Category Archives: Stellarnet Series

We live in the world we imagined

This post originally appeared June 16, 2013, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. The Buzzfeed article “27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2012” illustrates a topic I’ve written about before: The future is now. When German mathematician … Continue reading

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SF Priestess and Techoprophet

OK, I’m getting kind of freaked out by the almost daily occurrence of “This is like something I wrote about in my books.” Am I an oracle? How many times am I going to read about the latest gadgets, technology, … Continue reading

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SF, SFR, SFWA and SEX

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) appears to have some issues of sexism within its ranks. (More links here.) Then Stuart Sharp set off a bit of brouhaha when he disparaged the SFR genre. The blogosphere’s been busy, … Continue reading

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Aliens who are what they eat

This post originally appeared April 21, 2013, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. When inventing space aliens, I look for inspiration right here on Earth, such as the Elysia chlorotica. This green sea slug steals chloroplasts from the algae it … Continue reading

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No heroic women?

Today I want to talk about heroes. Because today I saw these books in a store: Clearly intended to be a “boys side” and a “girls side” of one display. Of course, boys and girls (and their parents) are free to … Continue reading

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Can’t Stop the Serenity 2013

This post originally appeared March 31, 2013, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. Seven authors from the Contact-Infinite Futures SF/SFR blog join Dark Horse Comics, Felicia Day, Think Geek, Joss Whedon and many others in sponsoring Can’t Stop the … Continue reading

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A valentine to my editor

This short story featuring Belloc from my Stellarnet books is a special valentine for my former editor, Alison Dasho. You can read other tales written for her by my fellow Carina Press authors Diane Dooley, Veronica Scott, Darcy Daniel, R.L. Naquin … Continue reading

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Stellarnet Rebel nominated for another sci-fi award

I just found out that the review staff from Love Romances & More Reviews nominated Stellarnet Rebel for Best Sci-Fi/Futuristic/Dystopian Book of the year. Voting is going on now, and voters are all of the members of LR Cafe. LR … Continue reading

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One-year anniversary of Stellarnet Rebel

Carina Press published my first novel, Stellarnet Rebel, one year ago today, and changed my life. FWIW I will forever be a professional sci-fi author. But the achievement is bittersweet. My writing skills improved more than I ever thought possible … Continue reading

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Goofy heroes and compassionate heroines

This post originally appeared on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog on December 18, 2012. My 12-year-old daughter asked me who would play Duin if they made a Stellarnet movie. She’s read portions of Stellarnet Rebel and Stellarnet Prince, and … Continue reading

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