This summer I’ve been going back to classic paperbacks I read when I was a teenager. It’s been fascinating to re-read Alistair MacLean, Dennis Wheatley, and most recently Ray Bradbury. For fun I posted snaps of the books from the beach cottage where we vacation. The Dandelion Wine cover brought a groan of recognition from… Continue reading The Dandelion Rides Out
Taking my cue from Gary Ponzo, I’m selling the Kindle version of my first novel, Doctor Janeway’s Plague, for ninety-nine cents at Amazon. It’s now in trade paperback, audio and eBook formats. (Now all I have to do is sell the movie rights.)
I agree with PZ Myers: I’m very pleased to see that Greg Bear’s Darwin’s Radio gets mentioned for its bad biology. That one has annoyed me for years: Bear does a very good job of throwing around the jargon of molecular genetics and gives the impression of being sciencey and modern, but it’s terrible, a… Continue reading Evolution in Science Fiction
Wear cheap ties, shop Walmart, and read lots of science fiction. Follow this advice, friends, and you are sure to go far. I like it.
Razib Khan has a nice short story idea. But, the logical conclusion of generations of genetic screening of particular Arab lineages is that the clans of the Persian Gulf will eventually transform themselves into clones with very low mutational load. Even if the power of screening shields these lineages from the ill effects of inbreeding… Continue reading Memo to Mike Flynn