May 2011 Blog Posts (51)

All Hail the Priestess!

Whoo boy! After months of keeping this under wraps and getting everything ready, the short story inspired by the Sword and Soul Challenge: 'Stop This!' now has its own group page. The Priestess online series of adult/fantasy short stories is currently exclusive to the BSFS. Not only int ended as a fan page,…


Added by H. Wolfgang Porter on May 30, 2011 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Rectifyin' Movies

There are a host of films where something didn't totally click; the stars were too old for their parts, it's the sixth damn sequel, the villain(ness) had more zest than the erstwhile hero/heroine, Racism!   Sitting around in one happily organic smog and malt liquored den in the late 2oth Century, several of us had opinions on what would have made the flicks we had seen Right.  It was easy. Tarzan getting his ass whupped by an angry tribesman. Buckwheat pulling Dora and kicking off in…


Added by Whiyayul & Diop Malvi on May 30, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Dillon and The Voice of Odin Chapters #13 AND #14!



As a Memorial Day treat you're getting not one but two chapters of DILLON AND THE VOICE OF ODIN to go along with your holiday festivities!  In Chapter Thirteen, Dillon makes a deal with The British Secret Service that sends him off to South America in pursuit of Odin!  And in Chapter Fourteen we find that Chew Mi has made a deal of her own with Odin as she prepares for… Continue

Added by Derrick Ferguson on May 30, 2011 at 12:35am — No Comments

Osguards Rule!

In Osguard: Homecoming, the first book in a series of space adventures by Malcolm Dylan Petteway, we're introduced to an African American family descended from two slave sisters who came from a far off land...a land that happened to be on another planet called Chaktun. The sisters would survive the horrendous ordeal of American slavery and go on to found a vast interstellar alliance comprising sixty galaxies. The Osguards are the leaders of the Universal Science Security and Trade Association… Continue

Added by Ronald T. Jones on May 29, 2011 at 10:21am — 2 Comments

Osguards Rule!

In Osguard: Homecoming, the first book in a series of space adventures by Malcolm Dylan Petteway, we're introduced to an African American family descended from two slave sisters who came from a far off land...a land that happened to be on another planet called Ckaktun. The sisters would survive the horrendous ordeal of American slavery and go on to found a vast interstellar alliance comprising sixty galaxies. The Osguards are the leaders of the Universal Science Security and Trade Association… Continue

Added by Ronald T. Jones on May 29, 2011 at 10:15am — 2 Comments

Character Design-Karate Kid

Just messing around, Im practicing new techniques of drawing characters. Let me know what yall think.



Added by Robert Trujillo on May 28, 2011 at 4:04pm — No Comments

breakfast with aliens

Sitting in my kitchen this morning, hunched over a gingham cloth fashioned into a chessboard. We were using my medicine bottles, spice bottles, salt-n-pepper shakers as chess pieces. I looked up at my opponent, a dyed in the wool space alien, "dude, do you always take this long to move on your planet?" He grinned, I had to turn my head away, you can only stand so much of alien pride. He normally slips in and out unseen, can you believe an alien prankster, rearranging my furniture, laughing and… Continue

Added by Arnold L. Johnson on May 28, 2011 at 11:24am — 4 Comments

Immortal II: The Time of Legend

"What are you trying to do?" the creature asked peevishly. "Wake the dead? We're already awake and we're very, very angry with you!" She narrowed her eyes. "You've allied yourself with a terrible evil. You should be ashamed!"


So reads a bit of dialog in Valjeanne Jeffers' Immortal II: The Time of Legend.  You can't beat writing and an attitude like that!This is an incredibly complex and well thought out novel.  It's a fast and furious read, too.  Werewolves…


Added by Joe Bonadonna on May 26, 2011 at 4:41pm — 2 Comments

sci-fi for women

My wife wants to know if there are any sci-fi novel geared towards females.

Added by Haneef B on May 26, 2011 at 11:03am — 7 Comments

So my writer's block has passed

Writer's block has always bedeviled me, but for now it seems to have lifted for a while. I've managed to write 865 words this morning and will hopefully add more by the day's end. My WIP is set in prehistoric Sudan circa 6500 BC and has a plot loosely based on Egyptian mythology. When I get the first chapter just right I'll share it with this community.

Added by Brandon Pilcher on May 24, 2011 at 7:36am — 1 Comment

draw no people

It depends on how you ask the question, I never learned to draw people. I have a buried desire but no skills.


You take a photo of a person, you steal a part of their soul, I kind of believe that. You can read the imprint of light captured by the camera, it does not lie. What did you capture, just an image or a part of that person, the light that is/was that person.


It is so compelling to draw faces, bodies in poses. The artist trying to put a soul into a…


Added by Arnold L. Johnson on May 23, 2011 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Dillon and The Voice of Odin #12

While Dillon orchestrates a daring escape from Project: 65, The Voice of Odin speaks again, bringing horrific destruction to the fabled City of Light, Paris!  It's all in Chapter Twelve of "Dillon and The Voice of Odin"



Added by Derrick Ferguson on May 23, 2011 at 6:35am — No Comments

Do you think reading sci fi makes you a Geek?

