Ray Bradbury on Writing, Emotion vs. Intelligence, and the Core of Creativity

I had the privilege of hearing Ray Bradbury speak at the San Diego Comicon back in the mid ’70s when I was stationed there. I worked as security in the art show that year. Hearing him talk about education directly influenced how I raised my daughters — using the Marvel Universe series and Oz books […]

Best ScFi Weapons

In the Spiral Arm universe, we have a few different kinds of weapons, the ubiquitous blaster (a heat ray), the needler (a pencil thin laser — about the size of a derringer), MASER rifles, and the lightning gun (which I’ll be introducing in the next book. Oh, and of course blade, lots of blades. Here are […]

20 Science Fiction Subgenres, Their Most Famous Writers & Their Works

While science fiction was once primarily about science, it has since evolved into a far-reaching field that encompasses a variety of subgenres. When pitching your novel or your short story, it’s helpful to know which Science Fiction Subgenres it is best suited for; this guide should help.

WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Star Trek: Enterprise

Okay. I’ll admit it. I actually liked much of Star Trek: Enterprise. I think I’ll binge watch that after I finish with The Original Series. —- While it’s certainly not a highlight of the franchise’s 49-year history, this series is also not as bad as many people think.