Thursday, March 3, 2016

Additional projects

In December I wrote a post detailing all the Kindle projects I was working on for 2016.  Since then, I have published “Relics.” However, I’ve also come up with three new projects.

The Moon Before Mars: Why returning to the moon makes more sense than rushing off to Mars
I strongly believe humanity would be better served putting our time, energy, and resources into building a permanent lunar base than flying to Mars for a photo op.  In the last few years, I’ve written several posts about this idea on various posting sites.  Many of these sites have since gone down and the posts are no longer online.  I was thinking about this one day and I figured I could just gather all of these posts together as an ebook.  Unfortunately, many of the posts were repetitive, so I’m pretty much writing new essays for this collection.  But it is something I’m passionate about, and I hope to have it out in a few months.

Untitled short story collection
Many of those sites that have gone down also had some of my stories on them.  And I figured it wouldn’t be too hard to find twenty-five or even thirty of these previously published, but no longer online stories, polish them up a bit, and get an ebook out.  I also hope to have this out in a few months.

Second untitled short story collection
I have a file where I keep track of all my stories I submit and when they’re published.  But I didn’t have a file of just my published stories.  And since I have hundreds of – usually very short – stories, it’s hard for me to keep track of what all of them are about.  So in my new list of my published stories I’m making, I’m checking over each story and writing up a one sentence blurb for it.  I was checking out my Ficly stories (I’m not sure how much longer they will be online) which was a site where you could post stories of under 1,024 characters.  I read through them and while some were just silly, some were pretty good.  So I figured that since I’m already working on a collection of stories that would fit on Twitter, I should also put together a collection of stories of only a few hundred words.  Because I’ve had a few ideas for the Twitter stories, but for them to really work would probably take a hundred words instead of a hundred characters.  So this new collection can be the spillover.  I don’t know when I’ll get around to getting this one out.


  1. Moon before Mars sounds interesting. Are you writing arguments for human focus to be on the Moon instead of Mars? Or using fiction to get your point across?

    1. These will be essays on how we can do more to build a space faring civilization on the moon and the asteroids. Basically, if we mine the asteroids we can build ships to go to other star systems. If we go to Mars, we're on Mars.