Friday, December 6, 2013
Lots of color and graphics (mostly created by my brother, Dave) yet easy to navigate. I also left off all flash animations or other bandwidth-hogging decorations. Like? Don't like? Don't care? ;)
Friday, November 29, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I completed the fifth chapter of Novum-2 today (3,600 words). Based on where I am in my outline, it looks like this book is going to be twice as long as book one. So much will happen in this book, and still that's nothing compared to book-3.
Stay tuned. Exciting things are ahead...
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
"I'm going under,
drowning in you,
I'm falling forever,
I've got to break through,
I'm going under"
I saw a woman's face falling away from me into the depths of the ocean (falling forever). That image triggered a story arc that now spans four books, and for anyone who read the first book, that exact scene haunts my main character’s thoughts and dreams, all the way to the final scene.
So, what was the "spark" for your latest story?
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
My first book, Cyberdrome, was a combination of "cyber" (meaning man-machine interface) and "drome" (meaning arena) since my story took place inside a virtual world inhabited by digital avatars controlled either by humans or computer programs. It was essentially a meeting place for humans and A.I.
I consider it a coup d'état that I was able to snag the title "Novum" for my newest science fiction book (and eventual series) before any other SF author. Why? From the Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction:
novum (n.) [Latin for "new"] the primary element in a work of science fiction by which the work is shown to exist in a different world than that of the reader. "...the term refers to those concrete innovations in lived history that awaken human collective consciousness out of a static present to awareness that history can be changed."That describes my story so perfectly that I was actually panicked that someone else would publish something with that title before me, even though the term has been used in science fiction circles since the 70’s.
So how important is the title of your book, and how did you come up with it?