Sci-Fi Strikes Back: How Genre Fiction Can Combat Scientific Censorship

No longer content to misshelve his favorite fictions in the non-fiction section of our national discourse, our new Librarian in Chief now wants to ban the entire 500 class of the Dewey decimal system: science. Last week the Trump administration issued a so-called “gag order”  banning federal science institutions—including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Agriculture, and Department of … Continue reading Sci-Fi Strikes Back: How Genre Fiction Can Combat Scientific Censorship

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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

Blue Karma Scores a Hat Trick

My debut novel just went 3-for-3 in independent publishing awards! Blue Karma made finalist in the Shelf Unbound indie book competition. Thousands of authors submitted their novels (so I'm told) so top six is a terrific accomplishment. Sarah (@sarahplusbook), the dystopian editor for Shelf Unbound, reviewed Blue Karma this summer and encouraged me to submit it. Thanks, Sarah: here's further proof that authors … Continue reading Blue Karma Scores a Hat Trick

The Future in 5,000 Words: Cli-Fi Writing Contest

The next outstanding voice in cli-fi could be yours!  Arizona State University--home of the The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative--is sponsoring a 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest. The rules in a nutshell: Stories up to 5,000 words envisioning a future impacted by climate change and reflecting current scientific knowledge Submission deadline: January 15, 2016 Judges will include sci-fi … Continue reading The Future in 5,000 Words: Cli-Fi Writing Contest