GOD GAMES SciFi BOOK LAUNCHED TODAY!

Today is a special day! GOD GAMES, my first FOUR (count’em FOUR) star rated Science Fiction book launched on Amazon/GoodReads. Those stars were hard earned with book reviewers’ quotes like “thought-provoking science fiction story;” and “a well-executed story with much to offer;” and “author includes a fascinating array of futuristic technology: full body 3D printers, soul storage devices, satellites that can affectively teleport you from one place to another;” and “the storyline is fast-paced […]…

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 this blog post for more information on how I named…

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 that makes common sense?  If it doesn’t, then there had…

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 some examples in GOD GAMES. While they start out following…

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 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…