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Creeping up on a website revision

Well, I just spent a couple hours in geek hell trying to figure out why this wordpress sites no longer displayed correctly. Turns out the newest Jetpack plugin upgrade completely fubared my theme. (Am running the 5-yr old Producer theme). [Continue]

When to Use Old Language and Slang in Your Stories

When to Use Old Language and Slang in Your Stories

Writing in a different time period? Here are resources to help make sure you're using the right slang and old language for the setting. [Continue]

New York Under Water, pt 2: What Does a 2-Meter Sea Rise Look Like?

New York Under Water, pt 2: What Does a 2-Meter Sea Rise Look Like?

A 2-meter rise in sea level will submerge important parts of New York, and much other coastal territory besides. This post looks at the magnitude of change that might accompany a rise in sea levels. Part 2 of a 3-part series. [Continue]

Advice for a Returning Blogger

Advice for a Returning Blogger

A friend returning to blogging wanted suggestions to get back into the swing of things. Here's what I shared with her. [Continue]

Are We a Universe, or a Speck? – the Macrocosm Inside

Are We a Universe, or a Speck? – the Macrocosm Inside

Turns out the universe looks like a neural network. Oddly, this is reminiscent of a vision I had when I was 7. Cool stuff. [Continue]

Earth With Two Moons: Maybe Not Just Science Fiction

Earth With Two Moons: Maybe Not Just Science Fiction

There's a new hypothesis that the earth once had two moons. It accounts for weirdness with the moon's formation, and inspires stories too. [Continue]

Back in Time With Living History: the PBS “House” Projects

Back in Time With Living History: the PBS “House” Projects

PBS' "House" series of history documentaries take modern people back to live in earlier eras. These shows are a terrific study of human behavior and radical displacement in time and space. They might even be the next best thing to time travel. [Continue]

New York Under Water: Sea Level Change This Century

New York Under Water: Sea Level Change This Century

Climate scientists now say a 2-meter rise in sea level is unstoppable. We've reached the tipping point, and have yet to begin to imagine the consequences. Part 1 of a 3-part series on sea level change and science fiction. [Continue]

The Disneyfication of Children’s Media

The Disneyfication of Children’s Media

I’m not the first person to notice that Disney and other media interests in America have made great inroads into sanitizing and “cleaning up” stories presented for consumption by children. Happy endings have become de rigeur; [Continue]

The Black Dahlia: a Sideways Murder Mystery

The Black Dahlia: a Sideways Murder Mystery

The Black Dahlia (2006) is an attempt to invent a solution to the unsolved Black Dahlia murder. It falls short on several counts. [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.

Teramis On the Web

Alternate History Weekly Update - Guest Blogging

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.