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August 5th, 2008

08:49 pm - Book signing at SpoCon

L to R: Jane Fancher, Ann Wilkes, Toby Bishop (aka Louise Marley), Kij Johnson, MJ Engh

SpoCon was a blast. I met a lot of superb writers, fans and artists. I'm determined to get my sequel written while my first book, Awesome Lavratt, is still getting good publicity. Nothing like a deadline to light a fire.

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March 27th, 2008

08:33 pm - Newbie!
Hello All,

I am new to the community and I wanted to post my story. If this is not the type of thing that's welcome, just let me know. I haven't been able to find anywhere to post original works of sci-fi outside of a fandom.

Title: None yet... Chapter 1: A Bad Beginning

Autor: </a></b></a>lillywhite1

Rating: Overall story - R for language and sexual situations and violence
             This chapter - PG, just the set up, language

Description: Science Fiction, some fantasy

Summary: One hundred years in the future, a hot young government agent's life is  battered unrecognizable by her virtual termination and her duty to a mysterious child. Alien planets and creatures, inter-dimensional space travel, androids, and a race against time to stop an event that may lead to the destruction of the very galaxy...all suffered by one bewildered woman just trying to have a career...

Last chapter: Um...this is the first one.
This chapter: Introduction of Terran Sloan, hottest agent in the Unified Earth Investigative Coalition and her unique situation.

Word Count: 4,141

Author's Notes: This is a work in progress. Chapters will be long and posted infrequently. Sorry guys, I'm in grad school, but hopefully the prodding of my fiancee will be enough to churn out a chapter every couple of weeks, except for finals week.

Current Mood: calmcalm

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February 14th, 2008

09:23 am - Looking for Stories
Hi everyone,

I am searching for short science fiction stories and essays to put in a magazine called Space Faring.

I am a graphic design student, and putting together a 56-page magazine from scratch is one of my major projects this semester. As Space Faring is a project for school, unfortunately I am unable to compensate, but I will be extremely appreciative of anyone who contributes material.

If you are at all interested in contributing, please e-mail me at catherine.schwab@gmail.com and I will be forever grateful.

Thank you,

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October 8th, 2006

07:27 pm - New book club!
Announcing a new community on Yahoo! Groups! Not Just Another Book Club

Give me your overlooked, your long forgotten, and your dog eared. We will take care of them, discuss them, write about them and love them. How many times have you read a wonderful book, wished to discuss it or even find other works about it (fanfiction) and not been able to because the masses are not interested? This is the place for you then!
We will primarily focus on older fantasy and science fiction books or more modern books that have simply been overlooked by most people in favor of a skinny magical guy with glasses. There will be a book voted on by the members of the group, discussion of that book, and the file archives will be a place to post your creative works focusing on any literary masterpiece, whether we have discussed that book or not.
This will also be (eventually) a haven for links of all things rare and literary. We will allow more popular links also. Being the founder and moderator I am electing the book Treasure Island as our first read.
Come one come all!

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November 3rd, 2005

09:29 pm
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A New Comm for the Sci-Fi Connoisseur. From Literature to Film and Beyond!! Help to Network its Contributions. Share, Ask, and Contribute.

Join The Assembly Today!



July 10th, 2005

01:19 pm - Star Trek game
Hey everyone. I hope this post isn't off-topic. It didn't look like it was against community rules, but if it is, delete this post with my apologies.

Basically, I'm advertising a Star Trek play-by-e-mail role-playing game. The web-site can be found here:


It's a game set in 2380, shortly after the events of Nemesis. Premise in a nutshell: old run-down ship, TNG era in the TOS space. The game's set to launch in two weeks. I know there are published writers here, so I don't know if anyone would be interested in wasting time on role-playing... but if you are, drop a comment. We'd love to hear from you.


A sample of the kind of stuff we're writing there.Collapse )

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April 15th, 2005

11:53 pm
USS Banshee.

A little behind schedule, but still: latest entry is up.

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April 8th, 2005

08:32 am
USS Banshee update.

April 8th Entry: St. James meets some ambassadors, al'Qasim finds a new engineer, Shoemaker in the O-Lounge, and Lyon on the bridge late at night.

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March 31st, 2005

11:14 pm
Latest USS Banshee entry has just gone up.

See the newest one here

Enjoy, and I appreciate all the feedback I get!

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March 24th, 2005

08:55 pm
Latest Banshee installment is up.

Senior Officers meet, Ensings Shoemaker and Shaw get to work, and a transfer goes through.

Check it out, let me know what you think.

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March 18th, 2005

09:15 am
OK, so, new writing project idea.

Open ended serial story. Pulp sci-fi space opera stuff. Not entirely sure where I'm going with it. But the plan is to keep writing this (as well as my other projects in incubation)-- and EVERY week add 3000-5000 words.

This week's entry is here.

If I miss a week? Yell at me.
You like it? Let me know. You hate it? Let me know. Bores you silly? Let me know. Have questions? Yeah, let me know.

But also-- spread the word. If you have people on your friendlist, groups you belong to, a cousin who might like it--- tell them.

Also, there's a livejournal community for it: ussbanshee. Come join that if you're interested.

Thanks to you all.

