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…

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?…

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…

Mysterious Meanings Behind GOD GAMES Character Names

Authors put a lot of symbolism in their stories. These symbols can take many forms like a place, theme, and action. These symbols can even take the form of an odd juxtaposition of facts, background or situation to current events. For GOD GAMES, I took names from established folklore, myths and religion to create the characters, their moods and drive their crazy action. Now, using the names Yahweh and Lucifer was easy. Everyone understands the…

And the Winning Book Cover Illustration Is . . .

A few weeks ago, I put out a contest to get your comments and recommendations on the best book cover for “Heaven’s Ant Farm.” I got lots of views to my blog and I thank you all for your participation and support! So, let go direct to the results! Of the four illustrations, the playing card option got almost all the votes. And that surprised me! Your comments included observations like:1) “…[book] titles are supplemented…