Blog Prompt #18 – Blog as a Character – The Aftermath of an Interview

Blog Prompt #18 – Blog as a Character – The Aftermath of an Interview This will be our last prompt for a while, as The Twelve Trials of Triskelion is coming up. So here’s a (hopefully) easy prompt and again it’s in character. Your character is on a job interview or audition or other means of getting some form of employment. Never mind that the future doesn’t really have them the way we do. Just, find a way to get that person on an interview. Blog about its aftermath. We’ve got responses! RogueJawa gives us Prompt April 2014 Jespah added Aftermath of an...

Book Club Choice #4 Author Q & A

Book Club Choice #4 Author Q & A Once again, we find ourselves sitting in a book-lined library, a crackling fire nearby (none of the books are on fire), a tray of lovely canapés nearby. I am sitting here with Niobium and we’re here to talk about Indiscriminate Dust. The Alternate Original Series is sometimes a tough sell. A lot of people don’t feel it is Trek. With your work, you seem to respect AOS and TOS and meld the two, more or less seamlessly. Is that your intention?   It definitely is. I love the AOS for bringing TOS back in a very different way, at a time when our relationship with technology is much closer to how TOS imagined it, and as our understanding of science in general and space in particular is pushing new boundaries. AOS is far...

Boldly Reading Book Club #4 – Indiscriminate Dust

Boldly Reading Book Club #4 – Indiscriminate Dust Our next Boldly Reading Book Club selection is Niobium’s Indiscriminate Dust . The story is rated K+. Introducing Indiscriminate Dust It’s after Star Trek: Into Darkness, and the Alternate TOS crew is on its mission of exploration. The landing party is on an unnamed planet. There are numerous ruins, of dubious structural integrity. Spock, as in both TOS and AOS, finds himself holding Captain Kirk back a little, from just jumping in. But at least, this time, Kirk holds himself back. And then he and Uhura find a second location, which is more structurally stable. Looking inside, though, they find something else. Whoa. Let’s back up a second. The planet is deserted, seemingly utterly bereft of intelligent life....