Back to the Word Factory

If you’ve been paying any attention to what’s going on here on this blog (and why would you be, it’s been quiet quiet enough here you could hear a gnat fart…so to speak), you’ll have figured out I’ve been struggling with what should be the last book of my Stealing the Sun series. It’s been […]

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Just Because I Believe in…

Taking a break from book seven, again…and thinking about a tangentially related thing that’s stuck with me… A few days back, I saw this comment on a friend’s social media page: Believing in small government, personal responsibility and the ability of people to create businesses and pull themselves up out of poverty doesn’t mean that […]

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I Dreamed You Were a Spaceship: Mom Certified

I’m very pleased to note the my short-short “I Dreamed You Were a Spaceship” has now been published by Analog. When I say short-short, I mean it fits on two pages. Given that, it probably won’t surprise you if I say that this is a piece that came along pretty much fully formed. It apparently […]

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Political Correctness: A Moment Defined

A few months back, someone close to me asked if I ever had to be politically correct while I was writing. This person is not political, but when pressed into such conversations is clearly conservative of mindset—though I admit I’m not sure they understand why or, really, what it means. Regardless, this question is tied […]

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Yesterday: A Review

A couple days back, Lisa and I went to see “Yesterday.” When it was finished, Lisa said “I loved that!” and I replied “That might be the most perfect movie ever made.” I admit that last was a little overblown. “Yesterday the movie is not quite in the strata as “Yesterday” the song. It’s a […]

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Reading

I’ve been struggling (once again) to put the final touches on what I think is the final book of my Stealing the Sun series, so I took a few days and went back to read the last few volumes of the series. We’ll see if that helps. It was a good process in that it […]

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Vonda McIntyre, Criticism, and Maybe a Bit More

If you follow science fiction, there’s a good chance you know that Vonda McIntyre recently passed, recently meaning this past April. Among many other things, she wrote Dream Snake, a far-reaching piece that won a Hugo and a Nebula. She wrote in the Star Trek universe. She was instrumental in Clarion and mentoring new writers. […]

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Equal Pay! Equal Pay!

The US women have won another World Cup in front of a packed house and a worldwide audience. Megan Rapino, Alex Morgan. Tea sipping. Science wielding. Standing in statuesque form. Underpaid and kneeling, not going to the bleeping white house. These was the rambunctious group. The group that stood up and said the nation would […]

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More Portals to Explore!

I’m a little late in this one, but what the heck, right? I’m quite pleased to note that Barbara G. Tarn, a friend of mine, asked me if she could include one of my stories in her portal bundle/anthology, to which I naturally said “yes!” This is fun collection of stories from a fun collection […]

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