BIG NEWS: Generation Space: A Love Story is forthcoming in February 2017 from Stillhouse Press.
Anna Leahy and Douglas R. Dechow wrote Generation Space: A Love Story based on lifelong interests in space exploration and their journeys to watch the last space shuttle launches in person. This book defines the generation who has never known a world without spaceflight and who came of age in the shadow of Shuttle. Generation Space is both a personal and cultural memoir. Doug and Anna also write Lofty Ambitions blog.
Doug’s most recent book is Intertwingled: The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson, which he co-edited with mathematician Daniele Struppa. It’s based on a conference of computer visionaries that Doug organized at Chapman University. He’s also contributing to a guidebook for librarians who teach.
The Chief and the Gadget, Doug’s novel-in-progress, is a cross-country spy thriller set during the Manhattan Project.
Doug is the Sciences, Digital Humanities, and English Librarian at Chapman University in Orange, California. He is also Curator of the Roger and Roberta Boisjoly Challenger Disaster Collection. He works with the university library’s archivist on a collection of NASA artifacts and documents and has developed a traveling exhibit and presentation based on this collection.