Why don’t you like science fiction? Is it because you think only Geeks enjoy science fiction. Or is it because you think it will turn you into a Nerd. Or is it simply because you think it is not cool and only the lonely, social outcasts follow science fiction. It is a common misconception that people who like science fiction are Geeks or Nerds.

This is not so. Science fiction is a misunderstood genre. Science Fiction is a complicated genre made up of many genres that tell love…


Added by Malcolm Dylan Petteway on May 22, 2011 at 1:35pm — 9 Comments

Short Story 5 -Robert Trujillo

Eun Mi and her brother Jorge were in last place and gaining on the other contestants. This was the third year and a row that they competed in the cave races and Eun did not want to lose again. Jorge was scared and barely…


Added by Robert Trujillo on May 20, 2011 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Static Shock fan film promo

It's just a preview and so far the people involved have said the actual film will be different then this, I can't wait to see what the have in store.
Would be nice if Warner/DC paid this much attention to the Milestone characters

Added by Big Trey-Dizzle on May 20, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

a drabbler (story with 100 words)

a drabbler is a story with exactly 100 words here is my first go at it hope enjoy. leave comments.



It was just a handshake, that’s it. But it turns out that’s how Glarcarians reproduce. Galactic Space Exploration Incorporated`s mission specialist didn’t bother telling us that though. So as soon as I jump of the ship on Glarcon, the first thing I see when I jump off the ship is a Glarcarian female with an out stretched hand, and you can guess what I did next, yep…


Added by william landis on May 19, 2011 at 8:16pm — 3 Comments

technology and other dimensions

I guess I admire all the cosmic beings cooked up in the pages of comic books and such, but what rattles my cage is the kind of science fiction where technology crosses over. Technology is always an extension to man's natural talents and abilities. What happened to me is I dream and struggle to get my art in print, even print in a larger size or context. I get a wide format printer and my perception of things changes. In sci-fi I think of that movie 'Contact' where the woman has an other…


Added by Arnold L. Johnson on May 18, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

And the Award Goes To...

Jack Dempsey was the last of the great actors of 2026. His dashing smile and trademark Kung Fu made him the action hero other actors wanted to be for more than a decade. His star as an action hero finally lost his luster in the last series of movies he made, Planet Raiders III: The Unforsaken. The movie, while grossing well barely covered the production costs and the injuries incurred by Jack's…


Added by Thaddeus on May 18, 2011 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

A Piece of Marine Corps History

While doing some research on the Marine Corps for an old space opera of mine I hope to rewrite one day soon, I discovered this fascinating piece of history. 


On August 27, 1776, a black man named Isaac Walker enlisted in Captain…


Added by Joe Bonadonna on May 17, 2011 at 4:11pm — 6 Comments

Nexus Episode 10: The World Axis

 “The Axis Mundi—or naval of the world, as it is sometimes referred to as—has been a concept stretching across many religions as the world center.” Jabari starts out as he takes the lead. “This bridge connects the Earth to the Heavens, or more accurately, the physical world in which you all dwell, to the many other worlds that reside in the realm of spirits. While the Axis Mundi is indeed a real place, it…


Added by DJ on May 17, 2011 at 1:12am — No Comments

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Topics: Commentary, Existentialism, Politics

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It's been awhile!

Posted by G.H. Wright on January 18, 2018 at 9:53pm 0 Comments

He sat at his desk, woozy. He tried to move, his arms unresponsive. He searched for help, moving into the aisle in his swivel chair only to find all his coworkers had abandoned him. Was he being drugged? If so, it was the simplest scene he could imagine.Whoever was trying this was extremely stupid or extremely powerful. He'd find out soon enough.
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Combing for Earths...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 18, 2018 at 6:07am 0 Comments

An example of the spectrum from two laser frequency combs, with their evenly spaced emission lines. (Courtesy: ESO).

Topics: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Exoplanets, Optics, Space Exploration

A new type of laser frequency comb (LFC) has been developed by scientists in Europe. The prototype device could lead to improvements in…

BEC in the Blink of an Eye...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 17, 2018 at 4:26am 0 Comments

Credit: NIST

Topics: Bose-Einstein Condensate, Modern Physics, Quantum Mechanics

It’s been more than two decades since Carl Wieman and Eric Cornell created the first Bose–Einstein condensate (BEC),…

Call for abstracts for "Images of Blackness in Graphic Novels"

Posted by JC Holbrook on January 16, 2018 at 1:55pm 0 Comments

CFP: Images of Blackness in Graphic Novels, Past and Future (Extension to 3/31/18)

by Brian Yates

This edited volume will offer an opportunity for authors to investigate the ways in which blackness is reimagined in both mainstream and independent comics. Specifically, I propose responding to the following questions: What are the ways in which heroism is redefined by black characters? How are black futures reimagined? What gendered arguments are made through this medium? What are the challenges in presenting to black audiences in this largely white genre? How do the creators depict the continent of Africa and/or communities in the African Diaspora? How are black bodies presented in graphic comics and novels? Finally, how are themes of social justice specific to black communities presented in this…


Starship GPS...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 16, 2018 at 1:32pm 1 Comment

Pulsars spin rapidly while emitting powerful beams of radiation.Credit: Dana Berry/NASA

Topics: Astrophysics, Instrumentation, International Space Station, NASA, Space Exploration


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