What’s the weather like in your part of the country? Round my parts we’re getting really tired of the snow and cold. But hey, they say the groundhog didn’t see his shadow, so if you believe in woodchucks capable of prognostication then you’ve got something to look forward to.
Here’s something else to look forward to: all the time you’ll spend enjoying reading up on the following links:
- The Elephants of Poznan: Short story by Orson Scott Card, free to read on Lightspeed Magazine’s website. Very interesting story.
- Multiversing: What do you need to do to properly handle a story involving multiple universes? This author examines some of the implications.
- Halo and Post-Franchise Worldbuilding: This article briefly examines what happens to a franchise world when the creators let go of it, using Halo as an example.
- “But That’s Not Realistic!”: Blogger discusses when to keep your story realistic and when not to.
- Writing What You Don’t Know: Good article on Tor.com about how to make the most of your story even if you don’t know how to shoot a bow, build a campfire with only flint and tinder, or do maintenance on your own hyperdrive unit.
- 10 Mostly Forgotten Comic Book Movies: How many of these movies did you watch, and think were awesome at the time?
- How to write badly well: I stumbled across this blog last week, and it’s fantastic. I’ve linked an entry speaking about assumptions and how they can make a story bad.
- “Oh” is the loneliest interjection: Presenting a list of 100 interjections with definitions, to help you find just the right one as you pen that famous novel.
- How Egypt turned off the internet: It’s a little frightening what’s happening in Egypt these days and how apparently easy it is for a nation to simply turn off the internet. Here’s a guess as to how they did it. What would the United States look like if we lost our internet, even for just a few days? Something to ponder.
- The exo-skeleton is only a few years away: Scientists have made a working robotic arm that looks scarily like something from the Terminator. Between this and recent AI advances, the robot apocalypse is looming mighty close.
- On a lighter note…: Ever wonder what the monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey really was?
- The perfect Valentine’s gift for your beloved Portal player: Yeah, that pretty much says it all.