Building the Sancta Futura Universe

World-building is a key task for any writer of speculative fiction. The writer of realistic fiction has a world ready-made (the…

Cast Into the Deep Sea of Stars, my work-in-progress

I’ve taken a long holiday from blogging while I labored over draft 3 of my science fiction novel, Cast into…

"Science is no more than an investigation of a miracle we can never explain, and art is an interpretation of that miracle."

Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles

“Science is no more than an investigation of a miracle we can never explain, and art is an interpretation of…

Kindle Sample Review of John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War: Form & Function

Today I’m going to review the free Kindle sample of John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War. Why review just the sample,…

Catholics in Space! A view by Cyril Jones-Kellett

A couple of months ago, I took a pause from writing my own Catholic science fiction novel, Cast Into the…

What kind of science fiction do you enjoy?

I wrote a few months ago about how my protagonist doesn’t fit most of the stereotypes for science fiction heroines….

Just for fun — the Thrilling Tales Pulp-o-mizer and Word Clouds

Taking a break from writing and editing my sci-fi novel, I discovered the wonderful Pulp-o-mizer over on the Thrilling Tales…

Those crazy characters of mine — what will they think up next?

I got about halfway through the extended outline of my novel — which is not really an outline so much…

Catholic Science Fiction — what on earth is that?

I see it’s been a while since I posted anything on this blog, but that’s because I’ve been busy working…

Imagining a post-technological future

The sci-fi novel I am working on takes place several centuries in the future, at a time when people have…

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