Category Archives: science fiction

Worlds While U Wait

There’s a scene in the 2nd or 3rd Star Trek movie, I forget which one, where some sort of high-tech projectile is launched at a barren planet. In a burst of light, the planetary surface springs to life. A fully … Continue reading

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In Fact It’s a Gas!

The other day I started thinking it might be fun to write a steampunk novel. Steampunk, for those who are standing out on the sidewalk with their noses pressed against the glass, is a sub-genre of science fiction. The typical … Continue reading

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Maybe Next Year

I cringed when I saw the cover of the new issue of┬áScientific American. Trying to predict what technology will be like 50, 100, 0r 150 years in the future is a parlor game, not a serious intellectual exercise. To understand … Continue reading

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Fantasy Unchained

I’ve written seven novels. The first two were published; the other five haven’t been. Three of those five my agent (who I guess is now my former agent, more or less) declined even to try to market. He didn’t feel … Continue reading

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Eye Candy

Last night I watched the first half of Avatar on DVD. I’m not sure I’ll watch the second half. It’s visually stunning, of course. Breathtaking. But the story … feh. For starters, there’s the unobtainium. Terrible name for a mineral … Continue reading

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Trapped in Amber

In a couple of weeks I’ll be moving, so I’ve been putting my books in boxes. 45 boxes. I got down to the Z’s in the science fiction section, and box 44 was full, and the Roger Zelazny novels were … Continue reading

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Bibliophilia

I wish I had a lot more time to read. I own hundreds and hundreds of books, some of which I’ve been carting around for 30 or 40 years. Don’t remember a thing about some of them except that I … Continue reading

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