Author Archives: Wayne

Snippet

“The security chaebols and the Cartel Council don’t leave much for us to do, frankly. We get the worst and cheapest of everything, and that includes the types of crimes we deal with. The city is broke and so are … Continue reading

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Guns

My main character is a cop, of a particular sort. Some cops know almost nothing about guns, since they may well go through their entire careers and never have to use them. This guy does, having come from a culture … Continue reading

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Mako

Rocky Earth-like planet, .97 Earth masses, orbiting Kepler-78 (G2 Star 400ly from Earth). Mako is a hot dry world comparatively poor in oxygen, 45% water with one major continent. Mako has no native life forms but has been seeded with … Continue reading

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Cruces

Cruces is the moon of a super-Jovian primary, orbiting HAT-P-16, an F8 star some 760 light years from Earth. It’s roughly 60% water with extensive cold dry rocky deserts in the continental interiors. It’s very volcanically active, being massaged by … Continue reading

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Planet

Alas, math has cheated me out of a particularly cool bit of possible background flavor – I wanted my Earth-sized moon of a gas giant to have a 1,000-day stay in the giant’s shadow but that’s not happening.

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Plot

Things have been afoot since my last post. No, I haven’t finished the book. Or, a book. I’ve technically finished a couple, but no-one will ever see them. I’ve taken some time to figure out just what it is I … Continue reading

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Smarts

I have been in a quandary about the AI in the book. I finally decided to have it be an emergent AI that is hiding its actual intel from the crew. That gives me several options later on. Unless it … Continue reading

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Superman

Poor Superman gets dragged over the literary coals all the time with the argument that stories are impossible to write about him because he’s so powerful that nothing can hurt him. Back in the 90’s, TSR’s Second Edition D&D tried … Continue reading

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Revisions

Beginning a tentative set of revisions to the first few chapters, to incorporate some changed ideas. Major character cut out, and folding things around to cover that hole. I do need a means of revealing what he knew, but it … Continue reading

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Aliens

Finally decided that yes there are aliens, but not very many have a spacefaring culture. Maybe none – I kind of like the idea that we might be the ‘elder race’ in this area of the galaxy.

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