New Release Books by Thomas Wm Hamilton

Thomas Wm Hamilton is the author of Scam Artists of the Galaxy (2020), The Mountain of Long Eyes (2012), Our Neighbor Stars (2012), Useful Star Names (2011) and , Time for Patriots (2008).

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Scam Artists of the Galaxy

release date: Oct 12, 2020
Scam Artists of the Galaxy
Scam Artists of the Galaxy features a pair of creative scammers who travel from planet to planet 450 years from now. Their misadventures cover a wide variety of scams in nineteen widespread locales. On some planets the male cousins make money, while on others they leave one step ahead of the local equivalent to a sheriff. One of them, a ladies’ man, even tries to pick up girls at every space port. Their tricks include fake artifacts, insurance fraud, complex currency tricks, a missing heiress, gambling, fraudulent psychological aids, and even a supercilious cat. Several stories strongly reflect the author's astronomical background, who was motivated to write the book after considering all the boring phone and email scams he receives. Wouldn’t scammers be more intelligent in the future, he thought. “I think mine are more creative than the ones I get. Felt sorry I didn’t add a couple more scams.”

The Mountain of Long Eyes

release date: Nov 19, 2012
The Mountain of Long Eyes
A collection of science fiction and fantasy stories, ranging from a Native American shaman using magic to battle modern-day terrorists to space opera mysteries in distant galaxies.

Our Neighbor Stars

release date: Feb 01, 2012
Our Neighbor Stars
The sky's the limit in the fascinating book Our Neighbor Stars: Including Brown Dwarfs. The book presents all known information on the 100 stars nearest Earth, as well as the brown dwarfs within the range covered by these stars. Learn where (and whether) the stars are visible in the sky, who discovered them and how they were discovered. Read all about the stars' sizes, colors, presence of any planets, and the constellations where the stars are located. All the information is indexed, so particular types of stars can be easily found. About the Author: Thomas Wm. Hamilton has wanted to work in astronomy since he was five years old. Now retired, he taught astronomy for 32 years, and has worked for the Apollo program and in the planetarium field. His last book was Useful Star Names and his next is an anthology featuring his science fiction stories. The author grew up in San Francisco and now resides on Staten Island, New York. Publisher's Website: http: //sbpra.com/ThomasWmHamilton

Useful Star Names

release date: Dec 21, 2011
Useful Star Names
The following review appears in The Planetarian, the journal of the International Planetarium Society, December 2011, Vol. 40, No. 4, pages 62-63, written by the book review editor, April Whitt, of the Fernbank Planetarium in Atlanta, GA:Useful Star Names; With Nebulas and other Celestial FeaturesThomas Wm. Hamilton, Strategic Book Group, Durham, Connecticut, 2011, ISBN 978-1-61204-614-3“I wanted to let you know about this volume with the descriptive title in time for stocking your gift shops and book stores for the new year. It is, indeed, full of useful star names. And not just the usual Greek letters or catalog numbers, either.The author introduces the work as derived from “my experience of many years in the planetarium field.” Each of us has pointed out stars and constellations on the dome, in the night sky, or on a star map. We have all told stories of gods and heroes. Some of us have struggled with unfamiliar pronunciations, wondered where a particular story came from, or related the difference between Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali. A few have even won “constellation shoot-out” contests with that.The book is divided into four sections. An alphabetical listing of the 88 constellations and the meanings of their names is first. Second is a list of stars, nebulae and galaxies by constellation, with the accepted scientific designations for the named ones. This is the really useful section: a concise source for catalog listing, spectral class, distance in lightyears, R.A. and Dec., and apparent magnitude.Many of the Chinese names were new to me, and a delight to add to the night sky knowledge (although I will need help with pronunciation).An alphabetical listing of all names, the original language of each, and English translation and pronunciation is third. The last section lists entries from various catalogs cross listed to constellations.Recommend this book to your local astronomy club. Share it with a telescope user-beginner. Purchase a copy for your planetarium library. It really is full of useful star names, and other good information.”

Time for Patriots

release date: Aug 01, 2008
Time for Patriots
"Time for Patriots is a delightful adventure with marvelously crafted characters so realistic I could swear I knew them." Guillermo Alfonso Calvo Mahé, Professor of English and Political Science, International Relations Directorate, Universidad Autònoma de Manizales. "Time for Patriots is a fascinating look into a world changed by knowledge from the future." Christopher Nuttall, Producer and Managing Editor of Changing the Times, the online Alternate History magazine. (www.changingthetimes.net) "Time for Patriots is a splendid fi rst novel by an author -- already a serious scientist -- who has the potential to be a most formidable sci-fi author. It is a highly imaginative story which reveals both a grasp of science and of history. Bernard J. Sussman, lawyer & librarian
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