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Ravages of Honor: Handwavium Part 4, The Concept of Generations

Worldbuilding isn’t just about establishing how the hyperdrive works or how the government works. It’s about establishing the “social” and “girl cootie” aspects of how their world works, since demography is destiny (to quote philosopher Auguste Comte). Some people dismiss this as “social scifi” as if it somehow makes it less scientific and unworthy of the title. They are wrong.

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One-of-Antonia Excerpt

The Ross 248 Project is a new hard-sf, shared-world anthology from Baen Books and editors Les Johnson and Ken Roy. An excerpt from my short story, One-of-Antonia is offered here for your enjoyment.

Outlander’s Season 6 Review

Outlander season six delivers tension and intrigue despite its abrupt ending.

Review: The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn

Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn is a recommended read. It gets so much right, including what it what was like to survive under the abomination of communism.

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The Perils of Gun Pedantry

What does a character know, and when does she know it?