The Daedalus Seven is a vast generation ship with multiple, diverse habitats on a doomed, never-ending voyage. Your mission is to design the civilizations, flora, fauna, and geographical conditions of the ship’s remaining habitable areas. Part 2 of a three-part world-building exercise.
“Winter Roses” is one of the first fantasy short stories I wrote, way back in 2013. It’s too short to really be marketable, so I’ve released it globally for free using SmashWords. Available in Epub, Mobi, PDF and HTML. Not available on Amazon, since I can’t count on them price-matching.
Episode #23’s topic is “Top-5 Sci-Fi Sub-Genres,” based on the semi-scientific research of our illustrious crew of working SF/Fantasy writers. Let the debate begin! And let us hope that the swords stay in their scabbards!
Find out about the doomed voyage of the Daedalus Seven, a vast generation ship with multiple, diverse habitats. Part 1 of a three-part world-building exercise. This installment covers the basic design of the starship, its habitats, and crew-accessible operational facilities.
This is a photo of Space Shuttle Endeavour on its way to rendezvous with the International Space Station, taken May 16, 2011 by a shuttle training aircraft. Endeavour is seen emerging from the clouds, although it is still well short of achieving orbit and below the height of the space station.
For Episode #22, the topic is “Author Platforms,” a decidedly elusive topic for most people. Nevertheless, our inimitable writers will try to shed some light on this seemingly hard-to-quantify topic. Whether traditionally-published or indie published, writers still need an Author Platform to help them connect with readers. Find out all about the basics!
This is a classic magazine cover from Analog SF magazine in 1965. It features art by the late Hugo-award-winning artist John Schoenherr, whose covers helped make “Dune” (by Frank Herbert) a best-selling series. John Schoenherr won the 1965 Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist, primarily for his work on the […]
Earthrise, compliments of NASA and Apollo 8, on December 24, 1968.
Episode 21 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (32 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “Writing Groups.” All of our illustrious authors are members of the Hourlings Writing Group, as well as veterans of other writing groups. Needless to say, they have lots to say about finding […]
The only thing hotter than these Quick Reads is a forest fire. And my wife (she made me write that part).