Category Archives: Give a Rose

What is Science Fiction?

I’m coming around on science fiction. I don’t mean as a fan–I was, and remain, a rather casual follower of the genre, the kind who can’t begin to name any current authors but enjoys the material if it happens my … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Clan of the Cave Bear

Yesterday, I overheard two strangers talking in a parking lot. “….there’s this group of Neanderthals, and they take in a young Cro-Magnon girl, and….” And right away I knew what they were talking about. Clan of the Cave Bear, by … Continue reading

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Finding Australopithecines: Then I Saw Her Face

What did members of the species Australopithecus afarensis (or, as I call them in my novel, foot-apes) look like? How did their bodies function and move? The short answers to those questions are readily available online, and artists, such as … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

While a rose by any other name would indeed smell as sweet, when words are the only way you can show others your character, names can matter a lot. Who would read “Igglesworth and Juliet,” for example? (Ok, I might, … Continue reading

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