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Humans Are Stupid

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

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Penguin and the Caped Crusader

                                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

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Wake Up Call

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

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The Writers Room

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

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Science Fiction and Religion

                                                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

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Approaching Editing

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

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