The Daedalus Seven is a vast generation ship with multiple, diverse habitats on a doomed, never-ending voyage. David Keener designed the ship, then challenged our inestimable writers with a serious world-building exercise. Their mission is to design the civilizations, flora, fauna, and geographical conditions of the ship’s remaining habitable areas. And then brainstorm about the types of stories that might occur on the ship.
Here are the May episodes of the Hourlings Podcast, featuring our awesome crew of working indie writers. From heroic archetypes to Happy Hour, from dialogue to brainstorming, and even getting an agent…the May episodes cover real topics for real writers.
Learn how to produce ebooks for Amazon using their new preferred method, which is Kindle Create. You’ll use this to create a KPF file, which you’ll upload to Amazon KDP as your ebook source.
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!