I got an idea today for a post-pandemic sci-fi story that’s joyful, and it’s one of the things keeping me going right now: a vision of a better future.
I’ve written some of it at home today, where I usually write. So, not much change for me there. If there’s anything good I can take out of these Covid-19 “stay at home” times, it’s that, with any luck, I’ll be more productive with my writing having to be home more right now. If I can stay off the Internet long enough that is…(a usual battle for those who work at home, and yes I spelled Internet with a capital “I” despite what some recent word-trends would have you do; after all, the Internet is the name for a thing: the world network of computers that is public (used to be just the WWW prefix of the World Wide Web, but has grown). That’s a proper noun. /Grammar rant mode off. If you think I’m wrong you can get off my lawn 😉
Funny how that works, that staying home and productivity ratio! Writers (and I think this is true for most who work from home) generally get more done during the cold months than the warm months. Too many things to do outside when the weather is nice, pulling away our time and attention, it seems. Then the cooler weather eventually sets in and thoughts go back to word counts rather than vacations, warm summer nights, and days that never seem to end.
Writing about a possible future can be an important part in creating it. We’ve seen this happen again and again, but unfortunately those futures were mostly dystopias. As much as I have enjoyed such stories and movies that were very artfully done, I hoped such worlds would not come to be, and yet they largely have; I always wondered why there were not more possible futures I’d like to live in. What we choose to write is up to us, but I think it’s time we write about more uplifting possible futures than the current state of the world we are now in. Maybe then we will find we are living in a better world one day.
See my previous entry about The Prescience of Science Fiction Authors for more on this topic, and where writers get their ideas to write about the future.
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Purifier: D.U.M.B.s (Deep Underground Military Bases) – Book 7
By David Sloma
A secret breakaway military wages a clandestine war against an alien invasion.
Book 7 – Purifier, the last part in this epic science fiction story is now out!
Released: December 18, 2020
Amazon (Kindle edition and paperback): https://amzn.to/3r4MsUq
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Also available in some public libraries, so ask your Librarian if you don’t see it listed.
Update: November 8, 2020: The final editing pass on the book is happening now, after delays out of my control, and it will be published in the coming weeks, before the Christmas season with any luck! Thanks for your patience, and check back soon for the publication details. -Dave.
Update: March 1, 2020: Past the half-way point in the editing and picking up speed on it. Working hard to get the book out. I’ll make an announcement as soon as it’s available for sale so check back here for that, or also see my Twitter, and email newsletter.
Update: January 11, 2020: Still in the editing phase, and it’s going well. But it usually takes longer than anticipated. It will be finished soon, but I’m not going to rush it. I want to ensure that you get a quality book like you’ve been waiting for. Thanks for your patience and continued support! You can check back soon for news, and sign up for my mailing list/newsletter if you want to be notified about new books. – Dave.
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Dnierf Lem, a young bookstore clerk, finds a book that’s not supposed to exist. In it are clues that pull him into a mysterious scavenger hunt with big prizes and big trouble, the end of which is unknown.
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The migraine headache came on as soon as I woke up. I wasn’t sure what caused it, I never am. Though I had my suspicions, like my nightmares and the strange creatures there.
My new story THE MIGRAINES is now available from Amazon as an ebook: https://amzn.to/2uuA05b
It will be exclusive to Amazon for 3 months in Kindle Unlimited, but will make its way to the other ebook sites in time.