Les Johnson speaks exclusively to Indian Genes in his private capacity as an author & futurist as we have the pleasure of immersing ourselves into the awe-inspiring world of science, fiction, and space exploration with a true luminary in the field
Les wears many hats, as an accomplished author, he paints vivid landscapes of imagination, crafting compelling science fiction novels that transport readers to distant realms of possibility. But he doesn’t stop there. He also weaves his literary talents into popular science works, enlightening us about the wonders that lie at the cutting edge of human understanding through his books published by Springer Books.
However, his expertise extends far beyond the realm of the written word. As the Principal Investigator for the NEA Scout and Solar Cruiser solar sail projects at the esteemed NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, he spearheads the exploration of revolutionary propulsion technologies. Harnessing the power of sunlight, Les and his team propel our dreams of interstellar travel forward, pushing the boundaries of human achievement.
Les Johnson’s accomplishments have earned him well-deserved recognition and admiration within scientific circles. He holds esteemed positions such as an elected member of the International Academy of Astronautics, a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, and memberships in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the National Space Society, and MENSA. His contributions to the scientific and literary communities have left an indelible mark on both.
When Les puts pen to paper, he captures the spirit of visionaries like Arthur C. Clarke and his contemporaries, as highlighted by Publisher’s Weekly. Take, for instance, his gripping novel, “Mission to Methone,” a work that transports readers to worlds unimagined, while paying homage to the giants of science fiction who came before him. Not confined to the realms of fiction, Les’s non-fiction book, “Graphene: The Superstrong, Superthin, and Superversatile Material That Will Revolutionize the World,” co-authored with Joe Meany, has garnered acclaim from prestigious journals such as Nature, American Scientist, and Salon.com.
So, join us as we embark on an intellectual odyssey, exploring the realms where science, imagination, and the cosmos converge. Prepare to be captivated, inspired, and enlightened by the brilliant mind of Les Johnson, a physicist, author, and NASA technologist whose impact resonates far beyond our earthly realm.