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. In 2008, he retired from his position as Associate Laboratory Director for Threat Reduction at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.[1][2] He currently writes full time, lectures, and consults.



  • Return to Honor (1989)
  • Assault on Alpha Base (1990)
  • Strike Eagle (1991)
  • Wild Blue U (2005)
  • Return to Honor (2014)
  • The Cadet (2015)
  • The Officer (2016)[3]

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
"Homecoming" 1995 Full Spectrum 5, ed. Jennifer Hershey, Tom Dupree and Janna Silverstein (Bantam Spectra, 1995)


  • 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. Archived from the original on 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2009-03-07.
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