Category: The Great Unknown

Solar System Quilt

This is my creative inspiration for the morning – a Solar System Quilt created by Ellen Harding Baker in 1876.    According to various web sources – teacher, Ellen Harding Baker of Cedar County, Iowa, created this embroidered quilt in 1876 as a visual aid for her community astronomy lectures. It’s now part of the […]

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“Conspiracy Theory” in 1930’s Science Fiction

UPDATE: When you’re dealing with long defunct magazines and house names of writers it can be difficult to determine who wrote what. Will Garth was one of the pseudonyms used by Henry Kuttner, it was also a house name used by the Thrilling group of pulp magazines: Thrilling Wonder Stories, Startling Stories,  Strange Stories, and […]

Creative Expansion in a Crumbling World

It’s easy to be excited about personal creative endeavors. As I read through writers’ and artists’ blogs and websites and watch YouTube videos, I’m struck by how many creatives are out there. Over the decades I’ve been astounded by the amount of competition between us, as if we’re competing for limited resources (all too true […]

What about Ophiuchus?

Every constellation has a story. Many of them represent myths from Greek and Roman Mythology. Ophiuchus always felt like an outsider constellation to me. I studied the stars as a child and I can’t remember ever hearing about “The Serpent Holder/Bearer, Ophiuchus.” Was he even there? He must have been…unless this is some sort of […]

The Problem with Prequels

The Doctor: Time can be rewritten! River Song: Not those times. Not one line! Don’t you dare! When writing a prequel story you already know how it must end. And you can’t change that outcome because future heroes are depending on you for their chance to succeed. Click To Tweet The short story I’m writing […]

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