Build a Space Battle

Build a Space Battle: A Workshop

I’ll be conducting my new workshop, “Build a Space Battle,” at Capclave 2017 tomorrow. I’m really looking forward to it. Here’s the official description of my the workshop:

So, you want to include a titanic space battle in your military SF novel or your galaxy-spanning space opera. But…who’s fighting? Why are they fighting? You’d like to make the battle realistic…but what tactics and strategies make sense? In this workshop, you’ll learn by doing as we collaboratively build an epic space battle.

My accompanying presentation is already complete and uploaded to SlideShare.net.

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Mad Scientist Contest?

Mad Scientist ContestI am going to take a run at this contest: The US Army Training and Doctrine Mad Scientist Science Fiction Writing Contest. The contest started on November 15 and runs until February 15, 2017.

They’re looking for near future military SF that highlights innovative uses of military forces in the 2030 – 2050 timeframe. They’re particularly interested in not just military technologies and tactics, but also how these aspects of war fighting are impacted by ongoing trends such as global warming, etc.

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