Author Bio

Space Opera Novelist Matthew J. Opdyke has been moved by our beautiful Universe and all that it has to offer. He seeks to display a confident, noble, and inspiring message throughout his writings to the masses of our vast civilization. Encouraged for many years by those who teach, lead, and mentor others in a manner that fosters innovation, he endeavors to imbue the main characters of his novels with many unique traits that lead to individual empowerment, as well as overall well-being and meaningful purpose, despite background or environmental influences. We can transcend from here with a belief in the preservation of life, our world, and every life-giving system we know throughout humanity. From our phenomenal world, Earth, to our Moon, the planets orbiting our Sun, to the distant stars and the complexity of their networks, Matthew J. Opdyke has been curious about the sciences that govern their existence and strengths for decades. Within these sciences lie the tools that will help us to safely and in some cases dangerously and daringly explore it all!

He often asks, how can we brave the effects of interstellar radiation, so we do not die from its exposure? How can we travel without gravity, so our skeletal structures do not become too porous and cause our frames to be too weak to carry our weight? How can we mimic the effects of gravity, to allow humanity to explore outer space for long periods while maintaining strength and clarity of mind? There are so many questions to ask, and there are many answers. Some answers are considered the "hard truth" based on what we know today. Many ideas seem so far from reality, and they are considered the fantasies of the mad. Other answers dare to explore possibilities, imagine scenarios, and write about how humanity can cope in its earnest desire for long-term survival, as we begin to span the Cosmos.

Our Earth is beautiful, and until now, we can only make highly intellectual guesses as to whether or not this is a genuinely unique setting throughout the entirety of our Universe. Are we the only sentient humanoids (or any "-oid" for that matter), in existence? Is our Earth the only place that can sustain life, allowing the living to walk freely without overmuch harmful effects? Are there other places that allow evolution to take place gifting its inhabitants with sentience? If so, do they evolve like many within our world to have a desire to continue to exist? Do they care for other beings quite different from their own?

Given what we understand about physics, matter, and all that we can currently control, manipulate, and use, a lot of what we do for the benefit of both ourselves and those around us allows for the certainty that other worlds much like ours can exist, teeming with life. Can we meet these other civilizations? If we do, will we be able to survive together? How can that be possible? One of the most significant ways to achieve a shared understanding and set of goals is through effective communication. If we could accomplish this form of relaying positive messages back and forth with well-being at the core, could we also achieve something that equates to shared purpose?

What is the one thing that all of life may fear, once they know about it? Is the "deep freeze" or the vast expansion of the Universe a threat to us all? What can we learn about our Universe to tame what rules it to save it? If we desire to work together to achieve this, will we need to become well-versed in all types of particles and matter, from dark matter to dark energy, and everything else from baryonic to non-baryonic? What can we do to successfully share our legacy with other civilizations while we learn about theirs? What terrors await us that we can scarcely fathom now? What promise awaits us if we dare to discover more?

For Matthew J. Opdyke, many questions lie at the precipice of humanity's promise toward a better future for all of us. The questions he asks are those that he dares to entertain an answer and a solution to. Student, scholar, and layperson alike can enjoy each character in his stories, with science fiction, fantasy, and space opera imbued into each book and novel. Sometimes he dares to stick to the rules, sometimes he dares to be the mad and deranged lunatic, and at other times he dares to be creative and imaginative to come up with solutions to the issues that affect us today so that we can move forward tomorrow. Read, listen, and dare to dream!