Points of view and “Immunity Index” – almost too many?

Often novels have one or two point-of-view characters. Point of view (POV) refers to the way a story is told: the perspective of the character or narrator telling the story. Often this is the main character, like Murderbot in the Murderbot Diaries; sometimes it’s the sidekick or observer, like Dr. Watson in Sherlock Holmes stories. … Continue reading Points of view and “Immunity Index” – almost too many?

Very tall and spicy: a succulent in bloom

Why so much work for a few little flowers? Coins are next to the planter for scale. Something’s blooming in my home: a Haworthiopsis venosa sp. tessellata. The diminutive green plant is named for the British botanist Haworth; venosa means “having branched veins”; tesselatta means “square mosaic tiles” and refers to the pattern on the … Continue reading Very tall and spicy: a succulent in bloom

Sue Burke & Problem Solving with Plants by Pip Talk

Pip Paris was kind enough to invite me to her podcast to talk about my favorite subject: the wonder and wisdom of plants. Pip Talk, a podcast on Anchor, hosted by Epiphany Paris (Pip): “Interviews featuring rebels, visionaries, mystics, outliers, change-makers, and people I find interesting. I aim to expose my audience to a wide … Continue reading Sue Burke & Problem Solving with Plants by Pip Talk

I’ll speak at the Current Research in Speculative Fiction Conference 2022

https://crsf2020home.files.wordpress.com/2021/12/crsf2022image.png I’ll be participating (virtually) in the 2022 Current Research in Speculative Fiction Conference held June 30 and July 1 at the University of Liverpool. The annual conference is designed to promote the research of speculative fiction, media and technologies. It aims to shine a spotlight on the research of postgraduates and early career researchers … Continue reading I’ll speak at the Current Research in Speculative Fiction Conference 2022