There is a prejudice in modern SF so nearly ubiquitous that it can be considered a trope. I’m talking about the assumption that the more technologically advanced a civilization becomes, the less religious it will be. While this prejudice is normally implicit in a lot of science fiction, the assumption was stated explicitly not too … Continue reading Galactic Christendom: A Short History
One of my pet peeves in science fiction is reading tales which take place centuries or sometimes thousands of years in the future and yet their universes still function by the rules of a twentieth century cosmology. Except perhaps in an alternate universe sort of story, we would not insist that a sci-fi tale set … Continue reading Cosmology and Science Fiction
In Celebration of the Advent Season, I am making the Kindle e-book of my new sci-fi novel, One Last Flight, available for FREE today (December 1, 2018) through Wednesday (December 5, 2018). So click the link below and pick yourself up the first installment of a bold, new space opera series. … Continue reading One Last – FREE! – Flight
Well, at least the first draft is complete. The Final Two Chapters Will Be Posted This Coming Monday. If you haven't been following the serialization thus far, you can begin here with Chapter 1! I will now work on something else for a month or so, before returning to it with fresh eyes for a … Continue reading ONE LAST FLIGHT is Done!
If you're looking for a cheap and easy means of creating an e-book cover, then say hello to CRELLO! If I had a good-sized lump of expendable cash at hand I would've hired an artist to depict a scene of the Strumpet's duel with the Starwings amid the asteroid field. Alas, I can't afford such … Continue reading Cover Reveal for ONE LAST FLIGHT
One Last Flight is a novella set in the universe of The Holy Terran Empire. The Holy Terran Empire is an idea for a space opera I've been kicking around in my head for a few months. Consider it a Catholic blend of Star Trek and Star Wars. It is set some three thousand years after … Continue reading So What Exactly is, ‘One Last Flight’?
My computer died on November 3, dashing my NaNoWriMo plans to pieces. I wasn't able to replace it until a few days ago and have in the interim been doing my writing by hand in a notebook. It's been such a long, long time since I've done so much longhand writing that the particular muscles … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Is A Bust
I managed to add another 687 words to the short story that will not die! At 13K plus words, it's well into novelette territory and seems to barreling straight through into the novella zone. I could, of course, end up cutting back on it significantly during the second draft, so we'll see. All I know … Continue reading One Last Flight – Day Twelve
770 and 463 word respectively.
Maybe its a classic case of ye olde fear of success, but there is definitely something about deadlines that always leads me to sabotage myself. I made the end of September my deadline to finish One Last Flight. I'm not going to make it. I dithered away the last six days with one distraction or … Continue reading One Last Flight – Day Nine