Here’s A Novel Idea-People Decide To Die In Space

It’s a special kind of idea that sticks enough to motivate a book.  I got stuck, while chatting at work one day, with the idea of daily life in a generation ship.

It’s been done before but….

Spaceships that take generations to travel anywhere is not a novel idea, but I hope my story will be.  The theme of it has attracted me since I was a kid.

Sometime in high school I started imagining we all might be living virtual lives as entertainment, while in stasis in space, and that when we “died” we’d wake up and remember who we really were.  Now I’m writing about people on a life boat entangled in a power struggle that’s corrupted their values.  There is a connection there, but it’s subtle.
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Father’s Day, I am Optimus Prime

I savor Father’s Day.  I admit to appreciating the attention, the clear authority over how my day will be spent.  More so than any other day I am allowed to rule.

…Was what I was thinking when I went to sleep last night.  However, my son

Father's Day is a blast! Yuri

had other ideas at six am.  To him I am only a semi-authority figure.  As he would say “You’re not the leader of me!”
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