Sancta Futura

The Fictional Future, in the Light of Faith

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 real world, in which we all live), and the writer of historical novels has a world that existed once upon… Continue Reading →

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 the Deep Sea of Stars, which I’ll be publishing under the pen name Kit Pascoe. I’ve sent the draft out… Continue Reading →

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 that miracle."

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

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, rather than the whole book? Read my previous post for a full explanation, but the short answer is “so many… Continue Reading →

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 Deep Sea of Stars, and spent some time searching online (as I do from time to time) for anything that… Continue Reading →

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. Now it appears that the entire novel may prove to be a horse of a different color amongst all the… Continue Reading →

Sancta Futura, the Novel Series

I thought I would post something about the novel I have in hand, and those planned to follow. Theoretically, at least, the Sancta Futura series will comprise a minimum of nine installments, broken into sets of three. Each set will cover… Continue Reading →

After Camp Nano: retooling and revising

This week has been an exciting one. First, as I mentioned in my last post, I far exceeded my Camp NaNoWriMo goal for the month (30,000 words), having written 44,576 words of the first draft of Cast Into the Deep… Continue Reading →

Camp NaNoWriMo Victory!

Wow! Camp has been great. As you can see, I’ve won the archery award. What’s better than a perfect bulls-eye? Whatever it is, I made it — my goal was to write another 30,000 words on the first draft of… Continue Reading →

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