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The Peace of the Worlds

About a year ago, I got to thinking about H.G. Wells’s novel The War of the Worlds, and more specifically about its adaptations. The most famous is, of course, Orson Welles’s 1938 radio play, which panicked a number of listeners who … Continue reading

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One Life-goal Down

So I am pleased to announce that I am now a published author*. My story , “The Birds of Ecthalion,” can be read online here. They even commissioned an original piece of artwork for it from artist Shannon Legler! ___________________________________________ … Continue reading

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Losing the Faith

Let us suppose that there exists a field of study in which people take established facts about the world and extrapolate upon them wildly; where bizarre–though interesting–ideas are routinely advanced with no more basis than the fact that they could conceivably … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Strike Off One Perennial New Year’s Resolution…

Last December, I was embarrassed when composing my list of New Years resolutions; for the umpteenth year in a row, I had vowed that I was going to have a work of fiction formally published. For the umpteenth year in a … Continue reading

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2312

Kim Stanley Robinson’s novel 2312 has inspired in me an interesting and potent mixture of reactions. On the one hand, I love the concept for this book: a scientifically plausible and ultimately optimistic look at a possible future world which addresses such … Continue reading

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Regrets, I’ve Not Had a Few

Maybe it’s just my relative youth, but it has occurred to me that I don’t actually think that I have any regrets. I mean: in some ways, it would have been nice to transition before puberty, but can I honestly … Continue reading

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In Which I Am Not A Magician

Frequently during the course of writing a story, I will need to stop in order to research some particular detail. I don’t usually mind this: indeed, very often I find it fun to track down some obscure fact or other … Continue reading

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