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Afterword to Terranova: The Black Petaltail; Imagining an Alternative World

By Martin W. Lewis | January 9, 2012 | 5 Comments
Terranova The Black Petaltail by Martin Lewis

(Note: Regular GeoCurrents posts will begin again on Wednesday, January 11.)
Note:  The full text of my science fiction novel Terranova: The Black Petaltail can now be downloaded here, and will remain freely available on this website. This long post is designed as an afterword to the novel, explaining the manner in which I have constructed an alternative world and crafted …

Speculative Fiction, Imagined Geographies, and Social Alternatives

By Martin W. Lewis | January 7, 2012 | One Comment

People are drawn to history and geography for various reasons. For myself, the major appeals have always been variety and complexity. I find variations in physical environments, social organizations, and belief systems intrinsically interesting. Obscure cultures, places, and times have particular appeal, as they help break the spell of the commonplace. It is all too easy to assume that one’s …

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