It’s always an odd thing to decide how to present yourself on the internet. This site will be strictly for my fiction writing projects.Read more "Welcome to My Blog!"
By Dan Koboldt It’s always bothered me that fantasy and science fiction get lumped together into a single category. The two genres seem very different, at least on the surface. Fantasy usually features some kind of magic as a core speculative element. It often takes place in a secondary world at a pre-industrial state of […]Read more "Dan Koboldt on Magic Versus Technology in SF/F"
Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the 12 in 12 Challenge, the Military Spec-Fic Challenge, the Women of Genre Fiction Challenge, the Read the Sequel Challenge, and the Space Opera Challenge. This book won the 1992 Hugo and Locus Awards. This is not the first time, nor even […]Read more "Book Review: Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold"
Weyr Search by Anne McCaffrey My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the 12 in 12 Challenge, the Big Fun in a Little Package Novella Challenge, the Women of Genre Fiction Challenge, and the Grand Mistresses of Genre Fiction Challenge. This classic novella, which won the Hugo award for Best Novella in 1968 and […]Read more "Book Review: Weyr Search by Anne McCaffrey"
By David Barnett Two centuries. Two hundred years. That’s how long we’ve had science fiction. From the birth of Frankenstein, to the death of Ursula K Le Guin. Two hundred years. This was originally meant to be just the story of Frankenstein, written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and published on 1 January 1818. But this week, with […]Read more "If Mary Shelley Invented SF, Why Are So Few Female SF Writers Known?"
The Centauri Device by M. John Harrison My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Hard-Core Sci-Fi Challenge, the Space Opera Challenge, the SF Masterworks Challenge, and the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club here on Goodreads. This crazy book reads like a combination of Philip K. Dick, Alfred Bester, and Douglas Adams. Part madcap […]Read more "Book Review: The Centauri Device by M. John Harrison"
Seven Earth-sized planets orbit the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, 40 light-years away from the Earth . This makes TRAPPIST-1 the planetary system with the largest number of Earth-sized planets discovered so far. These planets are also relatively temperate, making them a tantalizing place to search for signs of life beyond our Solar System. Now, an international team […]Read more "TRAPPIST-1 Planetary Atmospheres May Be Habitable"