Category Archives: Cold
Writing science fiction (as opposed to science fantasy) requires research & reading. Here’s some of the spacy stuff I read, so that I can write spacy too. Continue reading
In which I celebrate the imminent start of NaNoWriMo 2012 — & the resurrection of my writing life.
I haven’t been writing many posts on Henkimaa lately, but I have been (1) writing on Bent Alaska; (2) organizing my writing; (3) writing; (4) thinking about writing posts on Henkimaa.
This excerpt from Rachel Meikäläinen’s Whole Numbers delves into the meaning of the word integrity.
A great review of the Crossed Genres Year One anthology. But for some reason the reviewer can’t figure out why my story ‘Cold’ with its two lesbian characters is labeled as LGBTQ fiction. Hello?
Two things bring on storymind tonight: a cool new blog called Science in My Fiction by my pals at Crossed Genres; & the story of murder, an interstellar spaceship, & Lord Shiva that I’m about to start working on.
A writer’s progress report: reading up for the design of Consensus in Cold & Long Dark; work on “Trading Shirts”; revision of “Itch” from Finer.
How editing Wikipedia & a fictional Martian constitutional convention influenced the Consensus government in my novel(s)-to-be. Yep, & consensus would be a better way to run our own world too, yep.
One tool for inventing an imaginary story universe in science fiction is extrapolating from the present into the future. Granting corporations lots of extra power as the Supreme Court did recently is very good for my worldbuilding. But is very bad for the world I actually live in.
My story “Cold,” from my novel-in-progress of the same title, is appearing again — this time in Crossed Genres‘ Year One anthology, which collects stories from each of the magazine’s first twelve issues.