Author Archive | Robert J. McCarter

Cory Doctorow’s “Little Brother”

I read Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother a few weekends ago, and I loved it. I think it’s a good book, let me explain why. Doctorow recently wrote about how sci-fi is really about the present and not about the future on his blog (http://craphound.com/?p=2391 ) Mary Shelley wasn’t worried about reanimated corpses stalking Europe, but […]

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Burning Down the House

Today a house in my neighborhood was used as a live test for local fire crews. It is not often (as in never) that you know when a house is going to burn, and can enjoy the destruction in a guilt-free way. The Highlands Fire District has been planing this since July and went to […]

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Does School Kill Creativity?

This TED talk by Ken Robinson from 2006 is about creativity, how to nurture it and what our school system does to it. Insightful. Very Funny   Some great quotes from the talk: “If you’re not prepared to be wrong you will never come up with anything original.” “We stigmatize mistakes.” “We are educating people […]

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How Bad Do You Want It?

After 17 years, 138 rejections and 870,000 words Brad Torgersen finally made his first pro fiction sale. I guess he wanted it bad, I guess you gotta want it bad. Check out his post for more details. Think he had to do all that writing? (See my last post with my thoughts on the whys […]

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