Maverick Writer has been about indie writing and publishing for the last six years. Those posts will still be available and searchable. But I’ve written just about all I can say on the two topics and since my own writing and interests are turning pretty exclusively toward near-future science fiction, that’s what you’ll find here from now on.
My concerns are with the world as we know it now and where it may be going over the next eighty years or so. That doesn’t include aliens or trips to outer space. I write about possible realities, not fantasies of off-world colonization, which I believe will never happen. Not alien invasions or even first contact. Rather, the possibilities of real life right here on earth as the American Empire collapses and the oceans rise.
Most of my ideas come directly from the news and from articles dealing with science, politics, and the social sciences. Even granting that some kind of apocalypse is possible, given the tonnage of nuclear armaments scattered around the world, and the growing crisis of antibiotic-resistant diseases, it’s more likely that we will slip into some form (or multiple forms) of dystopia.
The water hasn’t reached boiling point yet, and the frog is quite comfortable for now, but the temperature, both literally and as metaphor, is going up rapidly.
I reserve the right to let my grasshopper mind express itself in areas other than science fiction now and then.
If you need to contact me privately, the address is darkboundaries at gmail dot com. If you spam me, I’ll block you from my entire world.