Mother & Son (My Latest Published Science Fiction Story)

My new short story, "Mother & Son" is in the Spring issue of "The Colored Lens" available on Amazon. Sixteen-year-old Amanda Barnes becomes pregnant after being sexually assaulted. As she struggles with the trauma of all she experienced, she begins to hear a voice--the voice of her embryonic son, an immensely powerful telepath even in … Continue reading Mother & Son (My Latest Published Science Fiction Story)

Isaac Asimov’s “Pebble in the Sky” Book Review

Is it weird to have a post reviewing a 70-year-old book? Not sure, but let's find out. ***Mild spoilers*** Background Pebble in the Sky is a science fiction novel by Isaac Asimov in 1950. It takes place in the Foundation Universe, thousands of years before the original Foundation book but after the events of the … Continue reading Isaac Asimov’s “Pebble in the Sky” Book Review

How to Criticize Worldviews When Writing Fiction

People can be... touchy when reading something they disagree with. On one hand, it's easy to see why. So many stories try to make a political statement by completely demonizing the other side. Those who support conservative economics aren't just people who disagree with you and are just doing what they think is best; instead, … Continue reading How to Criticize Worldviews When Writing Fiction

Writing Hard Science Fiction: Lessons from The Three-Body Problem

I've never been a huge fan hard science fiction--that is scifi that goes into great technical detail about how the technology in their story works. Hard science fiction is something like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea or any of Jules Verne's other works that give so many technical specifications that you feel like you could … Continue reading Writing Hard Science Fiction: Lessons from The Three-Body Problem

Slaughter Of The Fattened Calf (Short Story Publication)

One of my short stories was recently published by Agape Review. Read the full story here. Sarah sat at the dinner table as if returned from the dead. I might have fallen over if Dad hadn’t run over, hugging me and yelling, “Isn’t it wonderful!” “Delightful,” I mumbled. “Hello, Davey.” She did her best to … Continue reading Slaughter Of The Fattened Calf (Short Story Publication)

What Is C. S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy?

Everyone knows cool sci-fi universes like the galaxies of Star Trek and Star Wars, and fans of the classics know Asimov's Foundation Trilogy. But one of the best science fiction universes is a little more obscure: C. S. Lewis's awesome (though uncreatively titled) Space Trilogy. You mean Lewis wrote books other than Narnia? you may … Continue reading What Is C. S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy?

“Remembrance of Earth’s Past” Trilogy Review (No Spoilers)

I recently read Cixin Liu's Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy--The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forest, and Death's End--and was it ever fantastic. Overall, it's one of the best science fiction series I've ever read with good characters and some of the most creative and original concepts I've ever seen in any science fiction piece. It's … Continue reading “Remembrance of Earth’s Past” Trilogy Review (No Spoilers)

What the Astronaut Thought With 3% Oxygen Left in His Tank

People aren’t meant to be alone because we’re made in the image of a God who is never alone. It’s the Trinity—the one God is three persons. And for all eternity, they’ve loved one another. I watch the ship’s rockets ignite and realize that I will be dying alone. The decision had seemed so easy. … Continue reading What the Astronaut Thought With 3% Oxygen Left in His Tank