Meet the Author

Dr. Tissot is a marine ecologist and professor living in a small coastal town in the Pacific NW. He is a third-generation Californian and has surfed for 40 years in California, Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii.

As a college professor for 30 years he taught and mentored thousands of students at the University of Hawaii, Washington State University, and Humboldt State University. He has taught over a dozen courses in marine biology, ecology, environmental ethics, and environmental policy.

As a scientist and explorer, Tissot has completed thousands of SCUBA dives and hundreds of submersible excursions across the coral reefs and deep seas of the Pacific. Through his research, he has advocated for the conservation of marine resources through testimony and law creation. He has published 80 scientific papers and his research has been featured in major media including Scientific AmericanNational GeographicSmithsonian magazine, the Washington Post and several films. In addition to his scientific endeavors, Tissot (aka “Dr. Abalone”) also produces surfing videos on YouTube and blogs about surfing, marine biology, and environmental issues on BrianTissot.comSongs of Thalassa is his first science fiction book and the first of three books in the Songs of the Universe series.

What People Say about Songs of Thalassa

…helps us understand what it means to love and listen with our hearts. Building on the aloha that the Hawaiian culture shares with the world, Tissot expands this love to the stars.

Noelani Puniwai, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii School of
Hawaiian Knowledge

…blends cutting-edge oceanography, marine biology, Hawaiian culture, and music into a delightful hard-SF tale sure to join the ranks of fine water worlds.

Don Sakers
Analog Science Fiction and Fact Magazine

…a powerful story about survival and growth in a new environment. With Thalassa as a backdrop we watch as Sage is able to face her destiny and become connected to this new and vibrant planet. The beauty she experiences is beautifully described and will help readers to feel connected to Thalassa.”


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