Failing the Wikipedia Test

Writing fiction in the age of the Internet can be fraught for the author who values authenticity–particularly if you write historical or technical fiction. Since the glorious thing about writing fiction is that you essentially make shit up to entertain other people, there are a range of opinions about the… Continue reading

Science Fiction Medicine

For those of you not following along, in the current book of The Antithesis Progression, one character is using a hormone cocktail on another as a chemical leash. I’ve gotten some questions about what these weaponized chemicals are supposed to accomplish, how they’re supposed to work, and whether they’re a… Continue reading

Super Sneaky Victoriana Research Tips

by Gail Carriger [In honor of her new book Soulless, which impressed me with its groundedness in the Victorian world, I asked author Gail Carriger to blog about the art of finding good research sources for Steampunk writing. This is her contribution – thank you very much, Ms. Carriger! -JDS]… Continue reading

Singularity Update: Series introduction

Part of my research over the last year has been on nanotech/biotech/AI convergence and how all three of them effect medicine and ethics. As of now, I’m going to start blogging my thoughts on the topic and links to interesting articles as I come across them. First article: Time Magazine… Continue reading