Uncounted and Mistral [Webcomic nudge]

When I created the Crash world in 1995-96, I originally created a heroine named Sonia. Sonia appears in Salvaged, but she doesn't get her own book until roughly 2 books after that story takes place.   When I revised the story in 2001-2002ish, I realized I needed an antagonist. I created a self-serving Corpsman named John Mistral. … Continue reading Uncounted and Mistral [Webcomic nudge]

Female Sci-fi Authors v. Myths About Girls, Math and Science

I've been doing a lot of seriously depressing reading about how many women have chosen male pen-names or gender-neutral pen-names over the history of the genre.  The most famous and current of these is J.K. Rowling, who was advised by publishers that little boys wouldn't want to read a book written by "Jo Rowling". That … Continue reading Female Sci-fi Authors v. Myths About Girls, Math and Science

“Catch!” Story collaborating Hot Potato game with Artipeeps

At the beginning of the summer, my Twitter friend Nicky at Artipeeps asked whether I'd like to participate in a collaboration. I said yes. The "Hot Potato" project is simple. Each writer gets "passed" a story in turn to add 500 words to the flow. I was the fourth "potato" pass, and I received the … Continue reading “Catch!” Story collaborating Hot Potato game with Artipeeps