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December 2nd, 2004

11:32 pm - Animus Ex Machina
Here is a a short story I wrote recently, I hope you like it. My main inspiration is Peter Watt's Reefer series, with some Ghost in the Shell and William Gibson scattered throughout. Enjoy.

Animus Ex Machina

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Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: Machine Head, Bush

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October 30th, 2004

03:40 pm - here goes....
Ah well, i'll give it a go....
No title as yet, this is just the first bit, so, lets see if i've done this right...
constructive feedback would be appreciated...

PROLOGUE Read more...Collapse )
Current Mood: pensivepensive

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01:53 pm - silly question
LJ cuts for long blocks of text are mandatory and anybody repeatedly posting chapters or stories without cutting them may find their posts deleted. LJ cuts are also recommended when the content may be offensive, graphic, or just not for people of all ages.

Does this happen atomatically, or do i do it myself? how?

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01:37 pm - new member
trying to find a place where i can post some of my novel, and get some decent, constructive feedback. maybe here?
BTW what is trolling?

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October 17th, 2004

10:24 pm


Come joinconniewillis 

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September 16th, 2004

10:57 pm
I'm X-posting this to all the writing related communities I'm in. I thought it worth doing.
A bit of clarification on some copyright laws.

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September 5th, 2004

11:47 am - Ode to a Nebula
This is my frist try doing anything like this so please don't be harsh.

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Suggestions and comments appreciated.
Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: Oasis - Champagne Supernova (Live)

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August 14th, 2004

01:48 am - Greetings
I wouldn't have really considered myself a serious writer up to now, just somebody who's had a personal (futuristic/space opera/science fiction) universe brewing in their skull for the past 16 years (since age 14).

Most of my writing in this tends to take the form a serial work of brief, first-person narratives (often written in a nonlinear fashion, then later filed into proper chronological order) from the point of view of various people in the story. I also write songs, verse, news reports, etc. which also help to tell the story. As a series of short vignettes from multiple points of view, my world has become more soap-operatic in some ways: more driven by the personal dramas of the characters against a backdrop of history and politics, than by anything resembling the standard novel arc.

I want to make the jump into writing something actually readable/publishable at one point, rather than just a personal fantasy journal, but to do that I suppose I need to actually learn to write a self-contained short story or novel!

Anyway, greetings.

I'll probably mostly be lurking for now.

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August 12th, 2004

12:46 pm - I'm a published author!
I'm so happy! I just got my first story published! Here is the link:


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July 30th, 2004

05:36 pm
Cross-posted in other communities of interest.

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July 16th, 2004

08:47 pm - Solar Sail
Hello, I am new to this community. I like to dabble in sci-fi writing. My favorite authors are Greg Bear, Norman Spinrad, and Frank Herbert. Here is a little piece of prose I call

:solar sail:

lights out - this balloon will fly

standing on top of it, pageantry
glittery banner, year 204-and something,
(it was the Forties and we were so innocent then- "grin")
steel landing platform, hollow click of debutante heels
they gasp – maiden voyage, married money

crisp radio signal arrives like the top of struck
darbuka drum, chirping jays on a magnolia tree
giving static - the scalding comfort of public forum
this space-girl is mad for the bitwise operators
police who stand nude two by twelve,
deep in the rows of themselves

the hull may
expand like peeled lemon watch yr fingercuts
microphones-out, yes
the world
the whole world is watching
w/ dark African eyes like Jack Johnson standing on the pier

deep, deep cascade of violet temper subdued
the smart-mob below, escuchion of muscle
play like the overture for William Tell
aint it silly, such techno-optimisme
homes atop silver clouds
could this ever happen in France

a little robo-dog yaps… at the moon?
no, it’s daddy in an orbiting disk waving hello
blinking green eyes say “master, i’m coming, i'm coming
and when I’m gone i'm never goin' home”
where the broken umbrella’s handle would connect

lights out - they escape!

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July 15th, 2004

10:50 pm - Newbie :)
Hi all, just introducing meself. I'm Helen and I'm 30. I write Stargate SG1, Farscape and Star Trek fics.

I'm currently working on what is turning out to be a mini-series in the Star Trek universe.

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June 9th, 2004

01:29 am
I'm linking and crossposting this, it's a little much to cut and paste if I don't have to.

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June 2nd, 2004

01:13 am - Chapter one of "Song of Freedom"
Ninth revision, still very rough, but I would love to hear criticism from people who aren't afraid to hurt my feelings. :P


Song of Freedom, Ch1 Rev9Collapse )

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June 1st, 2004

06:07 pm
Stuff sent out to various magazines because I'm enough of an exhibitionist to do so. Stuf at Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Weird Tales, Naked Snake Online, Poe Little Thing, Chaos Theory: Tales Askew, and Mythic Delirium. Fucking haven't been able to write recently because of finals though :-( Stupid highschoolness.

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12:03 am - Because I am an attention whore....
Hi, I'm Connie *waves* here is my one published story.  Hope all you people like: The Pied Piper's Dance
Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
Current Music: Warren Zevon "Splendid Isolation"

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May 29th, 2004

10:48 pm - Cross-posted to the other communities I'm in.
New bio. If I'm not too far out of your comfort zone, I might like to get to know you, so drop me a comment.

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May 17th, 2004

09:32 pm
Finally, a good start to my story. This'll probably be within the first few chapters of the first book.


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May 13th, 2004

11:47 pm
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