I’ve got a headache, so I’m sharing a few rockets with you. What’s your favorite? All images rendered using MidJourney. Prompt was rocketship landing on busy spaceport, alien planet, ringed planet visible in sky, twin moons –chaos 100 –ar 2:3 –v 4
In the run-up to publishing the anthology, Blasters and Blades was kind enough to interview Christopher DiNote and Me (h/t Ted for correcting my pre-coffee grammar) about our stories, the anthology idea, and our personal backgrounds in SFF as well as military connections (mine: MiL brat, spouse of former infantryman. Chris: active duty USAF Col.… Read More Blasters and Blades
Just a note upfront – I’m biased. I was an alpha reader and that’s my cover on this book. So you know, I’m proud of it! It’s a good book, and I think you ought to read it anyway. Foreign Shores – military science fiction Eric’s escape from Solitude quickly turns into a desperate attempt… Read More Science Fiction Recommendation!
Please welcome a guest post by Leigh Kimmel. I’ll have a guest post up on her blog today, as we swapped. You should definitely check out her new book, too. Enjoy! “Time is the fire in which we burn.” That line has become famous because of its use in Star Trek: Generations. It appears… Read More Guest Post: Time and the Spacefarer
This week’s prompt led to a short story, science fiction, and is a play on some science that actually exists, although not yet this mature… Glass and Grape The blackberry note was nice, but the green… Adriana gently spat the wine back out into her waste cup and shook her head faintly, regretfully. Her… Read More Odd Prompts: Glass and Grape
It’s alive! The Violet Mouse is a story born out of conversations in molecular biology labs, and human nature, and, well… You’ll see. Sometimes the imagination of the reader is far better than anything I could write. But you should start here, with The Violet Mouse.
This story was born of conversations in molecular bio labs, and human relationships, and knowing how much friendship can mean. It’s science fiction, bleeding edge… it’s hard to stay ahead of the science these days. Wildest imagination finds it difficult to stretch past where we are in reality. If I can’t keep ahead of… Read More Cover Reveal! The Violet Mouse
Short one today – it’s been a week. I can’t talk about most of it here, maybe later. Suffice it to say I’m tired, and still have a full day ahead of me. The weekend with all it’s plethora of chores and obligations beckons with a promise of some time to relax and digest… Read More Golden Cyberpunk Butterflies
Jim knew he was somewhere beyond tired, ranging into exhaustion and the peculiar drunken twilight of sleep psychosis, but he was certain he would have remembered the camera. He stared down at it, right there in the center of his desk, for a long moment before turning carefully away, looking at the coffeepot instead.… Read More Snapshot
Yesterday was Science Fiction Day, according to the calendar in my lab. In honor of that, I wrote a bit of a story for my blog readers. Happy Science Fiction Day! May the horizons of humanity grow ever larger. “…decommissioning.” The earbud hissed, then cut out. Jack was already rolling out of bed. He’d… Read More Decommissioned
So I got into a bit of an argument with my son. He wants me to take him to the upcoming Star Wars movie, and I flat refuse to have anything to do with it. He was trying to tell me that it’s ok they are basically retreading the whole series, it’s how you… Read More It’s Broken, and I’m done with it
Into the darkness a crack was growing molten potential of the planet’s heart grown, never hewn, from material composing the crust millenia passes metal crystalline seeds planted grew monstrous a crack, a light, a fierce heat into the planet they named hell came Man who had never yet met his rival in all the… Read More Wonder