Category Shawn Kupfer

Contact-IF authors discuss JUPITER ASCENDING

JUPITER ASCENDING opens in North American theaters today. The film is written, produced, and directed by The Wachowskis, and co-produced by Grant Hill, who acted as executive producer on The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, and as producer on V for Vendetta, Speed Racer, Ninja Assassin, and Cloud Atlas, making Jupiter Ascending his seventh […]


Hello friends, I am returning from hiatus with an announcement! I have absolutely delicious news. Some of you know I am in deadline hell and haven’t been online for some time. And some of you know that in my other life I am a professional editor. Well I’ve been given an awesome opportunity here at […]

2012 Year in Review

The authors and hosts of Contact-Infinite Futures all have SF or SFR books from Carina Press. So, I thought I’d use my last post of the year to list our books published in 2012. I’m honored to be among this interesting, intelligent, fun and creative group of authors. – J.L. Hilton Cathy Pegau Caught in […]

Fire up the plot-hole truck!

I was doing some reading on conspiracy theories the other day (thanks for the time-suck, Wikipedia), and I came across the entry for The Philadelphia Experiment. I read through it, then remembered seeing the movie was on Netflix Watch Instantly. That night, I decided to give it a watch. Well, it was definitely a low-budget […]

Chemistry between characters

Chemistry between characters, when achieved, is a truly amazing experience for the SF fan. I’m talking about chemistry that’s not just between partners with a sexual interest in each other. To me, the perfect example of this  continues to be the first several seasons of the Stargate SG-1 television series. The characters in that show […]

For my next vacation. . .

So, last night I was reading a Web site where a guy was examining the time travel problems in different movies (I don’t have the link on me, but I’ll update later when I track it down). The guy had done a lot of work on each film, pointing out the paradoxes and how they […]


So, lately I’ve gotten into Jericho, a show I apparently completely missed when it aired back in 2006-2007. It concerned a small town in central Kansas that witnessed nuclear attacks on 23 American cities, and the aftermath of those attacks. It was actually a pretty good show, and I watched both existing seasons in the […]

Reflections on a self-edit

I’m a big fan of beta readers. I like to let people look at something I’ve written and give me notes on it, because I like to see how an audience will see the story once it’s out there. When I wrote the first 47 Echo book, I had a couple of thousand beta-readers, all […]

The Future is nothing like we were promised

I had a thought while getting ready for work this morning — we’re only four years from the events chronicled in the 1990 documentary Back To The Future: Part II. Yet as I look around, I see no hoverboards. Goldie Wilson III is not offering to hover-convert my old road car for only $39,999.95. I […]