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Most static pages here allow commenting (such as the essays) but many do not (like the summary or intro pages that lead elsewhere).  Still, you’re welcome to share your thoughts on anything you’d like on this page. Since the content that inspired you is not readily apparent to other readers, please be sure to give some context for your remark if it’s needed.

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12 Responses to “General Comments”

  • Kristie says:

    YO T!!!

    Hullo!! YAY for almost being done!!!

    AND AND AND – when you are done and back to email etc, I’d love to chat about a collaborative project I have in mind…



    email me!! nonce_stanza@yahoo.com

    What’s your email? Still the same as before?

  • Johnne Lee Ables says:

    You've grown into a very attractive woman, Deb!

    I always knew you had far more intellect than FSB reequired. That "all women" ship your Dad suggested was akin to the all-female S/S I envisioned. The female Ops were always superior to the men except in unusual cases!

    You've done VERY well. Makes me proud to have served with you!

    All the best, Old Friend (I hope!)

    Johnne Lee Ables

  • a scribblin' queer says:

    I've never read your writing before, but I just read the first paragraph of Mainline; feels so good to experience writing that reflects awareness of the sound of the language; looking forward to this read…..

  • Judy Simon says:

    Have you seen the movie "Splice"? Tell me, is it an abomination, a masterpiece or what? I have a love-hate with it, I can't leave it alone….

  • Teramis says:

    I've heard the title, but that one hasn't been on my radar. Now I'm curious. If I see it I'll say more. What leaves you conflicted about it?

  • @jessereisman says:

    Hi Deborah – Was curious if there were/are/is particular books you thing would be useful for design on a larger scale, such as fictional universes?

    • Teramis says:

      Funny you should ask, Jesse. There are many world-building books out there, unfortunately most are of a very hit-and-miss quality, IMO. I would recommend the books I wrote myself. You can find three titles here: http://www.storybones.net/bookstore/world-buildin… They are also available at Amazon and B&N (World Building Tips Vol 2 will not be at major retailers until Monday).
      Designing fictional settings is a particular interest of mine – check out the World Building Academy, which I founded to help spread info in this regard: http://world-building.com

  • @jessereisman says:

    Oh, no. I know about your stuff (it's fantastic! And I get the newsletter, which is also great :)). From what I've seen you concentrate primarily on a planet at a time. I'm curious if you know of any books that discuss the creation of larger scenarios, specifically science fiction universes.

    • Teramis says:

      If you mean, creation of entire star systems and such, I think there is one such book out there and I have a copy of it somewhere, but I can't recall the title. Not very helpful, I know….

  • @jessereisman says:

    lol – No problem :) And yup, that's what I'm looking for. I'll keeping hunting around. Thanks, and have a great weekend!

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Author Deborah Teramis Christian

Teramis wrote her first book at age 9, but like all good literary lizards has taken her time charging upon the market. Finally in a situation where she can write full time, she is becoming the Dragon, Unleashed, or a close facsimile thereof. Roar, said the saur.

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This military science fiction anthology contains "Live Fire," Christian's Tiptree Award-nominated short story set in the Sa'adani Empire, the setting of her science fiction novels. Now available at Amazon in print and Kindle editions.