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 here.” This is … 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.” Seriously, it’s like I’m a goddamn oracle. And I stink like a shameless self-promoter every time I … Continue reading

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An excerpt in “honor” of the NSA

In the wake of revelations about the NSA, here’s an excerpt from my book Stellarnet Prince, published in November 2012 by Carina Press. For those who haven’t read the series, a little context: The year is 2062, Duin and Belloc … 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 this in a store: It was the flipside to this: Clearly intended to be a “boys side” and a “girls side” of one display. Of course, boys and girls … 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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Happy 20th anniversary, BABYLON 5

This post originally appeared February 24, 2013, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. I wouldn’t be writing this now if the pilot for Babylon 5 hadn’t aired February 22, 1993. The show went on for five seasons, spawned six television films … Continue reading

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A valentine to my editor

This short story featuring Belloc from my Stellarnet Series 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. … Continue reading

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The year ahead: 2013

This post originally appeared on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog on January 27, 2013. In many ways, 2012 dazzled me. My debut novel STELLARNET REBEL released in January and the sequel STELLARNET PRINCE followed in November. I attended … Continue reading

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