Category Archives: Star Trek

Losing Leonard Nimoy Is Hard. Losing Spock Is Even Harder.

The passing of Leonard Nimoy at age 83 saddens me in much the same way that losing Neil Armstrong did, back in August of 2012. (Has it really been two and a half years?) Armstrong was a space pioneer. Nimoy … Continue reading

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Your Flying Cars Are on Their Way

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The flying car might soon be a reality. Or – to use current jargon – your Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) awaits. Almost. The European Union is funding research into PAVs as part of “out-of-the-box” thinking about the future of air … Continue reading

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Best of the Blog: Writing Star Trek Novels, or, Why don’t you get a morally acceptable job?

The Entropy Effect

Editor’s note: We’re reprinting some of our favorite blog posts from the last five years. This week: Vonda N. McIntyre on writing Star Trek Novels. This one first appeared in 2009. By Vonda N. McIntyre Back in the 1980s, I … Continue reading

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Mapping creative influence

        How many of us of a similiar age shared key influences forming our tastes—and for that matter what can be considered key?   In the New York Review of Science Fiction, in 1991, editor and genre raconteur … Continue reading

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Full-Time Writing: Oh, the Horrors!

I read a dead-on post from Brian Keene about a month ago, in which he discusses what it’s like to be a full-time horror writer. Specifically, he talks about how to earn a living and cope with the external world. For writers … Continue reading

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Men and Shipping

by Sherwood Smith No, not tallship goodness. By shipping, I mean writing relationships as fan fiction. I also notice in exploring it that by far the greatest percentage of new terms has arisen out of the powerfully organized fanfiction network. … Continue reading

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A Padawan’s Journal, Entry #28: Star Wars & American Culture 101

You see them everywhere—small furry animals with lightsabers. You hear it in conversations between friends: “Well, she gave me this Deathstar look that just about took my head off.” Parents and kids: “Do or do not; there is no try.” … Continue reading

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Slash in the Wild

I dropped by a hip shopping place over near the campus, because our regular non-hip store was out of sparkling cranberry juice. While I was standing in the super long line, I overhead a conversation that went pretty much like … Continue reading

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Writing Early Star Trek Novels

Over at IO9, BVC founding member Vonda N. McIntyre discusses writing early Star Trek novels. “The only potential glitch in the Star Trek books came about because I couldn’t figure out how to write a love scene where the protagonists … Continue reading

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Geek of the Week: Fan Fiction

Enter “fanfic” into Google and you get about 9,900,000 results.  These results include fan fiction sites for Harry Potter, Twilight, Zelda, Naruto, the Jonas brothers, Lord of the Rings, and yes, even Star Trek.  Fanfic writers spend hours laboring over … Continue reading

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