The best gifts for pets and pet lovers 2016

I like a lot of these, and they don’t cost and arm and a leg. With three cats and a highly energetic dog in teh house, I’m wondering if the cat exercise wheel comes big enough for a fox terrier. —- Dogs may be man’s best friend, but any type of pet quickly becomes part […]

15 TV Shows That Reinvented Science Fiction In The Past Decade

Some of my all time favorite shows here. I haven’t seen Sense8 or Orphan Black, and I gave up on Walking Dead after season one, but for most of the others I’ve watched every episode. —- The conventional wisdom says that the past 10 years have been a bad time for science fiction on television. […]

Conspiracy Theories

I love conspiracy theories. I find they make great fodder for story ideas. Here’s a video 22 really bizarre examples I happened to stumble across.

Ten Reasons to Write Short Stories Even Though the Pay is Peanuts – SFWA

Lately I’ve turned my attention to short stories, even though I’m also working on my next Orion novel. —- by Daniel H. Wilson & John Joseph Adams It’s no secret that writing short stories usually isn’t very lucrative. A five-thousand-word piece that you labor over for two weeks (and fiddle with for two…

58 Science Fiction Writing Prompts – mandy wallace

This actually parallels how my story ideas develop. I wrote one down the other day where Danni comes running up to Orion and says, “Kincaid’s been shot.” That’s all I have so far. —- If you’re waiting for the muse, she’s here. This is your chance. To write carelessly. To ignore spelling. To hop over plot holes. […]