Sexism is alive and well in SF art

posted in: Science fiction | 6

I’ve just been amusing myself looking for pictures of female science fiction characters which may be appropriate for the cover of my new book (Kuralon Rescue, out soon at an online venue near you). And let me tell you, sexism … Continued

Learning from the masters – Isaac Asimov’s “Caves of Steel” #amwriting

posted in: On writing, Science fiction | 0

This is the first of a series of posts I’m writing about what we (as writers) can learn from the works of published authors. I’m in the process of re-reading Isaac Asimov’s first robot novel – The Caves of Steel. … Continued

Star Wars ISD – a good design, or not so hot?

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Oh, man. The majestic Imperial Star Destroyer.  I’ve said before it was one of the reasons I fell in love with Star Wars. Here it is in all its glory. Bristling with weapons, a space-going aircraft carrier cum assault ship. … Continued

Humans are such fragile entities

posted in: Science fact, Science fiction | 12

The more I read about the strangeness of our universe, the more I wonder if we, humanity, will ever colonise other planets. There’s not much chance we’ll settle on a diamond planet and I have to wonder how we’d go … Continued

Star Wars Obsession

posted in: Life and things, Science fiction | 2

Reading somebody’s blog recently I was reminded about my own obsession with the Star Wars universe early in the life of the series. SW and The Empire Strikes Back didn’t have the benefit of digital enhancement. The special effects guys … Continued

Spaceships are sexy!

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Just lately I’ve been asked questions along the lines of ‘what first attracted you to science fiction?’ I could always come out with sober answers about science and the future, Asimov, Arthur C Clarke yadayadayada. But the moment I fell … Continued

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