The Relevance of Science (Fact and Fiction)

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What I so like about science fiction is not only its potential to be a precursor to science fact, but its potential influence on all other aspects of society such as culture, government, entertainment, philosophy, etc. But does science fiction really influence science? And does science influence modern science fiction anymore? Last Monday, I attended a talk in Downtown L.A. …

Inevitable Evolution? Toys to Terminators

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Science Fiction, Science Future: Inorganic Beings from Tantalizing Toys to Terrible Terminators? In my science fiction novella, Metal Flesh (After Eden Tek-Fall, Episode I) I touch on some concepts related to inorganic beings, also known as robots and androids. Long before movies with such characters as the Data from Star Trek, Terminator from the 1980s, even Robby the Robot from the …

Shakespeare or a Multi-racial, Chain-smoking, Albino Midget?

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As we return from the Labor Day weekend—the official end of the summer of 2014, I reflect on the movies Hollywood gave us. You can see the box-office tally of the Top Ten Biggest Summer Movies here: http://www.businessinsider.com/highest-grossing-summer-movies-2014-2014-8. Also, Guardians of the Galaxy is officially the highest grossest film domestically this year so far, surpassing Captain America 2: The Winter …

Featured Free Stuff

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Freebies? What are they?  Throughout the year, I’m going to offer free ebooks, free excerpts and other special offers and discounts for new subscribers to my bi-weekly newsletter through the website. Current subscribers will continuously have access to all these offers. With all the books scheduled for release next year, there’s a lot of news and updates to put out. So …

Robin and Lauren, Rest In Peace (Part I): Robin Williams

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Last week we lost two greats in the entertainment world—Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. I was introduced to that bundle of seemingly uncontrollable, comic energy that was Robin Williams as a child watching the Mork and Mindy Show in the late ‘70s. From then on he was a star to watch and obviously a lot of people felt the same …

My New Author Website Is Here!

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Welcome to my new official author website. For new visitors, my old one was centered on my debut science fiction series, After Eden—you can view the image of the old home page here for posterity. But as a compulsive planner, I’m looking at my writing projects one to three years out. I’ve grown a lot as an author in the …