Tag Archives: The Trial of Tompa Lee

Effing Feline admires disobedience

In my infinite wisdom, I, Effing Feline, chose another ten sentences from Ed Hoornaert’s The Trial of Tompa Lee. In last week’s snippet, Mr. V’s lowly heroine, Tompa Lee, has been framed for terrorism on an alien planet. Dante Roussel, a Space Navy policeman, has handed her over to Shon justice. The Space Navy is famous for leaving no […]

Effing Feline waits, drooling, at the mouse hole

In my infinite wisdom, I, Effing Feline, chose another ten sentences from Ed Hoornaert’s The Trial of Tompa Lee. In last week’s snippet, Mr. V’s lowly heroine, Tompa Lee, has been framed for terrorism on an alien planet. Now the trial-by-combat has begun in a cave. It’s Tompa and one aged, working-class Shon against 300 accusers, without even a cat […]

Effing Feline has something in his eye

In my infinite wisdom, I, Effing Feline, chose another ten-sentences from Ed Hoornaert’s The Trial of Tompa Lee. It follows closely on last week’s snippet. Our lowly heroine, Tompa Lee, has been framed for terrorism on an alien planet, and Dante Roussel, a Space Navy policeman, was ordered to turn her over to cruel Shon justice. In this snippet, she […]

Effing Feline spits nicely, by comparison

I, Effing Feline, have selected a decidedly unromantic snippet from Ed Hoornaert’s The Trial of Tompa Lee for today’s 10-sentence Sunday. Read it and weep, humans. Sometimes your species acts rather arrogant–I mean, you think you own us cats!–but let this be a reminder that when you meet ETs, you’ll be nothing special. Our lowly heroine, Tompa Lee, […]

Effing Feline gets a nibble–but not a fish, unfortunately

Usually my pet human, Ed Hoornaert (aka Mr. V) lets me choose the book I steal a snippet from. Not this week. He wants me to highlight The Trial of Tompa Lee because he has a nibble, a teensy little maybe of a nibble, to produce it for television.* Big effing deal. A fish nibble? Hooray! […]

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 2

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. You can see examples of NASA’s posters in the previous blog entry. PlanetQuest has identified 1804 confirmed planets outside our solar system, and another 3199 deep space objects […]

Do-it-yourself Science Fiction Cat Humor

More Science Fiction Cat Humor, and a contest Awhile back, I posted a cat picture for readers to suggest their own caption.  The wittier the better!  Here’s the pic:   The best suggestion wins a free ebook of The Trial of Tompa Lee, the first book in Mr. Valentine’s science fiction trilogy starring science fiction’s […]

Triumphant Cover Reveal

And now, alas, for some shameless commercialism. Amazing how different it feels, though, when it’s my commercialism … noble, almost, or at least artistic and marvellously important, as opposed to crass. Without further apology, here’s the cover reveal for The Triumph of Tompa Lee, my upcoming science fiction adventure with dollops of romance. Leave a […]

The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumph of Writing Sequels

My last post, Top Ten Thing Readers Hate about Books, has turned out to be the most popular post I’ve ever done on this blog. That popularity inspired me to follow up with a related article I wrote recently for Savvy Authors  (which is a great resource for writers–I recommend it). You see, many of […]