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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Warning...Sci-Fi Will Sneak Up On You by Michele Callahan

COMING JUNE 15!


Science Fiction is sneaky.  Stuff that was written 30, 40, or 50 years ago is suddenly coming true.  Cell phones, scanners that know what's in your blood without poking you, tablets, Google glass, surgery without scalpels, weapons of mass destruction, space travel, submarines, sonic weapons, genetic mutation, cloning.

Someone long ago dreamed of these things well before they were invented.

What if everything you read in that sci-fi book last week were to come into being?  Portals through space time, wormhole generators, faster than light-speed travel, bending space, one scan healing for the entire body, colonies on other planets.  That would be awesome.  But some of it's scary, too.  Genetic discrimination, advanced weaponry, war, and mind control.  Evil alien races, time-travel, and annihilation of our species.

COMING JUNE 28!
In a room somewhere, right this second, someone is thinking up the future.  A future that will turn out to be very, very real.  As a sci-fi author, I often wonder about the things that pop into my mind.  Is my imagination that crazy?  Do I have an angel whispering over my shoulder?  Or are human beings all connected to each other in a cosmic soup that makes seeing the future not such a far-fetched idea?

Honestly, I have no idea.  What I do know is that people amaze me.  Real people.  Ordinary people.  And no matter what manner of insanity the future throws at us, a hero will rise up and face it.  That hero might be man, woman, or child.  Might be a soldier, a doctor, a chef, or a painter.  But when life sneaks in a low blow, humanity rises to the challenge.  We have that power, and it's one I firmly believe in.  I have faith in our world.  Call me an optimist.  Call me crazy.  I don't mind.  In my stories people rise up against horrible evil, and win.

If I'm creating the future, I'm going to make sure I do it right. 

I'm curious...what kind of inventions do you think the future holds?  Good or bad?  Exciting or frightening?  Me? I still want to be able to say, "Beam me up, Scotty."
THAT would be smothered in awesome-sauce.

Michele Callahan

Books:
Red Night (Timewalkers Book 1)
Silver Storm (Timewalkers Book 2)
Blue Abyss (Timewalkers Books 3) - June 2014
Black Gate (Timewalkers Book 4) -  June 2014
White Fire (Timewalkers Book 5 - Finale)  August 2014

CHIMERA BORN - Coming June 2014 as part of the Alphas Unleashed Anthology

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