Tag Archives: futuristic

Cover Reveal: THE VOID by Timothy S. Johnston

The Void by Timothy S. Johnston (Carina Press, 30 March 2015)   A Tanner Sequence Novel   Transporting a serial killer might seem like a simple job for Homicide Investigator Kyle Tanner.  But when his ship breaks down in interstellar space and another murderer starts carving a path through the people around him, Tanner realizes that […]

Future Ethics 2 — Changing Minds

The future is now. And the ethical implications are…uncertain. We’re on the verge of literally being able to change people’s minds in the here and now. There are new medications—or new uses for medications—that will allow people to change how memory and trauma affect them. Anti-depressants already alter the chemistry of our brains for better […]

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 […]

Movie Review: Looper

Genre: Science Fiction, Action/Thriller, Time Travel Director: Rian Johnson Stars: Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels, Piper Perabo In the latter half of the 21st Century, time travel is invented but is instantly made illegal. The only practitioners are criminal syndicates who send their victims back through time to be assassinated, where no record of […]

Warp drive on its way to a reality near you

In Stellarnet Rebel, I refer to physicists inventing “particle engines” to “shift” space. I had to come up with some easy way for my heroine Genny O’Riordan to move from Earth to Asteria Colony — located on a planet orbiting one of the suns of the Alpha Centauri system. In a brief and (supposedly) painless blink, […]

Dances with tropes

I have to avoid the site TV TROPES at all costs, unless I’m willing to lose two or three hours of my day. For me, it’s worse than Wikipedia, Dictionary.com and The Onion all put together. Once I land there, I just can’t tear myself away. For the uninitiated, here’s a description from the site’s main […]

Cover art: Stellarnet Prince by J.L. Hilton

I finally received the cover for my next book, Stellarnet Prince, which is coming out in November. Not that the art was late or anything, I was just impatient to see it! I’m so excited about this next installment in the Stellarnet Series. I think I’m starting to feel like a “real” author now that […]

New cover! Desert Blade, coming soon

I can’t resist sharing. I just got the cover for upcoming release, Desert Blade. Isn’t it pretty? more details… Desert Blade Near-Future, Science Fiction Romance, Post-Apocalyptic — Novella In the post-apocalyptic Midwest, now a ravaged dust bowl, former guardsman Derek Covington must find help for a sick boy. With nothing but memories of all he […]

New cyberpunk thriller coming January 2

My debut novel STELLARNET REBEL will be released in just two weeks, and I’m hard at work on the sequel. My publisher is calling SR a “cyberpunk thriller,” but that’s entirely accidental. What I mean is, I didn’t sit down thinking “I’m going to write a cyberpunk thriller.” I sat down to write the kind […]

Net slang: The language of the future?

My upcoming SF novel contains both human and alien languages. Inventing a believable alien vocabulary is a huge challenge. But inferring futuristic English is no easy task, either. I operated on the assumption that leetspeak, chat acronyms and gaming memes would work their way into mainstream vernacular by 2062, as Generations X, Y and Z […]