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Martian Rules was just published on Stupifying Stories

Yeah I know it’s not the Martian, and there’s no movie, yet, but the second short story of my own dystopian stranded on Mars series, “Martian Rules” has just been published on Stupefying Stories Showcase. Excerpt from Martian Rules: Eternal fame, … Continue reading

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Like The Martian? Read Three-Quarters Martian too

If you liked Andy Weir’s The Martian, the book or the movie, you might want to also read “Three-Quarters Martian.” Besides being an award-winning short story that came out long before the movie, it’s cheaper, has characters that can talk … Continue reading

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Setting stories

Where do writers get their inspirations for where a story will be set, be it an epic novel or microflash?  It’s easiest to set it in the writer’s own backyard: New Yorkers tend to write about the Big Apple, Texans might … Continue reading

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Going nameless

One of those thou shall nots of writing is, apparently, using an unnamed protagonist. A rule, which like any other, maybe, just maybe, can be broken every now and again.  I hope so, because I’ve broken it a few times. … Continue reading

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Inspired by LADEE, and by my father

We Sci Fi writers get our inspiration from many places.  Staring up at the Milky Way, tinkering with gadgets, and the great science fiction writers who have blazed the trail in the sky before us.  Heinlein and Bradbury, Clarke and … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: Three-Quarters Martian

Arguably my most successful story to date, “Three-Quarters Martian” garnered a First Place in On the Premises July 2011 writing contest, received accolades in The Million Writers Award Notable Stories of 2011, and was produced in audio form by EscapePod (my first … Continue reading

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“Three-Quarters Martian” is now available as an eBook

“Three-Quarters Martian” is now available as an eBook on Amazon.  Smashwords to follow. CR Hodges

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Coming soon to eBook

I will be publishing a few of my short stories to eBook in the coming months.  First two will be “Three Quarters Martian” and “The Confederate Cavalryman’s Saber.” Draft cover art below.      Details to follow in a week or … Continue reading

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Writing shorts

Been taking a break from novelling and working on some short stories.  Two new short stories in the works: “Wobble,” a sci fi piece about preventing the Earth’s orbit from decaying “Elves in Space,” a fantasy-sci fi mashup that attempts to poke fun … Continue reading

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The Million Writers Award

“Three-Quarters Martian” was selected as one of The Million Writers Award Notable Stories of 2011 CR Hodges

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