Monthly Archives: April 2015

What Does the Near Future Hold?

Last week I wrote about my love for the future.  In the comments, several people said the 800-pound gorilla of climate change looming over every thing these days makes it impossible to think positively about the future. No way to … Continue reading

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Found a Cover Artist!

My heroine is lush, rowdy, good-humored, a little bit slutty, and frankly size eighteen. I wanted cartoons that said something not-quite “Hey sailor!” Maybe not that far. Maybe just, “Where’s the party?” Continue reading

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[links] The vampire squid and other cool things

Yes, there really is such a thing as a vampire squid, and it’s even cooler than the name suggests. A ‘living fossil,’ the vampire squid inhabits the deep waters of all the world’s ocean basins at depths from 500 to 3,000 m. The … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Transfusion and Other Tales of Hope by Deborah J. Ross

Transfusion and Other Tales of Hope by Deborah J. Ross

Transfusion And Other Tales of Hope by Deborah J. Ross The vampire has known only evil since he was made, until an unlikely friendship reconnects him with life… Two women mourning two dead mothers tread the boundaries between grief and … Continue reading

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Fallow Time

Our culture tends toward the frenetic. Gotta go-go-go, gotta do-do-do. Everything has to be about something, for something, in aid of something. Even sitting and meditating is a thing you do, not an opportunity to just be. Writers can tie … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From Hidden Steel by Doranna Durgin

Hidden Steel

Hidden Steel by Doranna Durgin Sound first invaded her cocoon of awareness. Beeping. Really annoying beeping. Something tightened snugly around her upper arm… and when it went away, so did she. When the beeping returned, it came with odors. Astringently … Continue reading

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Women Writing Space Opera

I’m so glad to see a female-written space opera getting lots of glitz, and Anne Leckie’s books are well worth the praise. But like so many other situations, that is one woman getting all the buzz that mostly flows toward … Continue reading

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The News From 2Dits Farm: The Girls in the Coop

The girls in the coop have been watching Dr. Phil again. I can always tell: Pecky Specky is eager to tell me that Rocky has been bullying Henny Penny, Penny is hiding in a corner, and Spacey Lacey wanders in … Continue reading

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Give Me That New-Fangled Future

Octavia's Brood

I saw on Facebook recently that the millennial generation doesn’t want the family treasures. They’re not interested in finding a place to put all that stuff that’s been accumulating for generations. I’m quite a bit older than the millennials, but … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – 4/22/2015

It’s WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading. • What did you recently finish reading? In keeping with my erratic practice of juggling fiction and non-fiction, I just finished Going Clear, Lawrence Wright’s book on the history and growth of … Continue reading

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