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Silent Wave

Technology is changing life for the masses for sure, but mostly it’s convenience gadgets like computers in watches, tablets and cell phones that help people search the web for restaurants and motels or look for answers for tidbits of trivia. Too much of technology is geared toward personal convenience, and Justin Larson knows that an invention like force fields capable of levitation will change the future of humanity. The significance of personal flying machines that are surrounded by a protective […]

Silent Trek, the Illustrated Version

My first foray into creating illustrations came from creating a trailer for Silent Wave. The process is painstaking. Photo realistic images that are believable are a challenge to produce. Creating scenes that have to be composited because only elements exist can take hours, even if you have all the elements. People are a problem since the people you might envision might be described to look similar to a given actress or actor, and you can’t just grab their image off […]

Silent Wave: Writing Fiction

As I’m sure all writers do from time to time, we stop and evaluate what we are doing, like some revelation has hit us in the face and we can say oh well, I guess my writing was a big waste of time, so I think I’ll just stop. But then I realize that writing really matters. This sort of introspection is good for us all, writers and readers alike. Why now? Well, I reread a review of my first […]

eBook Covers (part 8)

There are things in Photoshop, like spacecraft, that are a little hard to produce. I’m always curious what tools they use when making movies like Avatar or Prometheus. For the ships to really look real, I’m sure they are engineered with CAD before they even get to programs like Photoshop. In Hope Landing, the spacecraft is actually a mulifacited model with numerous blending modes applied. I must confess, it looks more real than many of the ridiculous models you see […]

Wavecraft, levitation vehicles of the future

I seldom have dreams where I can fly, but I have over the years, and it’s always been a fun and weird experience. I think I’d love to be a bird. However, I’m not a great fan of riding in airplanes, not that I haven’t had great trips, and I love looking out the window, but I have had a few flights in my life when I would have gladly gotten off the damn plane and walked to my destination. […]

Silent Wave Trailer Michael Atman eBooks

Trailer The storyline of Silent Wave is presented in images that represent scenes from the book. The intention is to give readers a glimpse into the story without giving the story away. Since it’s the first book of the trilogy, the end is really just the beginning, and so the final scene of the book is in broad display. watch?v=itsXeAhiEto The scenes include “An Eagle at Hunt” which is the vision that starts the book, then AMT (Advanced Metal Technologies, […]

Silent Landing, the wonders of an alien world

One of the fun things about science fiction is to imagine something more spectacular than Earth. While I didn’t envision Viridian quite like Pandora, it is certainly described as being more exotic and varied than we know Earth, not that there aren’t spots of paradise on our home planet. Viridian is slightly smaller, slightly faster spinning, slightly lower gravity, with mountain 4 times higher, trees 2 times taller, and of course Jurassic type monsters. It is a plethora of life, […]