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by Supercollider
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Speculation
Topic: Ideas for various aliens - writer's share-an-idea thread
Replies: 8
Views: 11189

Re: Ideas for various aliens - writer's share-an-idea thread

Evolved, modified, enhanced - different humans can be good writing fodder so welcome and thanks for sharing! In researching for my own writing I ended up back at the pre-cellular molecule level and became rather absorbed in the research itself - questions such as the silicon based life form, or DNA ...
by Supercollider
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: Solenopsis
Replies: 4
Views: 5554

Re: Solenopsis

I like it. It's lean, tight, visual, and the humorous twist at the end bringing in the human narrator's reaction makes me smile. :)
by Supercollider
Thu May 16, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Speculation
Topic: Ideas for various aliens - writer's share-an-idea thread
Replies: 8
Views: 11189

Re: Ideas for various aliens - writer's share-an-idea thread

Another area that's wide-open would be alien genetics - would DNA or something very similar have evolved elsewhere, and if so what are the implications of that . . . or the opposite question, what carries an alien race's replication code if it is something very different from DNA?
by Supercollider
Thu May 16, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Starwars, Episode Seven
Replies: 4
Views: 5457

Re: Starwars, Episode Seven

Here is a link to a site I found - don't know if it's super-reliable or just sort-of-reliable: http://www.starwars7news.com/ I'd be interested if others find it worth looking at.
by Supercollider
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Speculation
Topic: Ideas for various aliens - writer's share-an-idea thread
Replies: 8
Views: 11189

Ideas for various aliens - writer's share-an-idea thread

Thought it might be fun to share an idea or two for an alien race that you have thought up and toss around with other writers how you might make use of that feature in a story. It can be something you aren't going to use yourself, or even something you are using in a story but want to see how someon...
by Supercollider
Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Sci-Fi and Fantasy General Discussions
Topic: Any Catholic Science Fiction readers/writers here?
Replies: 28
Views: 31804

Re: Any Catholic Science Fiction readers/writers here?

:D Yes, I did see that. I know its was mentioned in fairly recently-written books I've been reading about how our current animals took greater hold after that event. I guess more and more is being learned all the time - see this: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/28/health/28iht-dino.4.5060978.html?_r=...
by Supercollider
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Sci-Fi and Fantasy General Discussions
Topic: Any Catholic Science Fiction readers/writers here?
Replies: 28
Views: 31804

Re: Any Catholic Science Fiction readers/writers here?

Thanks, SuperC! Amazing how we keep narrowly avoiding apocalypses (apocalypti? -- also pretty bizarre that we need a plural for that word) over and over again. It's almost like there is an industry out there churning them out. I'm looking forward to reading that novel, so keep working. And now an a...
by Supercollider
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: How to know the right time to begin the narrative
Replies: 12
Views: 13029

Re: How to know the right time to begin the narrative

I think it's coming together - I have several characters who have connections over the course of the storyline. (It spans more than one generation.) I realize that if I sort out what events are going to happen and which character will be most directly involved in each, that will help a lot. The big ...
by Supercollider
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: How to know the right time to begin the narrative
Replies: 12
Views: 13029

How to know the right time to begin the narrative

I recently read this advice, can't recall who said it but it was "start your story as late as possible." Which tends to be the opposite of my natural inclinations. So I'm trying to break this trend and start at an exciting point which truly introduces the main interesting arc of my novel. Sometimes ...
by Supercollider
Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Starwars, Episode Seven
Replies: 4
Views: 5457

Re: Starwars, Episode Seven

It will be quite interesting to see what happens. I think I must brush up on the "canon" books in case the producers decide to use some of that material. I've heard that may not be the case; Disney may come up with whole new stories. In any case, let's just hope they are good.
by Supercollider
Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Sci-Fi and Fantasy General Discussions
Topic: Any Catholic Science Fiction readers/writers here?
Replies: 28
Views: 31804

Re: Any Catholic Science Fiction readers/writers here?

Maybe a person should send for a print copy - it might either be a collector's item someday, or . . . (wait for it) come in handy when the zombies dismantle the internet... :D
by Supercollider
Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Sci-Fi and Fantasy General Discussions
Topic: Any Catholic Science Fiction readers/writers here?
Replies: 28
Views: 31804

Re: Any Catholic Science Fiction readers/writers here?

That's my New Year's resolution! :wink: One of them, anyway! Since it'll still be awhile before I get the novel done, and seeing as apocalpti :mrgreen: are always a possibility, you could pass the time productively preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse! http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/documents/11_225700_A_Zomb...