As always, I’m doing National Novel Writing Month! Perhaps you’re not familiar: NaNoWriMo is a marathon for writers. The challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel, in a month! How you do this is by writing about 1667 words a day; eating the elephant one bite at a time. I never would have been […]Read more "My NaNoWriMo Progress"
My story “The Android Graveyard” is live in Terra! Tara! Terror!, along with an amazing lineup of excellent authors! I gotta say, it’s quite the fangirl thrill to see my name listed in a work with Robert freakin’ Silverberg! (They secured a rare reprint.) And it’s also available in paperback now, and that paperback is […]Read more "My Pro SFF Debut!"
Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West by Diane Morrison My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the long-promised print collection of the first six of the Wyrd West Chronicles, originally written as an ebook serial. Some minor changes to the text have been made in order to facilitate the flow of a […]Read more "My Goodreads Book Review: Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West"
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 Tim Reyes Astronomers have reported the discovery of a star that passed within the outer reaches of our Solar System just 70,000 years ago, when early humans were beginning to take a foothold here on Earth. The stellar flyby was likely close enough to have influenced the orbits of comets in the outer Oort […]Read more "A Star Passed Through the Solar System Just 70,000 Years Ago"
Now Wait for Last Year by Philip K. Dick My rating: 1 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. SPOILER WARNING. OH MY EFFING GOD, are people reading the same book I read?! 5 stars, 4 stars, much of these from people whose opinions I respect. But – really? To me, […]Read more "Book Review: Now Wait for Last Year by Philip K. Dick"
By Cat Rambo Last year I returned to one of my old loves. I’d put it aside for a while: things were busy, there was never time, it took so much energy from writing efforts. And then a friend asked about it and, well . . . I speak of tabletop role-playing games, and the empress of them […]Read more "Saving Throw vs. Boredom: How RPGs Taught Me Storytelling"
By Ricardo Victoria Given that tomorrow is Halloween and the weekend is for the Day of the Dead, I thought it was a good idea to offer some suggestions of chilling reads for the celebration. Now, I set myself some ground rules: -Short stories… -…that I’ve read… -that may not be well known or haven’t […]Read more "Chilling Reads for Halloween"
By Andrew Liptak Here’s a perfect story for Halloween: Shambleau. Written by one of my favorite science fiction authors, C.L. Moore, you can now listen to the story as read by the author in a recently discovered recording. Shambleau was Moore’s first short story, written on her breaks while she worked at a bank. The editors […]Read more "Shambleau by C.L. Moore, Read by the Author"
By Mike Wall You’ve probably heard about the moon-orbiting space station that NASA plans to start building in the next half-decade. This outpost, known as the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, will help humanity extend its footprint out into deep space and also enable a variety of interesting scientific and commercial activities on and around the moon, NASA […]Read more "NASA Plans to Build a Moon-Orbiting Space Station"