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Futuristic Violence

What? Another book has impinged upon my cynical exterior to the extent that it actually made me smile?! Unimaginable. And yet, here I am, writing another five-star review. Imagine if the military implemented a teenage boy’s fantasy as a screaming death … Continue reading

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Englefeld and England

What if the Harold Godwinson had lost the Battle of Stamford Bridge? En th’Engleche Two roys were ired by the côronation of Harold Godwinson en 1066: Harald Hadrada of Norwege end William the Conqueror of Normandie. The two’ve învaded Englefeld end were of succéſ. … Continue reading

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Geekiness with Micah Joel

I’m talking with Micah Joel, the author of several short stories about famous computer programmers and a new story about time travel. The topic of our conversation is geekiness and the autism spectrum. The spectrum of “normal” is broad Neurotypical … Continue reading

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Lovelock’s Curse

In celebration of my 200th follower on tumblr, I sent out an invitation for people to suggest topics for me to write up Cro-Magnon Art Critic wanted me to do something with kaiju. His own scenario is plenty bad-ass (also check out … Continue reading

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Book review: the Martian

I read a lot of science fiction. Like a novel or two a week. So when I say that Andy Weir’s the Martian is the best science fiction book I’ve read since May 2014, that means it’s better than at … Continue reading

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Peak Whale-Oil

I think it’s time for some environmentalist dystopian alternate history. Who’s with me? I assume you’re all familiar with Peak Oil, and how after we run out of the crude, black stuff, we’ll revert to flamboyantly clad barbarism, blasting across the … Continue reading

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Who enjoys my writing?

…me or the reader? If you’d asked me this time last year, I would have said, “the reader should enjoy my writing more than me. Otherwise I’m just indulging myself.” After all, my writing wasn’t a hobby, it was an attempt at a career (mother!). … Continue reading

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Monstrosities of the Mushroom Cloud

In celebration of my 200th follower on tumblr, I sent out an invitation for people to suggest topics for me to write up (or who knows, illustrate?) for Wonderful Awful Ideas. Those are coming in a couple of weeks, but first … Continue reading

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Them and Us with S.E. Dee

    I’m talking with S.E. Dee, author of CAPTCHA, which is now complete and looking for agents! Soft scifi FOOLS! What would happen if the cure for a pandemic came from a developing country? Vexille Ebola. It’s not new. I’m … Continue reading

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Deep and Bright Green

I had a discussion way back when with labgnome on Deviantart, where talked about Green politics. I think it’s safe to assume that in a couple of generations, all serious politicians will be “Green” to the extent that their platforms include policies … Continue reading

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