Tag Archives: scifi

In the future, Big Brother will know your thoughts

I was listening to a podcast a few weeks back, Ira Flatow’s SciFri, in which a security researcher was describing experiments in which consumer-grade EEGs could be used to guess your birthday, or your PIN, just by showing you an … Continue reading

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Shattering the monolith

The monolith: Pat Hayden Jones, Renegade, 220,000 words (before a couple attempts to slash & burn), a history of a character, a universe I’ve been musing about for many years. And, finally, after a massive push in 2014, ignoring kith and … Continue reading

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Real life gets in the way: Retooling and the drought

At the end of 2014, I had to completely shift focus in my Real Job, which supports four other people, three households, and a cat. So, that job has to have priority. Writing is a time and money sink so … Continue reading

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Android Wear and Smartwatches: Finally the future

We had expectations when I was a kid. I used to watch rockets on TV, blasting off fairly regularly. We got to the moon — anything was possible, so we thought. Looking back, that was a bloody miracle. Star Trek was … Continue reading

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More chapter baubles

My dauntless artist buddy Alexa has provided some more chapter baubles. If this production goes Indie, these will decorate the chapter breaks. Meanwhile, we get to enjoy them here on the content site. Enjoy! We’ve got the Dauntless, showing the starboard side, … Continue reading

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GRAPHICS COMING!

The incomparable Alexa (see her page here) has done up some cool stuff, like this Space Commission patch, Mayana’s cosmetics bag, and Jones’s favorite tech item, the gravity boots. Her spaceship picture is my new masthead pic, nice!

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On writing, one’s voice and the intimidation of virtuosity

I read a gripping story on Lightspeed yesterday (http://bit.ly/1lj69Pp), How to Get Back to the Forest by Sofia Samatar. It’s what I call a virtuoso performance—the story grabbed me right off and didn’t let go—it was like taking a deep … Continue reading

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