My Writers Of The Future Honorable Mention short stories series has a launch date: 7:00PM, March 28th, Owls Nest, Calgary.
Toward the end of the twenty first century humanity establishes space colonies throughout the Solar System. A settlement on Titan, a city on Mars and thriving asteroid-belt mining facilities. Then, Earth experiences a global catastrophic collapse. No chance to resupply!
Can the space colonies survive?
-Eight Honorable Mentions in Writers Of The Future contest
-Four previously published
-One Prix Aurora Awards finalist
-Zero. All engines running. We have lift off… Will humanity reach escape velocity?
Link to the book store event: http://www.owlsnestbooks.com/events/2017/3/16/ron-friedman-escape-velocity
My Villains and Conflicts presentation I delivered at 2016 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo and When Words Collide festival is now available as a blog post on on the Hugo Awards winning science fiction fan site File 770
Joshua Pantalleresco interviewed me in his podcast, Just Joshing.
Joshua Pantalleresco podcast, Just Joshing.
Course completed. Final score 99%.
Most challenging modules:
- Rocket Science
- Orbital Mechanics
The exercises, the formulas and the tests reminded me of my younger student self.
During the entire course I only answered one question wrong. A question about radiation. Oops.
Course final score:
On September 18th 2016, I received an email informing me that I got an Honorable Mention in Q3 2016 Writers of the Future Contest.
This is my ninth HM.