This group is for Sci-fi/Fantasy fan-fiction (any type of genre) of writers and readers.
A grayish, overcast day, rain lightly falling, dripping off the eaves. Sitting in my overstuffed chair by the window, lights off. Shades wide open, gazing into the yard, the sounds of the insects muted, but frogs taking full throat to the weather, 'welcome, welcome,' they croak. In the background, Canon in D Major wafts hauntingly, longingly. A bittersweet smile, welcoming the contemplation of memories softly strolling, lovingly each taking a turn, asking to be remembered, then bowing, turning and retreating. Each shall come visiting again when the rain once more softly falls, a companion to accompany me along the road. To remind me that all my joy is colored by my melancholy, so I may enjoy the sweetness of life more fully.
Got inspired while listening to Pachelbel-Canon in D Major.
Jun 15, 2012
Oh how wonderful Tony! I enjoyed reading that. I could picture the scene.
Where Have I Danced With You Before
In the maelstrom of creation, as time began its
When expansion separated from one to four, slowing and coalescing,
When the first light gathered together, cooking heavy metal elements,
Scattering them in the cosmic winds of chaos, to gather upon virgin shores,
From the first dawn upon new worlds, falling as a cooling rain upon parched lips,
As the march of evolution continued unabated, adding, subtracting, expanding,
Thus we have danced across the eons,
Alone and together, in harmony and discord,
Embracing the truth, as one or in opposition,
That we are all stars.
And we dance.
Jun 22, 2012
Welcome to the group James!
Jun 24, 2012
Thank you, I do believe I'm going to enjoy it here.
How's everyone doing?
Going to see any summer movies?
Jun 27, 2012
So far, two. "The Avengers" was great fun, but the 3-D was uneven and I would rather have seen it in traditional 2-D. Men In Black 3 is, without doubt, THE BEST of the three movies ... but again, the 3-D gets in the way.
See 'em both in 2-D and you really won't miss much ... but you WILL catch two damned fun and exciting pix.
Safe and happy 4th!
Jul 3, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
James I will be buying your book that you have on Amazon. Wonderful book!
Jul 15, 2012
Group members here is a link to James' book on Amazon
Thank you Steph, I'm really glad you like it.
This has nothing to do with science fiction or fantasy but I finally finished writing my research paper for college. The subject was the discrimination of atheists in the south. It wasn't an easy paper to write but it opened my eyes to how much more difficult it is for us than what I previously had thought.
Jul 17, 2012
I would be willing to post it on here but I'm not sure about length restrictions. My paper was four pages long. It really should have been longer but I had difficulty molding my thoughts around the research.
I think you can attach a file - like a word doc James.
You can make a discussion about it - Jedi did it for his papers that he posted here.
Thanks, I do have it in pdf form. I'll start a discussion for it if anybody is interested in reading it.
I would love to read it James. I bet it's wonderful!
It's not my best work but I do expect a pretty high grade from it. I am very out of place when writing non-fiction.
I am so impressed by the wonderful writings and input I've received here. Such beautiful posts.
Thank you all!
Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
Jul 28, 2012
Haley welcome to the group!
Jul 29, 2012
How's everyone today?
Anyone working on any new projects?
Or reading anything in particular?
Aug 22, 2012
I'm working on my next project "The Dark Circle Saga." It's a four part novel series that continues the story started in "The Catacomb Dungeon."
Aug 25, 2012
Sep 5, 2012
I sat in the sunroom and re-read a Georgette Heyer novel, mainly because I wanted some gentle laughs. She has few matches for kindly humour and gentility.
In New Zealand traditional observence of Labour day, we scrupulously avoid labour if at all possible. We take our public holiday obligations almost ( dare I say it ) religiously.
Sep 13, 2012
Steph, would it be a good thing for me to write a review of the recent books I have read in the genres?. If so, do you have a thread for doing this in?. I can't find anything of the sort.
I am having trouble working out how this particular site goes about things, to be prefectly honest, I find the interface vastly confusing.
OK, I can see that button I think, I will give it a shot then. Thanks mate.
I don't talk to too many people, and then there are much less people I talk to about Sci-FI. So, the following observation may be common knowledge, I don't know.
I am watching the movie sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010.
I was watching the scene where Dr. Floyd and his colleague are on a park bench in front of the white house. There is an elderly gentleman at the other end of the bench feeding the pigeons. Can you guess who that is?
Sep 15, 2012
Was it Stan Lee?.
Sep 16, 2012
But maybe Stan Lee got the idea from him?
It was Arthur C. Clarke.
AH !. Type book review for forty minutes then somehow mess it up trying to edit it !
:tears: :cry: :wail:
I rescue him, crikey, that was a worry.
I am looking for books like Hyperion and Fall of Hyperion. I was really impressed with them although they did have religious themes.
Images of some earlier, famous robots :)
@borisfrank. Not sure if it is similar, but from what I remember, The Faded Sun by C.J. Cherryh, is a mighty good read. Has Religion, assimilation, aliens just as smart as humans, but don't think like humans at all, politics, betrayal, etc. Might be what you're looking for. Anyway, peace and be well, my friend.
How is everyone today? It's pouring rain here.
Oct 11, 2012
Nov 2, 2012
I have loved you, free and wild
As storms raged through our souls.
And I have loved you, meek and chaste
While days played out their hidden goals.
Sometimes I’ve had to turn and run
From feelings so intense
The bonds of silk felt just like chains
Bound tight, to stop my breath.
At other times, the gossamer threads
Hung loosely, yet held us tight.
For in those times, I understood
How love could rule, its touch so light.
For better, for worse, the poets say
As we travel this road of life.
Together, alone, it matters not
For our love’s still burning bright.
And with the years, it slowly fades
To embers, cooled to the touch.
But still in memory, our youth alive
Bright flames of love ignite.
For when this mortal song is done,
Our dance through time has stilled.
Love remains the constant change,
The triumph, the heartbreak, the will.
Nov 3, 2012