Alchemist of Words

Alchemist of Words

As an author I meet many people who either are authors or who say they want to be.  When I read fellow Science Fiction author, Massimo Marino’s post about the craft of writing, I asked his permission to share it with you here.   How many of you have...
Dude, You Can’t Smoke THAT Here!

Dude, You Can’t Smoke THAT Here!

I’m a cigar smoker.  At times in my life, I’ve also smoked cigarettes.  I remember the olden days when smokers lit up in restaurants, theater lobbies, the office, the computer lab, and even airplanes!  Now you can’t light up a cigarette – much...

Why Science Fiction Matters

I wrote Mission Veritas to appeal to a young audience currently absorbed in video games rather than world affairs.  I wanted to explore a couple of questions such as; What if appeasement continued?  What if the next generation tuned out rather than tuning in?   What...

Research Scientists Want to Kill Each Other

There are several things science fiction ignores completely: The enormous distance to neighboring planets; the beyond a human lifetime it would take to reach them; gravity; and food and water along with how to bring and store suffcient quantities for space travelers;...

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