nearby stars or beyond. Can you imagine flying close to the Orion Nebula, or seeing the remnants of the exploding star Eta Carinae without the aide of the Hubbell Space Telescope?

I’m thinking I’m not the only one who wants to return to space. Send me a note. If the aliens ever contact me, I’ll ask them if you can tag along.

Clifford M. Scovell
Prison Earth – Not Guilty as Charged

Orion Nebula

What beauty would we behold if we could travel through space?

A Child’s Dream

February 20, 2010

Since childhood I’ve had one overarching dream: to return to space.

I know that sounds odd. How can I return to a place I’d never been? Even so, each time I looked into the jet-black night skies of the Oregon Coast, the densely-packed stars of the Milky Way called to me.

I was six when Sputnik launched, and though I didn’t understand much about the adult world, the furor that simple device caused made one thing perfectly clear: I wasn’t the only one longing to return.

But growing up comes with its own share of accomplishments and disappointments. Weak eyes and poor circulation kept me out of the Vietnam War, but it also meant I’d never be a pilot. At that time, only pilots made it into space. Even today, considering NASA’s funding problems, many who qualify won’t be going either.

My return to space, at least in this lifetime, will only be in my imagination…and in the stories I create. According to what my readers tell me, that’s not such a bad thing.

Clifford M. Scovell
Author of the Prison Earth series

The wonders of space. Wouldn't it be great to view them first hand.