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A REALITY METER SET ON LOW
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As a fan and a writer of science fiction romance, my “reality meter” is set pretty low. In fact, I love all things paranormal, supernatural, weird, out-there, futuristic, not-readily-explainable and mind-expanding in addition to your usual adventure-in-space tales. I tend not to demand that a story fit within the normal boundaries of “real life.” I imagine most of you feel the same, dear readers, or you wouldn’t be reading this blog.
Though I will occasi...
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Stuck in a Rut
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I couldn't think of anything to write about this week. Post Christmas is always difficult: all the excitement is over, there's mundane stuff to catch up on, clearing up to do, the weather has got colder and more dismal though at least the days are getting longer again. I don't much like this time of year, as it's just the long, grey crawl toward spring. Even though I only work two six hour shifts a week, which should still leave me plenty of time to work on writing, I seem to spend less ...
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THE SHAPE OF WATER: ROMANCE, BUT NOT SFR
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THE SHAPE OF WATER, the unusual film now playing in cineplexes across the country, is billed as a science fantasy. And, as much as those of us in the science ...
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Happy New Year and an SFR trope
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Pete and I decided to spend Christmas on Norfolk Island, a remote volcanic peak in the South Pacific between Noumea and New Zealand. The island is a fascinating place full ...
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2018: Looking Ahead And Upwards
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2017 was not a good year, not one that prompted me to be optimistic either in real life or in fiction. However, much to my surprise and despite a hefty laptop repair bill right at the... spacefreighters.blogspot.co...
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On Changing Gears (and Photo Blog)
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Hope you all had a wonderful holiday break and are off to a fresh start for a shiny, new 2018. I ended my year with a big realization. I seriously need to switch gears. And it started with this...We had a lovely Christmas Eve day, with perfect weather, strolling Old Town Albuquerque. It's been many years--probably more than a decade--since we took the time to visit the plaza during the holidays, and the last time was in sub-freezing temperatures, so we especially appreciated t... spacefreighters.blogspot.co...
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HO, HO, HO AND ALL THAT!
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It's the usual pre-Christmas chaos at my house right now, so no post this week or next. Check out my personal video message, in case you haven't seen it yet, here.In the meantime:
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I (still) have a bad feeling about this
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It’s that time of year again. Christmas? Holidays? Yeah, I guess so. But just before the winter solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere), has become the time for the latest St...
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On Writing -- Muse 0: Distractions 4
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So, I did it. I opted out of the next Pets in Space collection...provided there even IS a next Pets in Space collection. For the last two years, I've invested a major chunk of my time in writing and revising two successive Pets in Space novellas, and in blogging, tweeting, FBing and promoting the collection. (A genuine and valuable learning experience!)It was a very difficult decision to send an email to the organizers telling them in advance I was opting out, but my aim is to get bac... spacefreighters.blogspot.co...
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Feel The Conflict: Anticipation Nerves for
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Have you felt it? In two days time I'm off to see The Last Jedi and I can't help feeling conflicted about it. It was the same for The Force Awakens. I was so excited to see Star Wars return and not only with the original trio but a female lead, yet trepidation over how Disney would handle it. Ultimately I loved it, even if they did play heavi... spacefreighters.blogspot.co...