creativity

I am not a machine. (Some thoughts on AI and creativity.)

Last Saturday, over our usual morning coffee, my husband told me about an entrepreneur he’d been listening to on YouTube who was talking about the AI revolution-to-come. According to this entrepreneur, AI was going to be as disruptive to the internet/commerce as the printing press had been to society all those centuries ago. This entrepreneur […]

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An Update on an Old Intention (aka How Ideas Mutate and Grow)

    In October 2016 I did something unusual: I posted an ‘Intention’ (note the capital I) on my blog. The Intention was to put together a book – a collection of short stories in the SFF genre with the final aim of getting it published. At the time of declaring my Intention I knew

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Imagination, Inspiration, and Ursula Le Guin

  Since my husband is a scientist and I’m an ex-scientist, we both love science fiction (reading and writing it). We often discuss science fiction and enjoy having a good old rant, or rave, about the plausibility of the science within the stories. When I’m reviewing science fiction for Shoreline of Infinity I very much

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The Appeal of Halloween to an HSP Who Doesn’t Like Horror

I’ve never liked horror – films or books – and the few famous films in that genre that I did watch when I was in my teens/early twenties (Silence of the Lambs, Seven) pretty much freaked me out so much that I quickly realized that although a lover of fantasy and science fiction, horror was

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