Harold J. Johnson’s review of Heaven’s Ant Farm

HEAVEN’S ANT FARM by James A. Scott, is a classic retelling of the forces of good versus evil but in a unusual way. This story is very anti-tradition but not anti-spirituality. However, if you are someone of a religious background, your brain may be ripped open and the contents emptied and replaced with something that may make you feel a bit uncomfortable. On its surface and deep within its heart, HEAVENS ANT FARM is a…

HEAVEN’S ANT FARM- Yahweh and Gwendolyn

Here’s this just completed science fiction novel’s intro to two of the main characters- Yahweh and Gwendolyn Tabbris.  Comments welcomed! The setting is in Heaven- 3,127.3 years after the Holy Nuclear War. Warm waves of tall grass brush against a peach orchard and a green pasture that surround a large polygon-shaped home. Blue light streams out from the second-floor bathroom window and fades into the early morning sun. Inside the bathroom, a sleepy Professor Yahweh Tabbris…

Take The 7/7/7 Challenge

John Berkowitz, a fellow blogger writing a middle grade fantasy book, THE LAST PRINCESS recently challenged me to the 7/7/7 Challenge.   What’s that you ask? Well, it’s a different way to view your own writing while at the same time sharing and challenging others to do same.    Here is what you do: Go to page 7 of your work-in-progress Scroll down to line #7 Share the next 7 lines of your manuscript in…

Wagon Train To The Stars

It’s been a while since my last blog entry. I’ve been busy with work and some personal things needed attending. I also wanted to spend more time honing my flying skills—got to stay practiced or you could have a very bad landing. I also started to read the book These Are The Voyages: TOS Season One by Marc Crushman and Susan Osbourn. It’s a historical recounting and detailed analysis of how Gene Roddenbury created the…

Heaven’s Critter Cams

Ever wonder how Adam and Eve were able to speak with the serpent in the Garden of Eden? From what we see in the Bible, it seems that snake just spoke to them—and in their own language. This is a common problem with old science fiction space stories where, for some reason, the earthling and alien easily communicate with each other—and in the King’s English even! Fortunately, most sci-fi writers today have overcome this problem…

Free Will & How the Devil Made Me Do It

In his web article, C. Terry Warner says that “agency refers both to the capacity of beings to act for themselves and their accountability for those actions.” Well, that is what HEAVEN’S ANT FARM is all about. The world that we live in is full of choices, some clearly good or bad…others suspect. What happens if we choose to turn left but not right? Or suppose someone decided it would be a great corporate team building exercise to…

1st 257 Words From Heaven’s Ant Farm

To give you a sneak peek of Heaven’s Ant Farm, below are the first 257 words of this science fiction novel. Warm waves of tall grass brush against a peach orchard and a green pasture that surround a large polygon-shaped home. Blue light streams out from the second-floor bathroom window and fades into the early morning sun. Inside the bathroom, a sleepy Professor Yahweh Tabbris stands in front of a tall black glass panel. It…

Space Poop Foils Big Bang Gravity Wave Experiments

Do you remember my blog back in April 2014 about how Cosmic Microwave Background radiation observations at the South Pole would be the first conclusive proof of gravity waves from the Big Bang?  Cosmologists hope to show evidence of gravitational waves, those ripples in space time, generated during the earliest moments of the Universe when it expanded—some say faster than the speed of light.  Scientists call this period of crazy expansion inflation. Well, things are not going well…