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 a parallel universe.  Yahweh must either defeat Lucifer or suffer…

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 third critical thing for a good SciFi story? What…

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 catch up or read more about why a bad romance…

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 SciFi, well any story really. The plot, the research, the…

Close That Damn Door Behind You!

Believability is something I strive to achieve in my SciFi novel GOD GAMES.  But while you can’t make an entire story true (guess that’s why they call it fiction), certain elements have to jibe with the reality of the world we live in. Ever notice how, in way too many cases, someone always leaves the door to the spaceship open after getting out to explore some unknown planet? I mean come on! Is that believable?…

Jungle Introduction Etiquette: Me Yahweh, You Abram!

Here’s a scene from my SciFi book GOD GAMES.  This is from a chapter titled “Abram.” A little background here. Having chased Lucifer to Earth, Yahweh finds himself in a paradise like forest (later to be called Eden located in eastern Africa). But before Yahweh runs into Adam and Eve, a tall dark skinned village leader saves him from being skewered by a giant wild boar. Unable to fully decipher the elder’s verbal words and…

WARNING: The Neighboring Universe

What happens when you create a new universe?  I mean, how do you interact with it?  And what about the life that pops up there?  Do you treat them like ants?  Do you try to communicate with them? Do you try to teach them what you have learned, like a parent child relationship?  Or do you consider them lesser than you, more subservient?  After all, you created the environment, the elements, conditions, and physical laws that gave them life.  So, are they…

How Our Universe Was Made- the true story!

So who is right? Some religious folks might say that six thousand years ago some guy (yea ladies a guy) got a bright idea to create something to keep him company. Stephen Hawkins would probably disagree favoring a 13 billion year timeline and the method of creation was more like a big bang. He didn’t say whether a boy or girl did it. Then there’s Prof. Paul Steinhardt (Albert Einstein Professor in Science at Princeton…

Forget Selling Books. It’s Merchandising, That’s Where The Real Money Is Made!

Part of my promotion for GOD GAMES includes illustrations of the major characters of this SciFi rewrite of the greatest biblical story ever told. I’m talking about Genesis, the creation and the Garden of Eden. But in this upside down story, there’s also some provoking backdrop in that Heaven (where Earth was created) is really a tech utopia where science and technology has replaced religion. Now, not everyone is happy with this secular society, especially…