Ingrid Moon

Author, Educator, Scientist

Ingrid Moon is an author, educator, and scientist, among other things. Early indoctrination into science and speculative fiction led her to pursue writing, science, and technology as a career. 

A Southern California native who can't surf, she enjoys hiking, mountaineering, and long stints alone in the wilderness where she hopes to meet an elf or find a magic portal to another world. She currently lives with her husband, a human child, 2 pig children, 6 cat children, and squirrels.

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The Handler's Gambit

Play the game.
Murder the innocent.
Don't let them see you sweat.

Turner Boone lives a treacherous life under a vengeful warlord who employs Boone's tactical genius for his galactic conquest.

Boone wants out.

As a quintessential planner, he's aiming for the long-game to free himself. But when the warlord assigns him to handle a teenage weapon with elemental powers, all his plans go to hell.

As Boone grows attached to his ward, he realizes they both need to escape. His new plan is a gambit that may make things worse before they get better--if he even lives to execute it.

A dark, character-driven adventure in the far reaches of our galaxy, this novel features epic space battles, biological magic, and the discovery of friendship between two young killers.

May contain content unsuitable for sensitive readers (explicit violence, self-harm or suicide).


All the science you need to build amazing, realistic worlds for your stories, television series, RPG campaigns, and more -- everything you might have forgotten since high school!

From dark matter to galactic scale, from astrobiology to planetary gravity, these succinct descriptions pack a punch!

Now Available on Amazon Print ($3.99) and Kindle ($2.99) Editions

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