Seeking Beta Reader for Engineering Story Novelette

Dear Engineering Stories followers,

I have been working on a Science Fiction Novelette (approx. 8 – 10,000 words) and I’m looking for volunteers to help me make a good story great. The story is placed about 50 years in the future with plausible physics and engineering. I invent a method to support an observatory space station just outside the atmosphere above the poles without placing the station in orbit. This gives it a constant view of the sun and a stable astronomical and Earth vantage point. What I need help with is the characterizations, the action, the . . .

It is my intention to enter this story into a writing contest or two and see if I can get professional feedback in my quest to write better and better engineering stories. If you are interested in reading and providing feedback to make the story great, please let me know and I’ll send you a draft.


Ken Hardman/Engineering Stories

About Kenneth Richard Hardman

AncestorClips are very short stories about very real people. Each clip nurtures awareness of a time, a place, and the character of a man or woman who cultivated a path for our life. The reader feels the good, the obstacles, the happiness, the sadness, and the overcoming. They cheer us, make us resilient when challenged, give us purpose, and connect us to our multi-generational family. Each story is followed by reflections from the author and readers sharing how the story strengthened or inspired them. Ken Hardman is a son, a brother, a grandson, a great-grandson… He is also a husband, father and grand-father. Ken is a professional engineer, engineering mentor, technical writer, and associate technical fellow at a major aerospace company. He is a writer of engineering and family history stories. Please join Ken in reading, reflecting upon, or writing #AncestorClips
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4 Responses to Seeking Beta Reader for Engineering Story Novelette

  1. Hi Ken, I would be interested in reading the story as well. I don’t want to post my email address here publicly, though. Is there a way to send you a private message through the website?

  2. Bob Riddle says:

    Hi Ken-
    Send me a draft also (draft beer would be welcome also!!)

  3. Don Morgan says:

    Ken, I would be glad to read this for you. I’m still using “Engineering Stories” as required reading for my Foundations of Engineering and Technology classes.

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