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Colin Alexander is a writer of science fiction and fantasy. Actually, Colin Alexander is the pseudonym for Alton Kremer, maybe his alter ego, or who he would have been if he hadn't been a physician and biochemist and had a career as a medical researcher. He’s been reading science fiction since he was ten and has published six novels so far. His most recent, Complicated: The Interstellar Life and Times of Saoirse Kenneally was published in January 2021. He’s an active member of both the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, and the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Away from writing fiction, his idea of relaxation is martial arts (taekwondo and minna jiu jitsu). He lives in Maine with his wife. You ca ...more

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Colin Alexander This is a difficult question because there are so many worlds that authors have brought alive in my imagination. These are ones that occur to me most …moreThis is a difficult question because there are so many worlds that authors have brought alive in my imagination. These are ones that occur to me most quickly:
1) Watch the dawn break from the walls of Minas Tirith (Lord of the Rings)
2) Ride a giant worm on Arrakis (Dune)
3) Hunt dragons with Oscar Gordon and Rufo (Glory Road)
4) Stroll the streets of Mayor Amalfi's New York (Cities in Flight series - I think "spindizzy" is the best name ever invented for a star drive)
5) Have a drink with Signy Mallory at Downbelow Station and ask her what she really thinks of Mazian (Union-Alliance universe)(less)
Colin Alexander No magic, I'm afraid. Just keep writing is probably the best answer, even if it eventually needs a re-write (or trash). Write a different scene, or se…moreNo magic, I'm afraid. Just keep writing is probably the best answer, even if it eventually needs a re-write (or trash). Write a different scene, or section, can work. Pull out the heavy bag or go to the dojong if all else fails.(less)
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Conventions and conferences in the age of COVID

I was at Boskone 59 in Boston two weeks ago, in person.  Let me say, first, that it was a great convention.  The organizers did a terrific job to put on a hybrid con.  Everything (to my eye) ran well.  I enjoyed the panels and the kaffeeklatsches.  All of that said, I would put the in-person attendance - and this is only my estimate from what I saw - at about 500.  Maybe a little less.  That's low Read more of this blog post »
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“It’s an accumulation. Every day and every thing reminds you that you don’t fit. Starfolk weren’t allowed to be married, or to have kids, but there are so many other obligations that connect a person to their social network and structure. And they haven’t kept up with any of it for twenty-eight years. The profiles from before the starshot and after it are like two different people. These people couldn’t handle it. I’m not sure how many others. It seems to trigger a major depression, even in people selected for personalities that don’t get depressed. I’m calling it Temporal Alienation Syndrome.”
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