The PHJ Universe
This blog is about technology, the future, and science fiction. Some posts are about our world's current tech. Others will focus on what could be. I'll post some stories of the future to muse about how strange things could really get if humans ever make it to the stars.
Or, how much they might stay the same.
STATUS OF THE MS: Nearly done! I have taken the lessons from workshopping it, and from reading some other seminal works of Sci-Fi to squeeze out all but the tension, conflict, excitement and, I hope, satisfaction of characters who struggle and only just overcome their challenges and themselves.
Category Archives: Writing
Did a line edit of the final climax of the book – two chapters in which the forces which have been aligning for 400 pages finally crash together. For me, having written the first version of this years ago, it’s … Continue reading
10. Neighborhood/homeowner/condo association. Dandelions, what dandelions? 9. Medical issues. I cannot type until I fix this hangnail. 8. Equipment problems. 4K monitor! Yeah, I need that. For my eyes. 7. Game of Thrones. Who’s gettin’ killed next? 6. Noise. Users of … Continue reading
Wow, Real Life and The Paying Job have been, shall we say, challenging lately. 30 hours to get home from that trip, a bit much, and five days of sleep deprivation followed by 42 hours awake for the journey home (because you … Continue reading
I’d be happy to swap the honors and read any TWO of your manuscripts. Why? Because mine is bloody long, 190K words. Although I like long books best (I’ve read all 14 Wheel of Time books, the Dark Tower series, … Continue reading
In the tech industry here in the US, there is a term for the stone-cold experts that local teams call in to present new concepts or address problems a customer is having: ‘Rockstar.’ In the heady days before the 2008 … Continue reading