Most 12-year-old think they’re smarter than adults.
Boy genius Rory Jordan knows he is!
Spacefarer Nix Kaphale meets 12-year-old Rory Jordan, the most brilliant brat in the galaxy, and starts a rewarding, if somewhat tempestuous, partnership with the Jordan family in this month’s Khiatons newsletter flash fiction piece. Click Rory’s picture and you can read it and post newsletters for free when you sign for the google group.
I received two contributor’s copies of Chilling Ghost Stories in the mail yesterday so I can finally see myself in the same book as Edith Wharton. It has my story “The Psychic Fair” in there. It’s a book with a foil cover and quality construction.
There’s new and classic ghost stories in the volume so you can see how the genre has developed over the decades.
I love Edith’s work, but I wonder if she’d be too subtle to be published nowadays? She has a fine literary quality, but I’m not sure ghost stories are an accepted part of modern literary writing. I think the best modern classificiation for her ghost stories is “psychological horror.” Ghosts worked on her neurosis though she didn’t believe in the supernatural.
I just found out that Game Fiction Volume 1 has been out a few months. It has my short story “Jubilee” in it. It’s available in both print and digital editions.
Update: I just found out that the print edition needs to be tweaked before it is re-released. It came out too dark on the printer and they are correcting it. I will update when the new improved version is re-posted. However, the digital edition is still available.
I just found out that my story “The Great Prospectus” was accepted in ACA Books’ Into the Mist dragon anthology. It’s my 6th publishing credit.
Update: I found out they are aiming for a Thanksgiving release date for the Into the Mist dragon anthology.
I got the news that two stories I submitted to an anthology are being kept for further consideration. They aren’t a publication credit yet, but it’s good news. I will know for sure if they’ll be published in February 2016.
I’ve started to see narratives since I started these weekly blog posts and it’s exciting to see them develop:
NASA continues riding the Martian wave, but I wonder how long the can sustain it.
NASA Unveils Three-Part Plan to Reach Mars by 2030s
3D printing will revolutionize manufacturing when its perfected at this rate: 3D printed teeth to keep your mouth free of bacteria
I wonder when we’ll beneift from this research: Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists
Diamonds can help identify cancers early (in MRI scans)
It’d be good if this techncology becomes mainstream: A Canadian start-up is removing CO2 from the air and turning it into pellets
Scientists made the lightest metal on Earth
This could lead to discrimination when it’s perfected: Scientists Can Now Predict Intelligence From Brain Activity
Is this the future of hypersonic travel? Airbus’ vision for Concorde 2 that could take off vertically and fly from New York to London in just one hour
Cats are more self willed than some people are comfortable with, but are
Cats are utterly, irredeemably selfish? True or False?
This is a good worldbuilding for a spy thriller: Watch a ‘USB killer’ stick destroy a laptop when it’s plugged in
A good detail for dystopia/thriller stories: The Navy Is Teaching Celestial Navigation Again as a Backup Plan Against Hackers
I may be collecting enough material for a raven based story at this rate: Ravens cooperate with friends not foes
Extraordinary Artificial Skin Can Transmit Sense Of Touch To Brain Cells though the subject using it seems to feel electric pulses more than true touch at this point in time it could lead to prosthetics that have a sense of touch built in them.
Team wants to sell lab grown meat in five years
First there was penicillin now Scientists May Have Accidentally Found A Cure For Cancer