If The Nukes Start Flying…

...a goodly number of us dreamers are going to ruefully reflect that it was entirely possible for humanity to establish off-planet settlements following the Apollo program. Settlements that likely could have been self-sustaining by now because in the alternate reality where humankind put as much effort and resources and brains as possible behind establishing populations... Continue Reading →

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I Got Hoaxed While Writing About How Hard It Is For The Future To See The Past Accurately: Theory In Practice

So, just a few days ago I was writing about a prime consideration for the science fiction writer: imagining how the future may see their past (our present) inaccurately. I mentioned the fact that time is a bit like distance in terms of what can be seen; whether we measure in years or meters, the... Continue Reading →

A New Release and A Teaser

I've finally managed to finish my Isolation And Other Stories collection.  2 novellas, 1 novelette, 2 short stories.  About 52,000 words of alternately enjoying the process of creation and considering laying off shaving my head for a while in order to grow hair to pull out.  I hope you enjoy it.  Right now it's available... Continue Reading →

Hey, Baby — Novelette Serial, Part 7

Part 7 of a serialized novelette Copyright 2013, S.A. Barton Cover art copyright 2013, Erik Elliott Want to start from the beginning? Click here for part 1. With a crash, chunks of the wooden arm blocking the exit of the garage we had just come from clattered into the street intersecting the one we’d just... Continue Reading →

Hey, Baby — Novelette Serial, Part 5

Part 5 of a serialized novelette Copyright 2013, S.A. Barton Cover art copyright 2013, Erik Elliott Want to start from the beginning? Click here for part 1. He set the cellphone on the dashboard.  The car started on its own, but Elvison fumbled around, confused, until I realized what he wanted and showed him how... Continue Reading →

Hey, Baby — Novelette Serial, Part 4

Part 4 of a serialized novelette Copyright 2013, S.A. Barton Cover art copyright 2013, Erik Elliott Want to start from the beginning? Click here for part 1. “It’s the Adversary’s servants,” he said, rooting around in his jacket with one hand.  Oh, God.  He’s got a gun, I thought.  I wished I had one of... Continue Reading →

Hey, Baby — Novelette Serial, Part 3

Part 3 of a serialized novelette Copyright 2013, S.A. Barton Cover art copyright 2013, Erik Elliott Want to start from the beginning? Click here for part 1. “Jesus Christ,” I said, “are you trying to tell me you think America is Heaven?” “Archangel Jesus Christ may he look over us and keep us safe in... Continue Reading →

Hey, Baby — Novelette Serial, Part 2

Part 2 of a serialized novelette Copyright 2013, S.A. Barton Cover art copyright 2013, Erik Elliott Want to start from the beginning? Click here for part 1. I slapped a couple of bills down on the bar, picked up a basket of pretzels and followed him down the gauntlet of zombie slot players, out through... Continue Reading →

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