D. Wayne Dworsky has been composing stories since he was nine years old.
From his early twenties he has traveled all over the world in 23 countries
and all 50 states in the US. He's hiked the Alpse, The Rockies, Adirondikes
and The Catskills. In his quest to seek perfection in the cosmos, he's searched the Earth for the most amazing, exotic, beautiful and enduring truths through his science interests, which include geology, astronomy and mathematics. He's written over 100 professional book reviews, has authored
more than 30 feature articles and podcasts an Internet radio talk show.
He savors an intense love of science with deep interests in the universe, astronomy, climate, Earth science and the cosmos. He assumes a similar interest in technology, logic and mathematics.
Now D. Wayne Dworsky enjoys the platforms that support
his work in a monthly column, book reviews, feature articles and blogs.
He's climbed Grand Teton in Teton National Park
in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 1983, the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland in 1985 and
most of the established technical rock climbing routes in the Shawangunks in
New York State from 1982 to 1985.
In the new radio program he will host, Alpha Centauri & Beyond, which features host, D. Wayne Dworsky. He engages his listeners with exciting talk about science, science literature, science fiction literature and science fiction movies.
“Live life by participating or it will pass you by.” Too often we hear of people complaining and putting off doing things, making excuses and procrastinating. I say, get in the driver’s seat and take charge, control the reins, jump off your couch and swing into action, dive into the cockpit and pilot your life. It’s only your actions that propel you over the horizon and produce a legacy. Taking a passive stance in life just drops you at the rear of the crowd. Take charge, take an active position in the control tower and propel yourself forward. Remember, participate or life will pass you by.
You've Arrived at The Concrete Jungle Journal, a Blog Devoted to Science and Nature
This site shows how D. Wayne Dworsky's vast travels and life-long explorations
have contributed to the rich nature of his written work. Other areas of the site
reveal his interest in aviation and fascinationn with science. You can find over
100 book reviews that were published by Sacramento, San Francisco, Tulsa and City
Book reviews. Read the reviews by clicking here. He's also published over 30 feature articles in his column and American Chronicle.
Read the articles by clicking here. ______________________________________________________________________________
Links to His Column, Book Reviews and Feature Articles
Blog: What Is a Pivotal Event?
By D. Wayne Dworsky
Posted: May 22, 2013
Ordinarily, a pivotal event is simply an indication for a turning point. In literature, one might refer to a pivotal event in a story arc to indicate to the reader that a progressive moment is imminent that will change the course of the plot. Sometimes, a pivotal event might even trigger a change in character development that tends to change the scope of the story. We normally think of such an event as simply a way to turn a corner.
With regard to the nature of the radio broadcast, Alpha Centauri & Beyond, the pivotal event represents a signal that joins two distinct and vital forces with a common theme. This characteristic occurs because of the dual nature of the program. These occur within the framework of science fiction literature as a whole and scientific discovery incorporated with technological breakthroughs. Together, these moments converge to heighten the significance and drama of strategic points of reference in both science literature and science fiction literature as a composite. This dynamic duo enforces the importance of certain stages of development within the double context. The result of this composite strengthens the importance of this pivotal event as it relates to the topic under discussion.
This view puts the appreciation of merging science and science fiction into a new perspective, enlightening the listener beyond the revelation that either of these works of literature by themselves provide. Hence, the author believes that the reader of this article will walk away with a fresh realization of what to expect from truly modern science and science fiction literature.
Blog: The New View on Science and Science Fiction
By D. Wayne Dworsky,
Posted: May 10, 2013
Alpha Centauri & Beyond is about science and science fiction. Host, D. Wayne Dworsky and Co-Host, Melissa Macfie discuss issues that modern science faces as well as science fiction novel plots, themes and special effects in motion pictures. Each show features a separate theme. Guests on the show include science experts and science fiction writers. The show will air biweekly at 8 pm ET. Listeners are invited to call into the live show at 646-378-0539 to ask questions or make comments about the show's contents or theme.
Each show will feature a different theme, starting with Mars. In addition to a fresh theme for each episode, we will discuss a pivotal event. These pivotal events illuminate a particular scientific breakthough and/or launch a dynamic, new way of factoring science into science fiction literature and science fiction movies. Plus, each pitoval event will try to extract how some important science fiction phenomenon influenced science.
Blog: Supporting Science Literature
By D. Wayne Dworsky,
Posted: April 10, 2013
This promo supports science literature, which includes the pod casts of Alpha Centauri & Beyond radio talk show. I hope to bring listeners up to date with all the news concerning the exploration of Mars. This new segment of the show will highlight new activities in the NASA program, recent books in science and technology as well as the latest flicks that enjoy a wide audience. I hope that continued public interest in technological pursuits will inspire a sustained interest in scientific and technologic developments.
We are at a crossroads in space exploration. We can only imagine what went through the minds of those great explorers such as Columbus and Magellan as they gazed out at the vast unknown. And again, we stand at the threshold of a new frontier, bravely daring each other to take the first steps into that vast unknown. However, unlike our predecessors, we have a significant technological advantage since we have powerful devices that can provide us with huge amounts of information and guide us to a more predictable outcome.
Blog: Spin-off of original Alpha Centauri & Beyond
By D. Wayne Dworsky,
Posted: April 5, 2013
Going to Mars will kick off this new show, which is a spin-off of the original Alpha Centauri & Beyond radio talk show. The new broadcast will feature Host, D. Wayne Dworsky. The show will air biweekly Mondays at 8 pm ET. Listeners are invited to call into the live show at: 646-378-0539. Watch for opening dates of the show episodes. (TBA)