Stephen Pearl's Writings
The Story of Ra, Bastet and Apophis
Ra who rules for millions of millions of years rides the barge of day beginning as Khepri young, vital, reborn into strength, as time passes he matures into Ra, fully in his power a driving force that none may gainsay, time roles on and he becomes Atum, wise and aged, weary of body. As the sun sets he boards the barge of night becoming Auf. On the barge of night...
Summery of SFContario panel discussion
At SFContario this year,2010, I was a panellist on the following panel. I thought a summery of the points and suggestions that came up might be of use to people who, like me, struggle with this aspect of the business. How to write a synopsis. A synopsis is an important part of the submission package you will use to sell your novel. But what is a synopsis and how...
Most people who enjoy speculative fiction have read about star ships with quarters that seem like those on a cruse ship today, or the iron-age inn, complete with indoor plumbing. How about the SF hero shaving with a straight razor? I don’t know how the casual reader views this, but as a devotee of the science fiction genera and a fairly...
Avoid Writers Hell # 6
Warriors wear plate armour, thieves wear leather and wizards wear robes everybody who plays D and D knows that. Simple right, now let’s write a story set in England six hundred AD and have Uther come to Egrain in full plate, right? Wrong! In reality armour though the ages is a complex technology that evolved over thousands of years. It’s not static through time,...
Stephen B. Pearl is a lifeguard, husband, mystic, science enthusiast, home handyman, backyard mechanic and writer. Like most people, the face I wear changes with the company and the season. He has been writing fiction for 25 years, decent stuff for 15, if he...
Causes Stephen Pearl Supports
World Wildlife Fund, SPCA, Farley foundation, CNIB,