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World Leaders React to Wormhole in New Guinea

You heard me! Gearing up for my new novel Junction, I’m thinking about some of the things that will happen in the background of the story. When a wormhole to an alien world is discovered in the New Guinea highlands … Continue reading

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Captain Yugoslavia

Captain Yugoslavia downed another Slivovitsa and wondered what the hell he was going to do with the rest of his life. ~~~ So we all know that nations are shared fictions, right? There’s nothing fundamentally different between people on one … Continue reading

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96 Writing Tie-ins with Josh Vogt, Stephanie Lorée, and Gary Kloster

      This is a big podcast this week with three people working in the Pathfinder (…don’t say ‘oeuvre,’ don’t say ‘oeuvre’…) universe! It’s Josh Vogt, Stephanie Lorée, and Gary Kloster. Dungeons and Dragons Version 3.5 The fans are more knowledgeable than the authors Paizo … Continue reading

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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 Fragment by Warren Fahy Virtual Mode by Piers Anthony Titan by John Varley … 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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