Tag Archives: Cold notes
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. Continue reading
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 Side Street Saturday included an encounter with a handcarved Vietnamese Buddha of white-grey marble, which its owner hopes to sell as a fundraiser for Veterans for Peace. A little about Job, integrity, cold, & low atmospheric pressure, too.
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.
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.