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As a kid, Rann Murray's parents signed him up for a subscription to the Science Fiction Book Club, then they bought him a Robert The Robot toy with a fancy control module, then a telescope. So how could a spoiled brat like that not end up writing science fiction? His background as a Computer Store owner, astrophotographer and a life long interest in anything to do with science sprang from those early days.
Rann graduated from Michigan State University and still lives in the Great Lake State with his wife and three spoiled brat cats.
Tag Archives: astronomy
I just finished listening to the audible version of The Martian by Andy Weir narrated by R.C Bray. I don’t know how this would read but I have to say this is the best audio hard SF book I have … Continue reading →
It’s difficult for me to conceptualize what an alien might look like because they could travel along a completely different evolutionary path. That’s probably why I’ve avoided writing any stories that include aliens. Here are two creatures on our own planet … Continue reading →
Penguin and the Caped Crusader Better known as the Soul Nebula, IC1848, Constellation- Cassiopeia ©2008-2013 Richard Murray Science Fiction Stuff: The total exposure time for this image was 11 hours and 20 minutes. You might be thinking, “That poor … Continue reading →
Have you ever thought about collaborating on a novel with another writer? I’m working on a novel off and on with my wife and believe it or not we’re still speaking to each other. She supplied me with the initial … Continue reading →
Here’s a first draft excerpt I wrote this morning from my Novel in progress ‘Freeman’s Ocean’ which is pertinent for today and contains a little future history as well: A few generations back Stephen Hawking had staunchly ranted about how the … Continue reading →
For anyone curious about what a writer’s room creative process is like and how they crank out all of those weekly episodes, there’s a new series on the Sundance channel called ‘The Writers Room’ where the original writers of a series … Continue reading →
Here’s a brief outline of my current writing process (a good exercise for me to clarify what I do and what I need to change). After my initial story idea I use Keynote for a brief plot outline and begin … Continue reading →
I said laser pointer not laser cannon! When you mention the words religion and hard sf in the same breath it brings to mind The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. Although technology is not central to the story, the passages … Continue reading →
I’ve just started editing my first novel draft so I’ve been tuned in to any books/articles on the editing process. I’m reading ‘Self-Editing for Fiction Writers’ and next up is ‘Revision & Self-Editing’ by James Scott Bell. I just ran across … Continue reading →