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Silent Trek, the Illustrated Version

My first foray into creating illustrations came from creating a trailer for Silent Wave. The process is painstaking. Photo realistic images that are believable are a challenge to produce. Creating scenes that have to be composited because only elements exist can take hours, even if you have all the elements. People are a problem since the people you might envision might be described to look similar to a given actress or actor, and you can’t just grab their image off […]

The Future Shaper

The grid is disabled, the world goes to war, and nuclear fallout makes parts of the world uninhabitable. This is a prediction come to fruition, and the beginning of a new outpost in Chile at the edge of the Atacama Desert. The Future Shaper is the second book in a series about saving Earth and giving mankind a chance to do better. While technology may be man’s salvation, it is clear that social change and perception of the future are […]

The Future Teller (update)

The world is in crisis. This may not be evident, because time seems to move slowly, and many people are of the opinion that human problems will be resolved and everything will be hunky-dory, or if doom comes, those deserving to be saved will be raptured to heaven and sinners will be left to face eternal damnation. This is utter nonsense. Humans need to wake up, for in reality we are destroying our planet, and the only thing that is […]

Hello world!

Writing fiction: I suppose if you want to be taken seriously you write non-fiction and display all of your credentials and accolades. If you want to make a point about finances, social unrest, collapsing economies or world markets, wars and conflict, health, government, taxes, religion, sex and relationships, or about a million other subjects, you’d better be an expert. No one else is supposed to know what they are talking about. So how in fiction do you try and make […]

Silent Wave: Writing Fiction

As I’m sure all writers do from time to time, we stop and evaluate what we are doing, like some revelation has hit us in the face and we can say oh well, I guess my writing was a big waste of time, so I think I’ll just stop. But then I realize that writing really matters. This sort of introspection is good for us all, writers and readers alike. Why now? Well, I reread a review of my first […]

The “Fiscal Cliff” and why you should read “The Future Teller”

When I wrote “The Future Teller” there was no talk about the “Fiscal Cliff”. However, the message in “The Future Teller” was all about being prepared for the crash. Unfortunately, too few have read the message, and no one is building OsumPODS. As the author of “The Future Teller”, I would be the logical person to start building prototypes, but I’m afraid I don’t have the energy or the money. The first OsumPODS are going to be quite expensive until […]

Michael Atman, My Spock Persona

I put my faith in reason, logic and truth before Spock became my hero. As a Trekkie I take an agnostic view of religion, but I fall short of the collectivist views of Gene Roddenberry. What works on a starship doesn’t necessarily work in society. I am also a fan of Michael Crichton and Carl Sagan, who were brave enough to express controversial views in their fiction. I have an idealistic view of the future while remaining realistic about human […]

Resurrecting Terra: Ethics in Writing Science Fiction:

There are probably lessons to be learned about being open and honest when writing, be it a novel or even nonfiction. Offending your reader will probably get you on someone’s shit list. It’s true that science fiction is given some leeway due to the very nature of exploring new ideas, worlds, and societies. As a reader, I’m quite often amazed at how gutless authors can be that are fearful they will have to defend what they believe or at least […]

Resurrecting Terra eBook coming soon

I’ve read you should start promoting as soon as you have an idea. Well, I’m not that brave. Resurrecting Terra is the sequel to Harvesting Terra, which is available from Amazon and Barnes & Nobel for $2.99. Keep an eye out, because I’ll put Harvesting Terra into KDP Select and it will be free before the launch of Resurrecting Terra. Although Resurrecting Terra is now written, I’m going though final edit, and then it has to be formatted into an […]

Facebook Timeline

As a writer, social media can seem like a big waste of time. Still, it seems you can’t afford to ignore Facebook. I don’t know how many times Facebook has changed its format, or how well received these changes have been, but at least we now have a banner that can say a little something about us. There are of course warnings about how we use it. You aren’t supposed to use it to sell, but apparently you can use […]