Doug Beason

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Doug Beason is an American scientist and science fiction author.

He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1977 with a dual major in physics and math. He started his first novel while at the Academy after returning there as an officer in the 1980s to teach physics. He is a retired Air Force Colonel with a PhD in physics. He is also a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has published two non-fiction books. His book "Science and Technology Policy for the post-Cold War: A Case for Long-Term Research", was awarded the National Defense University President's Strategic Vision award. He also worked on a few books, (e.g. Lifeline, The Trinity Paradox, and Nanospace) with Kevin J. Anderson. He is currently Associate Laboratory Director for Threat Reduction at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.[1][2]



  • Return to Honor (1989)
  • Assault on Alpha Base (1990)
  • Strike Eagle (1991)
  • Wild Blue U (2005)

Co-authored with Kevin J. Anderson[edit]

Craig Kreident Series:

  • Virtual Destruction (1996)
  • Fallout (1997)
  • Lethal Exposure (1998)

Short fiction[edit]

Title Year First published in Reprinted in
"Lifeguard" 1987 New Destinies : volume 1 / Spring 1987, ed. Jim Baen (Baen, 1987) Cities in Space, ed. Jerry Pournelle and Jim F. Carr (Ace, 1991)
"Reflections in a Magnetic Mirror" / with Kevin J. Anderson 1988 Full Spectrum, ed. Lou Aronica and Shawna McCarthy (Bantam Spectra, 1988) Dogged Persistence / Kevin J. Anderson (Golden Gryphon Press, 2001)
"Rescue at L-5" / with Kevin J. Anderson 1990 Project Solar Sail, ed. Arthur C. Clarke and David Brin (Roc/Penguin, 1990)
"Defense Conversion" 1995 How to Save the World, ed. Charles Sheffield (Tor, 1995) hb How to Save the World, ed. Charles Sheffield (Tor, 1999) pb


  • Science and Technology Policy for the post-Cold War: A Case for Long-Term Research
  • The E-Bomb: How America's new directed energy weapons will change the way future wars will be fought (2005)


  1. ^ "Doug Beason - Summary Bibliography". Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  2. ^ Black, Krista D. (2006-05-26). "Beason speaks at Memorial Day breakfast; Veterans Hall is dedicated". Los Alamos National Laboratory. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 

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