Sonic screwdriver to be added to the OED
So much to say about this!
Let’s start with how language is always evolving. That means adding new words, encapsulating new ideas, and giving us a way to look at old things in a new way.
Science fiction, often downplayed as “mere fiction,” has a grand track record of adding new words, new ideas, and, of course, helping us look anew at things.
Besides, what could be more fun than seeing iconic items from one’s childhood take a unique place in our culture?
What do you think?
From the New Yorker cartoon-a-day calendar, a little lesson on what writers do.
We choose words, carefully.
I’d rather have a flying car than an autonomous one.
Is there a word for nostalgia for things that never actually happened?
Leave your ideas in the comments, or find me on Facebook!
Out now on Amazon Kindle, the second episode of The Able Series.
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The brand new sci-fi novel, HAVEN, from the talented Kate Roshon is now available from all your favorite retailers.
What can I expect?
Manned space missions are headed to the stars. Earth is in trouble and the best of humanity will settle on new planets. Kala Melina, one of the brightest and newest recruits at WASA, joins the mission to Haven with mixed feelings: she wants to help, but also longs for adventure. What Kala learns about herself and other colonists transforms her perspective and reveals a shocking truth about the human race.
Who is Kate Roshon?
Kate Roshon grew up in Philadelphia, where her parents still live in the house they have lived in for over fifty years. Kate now lives in Delaware with Walt, her husband of more than twenty years. Though she never had children, she has raised many furry kids. The current crew includes two dogs, Piglet and Eponine; two cats, Spot and Nimby; and six unnamed chickens. [We’ll try and get some pictures. Ed] To relax after her day job, she enjoys reading, writing (of course!), and her needlepoint. The best part of her day is the time spent with her family and furry friends.
Where can I buy a copy?
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The second episode of The Able Series is on its way!
Stay tuned for more information…
Check out the new cover by artist Kent Krech!
Let me now what you think.
From the New Yorker page-a-day Calendar.
As they say, “write what you know.”
A big shout out to our hacker friends in Kiev!
(The image is from infosniper.net)
I know hackers are targeting websites on an industrial scale and my humble site is of no particular interest to them, but it still caused me a wasted morning.
If you have a WordPress site, make sure you install a good security plugin!
Hold that manuscript!
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Are you really finished writing?