Illustrator Lynette Rene Cook of California will be a speaker at SETI CON II, in Santa Clara, CA from June 22-24, 2012.
Never heard of SETI CON? It is the “place where science and imagination meet” and is the science and science-fiction convention of the SETI Institute. Learn more about it at http://seticon.com/.
Lynette Rene Cook, a Fellow of the International Association of Astronomical Artists, has not only scientific imagery in her gallery, but also a few historic and a sampling of botanical imagery as well. Her gallery can be found at
Lynette Cook combines her knowledge of science and art to realize some wonderful visions. Her early work mostly comprised of botanical and biological imagery, she soon was able to branch out into science. Today, she is best known for her paintings of exoplanets. The realistic depiction of her work is due to her method of consulting with astronomers, even discoverers of exoplanets themselves, and learning what the worlds might look like to help develop paintings based not only on the known data but also some scientifically plausible elements such as moons and planetary rings. To see samples of her extraordinary talent, visit her site at
Perusing her site, it is apparent why she was selected as a speaker for SETI CON II. Lynette Rene Cook was also the illustrator of Glen Stripling’s mystery science fiction novel Chronosia.
Science-fiction writer Glen Stripling will have a short story published soon through Sam’s Dot Publishing’s Martian Wave.
Originally established by Sam’s Dot creator James Baker, Martian Wave is an annual science fiction magazine dedicated to the exploration and colonization of space. James Baker began Sam’s Dot under the original name of ProMart Publishing with the idea of shining a light on poems, flashes, short stories, novellas, and novels by great upcoming writers of science fiction. After his death, ProMart Publishing became Sam’s Dot Publishing and continues his work with the addition of fantasy, dark fantasy, horror, steampunk, and paranormal. They have won a few awards, and even bestow the James Baker award to a few of the authors who write in their magazines. Perhaps Glen Stripling, author of the mystery science-fiction novel Chronosia, will join those ranks of winners with his new short story.
His science-fiction short story called “The Geysers of Enceladus,” will be released in 2012 Martian Wave scheduled to be out on May 1st. Look for it either at Sam’s Dot Publishing or Smashwords.com!
To learn more about Glen Stripling, visit his website at http://www.chronosia.com.
Come see some artists and authors affiliated along the lines of comic books and graphic novels. Columbus, MS will be having a three day event at
1404 Old Aberdeen Road
Columbus, MS 39705
Fri October 7, 2011 & Sat October 8 2011
Sunday October 9, 2011
This event is an annual affair, and this year’s theme is ‘Comics in Columbus’. There will be panels on artwork and comic work and graphics. Among the attendees will be
Alexander S Brown of the horror collection Traumatized
Linda C. DeLeon of Fall Into Darkness
J. L. Mulvihill of The Lost Daughter of Easa (to be launched at DragonCon)
Glen Stripling of Chronosia
For an idea of travel time, here are some estimates:
About 3 to 3 1/2 hours from Memphis, TN
About 5 hours from Nashville, TN
About 2 hours from Oxford, MS
About 2 hours and 40 min from Jackson, MS
About 3 hours and 26 min from Vicksburg, MS
About 2 hours from Meridian, MS
About 4 to 4 ½ hours from Gulfport, MS
About 2 to 2 ½ hours from Birmingham, AL
About 3 to 3 1/2 hours from Huntsville, AL
About 3 hours from Montgomery, AL
About 5 hours from New Orleans, LA
So come and have some fun!
Glen Stripling invites you to join him at Cups Cafe in Brandon, MS on April 9, 2011 for the book signing of his science fiction novel Chronosia! It will be featured from 2pm to 5pm. Come for the coffee, buy a book, and stay to chat with the author!
Glen Stripling, author of the science fiction murder mystery Chronosia, has been fascinated with the many aspects of science fiction for years. A native of Mississippi, Mr. Stripling was born in Jackson and currently resides in Pearl. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor’s of Science in geology, he developed a murder mystery which involved space travel, worm holes, and a look into the human condition. Immediately setting pen to paper, Mr. Stripling wrote the original manuscript of Chronosia while he “was stuck in the northwest part of the U.S. while his wife (a nurse) was working at a temporary assignment” (The Clarksdale Blues-Star, November 22, 2009). Still, he knew relying on the science alone would not sell the book, so he made the characters come alive. After gathering opinion on the original manuscript, Mr. Stripling finally printed the murder mystery and it is now available.
Mr. Stripling lives with his wife Katherine and is currently working on Chronosia 2: The Fugitives. Always full of ideas, his research notes are gathered and he is ready to meet the next challenge.
Until the sequel is finished, familiarize yourself with the first book. Come to Cups Cafe!
1450 W. Government St.
Brandon, MS 39042