What could be better than scheduling a Happy Hour (with adult beverages) to discuss the status of all your writing projects? Why, turning it into a drinking game, of course!
Each month, I’m going to post about notable books I’ve read in the previous month, i.e. – recommended books. This month, I’ve got books by Marc Miller, John Brunner, Jerry Pournelle, and John Sandford. Plus, a note about my 1632 Read-Through…
In this episode, our intrepid panelists are interviewing Gregory Peterson, who just published his first novel, “War Machines.” The book is a near-future SF action thriller about a disgraced Marine turned high-tech thief and the predicament he finds himself in when he’s forced to take on one last “too good to be true” mission for a dangerous mob boss.
I think that a flat world, constructed using futuristic but plausible, technology, would be an interesting story setting. In this, the first of a series of posts, I’m going to do the worldbuilding for just such a setting.
This episode’s topic is “Time Travel in Fiction,” in which our pugnacious panelists discuss time travel stories, starting with the basics…What fascinates people about time travel? Why would anybody WANT to travel into the past? If you could travel in time, what kind of time machine would you want (ex. – TARDIS, Delorean, hot tub, or space-time donut)?
Welcome to Episode 3 of my 1632 Read-Through, my venture to read, and review, all of the major books (and many of the ancillary ones) in Eric Flint’s shared “Ring of Fire” universe. For this month, I read 1633, by Eric Flint and David Weber.
This episode’s topic is “Handy Websites,” in which our illustrious panel discusses their favorite writing-related websites and tools. Let’s face it…writing is hard. Any website or tool that can make your life easier is a big deal!
So, I went off looking for the videos for this year’s Balticon 56. After all, it was a hybrid convention, with both an in-person and a virtual track. Well, they’re not up yet…but I found the videos for 2020 and 2021 (when it was all virtual). Check it out!
[6/18/22] The Balticon 56 videos are now available for conference attendees (including virtual attendees).
This episode’s topic is “Astronomy,” in which our illustrious writers discuss the top astronomy subjects that SF writers need to know about if they’re going to write fiction set in space.
If you’re going to tackle a read-through of a sprawling, convoluted, shared universe of novels and anthologies like the “1632” series (also known as the “Ring of Fire” series for the mysterious incident that sent the town of Grantville back in time), then you need a strategy. Fortunately, the 1632 community has provided some aids to help with this…