Bacil Donovan Warren was stationed as an M1 Tank Crewman in Germany—during the Cold War—and Texas. While serving with the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment at Ft. Bliss, Texas, he deployed for the Gulf War. His memoir With It or in It: Desert Shield and Desert Storm from the Loader's Hatch includes vivid, honest descriptions of his deployment, including offensive combat operations against the Iraqi Republican Guard.After returning from the Gulf, Donovan was honorably discharged from the Army and attended the University of Arizona. Starting in 2006, Donovan worked for a private ambulance company, first as an EMT-Basic and, from 2008-2014, as an EMT-Paramedic. When not writing, he now helps run a small business, teaching CPR and other American Heart Association courses.
After years of effort, Dr. Steve Johnson and his team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory celebrate the landing of their HabiPrep lander on Mars, which will begin constructing a habitat for future astronauts.
Their celebration is curtailed when an uncharted object suddenly appears on a crash course to Mars, turning the JPL mission sideways. New questions arise when the object is found to be other than it seemed, questions which may provide a terrifying answer to Fermi's famous question: "where is everybody?"
In his debut novel, Bacil Donovan Warren (author of With It or in It: Desert Shield and Desert Storm from the Loader's Hatch) crafts a gripping hard sci-fi tale. Readers have been unanimously positive, saying it "was hard to find stopping points when I needed to put the book down," that "the adventure within pulled me and held tight," and that the story "pulls you in."