Bitten By The Alien Bug

I confess, I have a real thing for insects. So much so, that I repeatedly creep out my hubby and colleagues whenever I play with insects and give them names, instead of hunting them viciously or chasing them away. If I find a stray insect in the house, I mostly direct it to freedom, orContinue reading “Bitten By The Alien Bug”

Pros and Cons of Writing Science-Fiction

Last week I clawed at my shell and shared a bit of my writing path with you, about how I got on the science-fiction highway—doing a face-plant from an overpass. Now I’d like to talk about why I stuck to it despite the hard landing, and why this genre will most likely be my chosenContinue reading “Pros and Cons of Writing Science-Fiction”

How I Got Here (and to writing SF)

My very talented fellow sci-fi writer J.W. Alden reminded me of something important with his latest post: that blogging about your honest interests as they pertain to writing, however wild they may be, is a very good thing. Because it comes from a real and immediate place within you, and the passion translates. And bloggingContinue reading “How I Got Here (and to writing SF)”

13 Worldbuilding Questions

I’ve been busy worldbuilding this week. It’s one of my favorite things to do in the process of writing sci-fi, and it makes me all giddy and drooly like a kid that’s been dropped into a toybox. Since I revisited my collected materials for the worlds I’m writing in, and have overhauled one of theseContinue reading “13 Worldbuilding Questions”

Xenocentric Science-Fiction

What I love most about science-fiction aren’t the cool gadgets and the ships (although I’d probably sell a kidney for a trip around the stars), or the many ways in which humanity might evolve or ruin itself, but the exploration of foreign planets and encounter of alien species. Nothing makes me more excited than theContinue reading “Xenocentric Science-Fiction”