Author: T Allen Lucas

Nanite Revenge

Nanite Revenge

Mike Smith was temporarily suspended from the University of Neopolis pending the investigation of missing nanites from the school’s science lab. What turned out to be a harmless prank could have been much, much worse. Now here’s Jackson with the story…

The Death of Science Fiction

The Death of Science Fiction

My fascination with science fiction started when I was six—I’ll never forget the excitement I felt as I watched X-wings and TIE fighters scream across the screen, followed by the roar of engines and blaster…

Talking Machines

Talking Machines

In my own lifetime, I’ve seen computer technology really explode.  My first computer was a Commodore 16, with no hard drive, and 16k of memory.  There was no graphical operating system, and I couldn’t do…

World Building

World Building

If you’re unfamiliar with the term “World Building” you might get a mental image of huge machines covering the surface of a dead planet carving rivers, planting forests, and pumping oxygen into the atmosphere.  Truth…

Skinmoss

Skinmoss

Jerome Sax stood at the door to a new world. This was it! His team had been chosen to make first contact with the only other known intelligent species in the universe, and a million thoughts flooded his mind. Would they be friendly? Aggressive? Would they be able to communicate? He finished loading his pack then turned and faced the others. “You guys ready?”…

Writing To Remember

Writing To Remember

A memory conceived among many senses will not be easily forgotten.  The goal of communication is to deliver a message to a recipient in a way that it can be received and comprehended, but I…

Terry’s Rules of Life

Terry’s Rules of Life

Over the past several years, I’ve created a list of things I find valuable. This list has grown and changed over the years, but it has become a guiding document for how I live my life. These are not items I’m perfect at, and I can’t say I’ve mastered any of them completely. I try to do them daily, but sometimes I fail at that too. It’s just my rules for a vibrant life. I hope you find these ideas helpful…

Unlikely Fisherman

Unlikely Fisherman

Omof’s face winced as he glanced through the list of ingredients: “Eye of blackorb, bakkar berry, petal of dream flower, Tayark bark! Tayark bark! I knew I’d forgot somethin’”, he snarled as he turned and put the list next to the large handcrafted wooden bowl on the workbench behind him.…