Carol Van Natta

SFR Galaxy Awards, Medical Care in Space Opera, and a Dinosaur (Podcast)

SFR Galaxy Awards, Medical Care in Space Opera, and a Dinosaur Carol Van Natta’s Video Podcast #2 This is podcast number 2 in my quest to share more silliness with the world, this time, about the SFR Galaxy Awards, space opera, and more. If you missed the first one, watch it here. Because I once […]

Future Frontier Planets

Future Frontier Planets in the Central Galactic Concordance Several of my stories (Last Ship Off Polaris-G, Pet Trade, Minder Rising) deal with future frontier planets. In my series, they are an important part of the economy, and a good way to make use of our human drive to explore. Like most predators, humans find that […]

Space Opera, SFR, and Science Fantasy Carol Van Natta’s Video Podcast #1 Some friends of mine think I’m silly enough in person that I should be sharing it on camera. It sounded like fun, so I tried it. I figured you’d prefer that I not ramble on like your loony great aunt Sarah who’s been […]

First Annual Reader Survey

First Annual Reader Survey Why you should take my first annual reader survey: I think you’re fascinating. No, really, and that’s more than a cheezy pickup line. I think we have some things in common (we like to read space opera, for one), and I’d like to know more about you. So, I’ve come up […]

Galaxy Day 99¢ Sale Weekend

Just a quick post to let you know about a weekend sale on 8 fabulous science fiction romance.   Galaxy Day 99¢ Sale — 19-21 January 2018   Galaxy Day commemorates the first successful faster-than-light voyage to the stars. What better way to celebrate than reading fabulous space opera and science fiction romances? I cajoled […]

Telling Time in the Future

Telling Time in the Future We’ll need a system for telling time in the future that works on more than just one planet, or we’ll always be late for our birthday own parties. Our most accurate timekeeping system today is based on frequency of electrons in certain atoms (e.g., cesium) to behave with extreme predictability […]

The Year of Having a Plan

The Year of Having a Plan This will be my year of having a plan. I’m more of a look-forward kind of person, so I’ll recap 2017 briefly and tell you about my author-related plans for 2018. I’m a look-forward kind of person. (Good thing I write science fiction, eh?) I’m lamentably bad about remembering […]

Reading Recommendations for the Holidays 2017

Reading Recommendations for the Holidays (2017) — Books I Love, and Hope You Will, Too I love to read. Books are my boon companions and the chance to visit worlds that aren’t my own. However, I tank at writing reviews, because I know exactly how much work goes into writing a book, so I can’t […]

Cosplay for My Cat

Cosplay for My Cat, or, Authors Are Daft To promote Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, I decided to come up with a cosplay for my cat. This is a cautionary tale for those of you planning similar endeavors. In my novella, “Pet Trade,” one of the twelve stories in the Pets in Space […]

A Dire Wolf at the Door

A Dire Wolf at the Door in Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 Cross-posted at author Cara Bristol’s blog on 18 October 2017 I’ve always been fascinated by paleontology, and love seeing artist’s depictions of what long-extinct creatures might have looked like based on the sometimes sparse fossil record we’ve discovered. We know some […]

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Lions, Tigers, and Cybernetic Snow Leopards

Lions, Tigers, and Cybernetic Snow Leopards in Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 I have cats. More accurately, I’m owned by cats who find me useful because I have opposable thumbs and know how to open doors and work the can opener. I’ve always thought it would be fabulous to legitimately have one of […]

Weekend Sale for Last Ship Off Polaris-G

Weekend Sale for Last Ship Off Polaris-G This weekend, 10-12 November 2017, Last Ship Off Polaris-G is on sale for 99¢. It’s a desperate race to escape a dying planet the heavily armed military blockade. Can a bureaucrat and an independent trader overcome treachery and their own broken past to save a precious cargo of […]

The Future of Pets

The Future of Pets in Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 Humans love pets. We’ll domesticate anything that will sit still long enough, provide a useful service or food source, or give us companionship. What if you could, for a price, have creatures from history, mythology, or fantasy, such as a Tasmanian tiger, a […]

A Cat Named Ash - Guest Post by M.K. Eidem

A Cat Named Ash M.K. Eidem is the author of “A Grim Pet,” one of the 12 science fiction romances in the Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 anthology. Ash is a three-year-old Pixie Bob, which is a bobcat hybrid, and totally gorgeous. She has bobcat ears and six toes on all her paws. […]