This site, hosted by author Stephen G. Parks, is about science fiction, all things space related, creativity, and occasionally wildly off-topic ideas such as ethics, politics, music, or journalism.
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- Character Intro: Char OsbaldistanOctober 9, 2019I doubt it’s a surprise that I’m working on a book. I’m actually working on a lot of them – a duology, a stand-alone novel, a novella and a five-novella sequence. Oh, and a few short stories, too. The five-book sequence follows the crew of a ship as they get into a series of […]
- Rise of Skywalker TheoriesAugust 27, 2019As most of you, I was surprised at how quickly Disney released the D23 footage of The Rise of Skywalker. It showed some interesting new footage and offered a few possible hints as to some of the film’s plot points. I’m going to make some potentially SPOILER-y guesses ahead. Continue at […]
- Did I write this?July 23, 2019Have you ever written something then read it later and thought, damn, who wrote that? It’s good! I just had that moment. I was going through my writings folder, looking for a 30-year-old story to use as an example in a class when I came across something that I apparently wrote 4 years ago. […]
- Nurturing the spark (or not)May 13, 2019I only ever took one creative writing elective in university. The course was supposed to be taught by one professor, a respected author and editor, but she had to pull out, so we got a new guy instead. This professor wasn’t great. Hell, he wasn’t even very good. I couldn’t tell […]
- Shouldn’t fans decide what’s canon?April 10, 2019I’ve had an idea in my head for a while, and along with it, a word: fanon. It seems to me that there is a very real but simple problem in much of science fiction fandom. For our beloved universes, the wrong people get to decide what is canon. I’m not deeply into the Star Wars mythology. […]
- The Research Is In: Cats Know Their NamesApril 9, 2019The science is in: cats know their names. New research proves what every human slave has known for centuries. In science-speak: “We conclude that cats can discriminate the content of human utterances based on phonemic differences.” As someone who has lived with cats for most of my life […]
- The Fault in Our Star WarsMarch 3, 2019Blasting The Last Jedi and Solo for their faults has become a past time in certain circles. Although I don’t walk in those circles, I agree with some of their arguments. But for fairness’ sake, let’s take that same critical eye to the whole body of Star Wars movies. […]