Category Archives: science fiction

What We Need More Than Diversity

An intriguing article at The Digital Reader recently pointed out that many of the older classic SF/F books are falling out of favor with younger readers. The question many are asking is, Why? Nate makes a strong argument that readers … Continue reading

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Which Planet Intrigues You the Most? Discovering Yourself

I can say with more than a tiny dose of satisfaction that I’ve recently finished and published my latest short scifi novel, Rebel Girl of Mars. The unexpected scifi adventure starts when a colony on Mars gets cut off completely and abruptly, … Continue reading

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The Thing About Awards…

More than a few big names have been making a big deal out of the Hugo Awards recently, (If this sounds unfamiliar, the Hugo award is a prestigious award for works of science fiction, ranging from short stories to full-length novels and … Continue reading

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Sad Puppies and the Hugo Awards – Fiasco or Inevitable?

Lately there’s been a lot of talk about a vocal group of scifi/fantasy authors and fans who have voted as a single bloc to drastically change the landscape for the prestigious Hugo award. This group has been calling themselves the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Flow Chart Heaven – The Top 100 Scifi & Fantasy

For some reason I’ll never understand, I have always been enthralled by flow charts. To me they are always fun to look at, in part because it’s such an interesting visual way to learn more about yourself. Recently NPR celebrated … Continue reading

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Star Wars and the Need for Reinvention

Have you ever felt it was time to reinvent yourself? Sometimes I wonder the same thing about some of the most well-loved universes in popular fiction, be it Star Wars, Sherlock Holmes, or you name it. Many of the most … Continue reading

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The Problem with Zombies – Taking it to the Beyond

Until more recently, I have had a real problem with zombies. No, this doesn’t mean that my next door neighbors were developing a hankering for human brains. I’m talking about zombie books (and movies) and the niche they seem to … Continue reading

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What We Read for Guilty Pleasures

I’m going to make a confession that, as a sci-fi and fantasy author and reader, might come across as total heresy. I love romance. Yes, I am that rare thing – a young male who loves sci-fi and fantasy and … Continue reading

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Cover Artwork – Judging a Book By Its You Know What

As someone who reads genre fiction voraciously, one of the things that always strikes my curiosity is what does or does not catch a reader’s eye. What repels one reader sometimes attracts another. Recently this issue came into focus because … Continue reading

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“I Only Write for Teenage Girls” Syndrome

For those of who you love science fiction, fantasy, horror, and pretty much any other genre besides, there’s a magical event called Dragon Con, and it happens once a year in Atlanta Georgia. It’s a convention with a who’s who … Continue reading

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