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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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Skyrim shenanigans and Game of Thrones geekery, plus interviews with some really cool people

It’s been a few months since my last update, and in that time I’ve attended the Geek Gala, taken my family to Disney World, suffered a long spell of bronchitis, and dealt with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and Valentine’s … Continue reading

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

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Do aliens have flags?

This is what I envisioned for the Glinnish flag invented by extraterrestrial ambassador Duin a week before arriving in the United States, in my second book, Stellarnet Prince. Duin stepped onto the platform. Cheering spectators packed the South Lawn and … 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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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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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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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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J.L. Hilton interviewed by the Galaxy Express

This interview originally appeared November 12, 2012, on the Galaxy Express. The Galaxy Express: Name up to three experiences in your life that influenced your decision to become a writer. J.L. Hilton: I could read and write before I entered … Continue reading

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