Monthly Archives: March 2011

15 Years From Now – Part 2 (Technology)

In my last post I shared how I’m attempting to update a classic novel published in 1908 to have a near future setting.  G.K. Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday was written in in the “present day” of the early … Continue reading

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15 Years From Now – Part 1 (Anarchy)

In my latest project, a near-future adaptation of G.K. Chesterton’s masterpiece The Man Who Was Thursday, I’ve been working hard to take a plot, characters, and setting originally created for what was then the turn of the 20th Century and bring it … Continue reading

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Private Spaceflight Taking Off

Wired posted an article recently about how scientists are among the first in line to get tickets on privately-owned spacecraft.  Not only that, they are writing up ground-breaking — or maybe better said, sky-breaking — contracts with the fledgling industry for multiple … Continue reading

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Speculative Fiction Helps People Think

I get Big Think’s daily Ideafeed email and they linked to a great post at BPS Research Digest called “How Thinking For Others Can Boost Your Creativity“.  Post author, Christian Jarrett, deftly sums up some recent research results which demonstrate … Continue reading

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Fresh Ideas

I recently saw a new t-shirt at Woot that made me chuckle.  Named “Fresh Ideas”, it shows an ice cream man-type vendor handing out fresh ideas, while happy customers walk off with light bulbs hovering over their heads.  I wish … Continue reading

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Next Book Cover Concept

There’s a lot that goes into designing a compelling novel cover.  It’s almost like trying to sum up a book in one paragraph.  You want to show something meaningful, but you don’t want to give the ending away either. For … Continue reading

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