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Stupid Ideas: Culinary International

Gourmet chef is actually international spy! “No, no, not that CIA. I work for the Culinary Institute of America.” I could write a whole series! Rising Agent: Crime Brulée Spoiled Broth Globally-Sourced …and when the author gets cynical and sloppy… The Spy … Continue reading

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Junction Radio Interview!

I appeared…was audible?…on Bulgarian National Radio last week, where I talked about my life and work in Bulgaria and my upcoming book, Junction! Junction, as I describe it, is Turns out the word for Junction’s genre in Bulgarian is about … Continue reading

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Follycon Notebook 6+7

(back to pages 4 and 5) Nature Futures is a really cool page of science fiction ideas written by scientists. This is me thinking about that “science in science fiction” panel. Thinking about alternate history as a tool to teach … Continue reading

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Follycon notebook 4+5

(back to pages 2 and 3) Then I actually went to a Follycon panel! It was called (I think) “How to Put Science in your Fiction,” and that thing at the top is my wife’s snarky correction. The following are … Continue reading

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Follycon Notebook pages 2 + 3

Page 2 of my Follycon notebook is quite a bit blurrier than page 1, but don’t worry, I have some blurry memories to supplement it! Uh, so I think this is still from that first conversation with Georgina Kamsika, Sarah Dodd, and Micaiah Huw … Continue reading

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Follycon Notebook page 1

Yeah yeah, I know Eastercon Follycon was a month ago. It’s been a busy month, and I’m just now typing up my notes. I hope to get all of my follycon notes online, hopefully before I go to Worldcon in … Continue reading

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Expanding my Base

A brief thank you to slatestarscratchpad, who made a post a month or two ago about “expanding your base” (or “increasing your foundation” or something) – that is using your ability to get things done to learn how to get … Continue reading

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Junction to be Published!!

“Debut novelist Daniel M. Bensen’s JUNCTION, in which a Japanese nature show host finds himself on an exploratory trip to an alien world, but when members of the party start to die, he wonders if one of the others might … Continue reading

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Spring Sense Impressions

Happy Gyulovo Week, everyone! This week, between Lazarov Saturday and Orthodox Easter, covers almost all of the events of my nearly-finished historical fantasy The Sultan’s Enchanter. It’s during this week in early spring that Elena, the witch of Gyulovo, makes … Continue reading

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Five Star Reviews: Story Genius

A few days ago I got an email from a friend who was having trouble with a story. He has an interesting world and characters and exciting things happening all the way up to an epic climax…which he can’t resolve. … Continue reading

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