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Extinction Level Events — Celestial Impact

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On the topic if extinction level events, the one that comes most often to mind is the risk of an asteroid or comet hitting Earth. There is plenty of evidence that collisions occur. The Moon’s surface is full of impact … Continue reading

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Dialogue

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People talk. So do characters. I love well-crafted dialogue. I also enjoy writing dialogue. Sometimes, my first draft of a scene will be a string of spoken sentences back and forth. What people say, and how they say it, means … Continue reading

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Persons of Interest–Ray Kurzweil

“By understanding the information processes underlying life, we are starting to learn to reprogram our biology to achieve the virtual elimination of disease, dramatic expansion of human potential, and radical life extension.” – Ray Kurzweil, The Singularity Is Near With … Continue reading

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A Reality Check

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I’m putting this one on my list of books to read. Although I continue to read every day (or almost every day) this list seems to get longer as time passes. Still, it’s worth keeping, and it serves as a … Continue reading

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GO!

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NaNoWriMo 2016 begins today. I find it a fun challenge. I surprise myself with my own story. The event gives me an excuse to set aside my internal editor. If NaNoWriMo is new to you, it is National Novel Writing … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Away, away, giveaway!

by Bob Rich https://bobrich18.wordpress.com My best novel to date was published by Loving Healing Press in 2013. It’s got heaps of 5 star reviews, but understandably, sales are not what they used to be, so Victor, the publisher, has organized … Continue reading

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Lunch Menu Sample from More Tales from the Blue Gonk Café

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Here is another of my tales on the menu of More Tales from the Blue Gonk Café—a collection of 170 flash fiction stories told throughout a story telling day at the café. Stories range from science fiction through gentle humor to … Continue reading

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Beyond Earth: The Future is Bright

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The future of space exploration seems brighter now than it has for some time. This isn’t to say that it hasn’t always been bright. It has. Granted, manned missions have not gone far since Apollo 17. Many of us envisioned, … Continue reading

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #127

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Originally posted on allanbeardsworth:
Another puzzle from Dragoslav Andric’s 1981 book “Matni Udar”. Black to play and mate White Gerasimov v Smyslov, Moscow 1935 Solution This has shades of the famous Rubinstein ending vs Rotlewi : 1….Rd3! 2 Qb6 Rh3!…

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California Crime Writers Conference

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When: June 10-11, 2017 Where: DoubleTree by Hilton—Westside 6161 West Centinela Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230 The California Crime Writers Conference is presented by the Los Angeles Chapter of Sisters in Crime and the Southern California Chapter of Mystery Writers of … Continue reading

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