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ThrillerFest and Lee Child’s Lessons: Even for Sci Fi

 How to create Suspense? Learn that readers are hardwired to wait for the answer to a burning question, says Lee Child at ThrillerFest. That’s the potential benefit of a attending a conference: hearing those chunks of advice that can bring an entire enigma into simple focus. No matter what you write: Readers will keep turning […]

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What is Speculative Fiction?

A story that has either  supernatural,  mythical,  magical,  otherworldly, or future technological elements beyond what we’d normally see in everyday life.  That includes taking place on another world or at at future time. Did I cover it all? Or I like this term:  hard-science space opera. Most of what you’ll see here for now is hard […]

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Today’s Blog: The Passing of Mr. Bradbury

As most of my science fiction is drawn upon speculative solar system space travel (say that three times fast!) , I owe a big debt of influence-gratitude to Mr. B, especially for his Martian Chronicles. Rather than burden himself with getting all of the “science” right in these stories, he concentrated more on the human […]

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