Back from “Mars” and ready to blog

If I haven’t had much web presence the past few weeks, it’s because I just got back from Mars. Or at least as close to it as I’m ever likely to get! My Laddie and I took a hiking trip to Utah, where the stark red rockscapes let me imagine we were exploring the Red … Continue reading Back from “Mars” and ready to blog

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Publication Announcement: “Syzygy Pt V: Red Shift”

Today marks the autumn equinox. Fall is finally here...and so is the fifth installment of the the Syzygy hexalogy! Red Shift arrives October 17. What kind of trouble have Ash and Skye gotten themselves into now? "The long-divided clans of lunar survivors reconnect at last, but a century of distrust isn't easily overcome. Determined to … Continue reading Publication Announcement: “Syzygy Pt V: Red Shift”

Recent Reads: “American Gods”, by Neil Gaiman

Did the three norns, spinning our fates at the foot of Yggdrasil, ordain that I finally got around to reading Neil Gaiman's American Gods mere weeks before the television adaptation premiered? It had languished on my to-read list for years, but an unusual confluence of events--remembering the title after spotting another Gaiman novel on sale, … Continue reading Recent Reads: “American Gods”, by Neil Gaiman

Recent Reads: “Ancillary Sword” by Ann Leckie

Ancillary Sword lacks some sharpness, but still holds an edge as unique science fiction literature. The story resumes where its predecessor Ancillary Justice left off. Breq, now captain of an imperial ship, embarks on an errand to a neighboring star system where social conflicts simmer. Leckie seems determined to include the panoply of trending laments: colonialism, the plight … Continue reading Recent Reads: “Ancillary Sword” by Ann Leckie

Land of (Kindle) Fire and Ice: Back from Travel, Back to Work

Why should my Syzygy characters have all the fun exploring planet Earth? I want to experience it, too, before it dissolves into one of my dystopian landscapes. So last week my Laddie and I took a journey to Iceland. We climbed a glacier, snorkeled in a frigid rift, hiked along a crater rim, and ate waffles from a food … Continue reading Land of (Kindle) Fire and Ice: Back from Travel, Back to Work