Results For "science fiction"
May 31
Greg Dragon Author

I’m always honored when someone wants to interview little ‘ol me about writing. It gives me a chance to speak about the act of writing itself, which like any other art, is a passion where the person behind the works is ignored–unless they become an Andy Weir. LuxeLifeATL.com is a lifestyle magazine in Atlanta that features much of the news, entertainment, and the arts & culture. If you plan to visit chocolate city anytime soon, you may want to check them out to see what’s going on. From the Interview: I grew up on Science Fiction shows and movies, and I have always read Sword and Sorcery. As I grew older however, I began to notice that Science Fiction had people who looked like me, whereas Sword and Sorcery didn’t. This naturally made me pay attention to Science Fiction more, and I fell in love… [Read more]

Oct 12

Author’s note: Recently I did an article for fellow author Mark Gardner’s website. He gave me carte blanche to write about anything and I chose to talk about diversity in books (primarily Science Fiction). Here’s an excerpt and link to the actual article: One of the biggest praises I get from men when it comes to my books is that I write men to be authentic of who we are. You would think that being a man would make this automatic, but I read a lot of books written by men where the male characters are stereotypes as opposed to what you would find in a real person. My portrayal of men comes from a long history as a relationship blogger. When you’ve been forced to dissect why your gender does certain things—and behave certain ways—for as long as I have, you will find that… [Read more]

Mar 17
anstractor book, greg dragon author

  What is the hardest part of writing your books? The hardest part about writing Anstractor is that I am writing to represent a multiverse of several galaxies. Each galaxy has its planets, each planet has its continents and each continent has its people. There are hundreds of races, species, looks and customs. There are political differences, exotic technology, languages, all of which I need to keep track of and reference accurately throughout the various stories. Had I written a book about earth, or something we all know about historically then it would have been a bit easier since all I would have had to focus on was the characters and the situations. The other hard part about my writing is that my genre for Anstractor is Science Fiction. With a genre that has pop culture influences like 1984, Star Wars and Star Trek you… [Read more]

Apr 02

One cannot ask the question of whether a human can love an android without first asking “what is wrong with a human woman”? The 2 questions go hand in hand because they echo the logic that we as human beings have when someone dares to break the mold of normalcy and venture out into unfamiliar territory. Take for instance the issues we have had with race relations and interracial dating – you fall in love with a girl from group C when you are a member of group B and some of the hardcore girls from group B will begin to ask what is so wrong with them that you went out of your way for a C. See my point? To mainstream Android loving the world would beg for some logic to explain our need to even go there. In the world of Science… [Read more]

Jul 01

Hate it or love it your IT personnel is a necessary evil, think about it – do you want to be the one tackling viruses, installing operating systems and explaining spy-ware to the “ignorant, won’t learn anything else before he dies” doctor on the 5th floor? No you don’t, you want those odd guys with the horrendous laughs and highwater pants to do it… you know the ones who stare at your female co-worker without realizing they’re staring. Well if you want to get to know them better you should know the top 10 things that they love, here is a list of the IT guy’s weaknesses (done in jest of course being an IT person myself): So if you want to engage your IT Professional with some conversation then bring up how hot you think Kelly Hu is or T’Pol from that awful show Enterprise… stress… [Read more]