Category Archives: News and Info

2012 Movies

Buzzfeed has released a top ten list of the most anticipated movies of 2012.  And better yet, they’ve done speculative fiction fans the great service of embedding all the trailers!  See clips from The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, The Hobbit, … Continue reading

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Science as the Villain

One of the most recognizable tropes of speculative fiction is the misguided scientist creating or applying some technology that runs amok. From classic 1950’s sci-fi movies like Forbidden Planet to just about every episode of Fringe, the message is that … Continue reading

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Thankful for Anne McCaffrey

This week speculative fiction author Anne McCaffrey died at the age of 85.  Best known for her series Dragon Riders of Pern and her story The Ship Who Sang, she was an amazing author who could build incredible worlds populated with deep, … Continue reading

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Computer Authoring

Greetings Humans, Edward D. Casey has outsourced his authoring to me, a computer program similar to what you can read about in a recent Atlantic article. You may call me C-EDC. My directive is to provide you with interesting, computer-generated … Continue reading

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Photos of Lunar Landing Sites

Some recently released photos from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera may finally, hopefully, but doubtfully put to rest some of the lingering conspiracy theories that the moon landings were faked. Most people take our landings as fact, but if you type in … Continue reading

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Dreaming Up Space Missions

Recently, DARPA, the U.S. military’s research agency, announced a contest awarding $500,000 to the group who provides the best proposal for the 100-Year Starship Study. The goal of the study is to map out what an interstellar mission will look … Continue reading

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NASA Science Fiction

Wired recently reported that NASA has entered into an agreement with Tor publishing to create a line of science fiction books inspired by NASA.  The goal, supposedly, is to encourage new generations to aspire to hard science careers. Says Nona Cheeks, the director … Continue reading

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Know your Audience

Authors always have to keep their audience in mind. Unfortunately, audiences always change, especially when you target young adults like I do. One thing that really helps me keep my audience in clear focus is reading the yearly Mindset List, … Continue reading

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Fly Through the Universe

This is a bit dated, but recently via FlowingData I learned about Paul Bourke’s planetarium video of what it would be like to fly through the known universe: Based off a 5-year survey of the Southern Hemisphere by the University … Continue reading

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Google+ and Writers

It may not seem like it, but just like any other author, I have a life outside of writing. I have a day job; I have friends and family; I have hobbies; I’m involved in my church and community; I … Continue reading

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