Tag Archives: sci-fi

a new look at “old man’s war”

In 2005, Tor Books published John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War, and almost overnight, Scalzi went from prominent blogger to bestselling author.  Though he had been writing professionally for many years (and earlier had self-published Agent to the Stars, an unrelated … Continue reading

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“lost dogs” on “papa’s world”

Queen Anne’s County TV, the local cable show where I live (in Scenic, Convenient-to-Nowhere, MD) has launched a new show, “Papa’s World,” (a reference to “Papa” Ernest Hemingway).  Every episode will feature an Eastern Shore writer, and I was chosen … Continue reading

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when the world was young: star wars

The latest in a series about influences from my earlier days   In the previous installment of this series, I discussed a number of sci-fi movies from the 1970’s that have influenced and continue to influence my writing.  The greatest … Continue reading

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how to speak dog: lesson #4

The fourth in a series to help you better communicate with your canine Friends.   Bonjour!  Welcome to your next lesson (derived from Lost Dogs, my upcoming young adult sci-fi novel) on how to speak Dog.  You have, of course, … Continue reading

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interview on jan bowman’s blog

Author Jan Bowman was kind enough to interview me about Dragontamer’s Daughters, the Navajo Water Project, writing and publishing indie-style, and who I like to read.  Drop by Jan’s blog and check it out.      

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how to speak dog: lesson #3

The third in a series to help you better communicate with your canine Friends.   Guten Tag!  Once again, we come together for another lesson on how to speak Dog (if you missed the first and second lessons, please review … Continue reading

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this week’s sci-fi food fight

Sigh.  You know, I was going to blog about another of the big influences on my writing, but once again, current events in the speculative fiction realm have reared their ugly heads.   [warning: socio/political stuff ahead]   The Science … Continue reading

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how to speak dog: lesson #2

The second in a series to help you better communicate with your canine Friends.   ¡Hola!  I take it you’ve read the introduction and taken the first lesson in this series?  If not, go do that now: the rest of … Continue reading

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looking back, looking ahead

2013 was a good year for my budding writer career: I started (in earnest) drafting Lost Dogs, my next work; I learned a lot at the Bay to Ocean conference and I joined the Eastern Shore Writers Association; I sold … Continue reading

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finally, some good news out of dc…

…Washington DC, that is, which will, in a few years, be home to a sci-fi museum.   Fans of Captain Kirk and Captain Nemo unite: A new science-fiction museum coming to Washington, D.C.   Its creators announced plans for the museum, which … Continue reading

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