Tag Archives: science fiction
The original malewhinge I tweeted about above has seemingly disappeared, as has the website it came from, which was called “The Spearhead.” But the Fan History Wiki has a useful summary. Continue reading
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.
The short story “Cold,” which originated with my writing for NaNoWriMo 2007, will be published in the November 2009 issued of Crossed Genres. It’s about two young women, Boleyn & Bai, on a planet in the late stages of terraformation.
October. Change of seasons, change of gears: I’ll be resuming my title of occasional political blogger by becoming a far less occasional writer. Plans for October include gearing up for NaNoWriMo in November.
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.
Writing a story in the Cold story universe for SF/F magazine Crossed Genres — while Crossed Genres has an encounter with Flash Fiction Online‘s homophobic editorial policies.
The Outer Alliance was formed to “educate, support, and celebrate LGBT contributions in the science-fiction and fantasy genres” following virulent homophobic statements by Nebula-nominated writer John C. Wright. Orson Scott Card is another prominent SF/F writer with a history of homophobia and antigay advocacy. Get the skinny here, and if you love SF and fantasy consider joining the Outer Alliance.
As a member of the Outer Alliance, I advocate for queer speculative fiction and those who create, publish and support it, whatever their sexual orientation and gender identity. I make sure this is reflected in my actions and my work. … Continue reading
It’s still August 31 in Anchorage, but in some parts of the world — most of it by now, in fact — it’s already Outer Alliance Pride Day. That means that around the world, Outer Alliance members are already posting … Continue reading