Fiction’s Dark Mirror: Dystopia and the 9/11 Generation

I knew something was wrong when I woke to the television muttering downstairs. My parents rarely watched anything other than evening news and weather. If they’d turned it on at nine a.m. on a Tuesday, it could only mean trouble. In trepidation I crept downstairs and into the living room. Mom sat in front of the … More Fiction’s Dark Mirror: Dystopia and the 9/11 Generation

Environmental Hazards: Five Challenges of Writing Climate Fiction (Part 2)

This post is part two of a seven-part series discussing my experience writing climate fiction in my novel, Blue Karma. Challenge #1: Packaging Prophecy Sometimes I think “science fiction writer” is a euphemism for “hack prophet”. We see the future in our mind’s eye and set down the vision before it comes to pass. But a setting … More Environmental Hazards: Five Challenges of Writing Climate Fiction (Part 2)