Sci-fi / Science Fiction

Updates for 2015-02-20:

Woo, it's been exactly a month since last time, and all the practice is starting to pay off. Not only I can now sit down and write a page of my beleaguered novel, just like that -- and nothing else helps with getting things done -- but I wrote yet another short story in parallel. This time it's yet another fairy tale reinterpretation with Rule 63 in effect, because every writer should have one of those, right? And yet again I came up with the idea while helping a fellow writer figure out their own story. Don't let anyone tell you writing is a solitary occupation. And enjoy The Wolf With the Red Cap.

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My writing

Near future

a vignette based on an older, abandoned story. Near-future (almost) science fiction.
Gray World
cyberpunk story expanding on the aforementioned vignette.
Low Bandwidth
second story in the Gray World series.
takes place about ten years after the first two stories.

Medium future

Sufficiently Advanced Technology
A story that bridges my cyberpunk and science-fantasy settings.
Parole Planet
A rather different perspective on the same transitional setting.

Far future

Bazaar in the stars
A short story I wrote on a whim and had unexpected success with. Transhuman science-fantasy.
Arrow in the Sky
Prequel to Bazaar in the Stars; based on a friend's characters and outline.
Second Contact
Short surreal piece based in the same setting.
Distant Encounters
Much longer sequel to Second Contact.
A stand-alone story in the same setting, a reinterpretation of the Borg from Star Trek.


Dead of Night
A horror vignette I came up with in a nightmare, and wrote down breathlessly before breakfast.
Afterlife by Night
A long in the making urban fantasy novella, or "paranormal bromance" as I like to call it.
Little Magic
A novelette that straddles the line between straight fantasy and planetary romance.
Dragon's Wish
Flash fiction of the high fantasy persuasion, based on Shanri's original premise.
The Wolf With the Red Cap
a Rule 63 fairy tale based on Kantuck's original premise.


Alpha Camp and Return to Alpha Camp, two stories in a shared setting, hosted elsewhere for a number of reasons.

Old and/or abandoned

The Pack
A friend's post-apocalyptic story loosely based on an idea of mine.
A discussion of science fiction cliches
Just what it says on the tin; focus is on space opera.
Conversion tables and calculators
Useful conversions for sci-fi fans and (especially) writers.



Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
My first meeting with post-singularity fiction.
Terms of Service reviewed
A Creative Commons fantasy novel.
Olaf Stapledon And The Future That Was and Last and First Men revisited
A two-part review of the titular book.
Late to the party: Interview with the Vampire
Yes, I finally got around to reading this particular classic.


What Nobody Ever Says About Avatar
Self-explanatory; not quite a review.
The I, Robot movie: bad, yet interesting
Just what it says on the tin.
So, I went to see Inception...
A few thoughts on the titular movie.
Brave Story, a paradoxical anime
And yet again I comment on a movie with ups and downs.


Back in the 1990es
Youth science fiction in Bucharest
History of a Star Trek Club
There were at least two in Bucharest in the 1990es; this is about the one I was in.

Sci-fi by friends

Too Good To Be True, by Wesley Clifford
Humor and suspense in a Traveler-esque universe.
Underground, by Kelketek RritaĆ”
A bunker civilization... a conspiracy... an unlikely hero.
The Universe, by Mark Burger
A pastiche of 1950s B-series science fiction movies with an intriguing premise.

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