Tag Archives: Science Fiction

Try-It Tuesday: THE DEADLY TOWER OF MONSTERS

Today I sampled a 2016 retro sci-fi game called THE DEADLY TOWER OF MONSTERS that pays humorous tribute to such classics as King Kong, Flash Gordon, Planet of the Apes, Forbidden Planet, and the stop-action animation of Ray Harryhausen. This top-down … Continue reading

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Comparisons between Fallout and my Stellarnet series

I started writing Stellarnet Rebel in 2009, a year after the release of Fallout 3. The “bracers” used by my characters Genny and Duin are similar to the Pipboy devices in the Fallout franchise. Basically, a smart phone worn around … Continue reading

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Love is love

Even human/alien love. Image courtesy of Pride Publishing.

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Snippets and Smut at IllogiCon 2015

I had a great time at IllogiCon 2015. Saw some old friends, met some new ones. Sold a little bit of jewelry in the artist alley. Met the nice folks at Needles and Nonsense who make geeky pillows. Being a … Continue reading

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Automatons & Armorers at ConTemporal 2014

Last weekend, I joined the Temporal Engineering Alliance (TEA) as Port Raleigh’s aide-de-aether, otherwise known as social media assistant for ConTemporal. In this industrious capacity, I met distinguished inventors, steamstresses, storytellers, troll hunters, melodians, haberdashers, automatons, armorers, leatherworkers, ladies and … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Duin, J’ni and Belloc

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ELYSIUM and my jaded soul

This post originally appeared August 11, 2013, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. I just saw Elysium, the new movie by Neill Blomkamp (District 9), and I loved it. From the first scene, it grabbed me and didn’t … Continue reading

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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, 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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