The Space Trade

Cover design courtesy of Michael Wrigley.

Welcome to "The Space Trade Update"

Available since September 25, 2018 at Amazon Kindle.

The original edition, titled The Space Trade is available on, other fine online venues, and walk-in bookstores supplied by Ingram.

Book Review: Non-fiction Near Future

"The Space Trade and The Space Trade Update"

Described by the author, L. Paul Turner

How do you develop a profitable space presence before the advent of low cost access to orbit, and free from the restrictive purse strings of government?

Some enterprising company will take these practical steps to universal riches from space resources. As a species, we can do this now without the snail's pace of governmental hegemony. "The Space Trade Update," describes the step-wise investment path to incentive driven space commerce. Learn how the orbital economy profits before the advent of low cost access to orbit.

I wrote the book primarily for space entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, trillionaires, billionaires, economists, and anyone interested in life in spaceships. I show how to divide risk to enable private sector investment and ROI in orbit, and how soon we can move to a sustainable space economy. The seminal work, The Space Trade, was four years in the making, and is replete with references and end notes. Along with the Update, it includes a timeline of the spaceship trading system in asteroid resources, and reveals how Earth is saved from destruction. Low cost access to orbit would speed the entire process, it's true, so I explain a green, inexpensive way to get to space, developed by my good friend, John Powell of JP Aerospace.

For the Update Kindle edition TOC, please see The Space Trade Update.

Book Review: Fiction

The livelier, Kirkus Review of Mistress Bloom

Five strange short stories.

Opens Bloom book description page

In the Garden of Mistress Bloom by Cle' Curbo

Cover design courtesy of Michael Wrigley.

This is Cle' Curbo's first collection of short stories. The stories have been described as whimsical and surreal. The first story begins in a garden on the other side of the galaxy, where a strange artichoke-like plant has an intimate connection to mother earth. The tale is filled with odd but practical creatures of the Garden. It's a story of intrigue as well, for the Garden, while pleasant enough to tour, is connected to a force too powerful to be considered good.

The second story, "The 19th Frustration," opens with a job seeking, unlikely hero who must deal with alien cultures in a changing landscape of time and dimension.

The third and fourth stories are clearly fun sci-fi, while the fifth story is a serious wonk into a troubled but determined mind.

Available at Amazon.