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Snider!

“Watch out for sniders tonight.” I turned away from another breathtaking Rasan sunset. Behind Enrique and Firey Plummet, the moon shone below the glittering webwork of one of the mechs’ space stations. The stars were coming out on my first night on Rasa. “What,” … Continue reading

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Quantum Europe

Browsing alternate history maps like you do, and I got to wondering. Of course the borders in a given area (say Europe) depend a lot on historical contingency, the arbitrary choices of leaders, and plain old accident, but geography plays a role, too. … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Dragon

As predators of feral von Neumann robots, the feeding apparatus of the Petrolean Dragon must be robust and flexible. When in flight, protective plates interlock to create an aerodynamic profile and protect the delicate sensors. When hunting, these sensors are … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Brains

Dinosaur Brains? Dinosaur Brains. So. Childbirth. Ain’t easy, amiright? The brain of a human infant is so large that even with some clever adaptation like squishy skulls, wide hips, and mid-birth gymnastics, the process still has a good chance of … Continue reading

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Biotic Zones of Junction (fauna)

You may not have noticed the new entry in the “stories” section of the menu. So here’s the official page of my next sci-fi novel, Junction. The following are some of my notes for the project (previously called “Router”) published … Continue reading

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The Biotic Zones of Junction (flora)

You may not have noticed the new entry in the “stories” section of the menu. So here’s the official page of my next sci-fi novel, Junction. The following are some of my notes for the project (previously called “Router”) published … Continue reading

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Dragons

Yes, I do sometimes still draw. This is a bit of speculative biology I took up back in August at the behest of Dan Koboldt, who wanted a picture of a dragon. This…isn’t that. Instead what I did was think about … Continue reading

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Saving the World, Kojiki-style

“According to this scroll, we must assemble the Magatama before the Empress of Yomi BLOTS OUT THE SUN!” “Quickly, give me the Mirror and warn Amaterasu!” “Are you crazy? That thing will incinerate anyone who doesn’t have imperial blood.” “Imperial blood, … Continue reading

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80 Being Professional with Dan Koboldt

  I’m talking with author Dan Koboldt again about the sort of things you have to talk about with your literary agent. The scariest words possible Charles Stross, who was probably always super-cool Absolute Writer Water Cooler Hashtags for aspiring writers: #tenqueries #sffpit #badqueries … Continue reading

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48 Making a story with Daniel Heard

LISTEN to podcast This week I’m talking with illustrator Daniel Heard about the difference between a story and a series-of-events-that-happen. The Thor trailer was good, but it didn’t have enough banjos. Deliverance How do I make this a story and not … Continue reading

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