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Fiction: Fireflight

The sound, like cotton fabric being torn on the other side of a door.  A glow of light, customizable of course, followed by a faint, almost pleasant push-pull of scented air as the vacuum — and nature abhors a vacuum – is created and filled. And there sat Killian.  “Heeey, what’s up, Greg?  Did Joann…

My Sci Fi Recommendations

I give you Skiffy. I find Hugo and Nebula nominees and winners.  That’s a good way to find things.  I think they usually have … like the human interest story is usually as (or more) prominent than the science fiction aspect.  Maybe that’s a generalization, though. Hugo Award for Best Novel List Nebula Award for…

Sci Fi: Need new Skiffy

I’m in a writin’ mood.  Yet I don’t seem to be in a frame of mind to sit myself down and write.  Gonna have to do something about that. I’ve read a bunch of sci fi books recently (not including the two Dr. Who ones, which were entertaining): “The Accidental  Time Machine”, Haldeman “Gateway”, Pohl…

Fiction: Colony

There was irony.  How many politicians and poets pontificated on the state of humankind. How many pined for the day that human beings would transcend our primate roots.  Our lizard brains.  Centuries and many wars after the War to End All Wars we had made it.  There was peace.  For the first time in recorded…