by Kate Rauner


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ISBN-13: 9781500279585
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/25/2014
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

I'm a retired Cold War Warrior. I worked for over twenty years at the Rocky Flats Plant, which was part of the nation's nuclear weapons complex. During the Cold War, I was a Chemical Engineer in a plutonium recycling and purification facility, where I helped troubleshoot and improve the processes and did some research and development work as well. After the Cold War fizzled out , I switched to environmental engineering and project planning. I've held plutonium in my hands. Not many people can say that.
When the lengthy decommissioning of Rocky Flats was nearly complete, I moved to work at the copper mines around Silver City, New Mexico, where Native Americans collected copper long before the Spaniards entered Mexico.
Today I live in southwest New Mexico, at the edge of the Gila National Forest, which includes the world's first wilderness area, with my husband, dog, three cats, and four llamas. I enjoy hiking and bird-watching, and, as a volunteer firefighter, have fought wildland and home fires. Now that I've adding writing science fiction and poetry, I think I'm well on my way to achieving my life goal: to become an eccentric old woman.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent High Tech SF novel   5 stars A story of mission control specialists industry in the, hopefully, near future. The industry has been privatized and relies on contracts from industry, speculators, universities and subscriptions. This is a story of the adventure of science rather than physical exploration. With these characters,  I would look forward to nachos after work.  I just bought "Venture" by Ms Rauner.