Author / Performer
Graham W. "Gray" Rinehart Rinehart is a writer, an editor, a singer/songwriter, and a retired Air Force officer. He is the only person to have commanded a USAF satellite tracking station, written speeches for Presidential appointees, devised a poetic form, and had music on The Dr. Demento Show. He is currently a contributing editor (the "Slushmaster General") for Baen Books.
Gray writes science fiction and fantasy stories, among which is the lunar colonization novel Walking on the Sea of Clouds (WordFire Press). His short fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction & Fact, Asimov's Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, and multiple anthologies. He has written and released three albums which feature science-fiction-and-fantasy-inspired music; the latest is entitled Taking You Out to See the Stars.
During his unusual Air Force career, Gray fought rocket propellant fires, refurbished space launch facilities, "flew" Milstar communications satellites, drove trucks, encrypted nuclear command and control orders, commanded the largest remote tracking station in the Air Force Satellite Control Network, and did other interesting space-related things.
Gray's alter ego is the Gray Man, one of several famed ghosts of South Carolina's Grand Strand. His web site is graymanwrites.com.