Sometimes, his clone-sibling blogs about archaeology in science ficiton.

Science fiction is all about the future… except when it isn’t. Sometimes, science fiction deals with what we may call the deep past, either our own or that of some alien species whose culture grew, thrived, and eventually faded (or blew itself up) long before humans even started pointing telescopes at the stars.

I find myself in agreement with one of the characters in How Much for Just the Planet? (a Star Trek novel that doesn’t actually have anything to do with archaeology): I really like the idea of an ancient civilization, because it makes a planet feel so lived-in. 🙂

You can find Paul’s blog post here.


About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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2 Responses to Sometimes, his clone-sibling blogs about archaeology in science ficiton.

  1. J.R. Handley says:

    I’ll go check out the blog! And I agree, having an ancient civilization on an alien planet is a fun trope to play with!

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  2. Several of those books are long time favorites. Rendezvous with Ramas thrilled me with its details and vision. So cool. Of course, Andre Norton’s book was fantastic, too.

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