Author Archives: Cathy Pegau

War Games by K.S. Augustin

What can you do when you start falling in love with the woman you’re meant to kill? Laisen Carros is an agent of the Fusion sent undercover to infiltrate the Perlim Empire. However the years she’s spent impersonating military commander Cheloi Sie are starting to wear her down. She’s sick of the manipulation and duplicity […]

Let Me Entertain Me

I must drag my family into the 21st century. We need a more modern method of recording televised programs. Currently, we have a VCR. Yes, you read that correctly: A Video Cassette Recorder. Granted, it also plays DVDs, but if I want to record a program on it I need to jump through several annoying […]

Do I Really Need That?

Next week I’ll be heading to the Big City for a few medical appointments. Chances are great that I’ll be having my gallbladder removed. (Not fun, but not nearly the major surgical procedure my mother went through forty years ago.  Where she spent a seek in the hospital, had difficulty getting around for a while, […]

Science News That Makes Me Say, “Hmm…”

Neanderthal-Human Sex Rarely Produced Kids, Study Suggests http://tinyurl.com/3wb932f  The article describes just what the headline says, that sexual contact between the species wasn’t terribly productive, though it was productive enough to leave a few bits of Neanderthal DNA in our makeup. But it’s this line that gets my writerly genes (probably not the Neanderthal ones, […]

Five Reasons to Love Spec Fiction–Elsewhere

Cheater post today! I’m over at Sarah Makela’s blog http://blog.sarahmakela.com/2011/08/guest-author-cathy-pegau.html where I’ve listed Five Reasons I Love Speculative Fiction. Pop on over, if you would. Thanks!

Moral Decisions and the Brain

In the July/August issue of Discover Magazine, Kristin Ohlson’s article “The End of Morality” explains how our brains come up with the answers to moral dilemmas, “…allowing logic to triumph over deep-rooted instinct.” The article goes into some great depth regarding competing philosophies on morals as well as how sometimes need to think more and […]

SyFy Channel Movie Review: Ice Road Terror (2011)

An icy Alaskan road becomes more treacherous for two truckers after a mining operation awakens a dormant prehistoric creature. Oh, SyFy Saturday, how I love thee. You offer up such delicious campy fodder, following the formula of some sort of creature trying to eat some group of human, if not threaten the entire planet. Your […]

RULEBREAKER Cover

Liv Braxton, a small-time thief stuck on a backwater planet, takes on the gig of a lifetime filling in as executive assistant at Exeter Mining Company. Her job is to download incriminating files, but Liv finds herself unexpectedly torn when she falls for Zia Talbot, the beautiful and alluring VP she is supposed to betray. […]

John Travolta as Han Solo?

There was a rumor that John Travolta had been considered for the role that made Harrison Ford a household name. Whether that’s true or not (and it is probably true that both Christopher Walken and Nick Nolte were considered) doesn’t matter now.  We have our Han Solo.  The Han Solo, as far as we’re all concerned. Here […]

Science Education–Start ‘Em Young

Our country is behind other nations in regards to its science and math education.  If we want to compete in the future, we need to get kids AND their parents fired up about science.  So what can we do?  Make science fun.  Make it accessible.  Make it relevant.  For a small fishing town, we have some amazing […]