Monthly Archives: December 2012

technology: tunnel boring machines

Mike Martin was familiar with tunnel boring machines from his experience in commercial real estate in Texas. After he escaped from jail in the wake of the CEO Trials in 2048 and came up with the lunatic idea to fly … Continue reading

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Dramatis Personae: Blue

Name: Blue (1st Gen Dog.) [ 64 hits ] Nick: n/a Birth: Palo Alto, CA Age: 22 (effective age ~ 40) Expected lifespan: ~40 ? Race: genetically modified Australian Cattle dogs Eye: Hair: build: skin: dress: custom canine spacesuit (Airtight … Continue reading

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Dramatis Personae: Darren Hollins

Name: Darren Hollins (CEO Goldwater) motivation 1: become a billionaire motivation 2: avoid getting entangled in politics Nick: n/a Birth: American, Montana Age: 51 Race: white Eye: blue Hair: salt-and-pepper (mostly white) build: wiry skin: white dress: slacks, beige oxford … Continue reading

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Dramatis Personae: Ewoma

Name: Ewoma (46 hits) motivation 1: stay in Aristillus / keep Aristillus free from PKs motivation 2: launch her own company Nick: E Birth: Nigeria Age: 12 Race: Black Eye: Brown Hair: build: skin: dress: mannerism: pers traits: openness to … Continue reading

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Dramatis Personae: Darcy Grau

Name: Darcy Grau (122 hits) motivation 1: help Mike achieve lunar independence motivation 2: have fun navigating motivation 3: have kids (in conflict with #2!) Nick: Darce Birth: American Age: 35 Race: white Eye: blue Hair: blond ponytail build: avg … Continue reading

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print me up a rifle!

Blog reader J Anderson emails: I’m betting this will make you want to revise some of your lunar economics, though it may be too late for that… http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/space/moon-mars/made-on-the-moon-3d-printing-lunar-style-14877622?click=pm_latest Can’t wait to read the finished book.     Well, given that … Continue reading

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What happens after the first draft?

An interesting article from  Joanna Penn: http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2012/12/07/after-first-draft-whats-next/

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dramatis personae: Mike Martin

Name: Mike Martin (588 hits) motivation 1: lunar independence motivation 2: get rich (in conflict with #1!) Nick: Mike birth: American, TX age: 55 race: white Eye: hazel Hair: grey, crewcut, clean shaven build: average dress: jeans, polo shirt, leather … Continue reading

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we have extensive files

I’ve generated an obscene amount of notes while writing the book. During my hiatus I thought I might entertain you (is that the word? or are “bore” or “torture” closer to the mark?) with some bits. First, an overview of … Continue reading

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draft three done!

Sorry for the lack of blog posts the last week or two – while doing draft three I reached the climax, which had a few surprises (understatement!), and it became impossible to give any more sample scenes without revealing VAST … Continue reading

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