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Can Science Fiction Be Funny?

Someone long ago told me the reason she didn’t read science fiction was that it took itself too seriously. “You can read that stuff all day and never even smile,” she claimed. I’d read enough Heinlein to know that wasn’t … Continue reading

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A Semblance

Herewith, another previously unpublished tale, this one dredged up after 18 years in the trunk. I’ve dusted it off and trussed it up just for you. From a distance, and without his glasses, the grass and scrub growing atop the … Continue reading

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A break from the usual…

We’ve been traveling this week, and I haven’t had time to work on a normal blog post. Instead, I offer this short story begun a long while back when I was still trying to write science fiction. It’s not too … Continue reading

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Blog from the Beach, Part the Second

Subtitle: How writing has ruined my reading…. It didn’t happen overnight. The condition sneaked up on me like a disease, a sort of literary high blood pressure. I had no idea the conversion was under way, but over the course … Continue reading

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Blog from the Beach, Part the First…

  It’s the Fourth of July weekend; I’m sitting under an umbrella with a light breeze keeping me cool, and I’m watching an astonishing number of people walk by wearing various renditions of Old Glory. I confess, however, the two-piece … Continue reading

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