Jordan moved through the cafeteria line, sliding his tray along the smooth synthetic surface, only slowing as the android on the other side of the serving bar scooped him a mass of brownish gray that landed with a slick “plop” on his tray. He frowned as he looked at it. “What is this sh!t?” he […]Read More Jordan… A Mars Story
Hannah 2.1 “Why did you marry a scribner anyway?” The cat Squirrelbane asked as he twitched his tail. His midnight black fur reflected the early morning sun more than his green eyes did. “What is a scribner anyway but an unglorified historian?” “You know why,” Hannah replied as she dug down in the dirt with […]Read More Hannah
You might look at the logs from a year ago and come to the same conclusion I did then: She could be a cold-hearted bitch.
Still. . .a cold hearted bitch is better company than an empty starship.Read More Martian Goods (an exceprt from the anthology)
This morning I listened to a interview of the author of “The Lost Sisterhood” (see video below) and I thought to myself “*I* have a story about Amazons!” and I got a little depressed thinking I will never get it done and published because I can’t afford to be a starving writer (or my family […]Read More The wanabe novelist blues
As far as I can tell, there wasn’t a strict class structure in the Shire. A servant (Sam), could obviously become a mayor of a city, and a class system wouldn’t have allowed that. Yet in the movie, and somewhat less in the book, they are constantly forgetting that Sam is even there. Gandalf remarks […]Read More Why Did Everyone Forget About Sam?
I read this on the “Arrow” Goggle site today: Reinventing the DC Comics character, the Arrow is not a superhero … but a hero — every bit as dangerous as the criminals he’s hunting. After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and lethal […]Read More Reinventing ‘heroes’
Do you have your ‘what if’ ready? Need some inspiration? Is your muse asleep or on strike?Read More Getting Ready for NANOWRIMO
When Tolkien was trying to write Lord of the Rings, he didn’t have a blog. He didn’t even have an agent. He just had a very determined publisher. It took decades to finish and even longer for it to be printed. During this time, Tolkien did not go on publicity tours. He simply continued his […]Read More I’m just not that into me
Maeleaclain Unrata was having a very good, but far too short-lived dream when he felt the blankets being pulled away sharply from his body. “Get up, Lord Unrata!” he heard a familiar female voice say. “Your father is expecting a correspondence and His Highness Prince Feidhelm requests your presence for the inspection of the barracks-” […]Read More The Seven
(and that other you treat like Bantha poodoo) Here is what I don’t get: People will mock and ridicule women for reading romance novels and lets face it, a man would be run out of town for admitting to reading romance. I myself have been guilty of this. I don’t think I read any Romance […]Read More About That Fiction You Praise So Highly