When things get science fictiony

I was intrigued that the readership for my first novel was a bit heavier on the male reader side even though my protagonist is a woman. I mentioned this to my husband and he admitted, men do more often read fiction books written by other men, although possibly subconsciously. So yes, generally, to have more male readers than female is surprising. Then he said something, which struck me like a ton of bricks (and not … Read on …

Science fiction as reality

There are some people who will think it’s wrong to do something before that something has even begun, and there are others who think it’s not wrong at all, or still others to say, “Eh, what’s done is done, no harm no foul.” For example, we all use technology, whether we’re tech savvy enough to have and maintain an active presence on every social media outlet or we use a dial up connection to check … Read on …

An ominous future is nigh

I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but as I look around, it’s hard not to notice the world is getting pretty scary—from global warming to genetic engineering, governmental politics to political humanity, save the rhinos, whales, and dolphins to the pending doom of the planet come September. Some of the fantastic posts I see are not too far-fetched now. And although they may not be entirely true, there is some underlying truth between the lines. There … Read on …