Meandering Monday about Censorship, Consensus, Conscience, and Coercion
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Meandering Monday about Censorship, Consensus, Conscience, and Coercion

You don’t prove you’re right by silencing the opposition. This has  been tried throughout history, and does nothing but slow down progress. Sure, the people resisting truth to preserve their short-term self-interest may retain power for a little bit longer, but eventually it has to be admitted that Galileo was right, and that the Earth … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: “Gladius” Decides His Alien Overlords Do Not Own Him
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Fractured Fragment Friday: “Gladius” Decides His Alien Overlords Do Not Own Him

I’m not quite sure how “Gladius” wound up where it ended – the original story was to have something to do with virtual reality and infectious ideas, but then the virtual coliseum shifted to being the actual reality, a place where various races had been taken as slaves by a master alien culture and forced … Continue reading

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Meandering Monday about 2020 and Living with Uncertainty and Corruption

Raise your hand if 2020 is your favorite year. Unless you’re an anarchist, I don’t think so. This year has too much uncertainty even for a speculative fiction writer like me. We live in a meandering time, in a meandering world, in a meandering country. When will Covid be over? Will I be allowed to … Continue reading