About David

David Lee Summers is an author, editor and astronomer living somewhere between the western and final frontiers in Southern New Mexico. He is the author of eleven novels novels including Owl Dance, The Astronomer’s Crypt, The Solar Sea and Dragon’s Fall: Rise of the Scarlet Order. His short fiction has appeared in such magazines and anthologies as Cemetery Dance, Realms of Fantasy, Straight Outta Tombstone, Gaslight and Grimm, After Punk, and Science Fiction Trails. He is also the editor of the science fiction anthologies, A Kepler’s Dozen, Kepler’s Cowboys, and Maximum Velocity: The Best of the Full Throttle Space Tales. In addition to his work in the written word, David has also worked at numerous observatories around the southwestern United States. Currently he works for Kitt Peak National Observatory, outside of Tucson, Arizona. Learn more about David’s books and projects here at the Web Journal and at his official site: http://www.davidleesummers.com

28 comments on “About David

  1. […] to be at The Poisoned Pen bookstore on Sunday, December 11, along with four other fantasy authors: David Lee Summers, Sam Sykes, Lisa McMann, Jani Lee Simner, and Joseph Nassise. We’ll be there at 2pm to hang […]

  2. THANK YOU for always being so kind about my blog! I don’t know if you are an Angel in your own right! I just wanted to tell you how grateful I am!


  3. So pleased to meet you, David.

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  5. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!! Lots of love, Emily

  6. bellnight says:

    Congratulations, David!

    I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    The rules of this award are at: http://bellnight.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/versatile-blogger-award-thanks-dear-kitty/

  7. David, I want to let you know that I’m nominating you for the One Lovely Blog Award. The details are in my post at http://wp.me/25uuH Thanks for your support, and I look forward to your future blogs.

    • Thanks for the nomination, Deby. I’ll see about crafting a response soon! I’ve been enjoying “The Weight of Their Souls.” I need to download the final episode to find out how it all finishes!

  8. c ganesh says:

    i am a professor in the department of creative writing in India…really nice to meet you….

    dr c ganesh(phd)

  9. Hi David. Lovely blog. Nice to “meet” someone from New Mexico. I should have never left… but some day I’ll get myself back to the southwest. 🙂

  10. Hi! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the mag’s review of Rarity from the Hollow is glowing! Thanks again.

  11. Bob Woody says:


    I’ve often thought a full biography of Ross Lomanitz should be written. After reading American Prometheus, and since I lived near Las Cruces and travel often to Socorro, I found it interesting that New Mexico Tech had attracted talent such as Sterling Colgate and Ross Lomanitz (among many other, I’m certain), right in the shadow of the Trinity Site . Lomanitz certainly proved to be a credit to American education, physics and personal values. A hero, perhaps not recognized as such, now

    Perhaps you would be best to write his story.

    • Thank you, Bob. It’s certainly a project I’d find fascinating and I agree it would be worthwhile. I’ll definitely keep it in mind. If I were to tackle such a thing, I would want to devote some time to serious research, since it’s a story that really deserves to be told correctly.

  12. pendantry says:

    Hi 🙂

    I hope you don’t mind me reaching out in a comment — I couldn’t find a way to contact you privately (you can always delete this comment…)

    I noticed that your Gravatar doesn’t link to your blog. This makes it more difficult for others to find you. Please take a look at my blog post linked below, which explains the easy steps you can take to fix this 🙂


    Happy blogging!

  13. Charles w Hartman says:

    Thank you David, Let me introduce myself. My graduate studies were done at UCBerkeley ; I was the last graduate student of David Sloan, the second person to join E, O, Lawrence’s LBL. A very inventive genius- first million volt x ray tube, SLAC accelerator, and many others. Towards the end of my studies I was directed to apply for a position in Colgate’s controlled fusion group. After a brief interview he hired me with the provision that I finish my thesis in a month.The other member of our 3 man group was Harold Furth who was also hired before completing his degree. I worked with Stering until he left LLNL stating ” Fusion studies had become too sophisticated to fly by the seat of your pants”

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