Judge Jehoel and the Cherubim Commander- Playing Card

In GOD GAMES, all the characters are named after biblical angels, although I did take some liberties as is the norm in SciFi.  In general, I used an angel’s name whose description came close to matching the trait of a particular character.   Each playing card features two main GOD GAMES characters reflecting their role in the book and their relationship to each other.   Check out…

Don’t Touch That!

As I said in earlier posts, believability is one of the three most important things for successful SciFi writing.  The most important of which is believability.   Put yourself in the reader’s position.  It doesn’t matter what genre.  You got to think that what the person is doing in the story is something you might do in the same situation.   Or better still, is it something…

Raphael and Gabrielle- Playing Card

It’s been a while since my last post.   But been busy preparing GOD GAMES for a December 2021 eBook launch.  To that end, I’ve commissioned Jon Stubbington to create images of key GOD GAMES characters that shows their relative roles in the story.   Wanting to have fun with the book title, I decided to present the characters as playing cards.   See the post, “A New…

What Technologies Do You Use or Want to Read About In Your SciFi Books?

~Seven Scientific Concepts of GOD GAMES~ The SciFi novel GOD GAMES explores the philosophical and competing aspects of an advanced scientific society with deep roots in religion and how this civilization can affect another less technically advanced culture. But driving the story line is science and technology. There isn’t time to write about them all in this post. So, I’ll just mention seven concepts with…

Quantum Entanglement and SciFi Romance

So, in GOD GAMES, Yahweh is a geeky scientist married to Gwendolyn. Their romance is so deep you can say their relationship follows the Law of Quantum Entanglement. First discussed by Albert Einstein in 1935 then further developed by others, the Law of Quantum Entanglement basically says two separate particles, that have been properly conditioned, will know what the other knows and you can not…

What’s GOD GAMES about?

GOD GAMES is an upside down SciFi retelling of the greatest story ever told where a tech-utopian Heaven has sworn off religion but trouble brews as a new religious movement threatens Heaven’s peaceful society. Now, it all comes down to a secular Yahweh who must fight a losing battle of wits and brawn against an imposing evangelical Lucifer over the fate of humans discovered in…

The Three Most Important Things for A Good SciFi Story- Part 3

So, in my last two posts, I showed you two of the most important things required for a good Science Fiction story: A Bad Romance and A Good Travel Agent.  Together these two elements tell us what’s troubling our hero or heroine; shows us the struggle they must endure to achieve their goal; and allows us to empathize with their pain and disappointments.  So, what’s…

The Three Most Important Things for A Good Science Fiction Story- Part 2

In my last newsletter post, I showed why the most important thing for a good Science Fiction story is a Bad Romance. It’s that troubled road of love to acquire someone or something.  A bad romance makes for a good SciFi story because we humans want to see a struggle, or a conflict that brings about a change.   For those of you who want to…

The Three Most Important Things for A Good Science Fiction Story- Part 1

Sorry for my short writing hiatus this past week or so, but I was drafted to do some heavy (and free… sigh) videography work for my family’s grand Zoom Family Reunion event. It was a smashing success! But in between breaks and the working to 5:30AM sprints, I thought about what’s in a story. There are lots of things that go into writing a good…