Very minor spoilers. Will Kwan is a second-generation gamer. His first toys were discarded Xbox and PS controllers that he chewed on as his teeth came in. Spark opened when he was six, but the family waited until he was tall enough to participate in all of the quests. By age seven, he had physically … Continue reading First Look – WB
Spoiler alert. I’m going to do my best to avoid pre-publication spoilers. I’ll give up minor details, as below, that don’t directly impact any of the main plot lines but will stay away from things like Yoda flying. If you’re a purist, you may want to skip to some of the other posts. Here’s the … Continue reading First Look – Feral Daughter
How scientifically accurate does science fiction need to be? When I was looking for an agent, I noticed that many of the agencies would accept science fiction, but only a small subset were interested in "hard science fiction" - stuff that is as technically accurate as the author can make it at the time. The … Continue reading Pushing Tech
One of the storylines in Solar Prime revolves around the dinosaur extinction event. The quest itself is called KT Crossing in the book. That is a reference to the geological boundary between the Cretaceous (K) and Tertiary (T) periods. Current theory is that a meteoroid hit Earth where the Chicxulub (CHEEK-shuh-loob) crater is today (Yucatan … Continue reading Dark matter, dinosaurs, and super-massive black holes
As an Air Force Test Pilot, I spent a lot of time in the Mojave Desert. Close to Barstow, there was a thing called Solar One. Solar One - Wikipedia photo A large tower with a circular array of mirrors that focused the reflected sunlight on a central point atop a tower. Originally the project … Continue reading Where did it start?
The working title of the upcoming book is Solar Prime. It's set in the near future and revolves around augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and gaming. Inspiration came from Ready Player One (Earnest Cline), Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card), and The Moon Maze Game (Larry Niven and Steven Barnes) Big thanks to Inklings Publishing (@Inklings7, inklingspublishing.com) … Continue reading Solar Prime