Personal log Commander Scott EdwardsOlympus Colony MarsSol 673I've sat here, totally silent for the last hour. Probably the first hour that I've had to think in months. I've heard about people having these times of their lives that they look back on and it seems like a bad dream and they wonder what the fuck... Continue Reading →
This short piece has been written for the November 2018 Blog Battle. To find out more click the link: https://rachaelritchey.com/2018/11/08/blogbattle-educate/ The word for the month is EDUCATE. SOL670 Olympus Colony: "Colony Log Commander James O'Neill: NASA are sending me a priority message on the secure comms channel in about five minutes. I'm not sure what to... Continue Reading →
This short piece has been written for the October 2018 Blog Battle. If you need to find out more please click: Blog Battle - October 2018 The word for this month is CAVE. Like a dream I could see the cave, carved into the side of a mountain, looking into it I saw... Continue Reading →
After a few weeks of aliens coming in and out of the station it was like the Great Galactic Service Station had always been there. Ralph had become acquainted with a vast number of alien life forms and he had also managed to keep the ketchup off his uniform. The galactic emperor had drafted in... Continue Reading →
One thing that is universally accepted as being a source of irritation to a race of beings is to rack up one day with a huge space station and star sucking energy out of the core of their home planet. It usually leads to a fairly nasty and bloody battle, well usually is an understatement... Continue Reading →
This short piece has been written for the August 2018 Blog Battle. If you need to find out more please click: Blog Battle - August 2018 The word for this month is MOON. Moon Warp "This is a standard mission they said. Three weeks out and then back, no excitement and no danger.... Continue Reading →
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Annoying and irritating customers are a universal constant. This happens a lot when life forms become hungry and irritated. What do do about this has caused problems for food establishment owners and managers for all of time. Back on Earth in the time of primates a meaty joint would often result in the death of... Continue Reading →
The assembled crew of motley beings from over the galaxy watched as the timer counted down, a computerised female voice counting down with it, at about seventy the voice was getting out of sync with the numbers, then the segments for the numbers started taking a like of their own. Finally the voice announced. "Oh... Continue Reading →
The ground shook under all of them, like an earthquake the shaking grew. Even the fighting cronies stopped their scrapping and stood, waiting for whatever was going to happen next. The ground shook so severely that all but a few were knocked to ground. A huge crack opened into the ground, some of the few... Continue Reading →
Miranda, Gaz and Ralph froze. They all recognised the voice behind them and yet they couldn't quite believe it. "Boris?" Ralph asked. The three of them turned to face the scruffy bafoon. "Nice one!" Miranda scoffed in a particularly unimpressed tone. "Harry take that thing off!" "What do you mean?" Boris retorted "I'm no skinny... Continue Reading →
It is a universally accepted idea that ideas change the world er - Galaxy. The nature of the idea depends on how things change. At the time the intention is irrelevant, history decided if it was good or bad. It also depends on which side you were on and if you won or lost. This... Continue Reading →
Kate M Colby has created the Parallel Magic podcast, so for all of those into Scifi and dark fantasy reading this is something you should look into!
If you read my January update or follow me on social media, you’ve probably caught the unofficial announcements… but now, I’m pleased to officially introduce Parallel Magic: The Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Show.
In this podcast, Jonas Lee (my friend and fellow author) and I discuss science fiction and fantasy novels over a drink. We started the show to create a virtual book club, where sci-fi/fantasy readers from around the world could chat about the books we love while enjoying the simple camaraderie of a drink (alcohol optional, of course!).
Thus far, we’ve aired two episodes. The first dives into Scythe by Neal Shusterman, along with all the existential crises a book about (im)mortality can bring. The second episode, which aired today, covers Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, as well as my first embarrassing Champagne pop, epic space battles, and the book’s brain-blowing (and not-so-brain-blowing twists).
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"Why have you brought us out here?" Ralph cried, pushing his finger through his hair and gripping it in frustration? "We have to go about two hundred miles and you've brought us probably two hundred light years!" "How did you know that?" Harry asked surprised. "Maybe you're better at space travel than we thought!" "Oh... Continue Reading →
It has been generally accepted in the galaxy that fighting in space is a fairly pointless activity and very little is gained from it. The great Nargan battle that took place a centuries ago between the two races from the Algol binary star demonstrates this very nicely. The race from the smaller star were rather... Continue Reading →
I don't know about you but I always love to get books in my favourite genre. Especially those not heard of before. Ajay from the new story angles it can help give a new angle to your writing. Imagine my delight when discoverscifi popped up on my Facebook and I got 10 few ebooks for the price... Continue Reading →
It had to be said that Harry's Boris suit looked like it would fool his mother. This was a terrifying thought so they agreed to leave it there. Boris had been no trouble at all, once Miranda had zapped him, Gaz had jumped on his back and was hitting him across the head. Then both... Continue Reading →
I love this joke... https://pin.it/x6zv72yyfsttrv Bu then there was this other bit I found, I don't know who asked Darth about it though! Simon 🙂 No ownership claimed on material
Ralph stared out of the viewer on the control centre of the spaceship, clouds zoomed by at supersonic speeds, but this was slow enough that Ralph didn't feel velocity sickness. Around him Harry was controlling the craft, Gaz was keeping watch over Boris and his guards in the airlock. Not that he could see much... Continue Reading →
One of the reasons I started creating my own cover art for my own stories is becasue up until now I've taken a lot of other art from off the internet. This often has the result of really annoying people. It also means I'm not using what's really in my head. Because of this and... Continue Reading →
I saw this and thought - wow! Someone has so much time on their hands to draw a cutaway Death Star is so much detail! I wish I could say I had done this myself but I haven't: Death Star cut away drawing Simon 🙂
There is a certain amount of discomfort that one feels when walking into a pub ans everyone looks around at you. In fact there's a lot of discomfort. All you can do is stand there and hope an epiphany comes to you while you stand there asking questions like: Do these people want to kill... Continue Reading →
Candice Coates of candicecoates.wordpress.com has a problem that I an only dream of. She has two books to self publish. The problem comes is which one to publish first! The two books are called Warden and Nexus Gate 4037. Both of them are Science Fiction novels with a different twist. The Warden is comic adventure and Nexus Gate... Continue Reading →
As many of you will (and should) know by now I'm a bit of science fiction and fantasy nut. Whether it's reading, watching or writing in this genre I love where it can take me. Journeys that one could never have imagined in the normal world are everyday in this world. I've had a thought... Continue Reading →
Tranquility lifted slowly from the landing deck, the extra weight of the mechanoids making the thruster motors strain under the weight. In a few seconds the vessel had lifted and pushed itself gently through the opening out into space. "We nearly didn't make that!" Collins complained. "We're too heavy! What's that robot doing on top?"... Continue Reading →