Lift-Off

“It isn't all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning”  – Gene Rodenberry   I’d been waiting to fly the Antares all summer. The first rocket I’d ever launched, it stood over a foot tall, an inch in diameter, red fins swept back at its base like red fletching on […]

Worldbuilding in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Worldbuilding.  It’s a term that gets bandied about quite a bit when discussing fiction, especially in genres like science fiction and fantasy, but for all the endless times it is repeated, I think sometimes the importance is overlooked. It’s very fashionable to say things like, “character development is the important thing,” or “it’s the story […]

One-on-One with Autumn Kalquist

Autumn Kalquist is the author of the USA TODAY Bestselling Fractured Era book series and is a singer / songwriter. Her stories have also appeared in several bestselling anthologies, and she's written tie-in fiction for Star Citizen (Cloud Imperium Games).   Would you briefly describe your currently available books and projects? Almost all of my […]

Prophecies and Science Fiction

It’s an amazing experience when a prediction from a science fiction writer’s book comes true. I had this happen to me last week when gravitational waves were discovered, in almost exactly the way I predicted in my book Nomad (when two colliding black holes were discovered). How did it feel? Surreal would be the best word. […]

Introducing DSF: Rising Above the Noise

Many long ages ago, before I was a full time science fiction author (in other words, in 2015), I was a senior scientist at Dynetics in Huntsville, Alabama. As a medium-sized technology company, it mainly does defense contracting, but recently it's been winning quite a few NASA contracts (including one last year that I wrote!) […]