... that aliens, apparently, live among us.
It's a gate. It's a place to start, whether you're describing a character or a place or an action. And you know more than you think. Especially if you write science fiction or fantasy. Because then you're free to make up the things you know from whole cloth in a few spots, maybe many. That's... Continue Reading →
Things are already getting worse climate-wise. We've had a string of hottest years ever. The average global temperature is rising. Polar ice and mountain glaciers are waning. Tundra is melting, and releasing more greenhouse gases. The complex weather systems of Earth are becoming chaotic and less predictable--as climate change theory predicts (a theory is a... Continue Reading →
I bet you can guess who the reality show POTUS is. Hopefully this won't come to pass--but let's not underestimate the foolishness of our leadership at the moment. If it does happen, I bet the first communication from the hiding-from-disaster presidential bunker will include a brag about his war having the best ratings ever. (This... Continue Reading →
https://twitter.com/sabartonwrites/status/1021837452921716739 (This post does not appear on my Patreon page because I can't effectively post tweet links there. But I'll take this opportunity to mention that I could really use your support for reasons I lay out in the About section which is the first thing you see there, and I'm super grateful for... Continue Reading →
NASA recently reported that the global dust storm on Mars, which has lasted a month, is starting to die down but may take weeks or months to completely disperse. Imagine being a resident in a Martian settlement through that. Sure, the settlement will almost certainly be underground, as long-term human residents will need shelter from... Continue Reading →
...make Porgonade. It's probably more refreshing than green milk from a giant surf creature's udder.
What is Eve? by Will McIntosh appears in the April 2018 issue of Lightspeed Magazine.And before I go farther, spoiler warning: I'm probably going to spoil one reveal or another because A) I *do* want to talk about the story and B) as a person not bothered much by spoilers I sometimes don't realize I'm... Continue Reading →
https://twitter.com/sabartonwrites/status/983217955101204482 Bank on it: we will set the door to let deliveries in. You think people order a lot of stuff online now? The trend is upward, the Gen-Xers and Boomers who didn't grow up ordering stuff online and who are as likely to reject online shopping as to embrace it, are either croaking or following... Continue Reading →