Author Spotlight: Nathan Lowell

As we prepare for the launching this year of the final season of Tales from the Archives, we thought it might be a grand idea to highlight the authors who have helped us along the way. These are writers who have created wonderful characters and adventures for the Ministry, and we highly recommend you check out their other work. This week, we bring you one of our first authors from our first season, the Master of the Solar Clipper himself, Doctor Nathan Lowell.

Nathan LowellWe first encountered Nathan as a member of the podcasting community. His story Quarter Share made space travel experienced by a young man out of his depth, fascinating, and we have never been more interested in the making of coffee.

Nathan’s smooth, conversational reading voice somehow just fit and struck a real chord with our journalists. They didn’t hesitate to invite Nathan to become involved in their first season of Tales from the Archives.

The Astonishing Amulet of Amenartas was our first story set in Africa, and it helped shape the Tales from the Archives into a truly global podcast. Like his Trader’s Tales from The Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, it features an everyman thrown into a strange and alien situation.

Nathan has been a writer for more than forty years. His sci-fi series, , grew from his long time fascination with space opera and his own experiences shipboard in the United States Coast Guard.

Check out his complete catalog, which includes science fiction and fantasy, as well as a number of short stories right here.

Nathan holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology with specializations in Distance Education and Instructional Design. He also holds an M.A. in Educational Technology and a BS in Business Administration. He grew up on the south coast of Maine and is strongly rooted in the maritime heritage of the sea-farer. He served in the USCG from 1970 to 1975, seeing duty aboard a cutter on hurricane patrol in the North Atlantic and at a communications station in Kodiak, Alaska. No wonder he wrote about African heat!

He currently lives in the plains east of the Rocky Mountains with his wife and two daughters. He and his steampunk-worthy beard can be found online at

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