Frozen for revival

What if the thawing process goes horribly wrong?

Today’s story is a continuation of yesterday’s theme, inspired by the sad case of the 14-year-old girl with terminal cancer (known as J.S.) who fought to have her body cryogenically stored.

In my imaginary Biocryonics Facility, they are running out of space. To make room for new clients, some of the old ones must be sacrificed.

The Science Officer argues the cryonics processes back in the early  21st Century was very rudimentary. There is no way that stored clients from that era could be successfully revived. Or could they? Continue reading “Frozen for revival”

Spanner in the Works

NaNoWriMo and day 3 of writing short stories

This one was more of a challenge. The task? To write a short story using dialogue only.

I cheated a little by turning it into a chat show interview, with an obnoxious host and a young lad who everyone believes is a hero… until he confesses all.

Another sci-fi theme. Need to find a different genre for the next one.

Day three of #30days30shorts.

A writer’s confession: why I abandoned my novel.

By the time I started typing I already had the novel set out in my mind. I typed quickly, I typed furiously and the words just flew onto the page.

wastepaper basket - Ruth LivingstoneIn July 2013, I decided to abandon the novel I had been working on for a couple of years.

In the Beginning…

I began writing with great enthusiasm during NaNoWriMo in November 2011. At that time, I had completed the Open University course “Start writing fiction” and had just enrolled in a BA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck University. I was an avid reader and knew a bit about writing.

At first it was easy. Continue reading “A writer’s confession: why I abandoned my novel.”

Erotic Fiction (for aliens)

A transdimensional library? This idea seems totally bonkers to me too – but imagine a library with its shelves filled with books – books that have never existed and have yet to be written.

Library  I have two pieces published on the Eggplant Literary Productions site in the section they call Miscellanea: The Transdimensional Library.

1. Excerpt from Erotic Fiction.
2. 101 tips for a Great Transplanetary Workshop Continue reading “Erotic Fiction (for aliens)”

Worst Science Fiction Book Cover Art ever?

For anyone interested in science fiction, particular old sci fi from the middle part of the twentieth century, I recommend Joachim Boaz’s blog, Science Fiction and other Suspect Ruminations.

I laughed and laughed at this post (see below). Actually, I don’t find this cover particularly offensive. Just rather silly.

Has anyone got any suggestions as to what the story might be about?
– a woman who turns into a shark at full moon?
– an alien woman who keeps a shark as a pet?
– a man meets an alien woman who bites and scratches …. (perhaps I better stop there!)

Egregious Science Fiction Cover Art: The Jaws That Bite, The Claws That Catch (1975), Michael G. Coney I nominate the cover of Michael G. Coney's The Jaws That Bite, The Claws That Catch (1975) as the worst I've ever seen.  I've submitted it to Good Show Sir so hopefully it gets posted on that hilarious website soon.  Kelly Freas is considered one of the best sci-fi artists of all time — but this, is there an explanation for this pathetic/sexist piece of ___? Perhaps if I knew what the book is about (the internet doesn't give me any clues) — I m … Read More

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