Hometown: Oxford, GA
June 10, 2013
I'm a nonprofit CEO by day and a science fiction and fantasy writer by night (though sometimes those are reversed or mixed throughout the day). I'm also a cultural anthropologist, evolutionary biologist, and a part-time game and miniatures designer.
I write mostly short stories and novels within 2 main universes: one science fiction, one fantasy. My science fiction universe is an immense space opera-ish construction with hundreds of detailed worlds, species, and cultures. My fantasy universe (a major departure for me as a scientist) is also quite large, with many species, realms, planes, and deities. I also write tabletop games: rules and fluff. I'm working on an alt history dieselpunk-ish universe at the moment.
Yes, a very long time ago. Hopefully, my game will be produced soon, which will give me a more recent publication date.
Believability. While in all sf, suspension of disbelief is necessary, one has to make the presentation of their world believable within their world. All to often, bad writers (even some considered good) will break the established rules of their own world. This greatly decreases believability.
As a reader/viewer, I don't remember. Could have been Star Wars, could have been Star Trek. As a child of the 80s, I was bombarded with science fiction and fantasy. As a writer, I can in at a very young age drawing and writing comic books, both superhero and space opera.
Hello Ryan, this is Candace. I had spoken to you about my 501-C. I called the IRS and got some information. It is stuck waiting for assignment. Any suggestions.?
"The Man in the High Castle" by Philip K. Dick
I remember reading a book a long time ago about the divergent history caused by the assassination of FDR. I remember being a little doubtful about some of the speculation but liking the story. I'll see if I can remember who wrote it.
Welcome to the group!
your bio sounds really interesting and I would like to hear about the stuff you are into. I hope you can join us tomorrow night at Jews and Brews
All the best
Glad ta have your bio & all things wonderful YOU on board ;)!
Thanks for the meet up, I really enjoyed it, and the girls dress was great!! Pity about the rolled eyes though. Her loss. :)
Hey! You do nonprofit work? I'm a freelance grant-writer. Let's talk.