Posts Tagged ‘sci-fi’

In August of 1981, the United States Navy sent two aircraft carriers, the USS Forrestal and USS Nimitz, to run exercises off the coast of Libya. Commander John Barker, pilot of an American jet, was shot down over the Gulf of Sidra.

Rescued by a fishing trawler and given refuge in a small fishing village, Barker’s nightmare was just beginning… for death lingers long in the desert, and now it was coming for them all.

From io9: We live in an era of accelerating change, when scientific and technological advancements are arriving rapidly. As a result, we are developing a new language to describe our civilization as it evolves. Here are 20 terms and concepts that you’ll need to navigate our future. Back in 2007 I put together a list of […]

10 Things That Every Brand New Creator of Science Fiction Should Know

Posted: 6th March 2014 by Jason Kristopher in The Craft
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From io9: Being a science fiction creator is the most amazing adventure — you get to invent whole new worlds, brand new futures, and fantastic technologies, and you get to tell the most incredible stories about them. But it’s also a tough and heartbreaking career path, whether you’re in books, comics, movies or television. Here […]

5 Stars: “Wool” by Hugh Howey

Posted: 26th February 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Books
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5 stars for one of the best sci-fi books I’ve ever read, from an author who’s blazing a trail for the rest of us.

From iO9: Six experts talk about what bugs them about alien planets in science fiction.

No, you’re not seeing things. The bar on the left really did change from “Outline Chapters” to “Words” – and the prologue has been written. Because you’ve all waited so patiently for, what, nine months now (good thing I’m not George R. R. Martin!) I thought I’d post it here. Beware, there are spoilers here, […]

That’s kind of a misleading post title, really. I mean, the book has always had a plot, in the most generic sense. Like the first book, I knew where the story was going to end, and, since I have the second one complete, I know where the third has to start. But it’s the middle […]

My most recent book, The Dying of the Light: Interval, has been selected as a semifinialist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review’s Best Indie Book Awards. This is a great honor, since there are more than 1,000 books entered each year for this contest.  Last year, my first book (and first book in the series) The Dying […]

My friend Wayne Basta is still offering entries for his Aristeia: Tree of Liberty giveaway, over on waynebasta.com. He’s got lots of cool prizes, including ebook and hardcover copies of The Dying of the Light: End! More about Tree of Liberty: Zeric Dustlighter has been a soldier his entire adult life. Give him a gun and tell him […]

My buddy and fellow Grey Gecko author Wayne Basta is giving away lots of cool prizes on his blog to celebrate the upcoming publication of his newest novel, Aristeia: Tree of Liberty. This will finish out the current trilogy that began with Revolutionary Right and continued in A Little Rebellion. For the record, here’s my take on this last […]