Category Archive: Uncategorized

Jan 30

Have Spaceship — Will Travel 1: Peewee in Centerville

If  you’ve read any of this blog at all, you know that Robert Heinlein’s Have Space Suit — Will Travel is probably my all-time favorite science fiction book. Those who understand its virtues are uniquely blessed. In the comments following an earlier post about “Peewee” Reisfeld, another HSWT fan and I speculated on what happened …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.duanevore.com/have-spaceship-will-travel-1-peewee-in-centerville/

Aug 08

Are There Blacks in My Universe?

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine introduced a character that threw me for a loop for a moment: Commander Tuvok. A black Vulcan? Really? But as I thought about it for a few minutes, given the nature of the planet, perhaps one should be more surprised that any of them are white. It’s a hot, sunny …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.duanevore.com/are-there-blacks-in-my-universe/

Apr 16

The Ins and Outs of Teleportation

The transporters of Star Trek are fairly well developed for a television series. There is all kind of talk about matter streams and quantum resolution, all of which actually makes quite a bit of sense regarding teleportation. But if you look closer, there are some technical and scientific issues remaining. How does a matter stream …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.duanevore.com/the-ins-and-outs-of-teleportation/

Jul 22

How Do You Give Stars?

Help! I submit that plea because I am desperately trying to synchronize my rating scheme to others in the indie writer arena.  For a long time, I had a well-defined system that I used for my own use in evaluating anime.  It was fairly simple and straightforward: Don’t even bother with this piece of crap. …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.duanevore.com/how-do-you-give-stars/

Jun 11

How Scrivener Ate my Homework (and How to Keep it from Eating Yours)

Scrivener

It was only a couple of weeks ago that I discovered Scrivener, and immediately fell in love. To fully understand the enormity of that statement, you have to know that I have been a diehard Lotus Word Pro user since I first laid fingertips on its predecessor, Ami Pro.  It hasn’t been updated since 2002, …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.duanevore.com/how-scrivener-ate-my-homework-and-how-to-keep-it-from-eating-yours/

Older posts «