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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 channel my character Esti Gusev — or at least I channeled something. I.e., sometimes the hazards of space travel can come right down to Earth. (A la Neil F. Comin’s book The Hazards of Space Travel: A Tourist’s Guide).
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.
Pina Chomko: s a story character in my novel-in-progress Cold. She’s not like us: she grew up in outer space. Her dream: to take for granted all the life support services that nature provides for free — just like us.
More on my evolving knowledge about closed ecological life support systems (CELSS) for use in my novels-in-progress projects Long Dark & Cold: biospherics is a handy new term for what it’s really all about.
What I’m reading, or at least looking at, in the rundown to NaNoWriMo 2009: space exploration, growing food in space, consensus government, & more. I’ll be writing Long Dark, about the people making the long journey between the stars to colonize another solar system.
Research notes on closed ecosystems in outer space, for “Long Dark,” a story I’m trying to write in the same story universe as my 2007 NaNoWriMo “novel” Cold.