Well, I’ve finally released one of the stories I had in my backlog, a planetary-romance-style space opera story about the last days of a mysterious jungle planet, as told through the eyes of a mail-order bride who has a rather…rocky relationship with her titular husband. … Continue readingMy World Is Never Was: New Sci-Fi Novella Out!
Years ago I established that in my alternate-historical/science-fictional setting a Russian-led expedition is the first to reach Mars in 1963, 22 years after the first manned spaceflight, and 14 years after the first landing on the Moon. Now that I’ve written up the first flight … Continue readingWorldbuilding the First Mars Landing
I’ve been doing some more brainstorming for my “Naked Jungle in Space” story, and I’d like to give an update. I’ve decided to change things up a bit for the castaways; instead of standard-issue humans, I’m going to make them mermaids. In my universe’s case, … Continue readingMermaids of the Naked Jungle
I’ve been doing some brainstorming and worldbuilding lately for a story in my far-future science-fiction setting that is basically “The Naked Jungle” in space. Based on the 1937 short story “Leiningen Versus the Ants” by Carl Stephenson, “The Naked Jungle” was a 1954 film starring … Continue readingWorldbuilding a Naked Jungle…in Space
I just realized I haven’t yet told all of you about my ultimate plans for Earth in the far future of my space opera setting! In my post “Taking my Space Opera Setting into the Extremely Far Future”, I left them ambiguous, but now I’ve … Continue readingThe Lastborn of Mother Earth
Weighing in at 53,000 words, my new space opera novel “The Saga of the Ilithianades” is out for your enjoyment! Buy it as an ebook, a paperback, or (ooh…) a hardcover at Amazon and crack it open! I’ll let the blurb at Amazon speak for … Continue readingThe Saga of the Ilithianades: New Sci-Fi Novel Out!
In my latest novel, tentatively titled “The Saga of the Ilithianades”, the age-of-sail-style treasure hunt for a powerful alien artifact I highlighted as part of the story only really gets started around 40,000 words into it; up until then it’s literally a simple family saga, … Continue readingThe Saga of the Ilithianades: Radon Seas and Beyond
Recently I’ve been watching a slate of films in the Lost World subgenre, which has gotten me thinking about the dinosaurs and all the other magnificent archosaurs that once roamed the Earth (and still do in the case of birds and crocodilians!), and how they … Continue readingForget Humanoid Aliens: Try Dinosaur Aliens!
Ooh…what’s this? A new novel? Yes, I have finished my second story set in the far future of my space opera setting, and you can read it as an ebook or as a paperback. I’ll let my blurb speak for itself: Over a thousand years … Continue readingCalypso, Girl of the Crystal City: New Sci-Fi Novel Out!
Along with artificial wombs and other new and futuristic reproductive technologies, cloning is a staple of science fiction, but for all the fantastical examples, we too often neglect that cloning already exists in nature: it’s called “parthenogenesis”, and it expands the universe of possibilities for … Continue readingWorldbuilding with Parthenogenesis