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The Essential Problem

Like many across the city, Jeff had caught the Pigeon Virus. Quarantined, he sat on the roof of his apartment building with his also-infected neighbor, Bill. “This virus is a pain,” said Bill. “No kidding,” said Jeff. “Stuck at home.” … Continue reading

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The Truth About Unicorns

When magic returned to the world in 2042, many things took getting used to. For instance, Hannah rode upon a winged unicorn as she approached the boat dock. Even more, the unicorn talked. “It’s true,” said Rainfly, her unicorn. “No … Continue reading

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Sheltering In Place

A young office worker, following the shelter-in-place order, chatted with remote friends. OW: I’ve binge-watched the entire Cheers and Friends series. What next? FRIEND1: Don’t know. Boredom is killing me! FRIEND2: Practicing my drums. Neighbor threatened to shoot me. OW: … Continue reading

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Being a Tortoise

Another essay from Momus News. This time we consider, “Writing a book is such a huge undertaking: how do you finish one?” When I started reading books, on my own, with enthusiasm, I recall being daunted by page length. I … Continue reading

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The Tradeoff

Alien technology was great, but the aliens took wicked delight in human foibles. That’s why Jenny felt nervous at meeting George the alien in the cafe. He placed a tub of Haagen-Dazs Rocky Road before her. Jenny was addicted to … Continue reading

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Cravings

Bryce guided his sailboat into the slip where his RV waited. The aliens had returned him as they promised, but he’d lived on alien worlds for so long he missed simple things like a good chili-cheese dog. He sighed, “Oh … Continue reading

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What Makes an Artificial Intelligence?

In my next book, I wanted to explore how an AI might be developed. As so often happens in science, I thought it might occur by accident.  This is from Book Two of the Springbok Chronicles (untitled). In my previous … Continue reading

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Maximum (Effective) Laser Range

When I began writing, The Huralon Incident, I wanted to figure what would be a plausible “effective range” of future military lasers. I dug into Google and started researching. The number of different, and often contradictory answers, I found were … Continue reading

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Free Book Giveaway!

It’s Christmas and time for the spirit of giving! For three days from Saturday Dec 21 to Dec 23, 2019 my Space Opera/Action-Adventure/Science Fiction book, “The Huralon Incident” is FREE! That’s FREE for Three Days Only! Captain Evander McCray and … Continue reading

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My New Book – The Huralon Incident

The Huralon Incident My new book is finally available! If you attend my blog regularly, you know I write a lot of flash fiction. Well, this is my first foray into full-length novels. This more serious than my usual works, … Continue reading

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