Reviewing “Other Space”

So, Yahoo has created a new scripted SF comedy series called “Other Space.” I thought I’d just try it out and see what it was like. OMG, it was awful.

No, beyond awful. It was worse than a simultaneous 24-hour, max-volume marathon of “Bonanza” and “Little House on the Prairie.” I’d rather have my nails pulled out than ever watch another one of their episodes. I’m even going to deviate from most reviews by not even telling you about the plot. It’s not even worth your time to know any more about this show than, well, just don’t waste your time on it.

And, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, will somebody please, please, please teach those morons in Hollywood what a parsec is. “Unidentified object coming toward us at 1000 parsecs…” And it’s VISIBLE on the bridge’s screen.

A parsec is 3.26 light years, so based on what they SAID in Episode 1, the object was 3260 light years away. Which is like, pffft, don’t even worry about it in your lifetime.

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First Draft of The Good Book

First Draft of "The Good Book"Woohoo! I’ve finished the First Draft of my novelette, “The Good Book.” Many thanks to the Loudoun County Writers Group for helping me get through this difficult, emotionally charged story.

As a writer, sometimes you just have to go where the story takes you. In this case, the story took me deep into the realms of spirituality and magic realism, sometimes referred to as slipstream. As a science fiction and fantasy writer, this isn’t the usual neighborhood where I tend to ply my trade, but based on the reactions from my readers and critiquers, I believe I’ve crafted a compelling story.

Now, onto the second draft….


Malcolm Jameson is planning to throw himself off a bridge when a passing bicyclist stops and hands him a magic book. Unsurprisingly, the book has a considerably different plan for Malcolm. And a bad attitude.

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