Aliens Crashed in My Back Yard

1. California Woman Risks Fate of Entire Human Race Secrets of Immortality Gleaned from Alien Remains, trumpeted the New York Times on page 1. Yeah, those were the aliens they dug up from my property up along the California coast. And yes, I admit it, I was the one who had buried them, with the help of my friends. Had to. They were dead, and we didn’t have…

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How to Jump Between Stars

This is from Aliens Crashed in My Back Yard, Chapter 20. A discussion between two main characters, Selena and Breadbox. “You are saying that you and your crew traveled from your world to ours—a distance that it takes light about 4,000 of our years to travel—in a very short time?” I asked Breadbox. “But of course we used the star jump. We didn’t actually travel all that distance.”…

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What Do Aliens Look Like?

Life probably has infinite diversity as we move through the cosmos. But so what? Except for the exo-biologists, we’re mostly interested in intelligent races with space flight technology. I think there’s a good argument that these folks will look a lot like us. When people ask about "aliens" I presume they are thinking about intelligent races with whom we could come in contact via travel through space (or…

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What’s My Genre?

I write science fiction, but that covers a wide swath. When I look at a list of the sub-genres, it seems like my stories cover about half of them. So where do I fit? First of all, what my books are NOT: – Dystopian, apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic – Cyberpunk, steampunk – Military, shoot ‘em up – Alien invasion. – Hard sci fi, i.e., based on gee whiz technology…

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