Monthly Archives: August 2012

Analog Gets New Leadership

After 34 years at the helm of Analog, Dr. Stanley Schmidt is retiring.  Analog is one of the “big three” publications in the short speculative fiction field, and has produced numerous Hugo and Nebula winning stories and launched the careers of … Continue reading

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“My Mask, Human” Set for End of September

It looks like Daily Science Fiction will publish my story, “My Mask, Humanity,” on September 28th.  I say “looks like” because the news didn’t come via the folks at DSF, but through SF Signal, a reputable science fiction website.  The … Continue reading

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Digging Out

I enjoy traveling to remote and interesting place—it’s one of the reasons I went into the line of work I did for my day job—but I also really enjoy coming home…except for the pile of things that always continues to … Continue reading

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Returning Home to Some Toasted Cake

I made it back from my Palmyra adventure in one piece.  I’m a little tanner and lot tired, but it was a good trip.  I got a lot of science done, but equally important, I got a lot writing accomplished, too.  I … Continue reading

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Writing in the Swarm

I tend to squeeze my writing into the mornings, often before the sun come up.  This is especially true when the day job takes me traveling because the days are busy and tiring, and writing in the evening is generally … Continue reading

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Doubling Up

It’s been quiet around here recently because I’m still down in Palmyra and my time to write is limited.  With the limited time I do have, I’ve been focusing on writing stories rather than posting here, which is actually a … Continue reading

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Writing on the Run

My day job occasionally takes me to interesting places.  Most of these places are remote islands in the Pacific Ocean.  Currently I’m on Palmyra, a small atoll about 1000 miles south of the Hawaiian Islands.  It’s isolated by its distance … Continue reading

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How Diverse am I?

This week, I’ve been thinking about the importance of diversity in science fiction and why science fiction needs to embrace diversity as a genre.  That got me wondering:  How much my fiction actually includes diverse characters and cultures?  So, I decided … Continue reading

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Questioning the Foundation

A few days ago, I wrote a post about diversity in science fiction—or more accurately the lack of it.  I realized after writing it that I simply accepted the premise that diversity is a good thing.  To be honest, I’ve … Continue reading

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