Tag Archives: The Lords of the World

20 Making plot with Simon Roy and C.M. Kosemen

LISTEN to podcast Simon Roy, Memo Kosemen, and I have ganged up to construct “The Lords of the World” available now from Alternate History Fiction magazine. We’ve discussed the worldbuilding and characters, now let’s look at the plot. Also: The Crimean … Continue reading

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19 Making Characters with Simon Roy and C. M. Kosemen

LISTEN to podcast The second part of the conversation Simon Roy, Memo Kosemen, and I had about the idea that eventually became “The Lords of the Earth” (now available from Alternate History Magazine). Having discussed the worldbuilding of the story, now we’re on … Continue reading

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18 Worldbuilding with Simon Roy and C.M. Kosemen

LISTEN to podcast To celebrate the publishing of my Martian Sherlock Holmes short story, “The Lords of the World,” this is a re-release of a conversation I had with Simon Roy and Memo Kosemen back in 2013. Today we’ve ganged up to talk … Continue reading

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Lords of the World: First Lines

A little something to whet your appetite for “The Lords of the World” available now from Alternate History Fiction magazine. Someone to see you, Singh. I signed from the lavatory doorway. “I am vast,” he replied, “I am cold, I am … Continue reading

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The Lords of the World

“The Lords of the World” is a detective story in the style of Arthur Conan Doyle, set in a world of H.G. Wells’ Martian Invasion. It is available here from Alternate History Fiction magazine. When a damsel in distress turns out to be … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Sex?

This is kind of beside the point for Junction, since the aliens in question are non-sapient animals, but I guess I got into this habit writing New Frontiers. Just can’t stop thinking about alien sex! Specifically, why have it? Why … 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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32 Aliens with Mark Witton

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/116190606″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] I am talking to Mark Witton of scifiideas.com about aliens including: The Ferengi The Cetagandans (yes yes I know, just listen to the podcast and you’ll get it) The Klingons That linguist guy The Whoosians The … Continue reading

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31 The player vrs. the character with Ben Poulsen

  Listen to PODCAST I’m talking again with game-designer, artist, and fellow ESL-teacher Ben Poulsen about: Gordon Freeman and Bella Swan “You want the game experience not to happen to the character, but to happen to the player.” Egoraptor’s treatise on … Continue reading

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The Lords of the World…building

I’m always eager to see how authors produce stories, so in the interests of do unto others, for the next three weeks I’ll be taking you through a project from the beginning.That project is “The Lords of the World” (aka … Continue reading

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