Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87. The image shows a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around a black hole that is 6.5 billion times more massive than the Sun. This long-sought image provides the … Continue reading Black Holes Make Big News
The internet, online friends, and hope. A few weeks ago I found myself doing a lot of "listening" to friends in Christchurch, New Zealand. The fact that I am sitting in my living room and typing back and forth with people who are hurting on the other side of the world from me in Chicagoland … Continue reading A big scary small world
"That's what writing is all about, after all, making others see what you have put down on the page and believing that it does, or could, exist and you want to go there." Anne McCaffrey Today would have been Anne McCaffrey's Birthday, a woman who was inspiring, smart, and wrote books that I read repeatedly, … Continue reading Happy Birthday Anne McCaffrey
What a great time we had at Geneva Steam Con! It inspired our first short story offering in The Harrogate Chronicles World, and we will be sure to come back next year!
My dive down the rabbit hole. I am working hard on the edits for our steampunk short story and novels. My co-author, Nancy Bach, is a whiz at translating what I write into a Victorian-ish speech and pattern when I get things wrong (usually). I find it hard to do myself, but in other books … Continue reading Victorian Words in Steampunk
I almost wish I was back in the days when I indulged in the fantasy of becoming an author. The fantasy was that I would write something and people would flock to my book en masse, instantly rocketing me to Bestseller status. Snort. What a fantasy that is. I am years past that now, and … Continue reading Website Whines #1
Choosing to use my own name for the SF and Fantasy work means that sometimes I'll be writing blogs as Susan Kovacs Author Page and sometimes here as Susan Wachowski, but know that's me, open and honest as usual, on both sides. But the websites, blogs, podcasts and infomercials for writers, well they all tell … Continue reading We Begin With Steampunk…