Category Archives: Science Fiction

Is sci-fi an interest or a passion?

Help with Promotion

Sometimes, you need that extra hand with your book promotion.

Happily, I founded The One-Sixth Scale Acting Company!  Always willing to help and I don’t pay them much (See why, below).

The word “Scale” is used in Hollywood in reference to the pay rate an actor can expect for a role in a movie. As illustrated in this joke:
One actor asks another actor friend about the embarrassing flop of his recent movie.
“What did you do that turkey for?”
“Scale.”

Learn more about The ABLE Series.



Puppets – When SPACE was a thing.

I only had a monkey hand-puppet as a youngster. If I’d had these, I might have grown up to write science fiction…oh, wait…never mind.

 

(thx to The Vault of Retro sci-fi)

 



TMV – The Able Series, Episode Three is here




And now, for your reading pleasure…

Available right here.

This is the third episode of The Able series by Ed Charlton, published on Kindle only.

In the previous episodes, ABLE and SOPHA, Jim was sent to Turcanis Major V to solve a mystery—with strict instructions not to start a war. With the help of a local female scientist, Madhar Nect, Jim investigates the religious minority of TMV’s main moon. Through a small deception, Jim secures an interview with a Regdenir named Sopha.

In this episode, Jim returns to TMV in the company of an alien colleague, Tella.
With the help of both Madhar Nect and Regdenir allies, Jim and Tella must work quickly to stop Sopha’s murderous plans.

The story continues in A’NIR.

Get your copy of TMV right here.

The Able Series – New Episode

The third episode of The Able Series is nearly here!



This is the third episode of The Able series published on Kindle only.

In the previous episodes, ABLE and SOPHA, Jim was sent to Turcanis Major V to solve a mystery—with strict instructions not to start a war. With the help of a local female scientist, Madhar Nect, Jim investigates the religious minority of TMV’s main moon. Through a small deception, Jim secures an interview with a Regdenir named Sopha.

In this episode, Jim returns to TMV in the company of an alien colleague, Tella.

With the help of both Madhar Nect and Regdenir allies, Jim and Tella must work quickly to stop Sopha’s murderous plans.

The story continues in A’NIR.

The Future

“And one day this much data storage and computing power will be in a device smaller than a model of a desk.”

“What are you smoking?”

[Thanks to The Vault Of The Atomic Space Age for sharing the image on FB]



Scribbulations At Philadelphia Comic Con!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come along to Booth 2217 anytime from Thursday June 1 through Sunday June 4 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

We will have info about publishing your own books as well as some fine examples of indie publishing!

Authors Ed Charlton and Kate Roshon, will be there.

On Saturday we’re expecting a visit from artist Kent Krech!
Kent is the man behind the covers for The Able Series

Check out our FaceBook page – if the signal stays strong we’ll live-stream  some of the action.

 

Sonic what?

 

 

 

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?

 

Haven – Kate Roshon

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?
All good book retailers, or you could try our Amazon affiliate link