Remember my whine about a Lexicon? Well, Boojie is masterminded the daydream project, a shared universe thats being built as we speak, and which will include original fiction, roleplaying games, and a no-minimum-contribution Lexicon. So, if you commented on my whine saying you want to play – Ruthie, Ori, Itamar, I’m looking at you – go join up!
PS: speaking of Lexicons, here’s a new Paranoia Lexicon that sounds like an interesting idea.
ABC News: She’s Her Own Twin describes the medical mystery of two women who don’t match their kids’ DNA:
Lydia Fairchild was a proud mother who faced the most unusual of challenges. She had to fight in court to prove the children born from her body were her own. “I knew that I carried them, and I knew that I delivered them. There was no doubt in my mind,” Fairchild said.
The solution to this – the women are chimeras, mixing cells from two gentically distinct embryos – is something so damn cool it just begs for someone to incorportate it into a science fiction story, technothriller or mystery. Except it’s so damn outlandish, I expect serious problems with suspension of disbelief if you try and work it into a realistic scenario; better to go for sense of wonder.
What If 9/11 Never Happened? – a collection of scenarios from New York Magazine.
13 Writing Tips by Chuck Palahniuk, ranging from the trite and inspirational:
Number Ten: Write the book you want to read.
To the practical:
Number Eleven: Get author book jacket photos taken now, while you’re young.