To boldly go beyond Earth’s orbital neighborhood is the next level of courageous, crewed exploration. To make it to that step, we’ll need a spaceship purpose-built with the idea that that crew will be gone for protracted amounts of time and will likely set up camp somewhere else. Continue reading
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my book, Que Será Serees, in this discussion (and I didn’t want to do a self-promotion in the comments). The main aliens, the Ligrosians, have three mouths from which they can have three separate … Continue reading
Barring disaster, my science fiction novel, Que Será Serees, will be released in early May. It is being prepped to be available for sale both in a print version and an ebook version for the Kindle so you’re free to pick your preferred format. Continue reading
As I mentioned in a previous journal entry, I’ve been diligently working on revising my novel, Que Sera Serees, so it’s in fine shape when I release it on Kindle. If it seems like it’s taken a while…well, there is a good reason for that Continue reading
Wonder Woman as a weepy career woman-slash-superheroine with three identities? DEK, say it ain’t so. Continue reading
NBC has reduced its order for the series The Cape from 13-episodes down to 10. Needless to say, this isn’t a good sign. What’s gone wrong? Continue reading
I grew up with Star Trek. I’ve faithfully–sometimes out of love, sometimes inertia–watched all of the other series as well. They all have had their moments. Sadly, they also have had their stumbles. Here are my thoughts on each. Continue reading
Remember back when there was mention on another blog that the Fox lawyers had examined The Connor Wars to that point and said it was 80-85% of the plans for TSCC (cf The Connor Wars Writer’s Room 12 – About … Continue reading
There are some characters that simply rise above fanboy adoration. They become more than the genre. As a result, they enter in the public consciousness. These icons are usually human, but some bring an element of the machine to the party as well. Here’s a look at three blonde, blood and bolt females who are part of that legacy. Continue reading
For a SF writer, it gets harder and harder to find those science things that are “indistinguishable from magic”. Harder, but not impossible. There are still wonders we don’t yet have. Continue reading
Seriously, what is it about science fiction shows getting really good in their third seasons? If this is actually a general rule of science fiction, I’m a little scared to imagine how Continue reading
Mary Robinette Kowal has written an engaging short story (in three parts). For those of us who remember our typewriters, it’s a gem. Please enjoy her typewriter triptych. A Type of Favor Playing Against Type Playing To Type
I love science. I also love satire and prudent caution. 15 Ways Science Will Kill Us All.
The diff between “hard” SF and “soft” SF? You worry about stuff like this when you write the “hard” stuff. The Physics of Space Battles – Gizmodo.
Writers, especially beginning writers, need to study this list to help avoid cliched writing: Peter’s Evil Overlord List.