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I'm J.P. Osterman, Futurist, Research Scientist and Author.

 

I've been on an imaginative journey of space exploration and planetary colonization:

 

What could happen if powerful people begin manipulating the forces in the universe?

 

Join me on my journey as I discover some answers!

Click here to read my newest fictional short story:  Rat Lady .

Click here, Cosmic Rift Reading, to hear me read a chapter from the book. Click here, First Communication, to hear me read Chapter 1 of First Communication.

First Communication

Today is Monday, August 23, 2060, and humanity is threatened by an extinction-level event.  A mysterious opening appears in the atmosphere.  People panic!  What is this strange phenomenon?  Some kind of reply to Thornton Manning’s massive cosmic cry for help into the universe?  The atmospheric disturbance appears as a hurricane with a silver lining--a window!

“I’m beginning to believe this is a real alien contact…a first communication,” Dr. Elisa Holton says.  After the signal is confirmed by scientists, our global leader, Regent Thornton Manning, prepares to greet aliens. 

Everyone wonders: “Can this advanced species from Nelta heal Earth?  If so, what might they demand in return?”

Thornton, now a hero, has plans for the alien technology—not completely legal under the new United Earth Constitution.  It’s often said: “New technology invites new dilemmas.”  Humanity begins to experience rapid radical changes!

Elisa Holton is a genius researcher in the new burgeoning field of Nano-Robotics and Genomics. Thornton makes her famous, but he faces exposure with all her knowledge.  Not everyone trusts the Global Regency government, and some people are still just bent on hating…

The terrorists begin hiding off-Earth, and a new group of protestors begin a covert mission of sabotaging popular technology.  When attacks from these two foes threaten the vital help we need from the Neltans, Thornton asks Elisa for help, and orders an elite crew of spacecraft fighters to crush the opposition before our communications link with the Neltans collapses.  It’s a race against time as humanity struggles to seal a special Pact...

 

The Nelta Series begins!

 

 

Cosmic Rift

Lee Lunsford, NASA’s manager of the Manned Moon/Mars Mission (retired) calls Cosmic Rift brilliant and an amazing piece of Sci-Fi literature – “The most realistic book about space travel I have ever read.”

 

Author J. P. Osterman, futurist, space research scientist, and sci-fi author primarily focused on space exploration and colonization delivers a potent and unforgettable mix of science, moving characters and intrigue with “Cosmic Rift”.  It has been said that every successful Sci-Fi novel ever written, whether by, George Lucas, Asimov, Bradbury, Heinlein, Clarke, Verne, or H.G. Wells – the best – have not one but three things in common:  Ideas – Characters – Good Writing...

 

JP Osterman weaves in all three ielement n Cosmic Rift.  The story stretches across new thinking in technology – from “The singularity” – to – Nanobots – to – Space Time – to a explore our human nature.

 

Cosmic Rift is an action-packed science fiction story with three main characters, a man, a woman  and one ultra-intelligent A.I. computer – what many today call the "technological singularity."  Their mission is to tvoyage to the edge of the universe, in search of new worlds to colonize.  But what they find appears to be an insurmountable threat to our entire universe!

 

Meet them now...

 

Commander Steve Strunk was raised on Mars.  He helped build Smart domes and trained astronauts.  With the aid of artificial intelligence, he believes he’s invincible.  His co-commander, the beautiful Elizabeth Beals, is a genius who signed up for space exploration to put her past behind her.  ISS Mars Headquarters labeled them the ideal team.  Nothing is ideal forever…

 

It’s 2376, and Steve and Elizabeth have been voyaging through space when their ship Amelia awakens them.  “Where are we?  The date and time has stopped tracking!  Why?”  Their infallible space craft suddenly fails!  The perfect team suddenly falters!  Nothing—no amount of training or simulated instruction  could have prepared them for this breach in their mission, and their neural interface to the ships A.I. computer ceases.  Can they trust their own senses at this critical time when they need them the most?

 

Vulnerable on an ancient planet and navigating blind at the far reaches of the known universe, their relationship is speeding on a passionate trajectory as Steve and Elizabeth race with a rapidly closing window of time to fix a dooms-day force that will destroy the entire universe the…Cosmic Rift!

 

Join several space community luminaries who are already reading Cosmic Rift, from major Aerospace Chief Executives, to NASA dignitaries, to Astrophysicist’s, to Educational Space Program TV moderators, to former Astronauts, and see why there is such a buzz about this book.

JP meets with Ray Bradbury

Hi, I'm J.P. Osterman, Research Scientist, Author, and Futurist. 

 

I was born December 21, in East Chicago, Indiana.


Writing Career:  As a researcher and Science-Fiction author focused on space travel, planetary colonization, and alien contact, I became an Independent Research Scientist studying the laws that govern space/time and innovation relating to space travel, advanced genomics, exoplanets, quantum computing, colonization of Mars, nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence.  Yes, I wrap all this up to weave action adventure science-fiction novels.  They're world building, alien relationship fostering, and excitement-and-disaster creating!  Complex characters and story [always story!] are at the core of my plots.

 

In addition to the physics of long distance space travel, I studied the computational theories necessary to control the physics of space travel and extreme time-space compression, teleportation, optical quantum computing, quantum communication, and A.I. Computer intelligence reaching well beyond the “Singularity” with organic quantum-level human neural interface and exchange.  I ask the deep concerning question: What could happen when powerful people begin manipulating the elementary forces in the universe?


Growing up, I was a prolific reader and writer.  At four-years-old, I had one heck of a wild imagination!

 

I graduated from University of San Diego with a B.A. in English (Emphasis in Writing), and later a Master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University and Single-Subject teaching credential.

 

In the early 1990s, I met Ray Bradbury who inspired me to write science fiction.  "Something wonderful happened to me because of my discussion with Mr. Bradbury.  He had a profound effect on students, and worked diligently to inspire and enourage everyone.  He instilled in me a desire to write...and I began writing daily ever since.”


I have written seven novels, mostly science fiction: from exploring Mars in Cosmic Rift, to spacefolding to an ancient alien world in First Communication.  I have won several awards, including the prestigious Rupert Hughes Award at the seminal Maui Writers Conference for my sci-fi novel, The Matter Stream, which I am transforming into my Nelta Series of novels.  I also won First Place for my play, The Man Next to Me, subsequently published in the San Diego Writer’s Monthly magazine.

 

See more about me on my Author's Bio page above.  Check out my novels on my List of Works above.


There's always another path to take, a new direction you can choose on your journey through your life.  But if you don't ever choose, you can't ever know...

 

Writing a book is the art of listening and watching.

J.P. Osterman

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