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Bewildering Stories

Demetrios Matsakis

Bewildering Stories biography

I am a child of the space age.

The story “Sun-Lovers” draws from my wild youth as a graduate student at Berkeley, where I also adapted a radio interferometer to observe alcohol and ammonia in the dust clouds where stars are born.

My first job was to observe quasars at the edge of the observable universe so as to measure the irregularities in the rotation of the Earth.

A decade or two later I got into atomic clocks, and became director of the department that sets the time for GPS and much of the world.

My full title is “Chief Scientist for Time Services.” I work at the U.S. Naval Observatory, in Washington DC. Now, as Chief Scientist, I more and more often wonder what is the truth about time, space, life, and reality itself.

It’s funny how publishing a story that is admittedly science fiction gives me more pleasure than most of the 150-odd professional publications I’ve made.

But not more than my children and granddaughter give me.

Copyright © 2018 by Demetrios Matsakis

Bewildering Stories bibliography

Prose Fiction
The Sun-Lovers

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