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Gods domesticate humans

I’ve been thinking about hereditary magic a lot lately. The problem is if magical ability is heritable (like in Star Wars, for example) what you’ve got is a master race: a population with an ability that places them above other … Continue reading

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Junction Bibliography

And here are my non-fiction sources for Junction The quotes of Kakuzō Okakura Survivorman wants out of TV series First Contact (film) The Selling of the Last Savage Savage Harvest by  Carl Hoffman Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose Heart of … Continue reading

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Strategic Super Resources

What if radiation worked like in comic books? You can gain super-powers proportionate in strength to your distance from the reactor core when it melted down. I’m sure governments would quickly start irradiating their top soldiers (which might not be … Continue reading

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Junction Inspiration

Time to start collecting inspiration for my book about exploring alien worlds and murder! And then There Were None and Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie Virtual Mode by Piers Anthony Titan by John Varley Axis by Robert Charles … Continue reading

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95 Gardens and Time with Tiffani Angus

  This week I’m talking with Tiffani Angus, author of “The Final Voyage of the World’s Oldest Time Traveller,” in Athena’s Daughters Vol. 2, published by Silence in the Library. She’s also writing a dissertation (and a novel) about time travel in … Continue reading

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More space-pirates

So I was talking with Kim Moravec and Tex Thompson about wormholes, like you do. And she was having problems with getting a wormhole big enough to pass a person through without being so massive it would crash the Moon into … Continue reading

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Eastercon: Dysprosium! part 1

Yes, I had a great time at Eastercon: Dysprosium. Yes, it’s taken me a month to even begin to sift through the crazy-great things I did and learned about there. Here’s what I did on Friday, day 1. I got … Continue reading

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Other Sofias

While at Eastercon, I kept hearing about “Other Londons”? There’s Un Lun Dun, A Darker Shade of Magic, a third example that proves my point…anyway who cares about London? I live in Sofia, and I’m thinking about Other Bulgarias. Fortunately I … Continue reading

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Conlang help!

Help! I need invented languages! Well, not me, but a friend. It’s for a PhD dissertation on invented languages in fiction. Totally legit! In her own words: I’m looking for professionally published works of speculative fiction (SF, fantasy, alternate history). … Continue reading

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How to improve

The bad news is that after 5 books (plus a novella and a bunch of short stories) and 7 years of trying, I’m still not published. The good news is everything I write is better than the last thing. Back … Continue reading

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