Category Archives: science fiction

Consideration of Works Present: The Europa Report

(Picture from here.) I haven’t done much on films. There’s no particular reason not to but I haven’t. I decided to do one on Europa Report because of the press associated with it and Interstellar. Namely, that both films purported … Continue reading

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ArmadilloCon, Readings, and Parties, Oh, My!

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This year at Austin’s ArmadilloCon there were three panels on feminist science fiction and fantasy: one on the classic examples, one called “Badass, Babe, or None of the Above” on the archetypes for women in SF/F, and one on new … Continue reading

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BVC Announces The Thrones of Kronos by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

The Thrones of Kronos by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

The Thrones of Kronos Exordium: Book Five by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge The conclusion to the space opera series Exordium. The desperate fight to recover the Panarchy of the Thousand Suns is about to commence. Brandon hai-Arkad has been … Continue reading

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Prologue to The Weave

The Weave

Here is the beginning of my new novel from Aqueduct Press, The Weave. It’s now available at Amazon and other booksellers as well as directly from the publisher. The Weave Prologue  I  A small girl — maybe five years old … Continue reading

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Pluto!

by Brenda W. Clough Listen — you hear that thumping sound? It is the sound of the hearts of science fiction writers around the world, as they beat a little faster. We are going to see Pluto! This morning as … Continue reading

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Sarah Jones Does Science Fiction

Sarah Jones

I had the good fortune to see the incredible Sarah Jones give a workshop reading of her new one-woman show Sell/Buy/Date at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco last month. I had wanted to see her … Continue reading

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Consideration of Works Past: Lord of Light

(Picture from here.) Long before Roger Zelazny was famous for the Amber series, he won the Hugo for 1967 novel, Lord of Light. Lord of Light is an odd story that blends Hindu mythology, Buddha philosophy, technical progress and science … Continue reading

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BVC Announces The Rifter’s Covenant by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

The Rifter's Covenant by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

The Rifter’s Covenant Exordium 4 by Sherwood Smith The Panarchy is in shambles, coalescing at the military base Ares. Brandon has inherited not only this political tinderbox, but also must face the escalating threat from the invading Dol’jharians and their … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Dragons in the Stars by Jeffrey A. Carver

Dragons in the Stars by Jeffrey A. Carver

Dragons in the Stars A Novel of the Star Rigger Universe by Jeffrey A. Carver Dragons in space? A preposterous legend. But when star pilot Jael defies an abusive ship’s master and rigs “the mountain route” through the hyperdimensional Flux, … Continue reading

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Speculative Science — and Fiction

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My friend Alex Lamb has written an excellent essay on why scientists – and science fiction writers – should play with things considered impossible, like faster than light travel. His thesis, in a nutshell, is that the more everyone plays … Continue reading

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