Space Trash Blog
Quarantine stems from the C15th Venetian/Italian word ‘quarantena’, meaning ‘forty’. During the outbreak of the Black Plague in Europe, forty days was the period that ships must remain isolated before off-loading.
Why ‘it’s not my job to educate you’ is a perfectly valid response, but I believe it’s worth thinking twice before defaulting to it.
Travelling without going away is something authors excel at. This time, I decided to try doing it on foot instead.
Privacy online can seem like a contradictory topic for authors – I mean, we want people to know about us, right? It doesn’t have to be. Here’s some really simple stuff you can do to be safer and findable.
Cortiian physiognomy – what do the Cortii look like? Given the species’ genetic potential, the Federated Planets Alliance continues to investigate, but studies to date have failed to reliably reproduce similar results.
Myths and legends Hercules and the Aegean. Persephone and Hades. Midas. Myths and legends are often seen as cautionary tales, like the precursor to Aesop's fables, but I put it to you that in many cases, this may simply be bad publicity, or even that they were ideas...
Heading into 2020, I realise that 2019 was a year full of changes, most of them astonishingly positive ones. I’m looking forwards to our coming orbit around our primary.
I’m honestly not certain which annoys me more some days: the traditional publishing industry, busily making noise about how they’re the gatekeepers of publishing, or the fortunately rare indie author stating loudly that just because they can’t edit and drew their cover art in MS Paint, it’s still, to nick a Pinocchio line, ‘a real book!’
Of witches, werewolves, and vampires, dare I say, I don’t have a firm favourite when it comes to reading (or movies). (Yes, all right, calm down, there’s still plenty of Hallowe’en left to find me and feed me to a wandering hungry spirit…)
The Gaia Collection is Claire’s hopeful dystopian trilogy, set 200 years in the future after much of the planet and the human race have been decimated during The Event, when the world went to war with high-energy radiation weapons.
Telepathy, empathy, kinesis, precognition – these are the so-called mainline Abilities recognised by the Independent Extra-Sensory Regulatory Organisation, due to the fact that their manifestation across multiple species is relatively consistent.
Neither heads nor tails – not heads nor tales, but sometimes neither head nor tail in the UK. Is Cicero responsible for this phrase, or does it tie back to the old tradition of flipping a coin if the braining gets too hard?