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
My latest novel, about the finding and romancing of a hermit on the outer-solar-system moon of Ariel, has reached 43,000 words and still has some way to go, but my mind is already flowing with ideas for another story: the journey of a girl named … Continue readingCrystal Cities in Other Galaxies
Now here’s a topic I haven’t covered before: worldbuilding flags. Visually flags, coats of arms, emblems, and symbols are a pretty big deal when creating fictional settings and sometimes in real life as well, so I’ll offer some thoughts to fill that gap in this … Continue readingWorldbuilding Flags: Some Thoughts
I just realized that as of today I’ve completed my personal challenge to paint at least one digital painting every day for a month. Well, not exactly every day; I did miss doing it one day over the past month, but I made multiple digital … Continue readingDaily Digital Painting for a Month: Challenge Complete!
No, I’m not boiling a wicked brew for Macbeth, or for anyone else! You readers and your melodramatic imaginations. Tsk-tsk. Anyway, after the completion of my most recent short story, “A Trip to Starlit Spa”, I have several ideas for my next effort that I’m … Continue readingDouble, Double, Stories and Trouble
With my mind still focusing on worldbuilding for my next novel, “Warp Dawn”, I have fleshed out and expanded some of the races and groups that are out there in my far-future space opera setting, a thousand years after the events of my first four … Continue readingSisterhoods and Hives of my Space Opera
In the course of writing my next novel, provisionally titled “Warp Dawn”, I’ve done some brainstorming for the various alien races the leading man and woman (and their baby daughter!) will encounter during their voyage of cosmic exploration beyond the frontiers mankind has yet reached … Continue readingThe Strange New Worlds of “Warp Dawn”
When speculating about alien intelligence, much is made of the fact that we see a cosmos primeval rather than a cosmos being eaten away by artifice. What if, instead of proving there are no advanced spacefaring civilizations out there, it proves that some of our … Continue readingInfinite Scattering: The Future of Spacefaring Civilization?