8 Days Till Echoes: 11 of my favorite, terrifying places in the solar system. #8 The Great Red Spot

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1554420316966{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.84) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”] We’ve already talked about Jupiter’s liquid metal ocean, but even cooler (and a bit scarier) is the Great Red Spot. With wind speeds reaching over 400 miles per hour, and a surface area that could swallow the Earth twice over, the Great Red Spot is one of the largest…

9 Days Till Echoes: 11 of my favorite, terrifying places in the solar system. #9 The Surface of Venus

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1554327369002{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.87) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”][vc_column_text] There is no vision of hell more perfect than that of the surface of Venus. With it’s cracked, rubble strewn orange surface, yellow sky, and blistering average surface temperatures ranging in the high 800’s (Fahrenheit), Venus has a myriad of ways to kill you. Whether it’s its extreme surface…

11 Days till Echoes – My Favorite, Terrifying Places in the Solar System! #11 Jupiter’s Hydrogen Sea of Jupiter

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1554160278329{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.87) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”] With 11 days to go till Echoes of Olympus Mons comes out, I decided to do a series of 11 mini-blogs about the most terrifying places in our solar system. Each day, I’ll be focusing on a different part of our solar backyard. Today, I’m focusing on the hydrogen…

Reader Immersion & POV: What Makes a Character Memorable? Part I

I began thinking about this blog entry during my read through of George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers novella two Sundays ago. It’s always at the forefront of my mind in my creative process to be thinking about creating memorable characters. Martin is usually very good at this, along with world building, establishing interesting lore, and at times letting side characters…