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Researching to Write the Impossible

wpid-ps.bepaalgx.170x170-75.jpgIn the celebratory 200th episode of the Adventures in SciFi Publishing podcast, Shaun played an old  intro sound bite from their Chris Roberson interview, “You should never start a creative endeavor that you’re not a little worried might be impossible” (AISFP 75 – Chris Roberson). He commented about how people would rip on that jazz intro music, but I loved hearing that quote from Chris. It was around that time that I began work on my novel, Kaimerus, and was in great need of encouragement to create the impossible. Continue reading

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AudioTim 41: Ramez Naam, author of SF Thriller, NEXUS

AudioTim 1400It’s good to be back. Two qualifications for guests in Season Two of audioTim: I enjoy their book and am excited about the conversation. Both were true of Ramez Naam and his debut fiction novel, Nexus, to be released December 18th from Angry Robot Books. I’m editing my Science Fiction novel, and loved Ramez’s book because of how much he showed me about the future of nanotechnology, mindmapping, scientific telepathy and other sciences I had no idea could exist. Not only does his book have that, but the story is very compelling as well. Continue reading

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Book Review: Nexus by Ramez Naam

Nexus (Nexus, #1)Nexus by Ramez Naam

(AudioTim 41: Ramez Interview)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nexus is the most in depth I’ve read about how to utilize nanotechnology in linking minds. As an author who is exploring this futuristic technology in my own stories, it was a tremendous discovery to find someone so learned in this area. While he has a non-fiction book on this topic—one which I definitely plan to read—I really enjoyed being able to get the bullet points of how this technology works in genre fiction. While there is a lot of scientific ground to cover for a layperson to understand what’s going on, I think he did a great job keeping it interesting without affecting the flow of the story. Continue reading

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