Category Archives: Traveller

TRAVELLING WITH TRAVELLER

Some time during my eighth grade year, I asked my mother for a check for a few dollars so I could order a couple of games from an ad in Analog magazine. The fact that I was currently subscribing to … Continue reading

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WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW, BUT THEN SOME

For the second year now I’ve been working with my friends in the F+W Media family, helping to judge a contest. Though I’m not generally a huge fan of writing competitions—many of them are just plain scams—this is an organization … Continue reading

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OUCH!

I’ve been thinking about pain lately. I know that might sound terribly grim and negative, but I can’t help it. I have this toothache, see, and it’s difficult to think about anything else. When I wake up in the morning … Continue reading

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WHAT ELSE ARE YOU WORKING ON?

I’ve written here before on the subject of intellectual curiosity, and extolled the virtue of reading outside of your chosen/favorite genre. Now here’s a question: Have you written anything but science fiction or fantasy lately? No? Try it! Of course … Continue reading

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NOBODY’S FAULT

Yesterday, another huge tornado ripped through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, brushing terrifyingly close to the home of my friend and occasional collaborator Mel Odom. After a few tense hours we finally heard through Facebook that he’d managed to … Continue reading

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PLAUSIBLE TECHNOBABBLE

Remember what I’ve said about plausibility vs. realism? That if you actually know how to make a starship go faster than the speed of light you need to stop goofing around writing science fiction and go be the Bill Gates … Continue reading

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FOUND: SIXTEEN-AND-A-HALF DEADLINES, SLIGHTLY USED

Ah, what a change two and a half years can bring! On October 5, 2010, here at Fantasy Author’s Handbook, I posted a, unabashed plea for deadlines: WANTED: ONE DEADLINE, ANY CONDITION in which, among other things, I bemoaned my … Continue reading

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE: TRAVELLER5

Some time ago, I recommended the long out of print MegaTraveller role-playing game supplement World Builder’s Handbook as a helpful tool for creating believable planets and star systems. Since then, I have begun work on a new series of tie-in … Continue reading

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