Tag Archives: Alien Contact for Idiots

Visit My Worlds

Inspired by NASA’s fanciful travel posters for other worlds, I have designed travel posters for some of my science fiction worlds. I have presented each poster individually, but in honor of the SFR Brigade’s Showcase, all the posters are gathered in one place for the first time on any planet. Go ahead, decide which planet you’d like […]

Exotic Vacation Destinations, part four

NASA recently released travel posters for a few of the many planets discovered in the last few years, as Mr. Valentine noted while discussing his vacation plans yesterday. In case you haven’t read those blog entries here and here, this is an example, courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech:   PlanetQuest has identified 1804 confirmed planets outside our solar system, and […]

James DePreist and Fourth Place

In Memoriam, James DePreist Who was James DePreist and what does he have to do with science fiction or romance? The second question is easier, so I’ll answer it first. Nothing.  (Although as a writer, I find the ‘e before i’ in his name fascinating.) James DePreist was one of the first Black conductors of […]

Writing Contest Updates

Alien Contact for Idiots garners a bronze … Awhile back, I mentioned that my science fiction fantasy manuscript, Alien Contact for Idiots, was a finalist in the On the Far Side Contest.  The contest is run annually by the Futuristic, Fantasy, and Paranormal  branch of the Romance Writers of America, which is one of the […]