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Quick Update on Splintegrate

Quick Update on Splintegrate

Update on the state of Splintegrate, my science fiction novel now under revision, and the frenzy as I slowly get sucked into Tor Book's production pipeline. [Continue]

Me, Short Stories, and Robert Heinlein

Me, Short Stories, and Robert Heinlein

My short story interests were shaped by authors like Robert Heinlein and many others. Now I'm making my short fiction available to readers. [Continue]

Minor characters and interesting byways

Incidental people, events, and settings seem exceptionally alive to me in Splintegrate. They demand to be explored, perhaps in short stories or an anthology of shorts. This post looks at some of the vignettes that niggle and suggest intriguing story [Continue]

Urban planning in science fiction, part II

This is the second of a 2-part post about the role cities play in Sa’adani thought and society.  That’s Sa’adani as in the human (but not Earth-human) culture of the eponymous Empire, the backdrop of my science fiction novels. You [Continue]

Urban planning in science fiction

Urban planning in science fiction

Science fiction often portrays how people live in the future, but rarely gets into the decisions or urban planning processes that got them to that point. I've had to think about Sa'adani urban planning philosophies lately in order to better [Continue]

Spying on Correspondence in Magical Britain (A QVT Update)

Spying on Correspondence in Magical Britain (A QVT Update)

How do we know our correspondence is safe from snooping? In a magical world, that's harder than ever to ensure. Some thoughts on this in my current WIP. [Continue]

My Other WIP: Queen Victoria’s Transmogrifier

My Other WIP: Queen Victoria’s Transmogrifier

Here is some context on a work in progress I'll be blogging about from time to time: Queen Victoria's Transmogrifier, an alternate history and paranormal tale focused on Victorian London in a time/space where magick is real. [Continue]

Dragonsword: New Fantasy Novel By Me – Online, For FREE

Dragonsword: New Fantasy Novel By Me – Online, For FREE

My new, FREE fantasy novel Dragonsword is now online! Grab a copy and check it out. If you like it, I hope you’ll be sociable and tell some friends about it too. The book site will tell you more. For now I must be terse, because I’m at [Continue]

Urban density and world design in my science fiction book Splintegrate

Urban density and world design in my science fiction book Splintegrate

As I'm working on Splintegrate, the world of Lyndir is very present in my mind. Lyndir is mentioned in my book Mainline and is the frenetic hub of culture and business in this sector. Writing about this region brings up some interesting questions [Continue]

Site 3: A Cold War Espionage Story Finally Ready for Telling

Site 3: A Cold War Espionage Story Finally Ready for Telling

Am finally tackling this biggie: Site 3, my espionage WIP, based on some true events and drawn from my experience doing intel work in Cold War West Berlin. [Continue]

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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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MilSciFi Interview - re "Live Fire" in No Man's Land

New Books


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.